My Thoughts on the Latest Diabetes Guidelines Calling for “Looser” A1C Targets

Background The American College of Physicians (ACP), a major force in creating practice standards for primary care doctors has called for moving the A1C target level of 6.5% or below to a target level between 7-8% instead.  If you're not familiar with A1C (aka HbA1C or glycohemoglobin), this is a…


7 Steps to Preventing and Curing the PCOS Epidemic in Young Women

Background PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is one of the most important conditions we absolutely need to raise awareness about worldwide.  It is the most common endocrine condition in young women globally and when left undiagnosed and untreated, it significantly raises the risk of health…


Watch My Google Talk on Curing Diabetes In Diverse Cultures Without Drugs

Watch My Google Talk on Curing Diabetes in Diverse Cultures It's almost the end of November, which is National Diabetes awareness month here in the US.  My talk at Google on curing diabetes in diverse cultures just went live.  Many of my followers who have attended my prior talks have called this…


Is Type 2 Diabetes Reversible and How Can You Do It?

Background At no time during my years of medical training did any of my mentors or colleagues ever tell me that type 2 diabetes (will refer to as T2D) was potentially reversible.  Instead it was described as a preventable condition in its early stages, but once you were diagnosed, then you would…


The Alarming Epidemic of Alzheimer’s Disease and its Direct Connection to Diabetes

Background Virtually every person, including myself, at one time or another has wondered if they might be developing early Alzheimer's disease. Such fear is usually triggered by our daily ritual of forgetfulness..."where did I put my keys?"  "what was that person's name I just met a few minutes…


5 Top Myths About Fasting

Background Fasting is a powerful way to achieve optimal physical and mental health, used for generations by multiple cultures across the planet, yet I find so many patients, physicians, dietitians and other colleagues in health care either skeptical or fearful of its potential harm.  I want to…


A Supplement that can help with Weight loss, Cholesterol and More

Background I'm not a big believer in supplements.  If I do use them in patients I use them in specific situations like for nutrient deficiencies, and once we are able to correct the deficiency through natural foods, my preference is to cut back or stop the supplement. However, I can't ignore the…


The Not So Sweet Truth About Artificial Sweeteners and Diet Sodas

Background Hopefully by now you are convinced that excess sugar consumption is a major cause for disease, ranging from childhood and adult obesity to diabetes, heart disease, cancer, fatty liver disease, and even Alzheimer's disease.  So for those of us with a sweet tooth, artificial sweeteners…


Exercising When You’re Upset Can Increase Heart Attack Risk

Background "I can't believe the way my boss treated me at work today.  I'm definitely going to catch my 6pm high intensity kick boxing class so I can take my anger towards him out on the punching bag!"  Have you ever felt similar emotions about a situation and decided to channel your anger and…


When is Your Lowest Body Weight and How to Burn Fat During the Holidays

Background One of the benefits of the myriad body sensing devices on the market is the ability to analyze big health data trends on large populations.  A study done at Cornell University, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, used Withings wireless weigh scales to measure body weights…


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