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…


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)…


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…


The Dark Side of the Keto Diet

Background I've lived through many cycles of fad dieting and one observation I've made is that the minute a diet becomes mainstream and especially when food companies latch onto it, the diet often transitions into a dark phase.  One of the problems with diets is that although initially the…


Is Intermittent Fasting Overrated and Harmful to Health?

Background I got a ton of questions from patients and readers about the recent UCSF study on a form of fasting called time-restricted feeding (TRF), being ineffective for weight loss.  This is a perfect opportunity for me to dig deeper into how fasting can either be a powerful tool that potentially…


Why Your Family Won’t Listen to Your Health Advice

Background I sent the letter below to my newsletter group and got flooded with multiple responses telling me how much this information helped them.  To make this information more accessible, I turned this into a blog post which you can share.  Clearly it hit a nerve since so many of us struggle to…


Expert Q&A on Health Effects of Blue Light

For this blog post I’m doing a Q&A with an expert on the topic of blue light.  I’m a big believer on the adverse effects of blue light on vision, metabolic, and mental health in adults and children.  It definitely used to be a major sleep disruptor for me until I started getting far more…


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…


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