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…


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…


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…


How to Prevent and Reverse Hypothyroidism

Background My clinic focuses on preventing and reversing diabetes and heart disease, but I've been struck with how prevalent thyroid disease has become in my practice.  In particular, hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) due to an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto's thyroiditis.  Unfortunately…


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…


Top Vegetarian Proteins to Help with Diabetes and Weight Loss

Background One of the most common complaints I get in the office and on the lecture circuit is the lack of protein options for my vegetarian/vegan patients.  Although many of my patients and followers have been great about lowering their sugar and excess carb intake, especially if they have or are…


7 Numbers I Track for Weight Loss

Updated March 2020 Weight Loss Case Study I saw a patient a few weeks ago for weight loss and diabetes reversal who told me he was on the keto diet, had lost 10 pounds initially and then plateaued.  His diabetes A1C blood test dropped from 10.6 to 9.5, but without further changes.  I asked him how…


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…


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…


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