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by Theresa Krier February 21, 2016


The Nude Collection of teas and tisanes was developed in collaboration with Mount Sinai hospital physician, Dr. Sesha Patel.

Dr. Patel focuses on an integrated, proactive approach to wellness that encompasses body, mind and spirit. Tea, with its myriad of benefits, is a core part of this healthy lifestyle. 

Each tea & tisane in the Nude Collection has been hand-selected for its unique health-promoting properties. The collection works individually as well as synergistically to promote optimal wellness and healthy beauty, from the inside out.  

We are beyond thrilled to be collaborating with Dr. Patel. Read on to get familiar with her! 



DR SESHA PATELDr. Sesha Patel obtained her bachelor degree from University of Maryland at College Park and received her medical degree, where she graduated as the valedictorian, from Central America Health Sciences University. She completed post-graduate training in Internal Medicine at New York Methodist Hospital, an affiliate with the Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University and a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System as well as completing rotations at Memorial Sloan Kettering. She is board certified in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Patel is currently holds an appointment at Mount Sinai Medical Center on the Upper East Side in New York City, and is an Assistant Professor at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association and Society of Hospital Medicine.

With a demonstrated commitment to the advancement of hospital medicine, Dr. Patel works on several quality improvement projects at Mount Sinai Medical Center as well as working with the medical residents in submitting interesting teaching cases to scientific journals and will be presenting at distinguished medical symposiums.

We sat down with Sesha to learn more about how she stays balanced, what she loves about New York, and what bad habits we should all stop. Get to know Sesha... 

What does your day-in-the-life typically consist of?
It starts usually around 5:30am with a strong cup of All Night Long to prepare me for any number of possible patient scenarios, medical conferences/meetings or teaching sessions I could walk into. Then on most days I try to make it to Pilates, Spin or Barry's before heading home to cook a wonderful meal with the love of my life. And lastly, we unwind with a great show, medical journal or our latest novel and always a cup Beauty Sleep chamomile tisane.

How do you stay balanced with such a hectic schedule?
Two things: time management and a healthy life style. Anyone, no matter your profession or schedule, should manage their time properly however if you don't feel good you'll never be able to get through the things you've planned so well.

Organic or conventional?
When it comes to my teas, 100% organic! If teas aren't organic you're practically drinking those pesticides from the leaves.

What’s your favorite thing about NYC?
Every single day is different and full of infinite possibilities. Whether it is a last time show, dinner, sample sale or outdoor yoga class, you just never know where the city may take you.

What cheers you up?
Hands friends! They are truly all the most amazing people ever and no matter how hard of a day I've had or how extremely fulfilling of a day I've had, the moment I share that with them, they make things even better. They are loyal, sweet, caring and just overall loving people that the mere thought of having that in my life puts a smile on my face.

What good habit should everyone start doing?
Try to be mindful of others and treat them how you would want to be treated or how you would want someone to treat the people you love.

What bad habit should everyone stop doing?
SMOKING! Absolutely nothing good comes from it, not only does it cause numerous health problems but it will age your skin faster than unprotected sun exposure.

What are the basic tenets of good nutrition?
Well balance, moderation and exercise. You shouldn't go from one fad diet to another. You should eat a healthy, balanced diet and allow yourself to cheat here or there so you don't feel like you're always depriving yourself. However, always in moderation even when it comes to healthy snacks. Always remember exercise helps you look and feel good and it also keeps you healthy from the inside out.

Stay tuned for more from this amazing collab! 

Shop Dr. Patel's curated Nude Collection here

Theresa Krier
Theresa Krier


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