Last week, I attended an amazing 2-day preceptorship on cardiovascular disease detection and prevention. Have you ever tried drinking from a fire hose? That’s what this conference was like! There were about 40 of us from all around the country gathered together at downtown New Orleans hotel for almost 20 hours of intense teaching and… Read More

Myths and Truths About Belly Fat Myth #1        “I can reduce my gut by doing sit-ups” Truth: I don’t know how this myth ever got started because there is no logic in it. You cannot spot reduce by exercising. Fat in a certain zone of your body is not connected in any way to the… Read More

Bioidentical Hormones and Compounding Pharmacies When I prescribe bioidentical hormones for men and women, I often write a prescription that can only be filled through a compounding pharmacy instead of a pharmacy such as Walgreens or CVS. So what’s the difference between the two kinds of pharmacies? The regular pharmacy of today is more of… Read More

Bioidentical Hormones Sometimes when a patient asks their gynecologist about bioidentical hormone replacement, their gyne says that he or she doesn’t do that.  A response like that just demonstrates how little understanding there is sometimes about this term bioidentical. Some doctors think that bioidentical hormones are something that has to be specially prepared in compounding… Read More

You CAN overcome those roadblocks! We humans are motivated by two things: the avoidance of pain and the pursuit of pleasure. So to overcome the roadblocks, we need to maximize the pleasure of exercising and minimize the pain. So how do you maximize the pleasure? Make it fun. Maybe this means joining a class. You… Read More

Do You Experience Roadblocks to Exercise? Most people accept the notion that exercise is good for your health, right? But not everyone can list all the specific benefits! Lets’ start right there: exercise can help you control your weight, improve your mood*, reduce your risk of certain illnesses like heart disease, improve your energy, improve… Read More

Your intestinal tract, or what we casually refer to as your gut, has a huge influence on your overall health.  It’s not simply a way for your body to get water and nutrition.  It contains most of your immune system, for example, and it affects your mental health, too.  And if the semi-permeable barrier between… Read More

Skincare in the sun Dermatologists around the world seem to feel that the sun is evil. Even Boris Lushniak, MD, who was one of my interns (and a heck of a nice guy) at St. Joseph Hospital when I was a senior resident, and who is now the Acting Surgeon General of the United States… Read More

Fight Fatigue! Increase Energy! Many patients come to me complaining of fatigue and they want more energy. And let’s face it, wouldn’t we all like more energy? I would. So how do you get it? Well, first of all, you should make sure there isn’t some major identifiable illness going on such as anemia, kidney… Read More