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…


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…


Eliminating Pain and Improving Exercise and Athletic Performance-Part 2 of 2

Background If you haven’t read part one, please do so now, especially the part about anaerobic versus aerobic exercise.  You need to understand the difference between anaerobic and aerobic exercise for many of my recommendations in this post to make sense. To very briefly summarize, anaerobic…


Does Skipping Breakfast Increase Heart Attack Risk?

Background I've grown accustomed to sensational news headlines on health which convert flawed scientific studies into catchy one-liners like "Red meat increases cancer" or in this case "Skipping breakfast increases heart attack risk."  Before we discuss the actual study on breakfast and its…


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…


The Link Between Stomach Acid and Optimal Health

Updated 10/22/2019 Background The focus of my clinical practice and work is on cardiometabolic disorders (obesity, diabetes, cholesterol disorders, heart disease, insulin resistance, etc.), so why am I talking about acidity and digestion in this post? As I started seeing patients with…


How Back Pain Made Me Taller, Slimmer, and Faster

Background As a primary care physician I have treated a lot of patients with low back pain. The usual protocol was for me to examine the patient to make sure they don't have a dangerous condition (herniated disk with nerve compromise, cancer, etc.), provide a handout with some stretches, and…


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…


A Key Method of Cellular “Detox” Wins the 2016 Nobel Prize

Background The words "detox" and "cleanse" are two of the most overused terms in the area of health and wellness today.  They typically conjure up images of mud masks, spas and green juices that typically raise the skeptical eyebrows of scientists.  However, this year's Nobel Prize in medicine went…


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