Dr. Diva Nagula


“We preach about being good to others, that’s number one; we need to always be of service to others, but we need to be of service to ourselves.”

Guest Bio:

Dr. Diva Nagula is a board-certified osteopathic physician and has extensive knowledge and training in Integrative and Functional Medicine. Dr. Nagula grew up in Alexandria, Virginia. His interest in medicine developed at an early age when he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps.

Dr. Nagula graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at EVMS and a fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine at Emory University. He opened a practice in rural South Georgia as well as the first AAAHC certified ambulatory surgical center in Georgia where he performed cutting edge interventional procedures.

Recently, Dr. Nagula completed training in Integrative Medicine under the renowned Dr. Andrew Weil. He recently relocated to the great Washington, D.C. area to be closer to his family and friends. He is committed to his passion for healthy lifestyles. He believes most diseases that plague this country can be prevented and sometimes treated by positive health and lifestyle changes.

Episode Summary:

After years of being stressed and treating his body like a second option, Dr. Diva Nagula found himself with stage four Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after a routine checkup. He was taking his body for granted. When he went into remission, it sparked a health journey for him and led him down a path of integrative natural medicine. He shares his story and how he helps his patients thrive.

Title: Recovering From Illness and Finding Integrative Natural Medicine — Dr. Diva Nagula

Subtitle: A journey to a healthier and more present life.

Key Takeaways:

  • How did Dr. Diva get his start as an M.D.?
  • Dr. Diva went in for a routine checkup and ended up discovering he had inflamed lymph nodes all over. It turned out to be stage four Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
  • It was on this journey when Dr. Diva learned about integrative natural medicine.
  • Dr. Diva’s tumors were so aggressive that he had to have chemotherapy. Dr. Diva went into remission and his next question was, how do I stay in remission?
  • How does Dr. Diva support his patients now?
  • What’s the one thing that will have the biggest impact on your health?
  • Medication can help bring your mind at peace and to help you relax your body.
  • Breathing techniques are critical. Dr. Diva was able to relieve a lot of stress just from breathing correctly.
  • Dr. Diva talks about his experience with taking psychedelics.
  • Dr. Robyn took away from her experience that she was not separate from nature.
  • Why is forgiveness so important in our health journey?
  • We need to love ourselves.
  • Everything we manifest will come back to us. That includes hate.
  • What is Dr. Diva’s book about?

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You believe a pattern of high-anxiety and poor-self-care that began when you were just a child led to your cancer diagnosis. Will you elaborate?

You state on the back of the book that a cancer diagnosis isn’t just a personal health crisis but a call to develop unhealthy areas of your life into a more authentic well-being. What does that mean?

You say you hit rock bottom, but not at the point most of us would have expected. Can you explain?

You relied on a combination of traditional western medicine and Functional Medicine to not only chase cancer into remission but to change your entire life. How were you able to do that?

Resources for a Younger Lifestyle:

Dr. Robyn Benson’s Free Youthful Aging eGuide

Connect with Dr. Diva: Fromdoctortopatient.com


“The biggest impact on your overall health is what you put into your mouth for food.”

“Loneliness is a greater risk factor than smoking 15 cigarettes a day or being an alcoholic.”

“I try to forgive those who have wronged me. All that stuff, in my mind, gets trapped into our bodies.”

“We preach about being good to others, that’s number one; we need to always be of service to others, but we need to be of service to ourselves.”