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…


The Great Rice Controversy

I often get asked why South Asians need to significantly cut back on their rice intake to help them achieve optimal health.  After all, rice has been a traditional part of the South Asian and East Asian diet for generations.  I want to start off by saying there is nothing intrinsically unhealthy…


Heart Disease: A Preventable Tragedy

I've had the privilege of making a positive impact on the health of many patients and employees through my consult practice and employer wellness programs. I share these stories often to educate and motivate patients and physicians.  Unfortunately I'm also haunted by tragic stories where healthy…


Metabolic Syndrome: What Cholesterol Guidelines Should Really Focus on

Gerald Reaven and I at Stanford Faculty Club Background I recently had the opportunity to meet a medical hero of mine at the Stanford University faculty club.  Gerald "Jerry" Reaven is the renown endocrinologist and researcher (pictured with me) who coined the term metabolic syndrome and is author…


A Closer Look at the New Cholesterol Guidelines

Old Cholesterol Guideline Theme: It’s All About Your LDL Number When clinical guidelines come out, there are two major levels at which they’re interpreted. The first interpretation is literal, following the guidelines to a tee. However the more important interpretation is the guideline theme. Most…


Recognize PCOS in South Asian Girls and Women

Background There is a condition rampant in young South Asian adolescents and women that is often overlooked.  It's a disease caused by insulin resistance that can lead later to diabetes, heart disease, and infertility.  It can leave teenage girls emotionally and physically scarred from obesity,…


Insulin: The Primary Reason South Asians Are High Risk

Introduction If someone were to ask me to answer in one word the primary reason South Asians have a high risk of heart disease, diabetes, excess body fat, fatigue, and a number of other health conditions...my answer would be insulin.  Insulin is the hormone wreaking havoc on my South Asian…


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