Health & Wellness

Where Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Medicine.

Welcome to IHWA

Our approach is open minded, combined with keen insight, helps you to restore balance by working to get to the root cause of your health concerns.


Minal Vazirani, MD is triple board certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Integrative Medicine, making her uniquely qualified to treat anyone from infants to adults from an integrative and holistic medicine perspective. Dr. Vazirani is also a Certified Yoga Teacher and Reiki Master, and has further training in Ayurvedic Medicine, Meditation, Functional Medicine, and Clinical Homeopathy.

Dr. V is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Rutgers-NJMS, has been published in peer reviewed journals, and is a highly sought after speaker both locally and nationally. Dr. V is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Humanism in Medicine Award, Most Compassionate Doctor Award, America’s Top Pediatrician Award, the I Love My Doctor Award, and the NJ’s Favorite Kids’ Doc Award.

After completing her medical training and working in Manhattan, Hoboken, and other areas in North Jersey, Dr. V worked at Atlantic Health, and then moved to Barnabas Health to serve as their Medical Director of Integrative Medicine at the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) for a number of years. Then, to better serve her patients in the most comprehensive and holistic way possible, Dr. V launched her own integrative medicine private practice.  Dr. V sees patients in her private practice at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center once a week and the remainder of the week in Warren, NJ.


  • Undergraduate Studies – The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) – BS, Magna Cum Laude

  • Medical School – Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) – MD

  • Residency – Banner Good Samaritan Combined Internal Medicine – Pediatrics Residency (Med-Peds)

  • Integrative Medicine Training – AMSA Global Medicine, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, AHMA, AIHM, ABOIM, and too many others to list

  • Ayurvedic Medicine Training – University of Connecticut, University of Pune Tilak Ayurvedic Medical College, The Ayurvedic Institute, NAMA, AAPNA

  • Functional Medicine Training – Institute for Functional Medicine

  • Yoga Teacher Training – Therapeutic Yoga Teacher

  • Reiki Training – Usui Reiki Master


Sharyn Galindo, NBC-HWC, began her studies in yoga, breath, and meditation back in the 1990s. She has spent much time back and forth to India and Thailand to further her studies, often with her family in tow. Sharyn is a National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) and a graduate of the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. She holds a certificate as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist. She is a certified Search Inside Yourself Instructor, a program that began at Google, which combines Mindfulness, Neuroscience, and Emotional Intelligence.

Sharyn brings decades of experience in wellness, ancient wisdom (Yoga, Buddhism, Ayurveda, Meditation, Mindfulness) and modern knowledge (positive psychology, eat well, sleep, exercise, cultivate good relationships) to her coaching in a cohesive approach to wellness. She views coaching as a true alliance, where each person is unique, and your agenda is the only agenda. The partnership leads to lasting lifestyle behavior change, uncovering your best self. She infuses a compassionate presence along with humor and focus into each session, so you feel seen and heard. She believes that only through a balanced mind and body can one begin to truly flourish.


  • Undergraduate Studies – University of Michigan – BA, Economics and Political Science

  • Graduate School – Thunderbird School of Global Management – MBA

  • National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC)

  • Functional Medicine Coaching Academy – Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach (FMCHC)

  • Ayurvedic Medicine Training – California College of Ayurveda – Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist

  • Yoga Training – E-RYT® 500 Certified Yoga Instructor, Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP®), Samahita Yoga Thailand – Pranayama Certification, Kaivalyadhama – Pranayama Certification

  • Meditation Training – SIY Global – Mindfulness & Emotional Intelligence


Karen Rider, NBC-HWC, has been in the health and wellness field for over twenty years. She is a National Board Certified Health Coach (NBC-HWC) as well as a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach and Certified Ayurveda Wellness Counselor. Additionally, she is an E-RYT® 500 Certified Yoga Instructor and Meditation Instructor. Her long-time passion has been to guide and help people discover their innate ability to heal and live a life of good health, well-being and joy through a holistic health approach.

Karen learned through her yoga and meditation teachings that there is no “one size fits all.” We are all uniquely different and need to have our health and wellbeing looked at on a more personal level, and for this reason she was drawn to Ayurveda and the principles of our unique constitutions. She learned how to customize her diet and lifestyle for her individual “Dosha” and it made a great impact on her digestion and energy. She also learned to utilize the tools of yoga, meditation and breath techniques to feel more grounded and centered. Ayurveda’s focus on prevention of disease was very impactful as well.

Karen furthered her studies by becoming certified in Functional Medicine Health Coaching. She is grateful to have had the opportunity to learn both Ayurvedic and Functional Medicine and share these practices that address the “whole” person to not only heal, but to sustain lasting change. She truly enjoys guiding people to feel empowered to make lifestyle changes and create an optimal life of vitality and wellness. She will be your guide and support you to discover your innate gifts to heal and live your best life!


  • Undergraduate Studies – University of Maryland – BS, Journalism

  • National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC)

  • Functional Medicine Coaching Academy – Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach (FMCHC)

  • Ayurvedic Medicine Training – Kerala Ayurveda Academy – Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor

  • Yoga Training – E-RYT® 500 Certified Yoga Instructor

  • Meditation Training – Meditation Instructor (Mantra, Guided Meditation, Breathwork)


Lilly joined Integrative Health & Wellness Associates in Dec 2021. Lilly coaches patients on how to create a healthy lifestyle and make healthy choices to lead a thriving life. Her motto is, “It all has to do with a lifestyle designed for your unique body and developing healthy habits.” During your sessions, Lilly will inspire your hope and imagination and instill a love of learning. Her mission is to encourage the concept of “You are what you eat” in the minds of all – especially children and families.

Lilly is a National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) and graduate from Institute of Functional Medicine & Institute of Integrative Medicine.  She has met extensive training and education requirements, thereby demonstrating command of the coaching competencies that serve as the field’s national standards. Additionally, NBC-HWCs adhere to ethical guidelines as part of the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching’s drive to advance the health & wellness coaching industry.  Lilly has an education in various coaching methods for transformation and growth. She has learned how to take a holistic approach to manage and create a lifestyle that works for the individual. When Lilly is not in the medical practice, she teaches healthy nutrition, cooking classes, yoga and meditation skills to children in various schools across Union County, NJ.  In addition to her two BAs in Communication and Spanish from Rutgers University, Lilly has worked for three leading corporate consumer products companies in New Jersey for 15+ years. With her extensive corporate experience, Lilly coaches many patients on how to balance work and play with a healthy approach.

As a mother, Lilly understands the vital importance of health for you and your family. She has two children and is managing multiple food allergies in her household. Because of these restrictions, she has mastered a new way to cook and enjoy food, becoming the “allergy-friendly guru” at her practice.  Lilly is familiar with over 100 dietary theories from around the globe, and she specializes in dairy-free and allergy-friendly living. She gained an in-depth education while studying with some of the world’s leading experts in the health and wellness industry.  She believes that it is vital to look at every aspect of our lives that contribute to our overall sense of nourishment and happiness. Environmental stressors also play a crucial role in our daily lives. It is essential to nourish our mind and spirit while we feed our bodies. When “primary foods” like relationships, careers, and spirituality are balanced, what you consume becomes secondary. Lilly will support you to create a healthy life that works best for you.


  • Undergraduate Studies – Rutgers University – BA, Communication and Spanish (double major)

  • Graduate from Institute of Functional Medicine & Institute of Integrative Medicine

  • National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC)


Dr. V’s open-minded approach, combined with her keen insight, helps you to restore balance by working to get to the root cause of your health concerns.

Dr. V works with you to identify patterns of dysfunction and empower you to return to your personal best, custom-tailoring a personalized Functional Ayurveda™ wellness plan that works for you.

If you would like to learn more about Dr. V’s unique Functional Ayurveda™ approach to optimize wellness, please click here to sign up for more information and click here to set up a complimentary 10 minute discovery call to discuss your health goals and explore which Functional Ayurveda™ Program / Package best fits your needs!


Conditions Commonly Treated from a Root Cause Perspective with Integrative, Functional, & Ayurvedic Medicine

  • ADHD
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Allergies/ Food Sensitivities
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Disease/Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Celiac Disease
  • Diabetes/ Pre-Diabetes
  • Eczema
  • Fertility and Pre-Conception Care
  • Fibromyalgia
  • GERD
  • Hypercholesterolemia / Hyperlipidemia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease/ Crohn Disease / Ulcerative Colitis
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Malabsorption
  • Metabolic Syndrome/ Insulin Resistance
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS)
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Thyroid Disease (Hypo/ Hyper/ Autoimmune)

And many more… just ask!


What a night! My sister and I found your educational event about functional foods super informative. Your upbeat personality and can-do spirit was inspiring. Thank you for being a part of our health journey and helping us navigate the benefits of functional foods.

Jenny T

I highly recommend Dr. Vazirani. It was so refreshing to spend so much time with a doctor. She recommended a number of tests for me, and spent a significant amount of time going through all the results with me to review our next steps. She’s so knowledgeable and friendly. Finally! A doctor who can help me feel healthier!

Joanna A.

Dr. V. is a warm and compassionate individual. She is well versed in several forms of medicine. That is why I like her because she can see things from different angles. She is very wise for her years.


I have known Dr Minal Vazirani for several years and would recommend her to my family and friends. She is an outstanding physician with profound knowledge of conventional and alternative medicine. She treated me for my chronic insomnia issues, using safe, natural and holistic approach with no side effects.

Thank You Dr Vazirani !


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