Is It Time to Rethink Omega-3 Supplements?

Background I received lots of questions about recent headlines reporting an increased risk of atrial fibrillation in individuals taking omega-3 supplements.  In the US alone, over $1.2 billion dollars is spent on the consumption of fish oil supplements.  On an individual basis, many of my patients…


The Dark Side of the Keto Diet

Background I've lived through many cycles of fad dieting and one observation I've made is that the minute a diet becomes mainstream and especially when food companies latch onto it, the diet often transitions into a dark phase.  One of the problems with diets is that although initially the…


Is Intermittent Fasting Overrated and Harmful to Health?

Background I got a ton of questions from patients and readers about the recent UCSF study on a form of fasting called time-restricted feeding (TRF), being ineffective for weight loss.  This is a perfect opportunity for me to dig deeper into how fasting can either be a powerful tool that potentially…


What’s the Best Cooking Oil?

Background There’s a ton of conflicting advice and confusion on cooking oils and I will not claim that I am the subject matter expert on this topic.  The advice I share in this post is based on a combination of what I think are higher quality studies, common sense given the manufacturing process…


Case Files: Elevated LDL Fixed

Background I'll be sharing some occasional cases from my clinic to help you learn about some of my approaches to helping my patients.  I'll make some minor changes to the history and possibly tweak the labs a bit to protect the patient's identity.  My goal for doing these case files is so my…


Understanding Heart Scans, Stress Tests and Heart Disease Risk

Background I have had numerous requests from doctors, patients and my readers for a thorough explanation of heart scans and their significance.  In an effort to appease both sides of the exam table, I have written this post with enough depth to inform clinicians and hopefully enough explanation to…


In Defense of Eggs

Background After being acquitted for causing high cholesterol and heart disease and even making it onto the nutrition guidelines as a safe food to eat, the latest study that has been piped out to every major news outlet is back to saying eggs increase the risk of heart disease. Instead of writing a…


Why Women Must Worry About Heart Disease

Background Despite all of the awareness around heart disease prevention, it's troubling that women are still viewed differently than men, even though heart disease remains the number one killer in women.  Women generally still perceive breast cancer as a greater threat to their health despite the…


My Latest Cholesterol and Heart Disease Talk

My Latest Community Talk on Cholesterol and Heart Disease I recently did a community talk titled "A Natural Approach to Curing Cholesterol and Preventing Heart Disease" at the Cupertino Library It's a high quality recording with updated content and a great Q&A session at the end. Watch the…


The Latest Study Questioning Low Carb Diets

Background Death, taxes and headline news stories about the latest study questioning low carb diets are part of the predictable cycle of life.  I have a recurrent calendar reminder set on my phone that warns me every 6-9 months that there will be such a story and my inbasket will be filled with…


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