This Single Thought Process Can Ruin Your Health

Background A few recent accounts of suicide in the families of some of my patients along with headlines of fashion icon Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain taking their own lives led me to write this post.  The root causes of mental health issues are incredibly complex, so during…


Top Vegetarian Proteins to Help with Diabetes and Weight Loss

Background One of the most common complaints I get in the office and on the lecture circuit is the lack of protein options for my vegetarian/vegan patients.  Although many of my patients and followers have been great about lowering their sugar and excess carb intake, especially if they have or are…


Using Your Phone and Heart Rate to Monitor Stress

Why Stress Matters It's common to ignore stress since it is such a subjective measure compared to other familiar risk markers like blood pressure and cholesterol.  Many of you reading this blog may already have a regular stress-reducing practice like meditation in place, but today's post is for…


7 Numbers I Track for Weight Loss

Updated March 2020 Weight Loss Case Study I saw a patient a few weeks ago for weight loss and diabetes reversal who told me he was on the keto diet, had lost 10 pounds initially and then plateaued.  His diabetes A1C blood test dropped from 10.6 to 9.5, but without further changes.  I asked him how…


6 Key Steps to Lowering High Blood Pressure

Background High blood pressure is becoming increasingly common in my clinic.  It truly is a "silent killer" since the majority of people feel no symptoms until something serious happens like a heart attack, stroke, kidney failure or blindness.  This means you need to be periodically monitoring your…


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…


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