VO2 Max and Other Key Markers of Fitness and Longevity

Background There is no doubt that improving diet is a powerful way to shift metabolism and reverse conditions like insulin resistance and chronic inflammation.  In fact, in my early days, simply changing the diet in patients led to such significant changes in metrics like body weight, triglycerides…


Teenage Mental Health and Suicide

Background I'm writing this in October, which happens to be National Mental Health Awareness month and October 10th is World Mental Health Day.  However the real reason I'm writing this post is because I had a few mothers see me in the clinic who made me aware of a recent teenage suicide at a local…


Understanding Heart Scans, Stress Tests and Heart Disease Risk

Background I have had numerous requests from doctors, patients and my readers for a thorough explanation of heart scans and their significance.  In an effort to appease both sides of the exam table, I have written this post with enough depth to inform clinicians and hopefully enough explanation to…


Can Resolutions, Goals and High Expectations Sometimes Harm Your Health?

Background I’ve blogged about New Year’s resolutions in the past and although I’m a fan of goal setting, I also wonder what it would be like to have a goal of “no goal.”  In other words, learning to be more present and not constantly be driven by expectations from myself and others.   This is not…


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

Background This post was prompted by a blog reader who was concerned about her 10-year-old son developing fatty liver. Unfortunately, this is becoming too common as you'll soon learn.  During medical training I learned about fatty liver occurring in alcoholics.  Chronic intake of alcohol impairs…


Is Organic Food A Scam and Space Running Out for Our Upcoming Free Lecture!

Don't Miss Our Free Seminar in Palo Alto...Limited Space! My colleague, Dr.Akil Palanisamy (aka "Dr.Akil"), Harvard trained physician practicing integrative medicine in San Francisco and author of The Paleovedic Diet, is back for an encore blog post while we eagerly await a very special upcoming…


Is Your Child a Startup? Watch My Keynote to Find Out

Background April is National Stress Awareness month.  Over the years I've become more committed to helping others (and myself!) manage stress better since I'm overwhelmed by how many health conditions my patients face that are directly connected to stress.  I've put a list of links to some of my…


Sleep Longer and Deeper by Fixing This Simple Issue in Adults and Kids

Sleep has to be at the top of your health priority list if you want to reach your physical, metabolic, and emotional health goals.  I've read enough research papers and seen the adverse effects of sleep deficiency in my patients, and more importantly how miraculously they improve in every area of…


Vitamin D Deficiency in Kids (and adults)

Background We discussed vitamin D in a past post which I recommend you review.  In this post I'm joined by my wife, pediatrician Shally Sinha, to focus on vitamin D deficiency in children.  However, we are also going to provide some very important additional information and updates that are…


Protecting Your Children From the Dangers of Lead Poisoning

The following article is written by pediatrician, Dr. Shally Sinha and exposes the dangers of lead poisoning. Maggi Noodles and Lead Poisoning Cases in My Clinic You’ve probably heard that Maggi noodles, a staple food in nearly every Indian household, was recently found to contain lead.  Many…


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