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Sanjay Gupta is Dr. Feel Good

Neurosurgeon and CNN correspondent



Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's chief medical correspondent, neurosurgeon and one of People's 2003 "Sexiest Men Alive," makes time for books, film and upper-body training.

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts: "It's about an Australian who escaped from prison and went and lived for a decade in the slums of Bombay. It's being turned into a movie with Johnny Depp and Amitabh Bachchan, who is probably the most recognized Indian actor of all time."

Away from Her: "I'm fascinated with movies that deal with things like Alzheimer's or autism. Not so much as a neurosurgeon but as a human being: What if my parents get afflicted with this, or I do, or my kids, and what are their lives like?"

Dean Ornish: "He advised the Clintons on health care, and he's written a new book, The Spectrum. He's someone I've known a long time. In the world of nutrition meeting science, he's the guy I call."

Upper-body training: "I have a 90-pound Weimaraner who needs to run almost as much as I do. But I have started adding upper-body training in the form of weights or push-ups. And man, I'll tell you what, you can just literally feel the pounds melting away as you add some strength and muscle to the upper body, because those muscle groups are so large."

Floataway Cafe: "I try to eat seven different colored foods every day. Blueberries, bright fruits and vegetables. Despite people who are diehard Floataway Cafe people who are reading this: I just discovered it more recently and absolutely love it. Their asparagus soup is killer: It's got great color."

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