Mind Body Neurology
Comprehensive holistic approach to your health.
This methods helps to adjust systems biology and to allow your body to self-repair.
We combine work on environmental stressors, improvements lifestyle, mindset and nutrition to provide proper multilevel improvements.
Alexander Y. Zubkov, MD, PhD
Dr. Zubkov has been extremely interested in the combination of Eastern and Western Medicine since he entered medical school over 30 years ago. Slowly, he switched to the traditional Western approach and continued to treat with drugs until he realized that they were not very effective and although allowed to control chronic disease, they rarely lead to the resolution of those conditions.
His training in neurology led him to a specialization in the management of strokes and neurocritical care. After entering his clinical practice, he started seeing young patients with the same diseases the elderly and at an increasing rate. He realized that medications alone will not provide long-term health for those who got sick at an early age.
He has immersed himself into integrative, functional medicine for the past 10 years. Western medicine has its role and strengths in addressing acute disease and Dr. Zubkov saved countless lives using this approach, but Western medicine is powerless in the face of chronic diseases.
As many other integrative medicine practitioners, Dr. Zubkov was initially focused on diet. The Paleo diet was just starting to be known. Very soon, he realized that it was not effective, as any other diets in isolation. In addition, his patients were not able to sustain those restricted diets in the long term.
Through extensive studies, Dr. Zubkov realized that the only way to get patients better was to empower them with the knowledge about their individual biology and address as many aspects as possible. This was a powerful approach that resulted in considerable improvement and resolution of chronic ailments in many patients.
This is when Mind Body Neurology was born. It is a combined approach to address environment, lifestyle, mindset and nutrition. By addressing all those four factors, we allow body to create enough energy to start repairing itself.
Rivka Pesta, RN, MPH, Health Coach
Rivka Pesta is a health scientist and peak performance educator with over 10 years of global experience serving clients. Her approach is deeply rooted in integrative mind-body medicine and grounded in neuroscience and quantum biology principles. Her passion for providing exceptional care to her clients has been augmented by her tireless research and quest for optimal health on a personal level.
Rivka is highly skilled at creating health optimization programs tailored to each unique individual. She focuses on teaching her clients how to manage their lifestyle so it becomes their medicine. Her interventions target fundamental health pillars such as: stress management, nutrition, movement, regenerative sleep, light therapy, circadian rhythm alignment and mindfulness.
Her program is a proactive collaborative effort between Rivka and her client. Through high accountability and consistent connectivity she creates workable strategies to achieve optimal health outcomes.
Rivka achieved her Bachelor of Nursing and Masters of Public Health at the University of Haifa, Israel. She is experienced as an RN, Public Health Specialist and Mental Health Practitioner. Rivka was an MN Lend Research Fellow with the Maternal Child Health Bureau of the US Department of Health and Human Services.