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Danielle Kelvas, MD

Medical & Health Writer

Dr. Danielle Kelvas, MD, earned her medical degree from Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN.

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She served a term as the National Chair of Global Health for the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), regularly speaking to legislators on Capitol Hill to advocate for healthcare reform in the U.S., and published a global health program for medical students that is used by New York Medical College and AMSA. 

Dr. Kelvas has traveled, lived, and volunteered medically in over 40 countries, equipping her to collaborate with professionals and companies from all backgrounds. Dr. Kelvas is widely published and currently funded to write a novel on PTSD in healthcare providers. In her free time, Dr. Kelvas hikes off-grid, meditates, and practices yoga.


Articles

How to Manage Stress and Cortisol Levels

June 17, 2022
Stress can have a negative impact on our physical health, our mental well-being, and our overall productivity. Too much stress can lead to anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. Stress can also make weight loss efforts more difficult.
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What Is Cortisol, and Why Does Managing It Matter for Health?

June 17, 2022
Cortisol has many important functions that help the body respond to stress. But, chronic stress—leading to excess cortisol—makes it more difficult to control blood sugar levels, manage your weight, and maintain optimal health.
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How to Improve Insulin Sensitivity

May 18, 2022
Increasing insulin sensitivity means your cells are able to use blood sugar more effectively, which helps your efforts to lose weight and burn fat.
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Can Seasonal Allergies Spike Blood Sugar?

April 21, 2022
Danielle Kelvas, MD, discusses how blood sugar levels are affected by seasonal allergies, how to manage blood sugar levels during allergy season, and how our diet can help.
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How to Choose A Powder Supplement (from an MD)

March 22, 2022
Powdered supplements are convenient and readily available, but how do you choose one that’s safe and effective? Danielle Kelvas, MD, offers guidance on picking the right powder supplement for your body.
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How to Reduce Inflammation

March 9, 2022
Reducing inflammation throughout your body helps promote a healthy gut and reduces the risk of chronic disease. Learn how and why to reduce inflammation in your body.
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The Limitations of BMI

February 1, 2022
BMI is used by doctors and insurance companies to evaluate personal health risks. Danielle Kelvas, MD, discusses what BMI misses and what to do about it.
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