Our Ancestors Didn’t Need Dental Check Ups, But You Do (Guest Post)

I wanted to introduce my good friend Dr.Mark Burhenne, accomplished dentist who runs the wonderful blog, Ask The Dentist.  He has kindly authored the following post which discusses the link between our loss of oral bacterial diversity with dental and chronic inflammatory disease.  Mark sees a large…


Are We Aging Faster?

Our modern lifestyles have turned chronological age into a virtually insignificant number.  Aging is not just the number of years you've inhabited planet Earth, but rather the degree of wear and tear your body, brain, and vital organs are expressing at a given point in time.  When I came out of…


Can Stress Trigger Disease in Otherwise Healthy Individuals?

The connection between stress, inflammation and chronic disease has become quite clear to me in my practice.  Let's talk about a patient of mine (name and details changed) to illustrate the point and then discuss some of the supportive science. Case Study Dev (name changed) is a 45-year-old hard…


Are You Digitally Addicted: The “CAGED” Criteria

I saw a patient recently who I suspected had issues with alcohol abuse.  A standard questionnaire we learned from medical training to identify alcohol addiction is known as the CAGE Criteria where "CAGE" is an acronym for the following: C Have you ever felt you should Cut down on your drinking? A…


The Most Important Exercise You’re Not Doing Enough Of

We need to completely re-evaluate our approach to exercise given the weight of current evidence.  Back in the days when physical activity was a natural part of our life and daily habits, it was assumed that we took enough steps to interrupt the damaging metabolic effects of prolonged sitting…


Don’t Neglect Your Kidneys!

I’ve lectured and written a lot about the heart and the brain over the years, but I regret that I haven’t focused enough attention on the kidneys.  In honor of March being National Kidney month, I joined up with the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to contribute this post.  Among the various…


The Book Is Finally Here!

After what seems like an eternity, my book has finally arrived!  Check out the video below and read the book summary so you get a good idea of what this book covers.  It feels so rewarding to share all of the experience and success stories from my consult practice and corporate health education and…


This Antinutrient Is Abundant In Most South Asian Diets

Chemical Structure of Phytic Acid, An Antinutrient What if I told you there is a substance most South Asian families are unknowingly consuming on a daily basis that may increase the risk of osteoporosis in adults, possibly reduce growth potential in kids, and cause essential vitamin and mineral…


My Imperfect New Year’s Resolution

After giving my first TEDx lecture this past September in San Jose, I have intermittently immersed myself in the world of TED.  I was recently inspired by a talk given by Brene Brown that focused on some of the major side effects of perfectionism and the true power of being vulnerable.   Read this…


Parents…Let Your Children Sleep!

What if I told you that there was something in your house that was causing your child to be more irritable, impatient, with unpredictable behavior in and out of school, resulting in difficulty learning.  A substance that may worsen, trigger or mimic ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) symptoms?  What…


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