Parents…Save Our Children!

Introduction This post is a call to action to anyone responsible in some way for a child's health (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, nanny, teacher, etc.) and comes on the heels of our live children's event this coming Sunday 3/15 from 2-5p. See here for details. The post below is excerpted…


How Do You Eat? A Key Factor in Optimal Nutrition

Digestion Under Stress I've talked a lot in my book and blog about the effects of stress on heart disease risk, sleep and obesity, but I want to focus in this post about the effects of stress on digestion (how well our body breaks down food) and nutrient absorption (how well our body absorbs…


Lifestyle Shifts for the New Year

I already discussed in a prior post why I don’t like the word “resolution” which tends to set people up for inevitable failure.  I discussed using the word "habit" instead, but this year I'm talking about "shifts."   Shifts are simplistic changes and substitutions you can make that require little…


Are We Aging Faster?

Our modern lifestyles have turned chronological age into a virtually insignificant number.  Aging is not just the number of years you've inhabited planet Earth, but rather the degree of wear and tear your body, brain, and vital organs are expressing at a given point in time.  When I came out of…


Can Stress Trigger Disease in Otherwise Healthy Individuals?

The connection between stress, inflammation and chronic disease has become quite clear to me in my practice.  Let's talk about a patient of mine (name and details changed) to illustrate the point and then discuss some of the supportive science. Case Study Dev (name changed) is a 45-year-old hard…


Are You Digitally Addicted: The “CAGED” Criteria

I saw a patient recently who I suspected had issues with alcohol abuse.  A standard questionnaire we learned from medical training to identify alcohol addiction is known as the CAGE Criteria where "CAGE" is an acronym for the following: C Have you ever felt you should Cut down on your drinking? A…


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…


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…


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…


My Imperfect New Year’s Resolution

After giving my first TEDx lecture this past September in San Jose, I have intermittently immersed myself in the world of TED.  I was recently inspired by a talk given by Brene Brown that focused on some of the major side effects of perfectionism and the true power of being vulnerable.   Read this…


Optimal Health and Performance for the Entire Family

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