Sunil Pai, MD is an internationally recognized expert in Integrative Medicine, author, radio host, health activist/influencer and thought leader in the wellness industry. After his residency in Family Medicine at the University of New Mexico he became Board Certified in Family Medicine. He was one of the first physicians 20 years ago and youngest in the U.S. to become a Fellow of the Program in Integrative Medicine at University of Arizona (Class 2002) directed by Dr. Andrew Weil, the “father” of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Pai also became one of the first Board Certified MDs in Holistic Integrative Medicine in the U.S.
After his Fellowship training, he then studied with and became certified by Dr. Deepak Chopra as a Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor and a Creating Health (Ayurveda Lifestyle) Instructor. Dr. Pai then enhanced his knowledge Ayurvedic Medicine through specialized training at the Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda, and Intensive Yoga Therapies at the Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana in India. He is currently Senior Faculty at Ayurved Sadhana.
Having trained under the two foremost gurus of natural medicine and mind-body medicine, he then became certified in Functional Medicine, Homotoxicology, Physiological Regulating Medicine and Herbal Medicine. In addition to mastering the fundamentals of these approaches, he went on to expand his services to patients by becoming certified in Medical Acupuncture and Neuro-Acupuncture through Stanford University School of Medicine and from the world’s expert in Neuro-Acupuncture, Dr. Jason Hao. From working close with Dr. Hao since 2006, Dr. Pai was elected to be the Vice President of the Neuro-Acupuncture Institute, a non-profit organization focusing on teaching physicians neuro-acupuncture which is focused for pain conditions and neurological dysfunction such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy and autism. Dr. Pai was featured in the documentary film A Return To Life (2021) which he describes the benefits of using Neuro-Acupuncture. Dr. Pai also specializes in Auriculotherapy, a unique system of ear acupuncture that focuses on treatment of both food and inhalant allergies through a treatment called SAAT. He also provides for those with complex allergies Allergy Drops TherapyTM (Sublingual Immunotherapy). In addition to treatment of inhalant and food allergies, Dr. Pai is provides up-to-date information on clinical nutrition with regards to diet and lifestyle changes and its role in chronic diseases and cancer. Dr. Pai is certified in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation and teaches each patient about the health benefits of eating whole food plant-based diets.
Sunil Pai, MD is a Deacon of the House of Sanjevani Integrative Medicine Health and Lifestyle Center located in Albuquerque, an Integrated Auxiliary of the Priory of Santa Fe. As a nonprofit organization, they provide full service health education and Integrative Medicine services emphasizing indigenous and natural medicines. Part of this approach encompasses the patient’s belief system as an integral part of their health and healing. Sanjevani is also certified by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), as an Educational Alliance Partner for delivering evidence-based, clinical plant-based nutritional programs.
Dr. Pai specializes in the custom formulation of dietary supplements, including vitamins, minerals, Ayurvedic herbs, medical foods, peptides, homeopathics and hemp oil derived CBD (cannabidiols), using safe, clinically effective ingredients. He has been a consultant to various nutraceutical companies as well as functional medicine testing companies. Over the past 22 years, Dr. Pai has studied the processing of raw materials from farm to manufacturing and from the bench top research to clinical studies. His interest in the benefits of natural therapies led to the development of Sanjevani nutraceutical products. Dr. Pai has become internationally recognized by his Sanjevani’s flagship product, Bosmeric-SR®, the strongest natural supplement for pain and inflammation support available worldwide. The all-natural, patented ingredients in a unique delivery system provides a bi-layered tablet with an immediate onset of action within 20 minutes and long lasting sustained release over an 8 hour period. Dr. Pai has helped thousands of patients worldwide with his critically acclaimed book An Inflammation Nation The Definitive 10-step Guide to Preventing, Treating and Reversing All Diseases Through Diet, Lifestyle and the Use of Natural Anti-Inflammatories for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases and cancer. The Forward was written by his mentor and teacher Dr. Andrew Weil. The book was chosen by Kirkus Reviews to be listed in the Best of 2016 Indie Books.
Dr. Pai is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and conducts seminars and workshops on a variety of health conditions. Dr. Pai lectures at national conferences and is actively publishing in the field of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Pai is one of a select group of Integrative Medicine physicians in the U.S. and only MD in New Mexico to be published in all five editions of David Rakel’s Integrative Medicine [Chapter: “Peripheral Neuropathy”] published by Saunders, and in Benjamin Klinger and Roberta Anne Lee’s Integrative Medicine: Principles in Practice [Chapter: “Ayurvedic Medicine”] published by McGraw-Hill. Dr. Pai is also a recognized leader in cannabinoid medicines with frequently magazine interviews and provides medical education lectures on benefits of cannabinoid medicine with noted published articles such as Cancer Strategies Journal titled “Plant Based Diet and Natural Anti-Inflammatories Help, Prevent and Treat Cancer” and “Cannabinoid Medicine From Industrial Hemp Oil: Another Practical and Legal Cannabidiol (CBD) Alternative.” With his clinical experience of studying and using hemp oil for a variety of health conditions in his patients, Dr. Pai has consulted for private and public traded companies. He has assisted in the formulation and launch of super premium hemp oil products, which are organic full and broad spectrum in eco-friendly packaging. He has formulated products ranging from sublingual tinctures, tablets, topical creams to ice teas, hemp butters and other wellness functional foods blended with natural vitamins, Ayurvedic herbs and other nutraceuticals. Currently he is Chief Medical Officer for Bloom Hemp, one of the first USDA certified organic hemp oil companies in Colorado.
Due to his success with cancer supportive therapies, Dr. Pai has been featured in many internet docu-series including“The Integrative Perspective” (2017), and “The Global Cancer Symposium” (2018). He was the only Integrative Medicine MD to emphasize the benefits of whole foods plant-based diets and the use of only evidence-based natural therapies that has been shown to improve patient’s outcomes. Dr. Pai’s anti-inflammatory and immune support approach and products have also been featured in a variety of online health summits and programs from Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Achieve Optimum Health, and Square One. Most recently Dr. Pai was one of the top plant based experts in the country invited to speak at The Real Truth About Health Conference (2020 and 2021) and is featured in the award winning documentary Cancer: The Integrative Perspective (2020).
Dr. Pai is known for being a health activist/influencer. He is sought out lecturer for speaking about the hidden truths within the food, pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industries. From this demand, Dr. Pai along with Maureen Sutton, LMT RYT AYU PhD launched an podcast called Take Back Your Health! on their House of Sanjevani YouTube channel. Weekly interviews with innovators, thrivers and heroes in all fields of health and wellness will help empower listeners to take back their health with evidence-based solutions through Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Pai consults with clinics in U.S., Curacao, Dubai, Thailand, India, Costa Rica and China on teaching his integrative medicine chronic disease and cancer supportive protocols. Dr. Pai’s Integrative Medicine approach, evaluation, products and services are highly used by celebrities, actors, and musicians in the entertainment and music industries as well as professional athletes to improve and maintain their performance and longevity of their careers. Dr. Pai’s hobbies include playing drums, guitar and music trivia and he thus he is known as the “RocDoc”. Dr. Pai lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico and his other interests include hiking and walking his dog Princess Winnie, plant based cooking and yoga.