A Closer Look at the New Cholesterol Guidelines

Old Cholesterol Guideline Theme: It’s All About Your LDL Number When clinical guidelines come out, there are two major levels at which they’re interpreted. The first interpretation is literal, following the guidelines to a tee. However the more important interpretation is the guideline theme. Most…


Parents…Let Your Children Sleep!

What if I told you that there was something in your house that was causing your child to be more irritable, impatient, with unpredictable behavior in and out of school, resulting in difficulty learning.  A substance that may worsen, trigger or mimic ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) symptoms?  What…


Recognize PCOS in South Asian Girls and Women

Background There is a condition rampant in young South Asian adolescents and women that is often overlooked.  It's a disease caused by insulin resistance that can lead later to diabetes, heart disease, and infertility.  It can leave teenage girls emotionally and physically scarred from obesity,…


Eliminating Pain and Improving Exercise and Athletic Performance-Part 2 of 2

Background If you haven’t read part one, please do so now, especially the part about anaerobic versus aerobic exercise.  You need to understand the difference between anaerobic and aerobic exercise for many of my recommendations in this post to make sense. To very briefly summarize, anaerobic…


5 Top Myths About Fasting

Background Fasting is a powerful way to achieve optimal physical and mental health, used for generations by multiple cultures across the planet, yet I find so many patients, physicians, dietitians and other colleagues in health care either skeptical or fearful of its potential harm.  I want to…


When is Your Lowest Body Weight and How to Burn Fat During the Holidays

Background One of the benefits of the myriad body sensing devices on the market is the ability to analyze big health data trends on large populations.  A study done at Cornell University, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, used Withings wireless weigh scales to measure body weights…


A Review of the 2016 US Dietary Guidelines by Prerna Uppal

INTRO From prior posts you likely know how I feel about nutrition guidelines, especially those issued by the government.  We've witnessed the fall of the food pyramid, the rise of the healthy eating plate, and the continued escalation in obesity and chronic diseases attributed largely to unhealthy…


Here’s to a Healthier Holiday Season

Background Off the heels of Halloween and on the verge of upcoming holidays like Diwali, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukkah, now is the perfect time for us to go over some key strategies to maximize enjoyment and minimize damage to your waistline and overall health.  Our nutrition expert, Prerna…


Optimal Health and Performance for the Entire Family

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