Can Good Nutrition Halt Cancer Growth?

The following post is written by Prerna Uppal, MS, RD, CDE Background on Cancer My passion for wellness and disease prevention always inspired me to look for ways to live well, not just physically, but emotionally, mentally and spiritually too.  This desire to understand how we must use a holistic…


How Do You Eat? A Key Factor in Optimal Nutrition

Digestion Under Stress I've talked a lot in my book and blog about the effects of stress on heart disease risk, sleep and obesity, but I want to focus in this post about the effects of stress on digestion (how well our body breaks down food) and nutrient absorption (how well our body absorbs…


Is Your Liver Fat? The Rising Incidence of Fatty Liver in Adults and Kids

Updated June 2024 Background This post was originally prompted by a blog reader who was concerned about her 10-year-old son developing fatty liver. I've updated it further after a viral instagram post here where I highlighted the case of a 20 year old who developed fatty liver with almost daily…


Is Your Longevity Obsession Shortening Your Healthspan and Lifespan?

Background In the past, there was the "anti-aging" movement which was spearheaded by fringe practitioners who would often pitch products akin to snake oil which may have a potent placebo effect, but no real science behind it. The modern evolution of "anti-aging" shenanigans has now been repackaged…


Are You Underdosing People?

Background A recent trip to Kolkata, India during festival season taught me many lessons. I spent most of my childhood summers in Kolkata and developed very close relationships with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. My last trip was 8 years ago, so reconnecting after all that time was truly…


Setting Realistic Body Goals Amidst Unrealistic Claims

Metabolic vs Aesthetic Metrics My clinical practice is focused on diabetes and heart disease prevention and reversal through lifestyle changes, yet I often see patients whose primary goal is aesthetics. Their metabolic numbers are within range, but they are not satisfied with the look and shape of…


#29 – Acetyl CoA, Citrate, and the Metabolic Merry-Go-Round

I've selected 2 key metabolic ingredients, Acetyl CoA and Citrate, to explain nutrition metabolism in further detail. I've also selected a different storyline, the mitochondrial amusement park and the Kreb's merry-go-round, to help you visualize some of the most fundamental steps of metabolism.…


Is Erythritol a Safe Sweetener?

Background The recent headlines about erythritol and its possible association with cardiovascular disease has led to a heavy stream of questions flooding my inbox. As always, there's so much more to this story than the headlines suggest. I'd like to use this study as another opportunity to…


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