Dr. Julie Taw, MD is a board certified internal medicine physician. Julie graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her residency training at New York University. As a busy working mom, she understands the challenges of incorporating a healthful lifestyle into our busy lives.
Get to know her interests, why she joined Parsley, and how she helps members reach their goals.
My father is a physician and from an early age I saw the joy and fulfillment he received from caring for his patients. I find it rewarding to connect with my patients. It feels so great when you help someone make lifestyle changes that not only improve their health markers, but also start to make them feel vibrant.
Cognitive and mental health. There have been many new and exciting advances in our understanding of what causes Alzheimer’s disease. With a functional medicine approach we now have many tools to improve outcomes and prevent this devastating disease in those at risk.
I am passionate about practicing functional medicine. It is wonderful that Parsley Health provides more affordable access to functional medicine. More people should have access to functional medicine because it uncovers and treats underlying causes of disease that might not be addressed by a conventional approach. Parsley’s approach aligns with the kind of doctor that I strive to be.
I love the healing environment that I work in. First, the physical space is beautiful and promotes well-being with its biophilic design . Next, I work with an amazing group of bright, dedicated, and compassionate people who are very supportive. All this helps me to be my best as a physician.
I enjoy building relationships with my patients. I aim to build trust and feel connection so that I am more effective in helping patients make lifestyle changes to feel great and improve their health.
A kale and avocado salad with wild caught salmon, drizzled with lots of olive oil.
Don’t use the word “should” to motivate healthy lifestyle changes. The “should” mindset often doesn’t work and it brings guilt when we aren’t able to accomplish that healthy change. A better motivator for healthy lifestyle change is the instant reward we get, for instance, from a good workout or a 10 minute meditation . That is, it makes us feel great in that moment or certainly after the activity. When feeling great is the motivator then we have a better chance of being successful.
Tell my husband and kids that I love them. Reflect on what I am grateful for. Meditate for 5-10 minutes.
Dr. Robin Berzin is the founder and CEO of Parsley Health. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Robin completed medical school at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, and trained in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.