Working with and talking to your doctor Your time is valuable. So when you go to a doctor, you probably want to get as much out of your visit as possible during the time you have. Also, your doctor wants to be of maximum service to you in the allotted time for your appointment. And… Read More

Setting Personal Health Goals If you don’t know where you are going, then any route will get you there. Do you want to live to be 100? Do you want to avoid ending up in a nursing home? Do you want to never need long-term prescriptions for anything? Do you want to barefoot water ski… Read More

Practical Weight Loss Goals One of my favorite motivational speakers, Zig Ziglar, used to say that if you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time. So in order to better attain something, we need to aim for it, which is another way of saying we should have goals. With no goals whatsoever, our… Read More

Weight Loss and Exercise: What’s the connection? When I ask patients what they are doing to lose weight, 99% of the time they begin by telling me how much they are exercising. I think that is because the prevailing notion is that if you want to lose weight, you have to exercise a lot. That… Read More

Unlike in World War II, I’d say that today, Americans are losing the “battle of the bulge”. The numbers of people in our country who are overweight or obese continues to increase rapidly. There are several reasons for this. One of them is that we consume too much food that is cheap and easy to… Read More

Reversing Metabolic Syndrome with Personalized Lifestyle Medicine One in 3 Americans have metabolic syndrome—a cluster of conditions that can lead to type 2 diabetes and heart disease , which can be preventable or reversible through a clinically proven lifestyle medicine program. If you have 3 of the 5 following markers, you are at risk: 1) elevated waist… Read More

Healthy Living: The Choice To Change “Shift happens.” In this case, I’m referring to the paradigm shift regarding how people try to become healthy and stay that way through healthy living. This shift will happen because of people’s feelings of frustration about their current healthcare and the economic unsustainability of our current paradigm. The shift… Read More

Thyroid Illness: What You Need to Know You’re tired all the time, gaining weight, constipated, losing your hair, can’t think straight, and feeling depressed. You wonder if maybe you have a thyroid problem because you have heard that thyroid hormone has something to do with your metabolism and energy. So you go to a doctor,… Read More

Dealing with allergies to your environment? Sneezing, itchy eyes, runny and itchy nose, congestion, scratchy throat are no fun and can be more than just annoying. These are what we call “allergies”. It’s also sometimes called hay fever, even though it involves neither hay nor a fever. Allergies to your environment can ruin your quality… Read More