Rajul Punjabi

Rajul Punjabi is the wellness editor at Tonic. 

music interviews

We Found the Actual Valerie From Amy Winehouse's Song ‘Valerie’

Few people know that the 2006 song is a cover; fewer still know who inspired it.
Rajul Punjabi
6.7.19
mental health

Why Is It Still So Hard For Young People of Color to Get Therapy?

More Black and brown millennials are seeking therapy, but there are still major obstacles in a mental health care system designed for white people.
Rajul Punjabi
6.4.19
skin

Does it Matter That There’s CBD in Your Skincare?

I tried 40 CBD skincare products, read all the excited claims about them, and talked to three dermatologists with strong B.S. detectors about whether they actually work.
Rajul Punjabi
4.22.19
Health

An Ode to Yogis Who Bring Darkness to Yoga

Yoga doesn't have to be unrealistically positive to be helpful.
Rajul Punjabi
2.15.19
Munchies

Why Curren$y Bought the New Orleans Burger Joint of His Childhood

"I want to make it a place you don’t want to leave. You might end up eating there twice because you got caught up."
Rajul Punjabi
1.31.19
Phys Ed

These Are the Unspoken Rules of Yoga

Nine things you should know before you walk into a yoga studio for the first time.
Rajul Punjabi
1.23.19
The Burnout and Escapism Issue

Sanity Checklist

If you’re trying to get your head on straight, this is the most fundamental place to start.
Rajul Punjabi
12.18.18
mental health

A Sanity Checklist for 2019

If you’re trying to get your head on straight, this is the most fundamental place to start.
Rajul Punjabi
12.17.18
mental health

Why Some Young Vets Are Becoming Personal Trainers

"If veterans can take their skills—the teaching others, the physical fitness, and the service element—and they can make a career out of it, it’s like they never left the service. They’re doing the same thing except they don’t have a gun in their hands."
Rajul Punjabi
12.12.18
Health

9 Things You Should Buy Someone Who Loves the Gym But Hates Being Around People

Gifts for the socially anxious fitness enthusiast.
Rajul Punjabi
11.30.18
wellness

I Visited a Cannabis Farm to Find Out How CBD Oil Is Made

THC is purposely bred out of these plants so they can produce CBD oil—the ubiquitous wellness mojo that seems to be everywhere and in everything.
Rajul Punjabi
10.23.18
Phys Ed

Setu Yoga Has a Plan to Make Yoga Less Skinny and White

This yoga collective is making room for leaders from marginalized groups.
Rajul Punjabi
10.17.18
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