Is Type 2 Diabetes Reversible and How Can You Do It?

Background At no time during my years of medical training did any of my mentors or colleagues ever tell me that type 2 diabetes (will refer to as T2D) was potentially reversible.  Instead it was described as a preventable condition in its early stages, but once you were diagnosed, then you would…


The Not So Sweet Truth About Artificial Sweeteners and Diet Sodas

Background Hopefully by now you are convinced that excess sugar consumption is a major cause for disease, ranging from childhood and adult obesity to diabetes, heart disease, cancer, fatty liver disease, and even Alzheimer's disease.  So for those of us with a sweet tooth, artificial sweeteners…


Exercising When You’re Upset Can Increase Heart Attack Risk

Background "I can't believe the way my boss treated me at work today.  I'm definitely going to catch my 6pm high intensity kick boxing class so I can take my anger towards him out on the punching bag!"  Have you ever felt similar emotions about a situation and decided to channel your anger and…


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…


Top 5 Healing Spices and Free Lecture on 10/6/16 in Palo Alto

Must Attend Free Lecture I'm thrilled to introduce my colleague, Harvard trained integrative medicine physician and author of The Paleovedic diet, Dr.Akil Palanisamy for our post this week.  His book is an excellent resource that blends his knowledge of Western medicine, Ayurveda and Integrative…


How to Motivate Men to Take Care of their Health

Background I wrote a blog piece for my medical group a few years ago that I continue to get positive feedback on where I talk about "The 3 Components of Maleness" and "The 3 stages of Male Health Breakdown."  Recently someone reached out to me and said: "Your blog piece on men's health was right on…


How Nuts Should You Go About Nuts?

Background We get lots of questions about nuts in the clinic.  Aren’t nuts going to make me gain weight?  Which nuts are best?  How many nuts can I eat?  Let’s explore nuts in detail and provide some guidelines on incorporating them as a healthy part of your nutrition plan. Health Benefits of……


Is Your Child a Startup? Watch My Keynote to Find Out

Background April is National Stress Awareness month.  Over the years I've become more committed to helping others (and myself!) manage stress better since I'm overwhelmed by how many health conditions my patients face that are directly connected to stress.  I've put a list of links to some of my…


Sleep Longer and Deeper by Fixing This Simple Issue in Adults and Kids

Sleep has to be at the top of your health priority list if you want to reach your physical, metabolic, and emotional health goals.  I've read enough research papers and seen the adverse effects of sleep deficiency in my patients, and more importantly how miraculously they improve in every area of…


A Review of the 2016 US Dietary Guidelines by Prerna Uppal

INTRO From prior posts you likely know how I feel about nutrition guidelines, especially those issued by the government.  We've witnessed the fall of the food pyramid, the rise of the healthy eating plate, and the continued escalation in obesity and chronic diseases attributed largely to unhealthy…


Optimal Health and Performance for the Entire Family

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