Niket Sonpal, MD

Niket Sonpal, MD

Dr. Niket Sonpal is Assistant Professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Clinical instructor at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn and on the board of the NY‐American College of Physicians (NYACP). He is also the associate program director for the Internal Medicine residency program at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center. He is trained in Internal medicine, Gastroenterology and has a focus on Men's and Women's health.
7 Ways to Beat Those Sugar Cravings

Sugar cravings are a formidable opponent to anyone trying to stay on a nutritious path. Sugar cravings can attack in the middle of the day or night, and it takes the will power of a comic book hero to say no to such temptation. 

But, what if we can identify and address the underlying reason why we feel such a need for sugar?
5 Key Health Exams Millennials Should Get This Year

With more and more millennials skipping out on annual health exams in favor of a quick, as-needed visit to an urgent care facility, doctors fear the largest generation in America may overlook serious health issues. 

There are 83 million Americans between age 22 and 37 and according to a November 2018 survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 45% of those 18-29 and 28% of those age 30-39 do not have a primary care physician. The issue is that health conditions that can be caught early may slip through the cracks. 

Dr. Niket Sonpal, Adjunct Assistant Professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City, offers five health exams millennials should get this year.
"Health Foods" That Are Surprisingly Unhealthy

From Whole Foods to pricey health food stores, cafes, and coffee shops, certain foods and ingredients have become trendy among health and calorie counting foodies. Who has not heard of matcha, Acai, cold-pressed juice, and gluten-free baked goods? 

In a perfect world, wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could find food and drinks that are delicious, healthy and not calorie laden? While certain Instagram accounts may have you convinced these “magic foods” exist, Dr. Niket Sonpal is a NYC gastroenterologist and assistant professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine who cautions health enthusiasts to do a deeper dive into what they are eating and imbibing.

Winter Health Myths, Busted!

Monday, 12 November 2018
Winter Health Myths, Busted!

There are endless winter health myths that we have heard from well-intentioned grandparents and parents. They have become so ingrained in us that we take them as cold hard facts. 

Many of these myths have no more basis in reality than Santa Claus. Of course, everyone wants to stay as healthy as possible during the frosty months. 

In order to do so sensibly, we turned to Board Certified NYC internist and gastroenterologist Dr. Niket Sonpal.
Belly Bloating: Doc Shares What to Eat & What to Avoid

Regardless of weight or body type, it’s common to see some belly bloat. The foods we choose, how we’re digesting and simply the air we’re swallowing, can all add up to feeling and looking bloated. 

To help us keep our bellies as bloat free as possible, is Dr. Niket Sonpal, Adjunct Assistant Professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Board Certified in Internal Medicine specializing in gastroenterology, digestive health and nutrition, who shares what to eat and what to avoid and why.
Real Doctor Tries the Intermittent Fasting Trend & Here's What Happened

There’s crash dieting, and then there’s intermittent fasting. 

Crash diets aren’t sustainable and rarely factor in healthy food options. Intermittent fasting on the other hand is gaining attention because people are seeing weight come off, and therefore stay with it. It’s being touted as the go-to way to lose 15, 20 pounds within a month or two. 

Is it just a popular hashtag or can the weight actually stay off leading millions of people to reach their weight goals? 

To get clarity, we turned to Dr. Niket Sonpal who not only is Board Certified in Internal Medicine specializing in Gastroenterology but lost eight pounds his first week of intermittent fasting when he decided to do it himself.