Below is a sampling of media coverage for Dr. Aggarwal.


Podcast I did with Lee Fulkerson, Forks over Knives

Dr. Monica Aggarwal and Lee discuss her diet growing up and a crippling chronic illness that she suffered shortly after the birth of her third child. She shares how her condition threatened to end her life as she knew it, including her medical practice. Dr. Aggarwal describes the terrible side effects of the medications she was prescribed and how …


Dr Monica Aggarwal Driving Positive Change For RA Treatment And Public Health

Dr. Monica Aggarwal shares her current professional journey and how her Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosis several years ago shaped her directions and passions as a person and practitioner. Learn how everyone responds differently to dietary changes, and discover how she is leading the charge to change the way RA (and other diseases) are handled.



Spice up your health

“All diseases have some sort of oxidative stress or inflammation. Oxidation is the process of breaking down or damaging the cells,” Monica Aggarwal, MD, a cardiologist in Baltimore, Maryland, explains. “Pollution, high-fat diet, aging or sunlight – these are all oxidative stresses. These cause inflammation, which puts us at …


What’s Up With That Food: Turmeric

Monica Aggarwal, M.D., director of echocardiography at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, touts turmeric’s anti-bacterial and anti-viral benefits, too. “In India, back in the day, if someone cut their skin, they’d put ground turmeric on it,” she says.


They're HEART SMART Now

One of Dr. Aggarwal's patients discusses her history of heart disease, the journey to better health, and how she follows Dr. Aggarwal's diet to reduce inflammation and prevent recurrance of disease.

"This is the diet Dr. Aggarwal believes is going to lesson the chances of anything happening again," she says. "I think I've adjusted well to the …


Here's What to Eat to Lower Inflammation

Dr. Monica Aggarwal, a cardiologist and a member of the Heart Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, agreed. "There is a lot of data that suggests that we are eating too many inflammatory foods," such as meat, eggs, dairy and processed foods that are high in preservatives, she told Live Science.

Aggarwal recommended that people eat less of …


10 Sneaky Things That May Raise Your Risk of Heart Disease

Unfortunately, bad news at the dentist can translate into bad news for your heart. “Periodontal disease is kind of a ‘red herring’ that there’s inflammation in the body,” says Monica Aggarwal, MD, director of echocardiography at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. And that may set the stage for later heart…


Using Lifestyle Factors to Treat Cardiovascular Disease

Most doctors in practice today have received little or no nutrition training, and many have limited knowledge of how January/February 2015to use diet to prevent or treat the disease. Monica Aggarwal, MD, a cardiologist and director of echocardiography at Mercy Medical Center, was one such physician until she got sick following the birth of her …