Why Your Family Won’t Listen to Your Health Advice

Background I sent the letter below to my newsletter group and got flooded with multiple responses telling me how much this information helped them.  To make this information more accessible, I turned this into a blog post which you can share.  Clearly it hit a nerve since so many of us struggle to…


Biohacking Breathing and Oxygen Fasting

Background Breathing is an overlooked gateway to optimal health.  When you breathe better you become more energized, more focused, and more calm.  Spending more time on my breathing has taken my meditation to another level and my aerobic workouts have also improved significantly.  I'm less tired,…


Teenage Mental Health and Suicide

Background I'm writing this in October, which happens to be National Mental Health Awareness month and October 10th is World Mental Health Day.  However the real reason I'm writing this post is because I had a few mothers see me in the clinic who made me aware of a recent teenage suicide at a local…


The Power of Nasal Breathing

Background I was exposed to the concept of nasal breathing from a very early age, but didn't quite realize its significance.  Breathing is often overlooked as one of the most powerful levers we can pull to impact multiple areas of our health.  It can have profound impact on reducing stress,…


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…


Why Women (and Men) Struggle with Weight Loss and Health

Background This blog post is applicable to both women and men, but I am going to focus a bit more on women since in my practice women struggle so much more with weight loss than men.  For many women it has become a 24/7 obsession that takes over their life, or is at the very least a constant…


Top Health Goals and How to Stick to Them

Background A key reason resolutions and rigid goal setting fail is because they typically involve some form of austerity or discipline: "I need to exercise harder" "I need to quit alcohol or tobacco" "I need to cut out sugar" "I need to start fasting" "I need to start meditating" Might work…


Stress Management Tools and Resources

Updated September 2020 Background I know stress can be an abstract concept which isn't as easily measurable as your weight, blood pressure, or blood glucose.  This is a key reason most individuals have very poor stress awareness and make stress management a much lower priority than nutrition and…


This Single Thought Process Can Ruin Your Health

Background A few recent accounts of suicide in the families of some of my patients along with headlines of fashion icon Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain taking their own lives led me to write this post.  The root causes of mental health issues are incredibly complex, so during…


Using Your Phone and Heart Rate to Monitor Stress

Why Stress Matters It's common to ignore stress since it is such a subjective measure compared to other familiar risk markers like blood pressure and cholesterol.  Many of you reading this blog may already have a regular stress-reducing practice like meditation in place, but today's post is for…


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