About Venu Julapalli, M.D.

Dr. Venu Julapalli is founder and president of Integral Gastroenterology Center, P.A., an active private practice in gastroenterology in Houston, Texas. Inspired by the works of Ken Wilber, he started his practice in 2005 with a passion to bring an integral approach to patient care. With extensive experience on the front line of the American health care system, he has engaged in the best of what modern medicine can offer and lamented the vast flatland of unconscious healthcare. He is the co-founder of the Health 3.0 movement, whose mission is to consciously co-evolve the practice of medicine. Having lived all over the American South, Venu graduated as valedictorian of his high school class in Houston. He entered Stanford University as a National Merit Scholar. He graduated in three years with a B.S. with Distinction in Biological Sciences. He was elected a member to Phi Beta Kappa. He completed medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, with election to Alpha Omega Alpha. He underwent medical training in internal medicine and gastroenterology at Baylor College of Medicine, where he continues to serve as a volunteer clinical instructor. He published several papers during his fellowship training and presented at the Plenary Session of the 2004 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Meeting. Venu proudly serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Integral Wisdom, an activist think-tank whose mission is to evolve the source code of human existence. Led by a team of spiritual luminaries, business leaders, authors, and activists, the Center for Integral Wisdom aims to advance the leading edge of spirituality, psychology, and the sciences around the world. Venu enjoys reading, spending time with his wife and family, and following his beloved New Orleans Saints.

Tenet 6: Health 3.0 promotes the antifragile — an introduction to antifragility

Tenet 6: Health 3.0 promotes the antifragile — an introduction to antifragility. Two years ago I hid away in every crevice of a Princess Cruises ship to Alaska doing something that would make life never be the same again. No, it wasn’t illegal or scandalous. I was rereading Nassim Taleb’s latest book Antifragile: Things

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Tenet 5: Health 3.0 is conscious medicine

Tenet 5: Health 3.0 is conscious medicine. In many circles capitalism has taken a beating. The ideological war in America over the fate of its health care system is largely about whether capitalism works in health care. This piece won’t be a detailed reckoning on capitalism. But John Mackey, cofounder of Whole

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Tenet 4: Health 3.0 balances part and whole

Tenet 4: Health 3.0 balances part and whole. All things are parts of a whole. We find this understanding everywhere from the perennial philosophy of the world’s religious traditions, and the secular Stoicism of Marcus Aurelius, to the transpersonal teachings of Ken Wilber. In the world of biology, for example, atoms are

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Tenet 3: Health 3.0 upholds both exteriors AND interiors

Tenet 3: Health 3.0 upholds both exteriors AND interiors. It’s the holiday season. And the Thanksgiving holiday is upon us. What is Thanksgiving to you? You might respond by describing the home where you and your family get together every year. The turkey and many sides you consume. The charitable work you

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Tenet 2 (Continued): The personal and non-personal in practice in Health 3.0

Tenet 2 (Continued): The personal and non-personal in practice in Health 3.0. I have written briefly in a different post about one of the attending physicians of the neurocritical ICU who looked after my mother when she was a patient there. I’d like to elaborate more on that story here. My mother

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Tenet 2: Health 3.0 is both personal and non-personal

Tenet 2: Health 3.0 is both personal and non-personal. In my last post I introduced the first tenet of Health 3.0: uniqueness. Let’s continue with the next tenet: the importance of both the personal and non-personal in Health 3.0. This may be the hardest tenet for me to explain, but here goes…

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Tenet 1: Health 3.0 embraces uniqueness

Tenet 1: Health 3.0 embraces uniqueness. Uniqueness, not separateness. Separate and unique aren’t the same thing. By separate I mean independent but disconnected. Unique means independent AND connected. Health 1.0 is the practice of medicine that’s independent and separated from a unified health care system. Health 2.0 looks to bring all the

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Health 3.0: where medicine needs to go

Health 3.0: where medicine needs to go. The rip-off Have you or any of your loved ones experienced our health care system lately? If so, how was that experience for you? Were you pleased with your care? Were you able to access the system easily? Did it treat you with dignity,

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Tenet 9 Post to Come

Tenet 9: The currency of Health 3.0 is love. This tenet will be posted in the future, so please stay tuned.  

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