Creating Wellness

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Join Mary Farhi, MD, FACOG, ABIHM, RYT in an exploration of the concept that the human body is genetically programmed for wellness, not disease. We will specifically explore the continuum of wellness in terms of optimal glucose levels for wellness versus the diagnosis of diabetes. We will discuss symptoms that may indicate a system out of balance to assist in identifying patients that may be at risk of diabetes due to insulin resistance. We will review the concept of mindfulness in encouraging patients to become aware of the physical sensations that might signal insulin resistance.


  • Define concept of wellness and discuss concepts of diabetes, insulin resistance and optimal glucose levels for our body.
  • Explore how to shift our awareness from diagnosing and treating disease (ie diabetes) to creating wellness.
  • Identify symptoms that may be a sign of glucose imbalance

Mary Farhi currently practices gynecology, with a focus on wellness, in a private practice setting. Additionally, she, along with her husband, operate a yoga and resistance training program, Yoga Bent.

Mary received her MD, as well as her MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Kripalu Yoga Center in MA. She is an active member of NAMS (North American Menopause Society) where she was in the inaugural program encouraging new researchers. There, her research focused on the association of Vitamin D deficiency and BMI.

Mary completed the 7-day MBSR training for professionals, as well as the 5-day Mindful Eating/Conscious Living training thorough UCSD. She frequently lectures within the community on topics including life transitions such as menopause and perimenopause, wellness and stress reduction. She currently offers a weight management program privately for her patients, incorporating mindful eating. Her focus is on metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, stress, and their effects on overall health and vitality.

Mary is currently studying functional and integrative medicine as a way to incorporate all of her interests and passions and more effectively assist patients on their path of wellness. She is the mother of 6 boys, and maintains her many activities through her yoga and meditation practice.

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