Dr. Sonoo Advani has been an endocrinologist for the last 27 years. She started in India at the University of Bombay and KEM hospital. After completion of the highest degree available in India the DM (Doctor of Medicine), she was given the opportunity to be a clinical fellow doing research under Dr. Larry Raisz at The University of Connecticut. Then she proceeded to work as an Associate Physician in the Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease Center of St Barnabas during her association with the hospital. In 2002 she was Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine with the Department of Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
She has published articles on topics such as Bones and Nutrition, Insulin growth factors, Hormonal Issues and participated in research projects on Bone Loss, Prevention of Fractures and Lipid Profiles in Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetics, to name a few.
In 2005, she started her current practice as the Endocrine Doctor in Livingston, NJ. Over the course of time, she realized that conventional medicine had its limitations, did not get to the root cause of the disease, and that drugs have side effects. This led her to go back to her roots in the study of natural holistic medicine approaches. After completing her boards in integrative medicine, she now combines the traditional and natural approach to treat patients. She still spends her weekends at leading integrative conferences around the country and learning new techniques every day.
She is frequently invited to speak based on her expertise in Diabetes management, natural treatment for bone loss,gluten sensitivity, leaky gut and its treatment.
Her philosophy for patient care is to use natural remedies, herbal supplements as well as lifestyle changes to obtain optimal results and optimal health for her patients. She uses an integrative modality in patient care which incorporates treatment of the total patient as well as the disease.
She practices this philosophy in her personal life through her farm to table cooking, using her garden and farmer’s markets to source ingredients, physical exercise and life work balance. Her belief in natural ingredients and supplementation do not however preclude her from using the best that traditional medicine has to offer, when appropriate, which is why her practice is an Integrative Medicine practice.