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

Below is a guest post by my good friend and colleague, Harvard trained integrative medicine physician and author of The Paleovedic diet, Dr.Akil Palanisamy. The Top 5 Spices by Akil Palanisamy M.D. Spices are considered medicine within Ayurveda, the traditional medical system of India.  You may…


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…


Is Ghee Good or Evil for Health

Background When you ask a lay person about what is a primary dietary cause of heart disease in Indians, a common response points the finger at ghee in the diet.  Before we discuss ghee in further detail, let's first discuss what ghee is since I have readers from many different ethnic backgrounds…


Is Red Meat a Carcinogen?

Background The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) recently published a report that suggests eating processed red meats falls into the same risk category as smoking cigarettes.  The news was all over the press and I was tempted to write up an immediate…


Coconut Oil: A Scientific Review and Our Clinical Insights On Its Use

We get flooded with questions about coconut oil in the clinic.  Many folks have been raised to think coconut oil is the central culprit in the cast of dietary characters responsible for heart disease and chronic disease. Used sensibly, coconut oil can be a powerfully effective nutritional tool in…


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