Watch My TEDx on Prescription Apps and Join Our Bay Area Meetup Group

My TEDx on Prescription Apps Sorry it took so long for me to post this. My first TEDx was a non-broadcast event (not online) back in 2013, in front of a bunch of execs and movers and shakers in the community, held at the Silicon Valley Capital Club in San Jose.  This time around I had a different…


Why “Nothing” is My Favorite Meal of the Day-A Look at Intermittent Fasting

Intro to the Author and My Favorite Meal I’ve had some really talented and highly qualified writers reach out to me with requests to write for my blog.  I’m a bit of a blog control freak but realize it is incredibly important for me to share the experiences of a diverse group of individuals so you…


A Must Watch Video

Globesity Crisis Below is a must watch YouTube video on the global obesity (aka "Globesity") crisis.  Four major obesity hot spots are covered: Mexico, China, Brazil and India.  I encourage you to watch the entire video so you understand the dire economic and commercial forces fueling this health…


Parents…Save Our Children!

Introduction This post is a call to action to anyone responsible in some way for a child's health (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, nanny, teacher, etc.) and comes on the heels of our live children's event this coming Sunday 3/15 from 2-5p. See here for details. The post below is excerpted…


Prescription Food Series Debut: Introducing “Paleo Naan”

Background Before I talk about the highly anticipated Paleo Naan, let me give you a little background since this is the first post of my new prescription food series.  As a physician, I've spent a large part of my career writing prescriptions for drugs.  Unfortunately that was the primary weapon…


What Was The Unhealthiest Food I Ate In India?

Background I just returned from a 10 day trip to Kolkata, India to celebrate my cousin’s wedding.  My last trip to Kolkata was 5 years ago and although I’ve written a book focusing on South Asian health, I made a commitment to restrain myself from offering abundant amounts of health advice and…


Equating Cancer Risk With Heart Disease Risk and How to Prevent Cancer

Background Insulin resistance and obesity have been linked to conditions like diabetes and heart disease, but too few of us are making the connection with cancer.  In my consult practice I see patients at high risk for heart disease, but it's important to understand that the same lifestyle risks…


Is Full-Fat Dairy Ok?

Background The latest study on dairy fat once again confirms that instead of pointing our finger at the full-fat milk in that cereal bowl, it's the so-called healthy whole grain cereal or the glass of orange juice on the side we need to shift our focus to as the real culprit behind diabetes and…


Carb Trafficking, Body Fat Storage, and Insulin Resistance

SOME BACKGROUND After taking a bit of a hiatus over the summer from writing posts, I'm now back with a vengeance delivering this detailed post on carb trafficking and insulin resistance.  Whenever applicable, I'm going to end my posts with a Children's Corner section reflecting the experience of my…


What Color Is Your Fat?

I'll Have The Brown Fat Please If you think that all fat cells are inert, metabolically inactive storage containers that swell up with triglycerides, especially when we overindulge in carbohydrates, think again.  The two major types of fat produced by our body are brown and white fat.  White fat is…


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