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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…


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…


Accelerating Strength and Muscle Mass

Background After leading a mostly injury-free life, I've had quite the run over the past few months leading up to my 50th birthday.  A neuroma surgery for my left foot, followed by an ankle sprain playing basketball which in retrospect was due to my lack of regaining full proprioception (balance)…


Is It Time to Rethink Omega-3 Supplements?

Background I received lots of questions about recent headlines reporting an increased risk of atrial fibrillation in individuals taking omega-3 supplements.  In the US alone, over $1.2 billion dollars is spent on the consumption of fish oil supplements.  On an individual basis, many of my patients…


The Glycemic Impact of Stress

Background Many of you have probably read or heard about the impact of stress on glucose.  Despite this, most people are only partially convinced about the connection.  Unlike the impact of something concrete and tangible like food and physical exercise, it's often difficult to accept that…


Optimal Health and Performance for the Entire Family

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