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…


6 Key Steps to Lowering High Blood Pressure

Background High blood pressure is becoming increasingly common in my clinic.  It truly is a "silent killer" since the majority of people feel no symptoms until something serious happens like a heart attack, stroke, kidney failure or blindness.  This means you need to be periodically monitoring your…


How I Overcame Resistance and Met My Idol

Background An unexpected dream meeting took place for me last week and I wanted to share it with you since I hope it may influence your life in some positive way. I’m an amateur guitar player and through tough times and the rigors of medical training, I would listen often to CDs of my all time…


Can Resolutions, Goals and High Expectations Sometimes Harm Your Health?

Background I’ve blogged about New Year’s resolutions in the past and although I’m a fan of goal setting, I also wonder what it would be like to have a goal of “no goal.”  In other words, learning to be more present and not constantly be driven by expectations from myself and others.   This is not…


Exercising When You’re Upset Can Increase Heart Attack Risk

Background "I can't believe the way my boss treated me at work today.  I'm definitely going to catch my 6pm high intensity kick boxing class so I can take my anger towards him out on the punching bag!"  Have you ever felt similar emotions about a situation and decided to channel your anger and…


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…


Are Your Batteries Low? It’s Time to Recharge with My Free E-book on Fatigue!

Get Your Energy Back! I was recently in the UK on sabbatical, working on my 2nd book when I received an e-mail from a patient that made me completely shift from writing my 2nd book to producing a free e-book.  An excerpt is below and I did change a few specifics, to keep it anonymous, including the…


Watch My TEDx on Prescription Apps and Join Our Bay Area Meetup Group

My TEDx on Prescription Apps Sorry it took so long for me to post this. My first TEDx was a non-broadcast event (not online) back in 2013, in front of a bunch of execs and movers and shakers in the community, held at the Silicon Valley Capital Club in San Jose.  This time around I had a different…


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