Nutrient Interactions, Red Meat, and “Dinobesity”?

Background Back from vacation and cramming for my 2nd TEDx (I'll share the link when it's ready in a few weeks), I decided to make up for lost blogging time with an extra long post for you to chew on.  I included a bonus section dedicated to my former dinosaur loving twin sons....they claim they're…


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…


Prescription Food Series Debut: Introducing “Paleo Naan”

Background Before I talk about the highly anticipated Paleo Naan, let me give you a little background since this is the first post of my new prescription food series.  As a physician, I've spent a large part of my career writing prescriptions for drugs.  Unfortunately that was the primary weapon…


What Was The Unhealthiest Food I Ate In India?

Background I just returned from a 10 day trip to Kolkata, India to celebrate my cousin’s wedding.  My last trip to Kolkata was 5 years ago and although I’ve written a book focusing on South Asian health, I made a commitment to restrain myself from offering abundant amounts of health advice and…


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…


Equating Cancer Risk With Heart Disease Risk and How to Prevent Cancer

Background Insulin resistance and obesity have been linked to conditions like diabetes and heart disease, but too few of us are making the connection with cancer.  In my consult practice I see patients at high risk for heart disease, but it's important to understand that the same lifestyle risks…


A Must Have Food App for Adults and Kids

I've had the pleasure of speaking at TEDx and the opportunity to lecture to some of the biggest companies in the world on a multitude of health topics, but last week I gave what I felt was the most challenging, yet rewarding lecture of my life.  I spoke to the 5th grade classes for my twin sons,…


Solar Power and Vitamin D

Let There Be Sun I've talked in great detail about the role of a sedentary lifestyle and a carb-centric diet in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance, but what about the role of sunlight and vitamin D?  One of my interests is trying to uncover why the global burden of insulin resistance weighs so…


Is Full-Fat Dairy Ok?

Background The latest study on dairy fat once again confirms that instead of pointing our finger at the full-fat milk in that cereal bowl, it's the so-called healthy whole grain cereal or the glass of orange juice on the side we need to shift our focus to as the real culprit behind diabetes and…


Carb Trafficking, Body Fat Storage, and Insulin Resistance

SOME BACKGROUND After taking a bit of a hiatus over the summer from writing posts, I'm now back with a vengeance delivering this detailed post on carb trafficking and insulin resistance.  Whenever applicable, I'm going to end my posts with a Children's Corner section reflecting the experience of my…


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