#28 – Mental and Metabolic Effects of Work from Home

The mental and metabolic impact of human beings predominantly or exclusively working from home has been profound. I've noticed significant increases in insulin resistant conditions including premature heart disease and a deterioration in mental health. All of these risks existed pre-pandemic,…


The Dark Side of the Keto Diet

Background I've lived through many cycles of fad dieting and one observation I've made is that the minute a diet becomes mainstream and especially when food companies latch onto it, the diet often transitions into a dark phase.  One of the problems with diets is that although initially the…


Insulin Training and Glucose Variability

Background I know in prior writings I mentioned how I've been tracking my health less and living more spontaneously by intuition.  Wearing trackers and doing frequent blood tests for over a decade has given me a strong sense of when my metabolism and energy are off, so now I just mostly pay…


The Fallacy of Fasting Blood Glucose

Background If there is one "abnormal" blood test that I get the most questions on, it has to be the fasting blood glucose.  As a result of implementing stringent lifestyle changes, often patients see their waistlines shrink, their lipids improve, but that stubborn fasting blood glucose often…


Is Intermittent Fasting Overrated and Harmful to Health?

Background I got a ton of questions from patients and readers about the recent UCSF study on a form of fasting called time-restricted feeding (TRF), being ineffective for weight loss.  This is a perfect opportunity for me to dig deeper into how fasting can either be a powerful tool that potentially…


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