Home | About The Author | Blog

Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Lipi Roy’

Cooking Light magazine: “6 Spices to Boost Your Body’s Health” by Dr. Lipi Roy

Want to learn about 6 fascinating spices that will improve your health? Read this great article by Tim Cebula, Food Editor of Cooking Light magazine, featuring spice expertise by yours truly 🙂 and recipe ideas from Lior Lev Sercarz, chef and owner of NYC’s La Boite. Have fun in your kitchen with these tantalizing spices […]




Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Addiction Educational Video by PCSS-AAAP — featuring Dr. Lipi Roy

In this educational (and inspirational!) video created by PCSS Projects and the American Association of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP), I share my experiences as a doctor who initially was frustrated by patients who were struggling with addiction. Once I learned that addiction is a chronic disease, a remitting and relapsing disease of the brain, that can […]




Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Three Health Safety Tips during Long Flights

Today was the first snowfall in New York City, and with the winter season comes travel 🙂 Some of you will be taking long car, bus, train or plane rides to see family and loves ones, while others may be heading to warm, tropical destinations.     And while we enjoy family, food, drinks and […]




Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Kratom: What is it and is it Addictive? — by Dr. Lipi Roy

What is Kratom? Kratom, a.k.a. Mitragyna speciose, is a plant native to tropical regions in Southeast Asia, namely Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It is used throughout the world for its stimulant effects and as an opioid substitute. Kratom leaves contain psychoactive (i.e. mind-altering) substances including opioids, and have been used for mood […]




Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

“Exercise is Medicine” — CNN interview with Dr. Lipi Roy

http://www.cnn.com/videos/living/2016/02/09/exercise-as-medicine.cnn In 2016, CNN came to my one of my Boston clinics to interview me about evidence-based health benefits of exercise. “There’s no single treatment or intervention that can have as diverse benefits as exercise.” -Lipi Roy, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. “Studies show that when a doctor or other health care professional […]




Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Couscous Mushroom and Walnut Pilaf (vegan)

Try this healthy and delicious dish … which just also happens to be vegan! This recipe was inspired by CookingLight magazine. Couscous is a Mediterranean whole grain rich in vitamins and minerals; 1 cup has 6 grams of protein. This flavorful couscous dish also contains vegetables (mushrooms, scallions) with mild flavoring from garlic, thyme and […]




Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Addiction, Racial Disparities and Incarceration — by Dr. Lipi Roy

Welcome! In today’s video, I discuss the impact of drug addiction in race and incarceration. This is a highly complex topic with deeply concerning results, but my goal here is to raise awareness and encourage everyone to be mindful of the complicated psychosocial aspects of addiction, incarceration and how they impact Black and Latino individuals. […]




Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Addiction and Stigma Part 2 — by Dr. Lipi Roy

In today’s video, I discuss several simple but effective ways to reduce stigma faced by people who experience addiction. How? By changing our *language. ~~ STIGMATIZING/PUNITIVE/TOUGH: ~~ “Substance/drug abuse” “Substance/drug abuser” “War on Drugs” “Dirty urine” “Junkie,” “Addict,” “Cokehead,” “Package,” “Body ==> … …Patient self-stigma: less likely to seek help; perceive increased discrimination Health care […]




Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Addiction and Stigma Part 1 — by Dr. Lipi Roy

“Stigma” –> Watch my video and learn what stigma means, and how it impacts people with addiction. You’ll learn that of the 23 million Americans with Substance Use Disorder, ONLY 10% access treatment. Staggering and Unacceptable. And the major barrier? STIGMA 2 Factors Impact Stigma: CAUSE CONTROLLABILITY Stay tuned for my video where I discuss how […]




Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Opioid Addiction–Buprenorphine (“Suboxone”) by Dr. Lipi Roy

WHAT IS BUPRENORPHINE? Buprenorphine (a.k.a. “bupe,” “Suboxone™,” “Subutex™”) is a medication used to help people reduce or quit their use of heroin or other opioids such as prescription painkillers (oxycodone, percoset, morphine). Bupe was approved by the FDA in 2002. When taken as prescribed, buprenorphine is safe and effective. Buprenorphine saves lives. Watch as I […]




Tags: , , , , , , , , ,