Fasting for Health with Karthika Thirugnanam, Nadesh Rathakrishan & Nasir Kausar

Discover the wonders of fasting with registered Dietitian Nutritionist Karithika Thirugnanam, personal trainer Nadesh Rathakrishnan and Nasir Kausar, who has been doing intermittent fasting for years.


Explore questions like “how long should I fast for”, “what are the best and worst food to eat to break a fast”, and “what does fasting do to my body and how is it helpful to my health”.


Moderator: Dr. Steven Tucker


Tuesday, November 24

Virtual Session via Zoom

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Complimentary for Members and Guests


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About Dr. Steven Tucker

A practicing medical oncologist, Dr. Steven Tucker founded Tucker Medical in 2011.


Dr. Steven trained in Internal Medicine, Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation at the UCLA Center for Health Sciences.  While at UCLA he also studied molecular biology and joined the UCLA faculty as Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in 1999. He is a Fellow of both the Singapore Academy of Medicine and the American College of Physicians and remains active in both clinical and basic medical science research.  In 2006, he moved to Singapore to develop a global oncology clinical trials program and has made Singapore his permanent home.


As a leader in precision health and medicine, as well as patient empowerment, Dr. Steven advocates integrating data from diverse sources such as personal genomics, metabolic and functional assessments, advanced imaging, remote tracking, and even social media so patients can develop their own personalized health goals and plans.  He also believes that the majority of today’s burden of chronic problems including obesity, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease can be reversed and prevented through a holistic understanding of the root causes of disease.


He is also the Chief Medical Officer at CXA Group, a Strategic Director for Oncology & Genomics at MetLife Asia, Chief Medical Advisor at the Lumen Lab Innovation Center, and was the founding Global Health Advisor at Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel).


Dr. Tucker is passionate and optimistic about the future of health and was named a Health and Medical Futurist at the MIT-Singapore Alliance for Research and Technology where he teaches medical innovation and design thinking.  Dr. Tucker is also an alumnus of the Singularity University FutureMed program and the Global Health Advisor for the Singapore SU Chapter.


About Karthika Thirugnanam


Karthika Thirugnanam is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, registered in the U.S.A. Commission on Dietetic Registration. She is also a member of the Singapore Nutrition and Dietetic Association (SNDA). She earned a Bachelor of Science in Food Technology and Nutrition from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University (Australia) and completed a Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University (USA). She practiced as an outpatient oncology dietitian at New York City Health and Hospitals system’s Cancer Center. During her time there she also served as a member of the Commission on Cancer. In 2018, she returned home to Singapore and joined Tucker Medical as a Nutrition and Dietetics expert.


Karthika also works with patients and families in areas outside of cancer care. She is an expert in supporting disease reversal in conditions such as diabetes and prediabetes, fatty liver disease, and metabolic syndrome. She endorses an extensive variety of nutritional interventions across the spectrum from low carb, low-fat, and vegetarian/vegan to time-restricted eating styles. As a Singapore local, from an ethnically Indian background, and with training and practice in the U.S., she understands and applies the appropriate cultural, religious, and emotional landscape of nutrition and dietary management.


About Nadesh Rathakrishnan


Nadesh Rathakrishnan is a certified personal trainer from American Fitness Professionals & Associates over 20 years ago. His ambition to play representative football for Singapore was dashed after a serious arm injury prevented him from continuing to train and compete. Against the advice of his surgeon, he aided his recovery through strength training, and from there he pursued his career in fitness. His expertise lies in strength conditioning, sports motivational & mental preparation, and sports specific training. His experiences can help you overcome the mental and physical obstacles that are holding you back from achieving your health and fitness goals.

About Nasir Kausar


Nasir Kausar is one of The American Club members. He has worked in Finance and Technology for over 25 years and has been practicing intermittent fasting for over 30 years. Nasir finds his fasting approach to be one of the simplest regimens to follow and believes that fasting helps with his overall mental clarity and energy as well as his agility in sports and fitness – he is an avid squash and tennis enthusiast. When he isn’t fasting, Nasir embraces his Italian heritage and his love of Italian food.


Terms & Conditions

- Reservations are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis

- Registration closes November 23, 5:00 p.m.

- Priority will be given to Members

- A no-show fee of $5 will be charged directly to Member’s account after the event, including Member’s Guests


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Event Properties:

Event date: Tue-November-24-2020 12:00 am
Event End Date: Tue-November-24-2020 12:00 am
Capacity Unlimited