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…


Top 6 Herbs and Spices for Diabetes

Background Can herbs and spices actually help you prevent and manage diabetes?  I used to be skeptical about this idea when I first started my practice, but now have started seeing the true benefits over the years.  I have mostly my patients to thank for this who have shared their various recipes,…


7 Top Concerns About The Ketogenic Diet

Background on The Ketogenic Diet Before all the ketogenic diet enthusiasts come after me for writing this blog post, I do want to let you know that I am actually in nutritional ketosis while writing this blog, so please don’t throw zero carb eggs at my windshield.  I’ll cover the ketogenic diet in…


My Thoughts on the Latest Diabetes Guidelines Calling for “Looser” A1C Targets

Background The American College of Physicians (ACP), a major force in creating practice standards for primary care doctors has called for moving the A1C target level of 6.5% or below to a target level between 7-8% instead.  If you're not familiar with A1C (aka HbA1C or glycohemoglobin), this is a…


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