Why “Nothing” is My Favorite Meal of the Day-A Look at Intermittent Fasting

Intro to the Author and My Favorite Meal I’ve had some really talented and highly qualified writers reach out to me with requests to write for my blog.  I’m a bit of a blog control freak but realize it is incredibly important for me to share the experiences of a diverse group of individuals so you…


Healthy Plane and Travel Tips

Before I launch into this topic, I wanted to introduce someone who is a key part of my clinical team and the work I do.  It took me a while to find the right dietician to work with, but finally Prerna Uppal has been the one I’ve been searching for.  She has decades of experience as a registered…


Stress Follow-Up: When Is A High Heart Rate Healthy vs Unhealthy?

High Heart Rate: When is it good and when is it unhealthy? I received a lot of questions regarding my last post (be sure to read and watch the video if you haven't) where I talked about how to use heart rate to monitor stress, and a prior post I did for my medical group on heart rate.  Before I…


Nutrient Interactions, Red Meat, and “Dinobesity”?

Background Back from vacation and cramming for my 2nd TEDx (I'll share the link when it's ready in a few weeks), I decided to make up for lost blogging time with an extra long post for you to chew on.  I included a bonus section dedicated to my former dinosaur loving twin sons....they claim they're…


How Do You Eat? A Key Factor in Optimal Nutrition

Digestion Under Stress I've talked a lot in my book and blog about the effects of stress on heart disease risk, sleep and obesity, but I want to focus in this post about the effects of stress on digestion (how well our body breaks down food) and nutrient absorption (how well our body absorbs…


Introducing our First “Healthy Hero”

Healthy Hero Series It's time to start sharing some remarkable success stories from individuals who have read the book, follow the blog and/or have seen me in the clinic.  For those of you on the fence about whether you should adopt the SAHS (South Asian Health Solution) lifestyle, I hope hearing…


Prescription Food Series Debut: Introducing “Paleo Naan”

Background Before I talk about the highly anticipated Paleo Naan, let me give you a little background since this is the first post of my new prescription food series.  As a physician, I've spent a large part of my career writing prescriptions for drugs.  Unfortunately that was the primary weapon…


Lifestyle Shifts for the New Year

I already discussed in a prior post why I don’t like the word “resolution” which tends to set people up for inevitable failure.  I discussed using the word "habit" instead, but this year I'm talking about "shifts."   Shifts are simplistic changes and substitutions you can make that require little…


A Must Have Food App for Adults and Kids

I've had the pleasure of speaking at TEDx and the opportunity to lecture to some of the biggest companies in the world on a multitude of health topics, but last week I gave what I felt was the most challenging, yet rewarding lecture of my life.  I spoke to the 5th grade classes for my twin sons,…


Solar Power and Vitamin D

Let There Be Sun I've talked in great detail about the role of a sedentary lifestyle and a carb-centric diet in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance, but what about the role of sunlight and vitamin D?  One of my interests is trying to uncover why the global burden of insulin resistance weighs so…


Optimal Health and Performance for the Entire Family

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