When I sit down with new patients, I am always surprised to hear how little they know about the underlying cause of their condition. When we hold seminars, I even ask the audience, "What is the underlying problem with Diabetes?"read more
The Cause of Diabetes: Type I vs. Type II
Is High Intensity Exercise (HIT) a good idea?
Pain is… well, PAINFUL, even if it's for a good cause. So when considering what type of exercise to do, instinctively many of us would choose the least painful option. Would you sprint up a steep hill or take a leisurely walk down a windy road? Would you do a few repetitions with low-resistance exercise bands while watching an episode of NCIS or curl a 35 pound dumbbell until your arms felt like two fried eggs hanging on a nail?read more
Are You at Risk for a Sudden Heart Attack?
Each year, around half a million people in the US die suddenly from a heart attack. The truly troubling thing is that around half of them had no previous symptoms of a heart problem. What a tragedy for those individuals and their families!read more
The term biochemical individuality has been used to describe what most scientist know (and even what non-scientist instinctively know) which is that each one of us has our own unique chemistry making us wonderfully and perfectly different, not just in appearance, but down to the manner in which our bodies function. As science advances, this is becoming even more true.read more
Leaky Gut What?
I give my mother credit for introducing me to a term called "leaky gut" about ten years ago. I remember saying at the time "Leaky Gut What?" As a caveat, it's important to know that I'd just graduated from medical residency after twelve years of college, medical school, and post-graduate training in family medicine. Needless to say, I thought I was pretty smart. I actually mocked my poor mother for her reference to the term as if it were something a uneducated person would say (as only a son would!).read more
Sick of “Co-Pay Medical Care”?
You find yourself sitting at your doctor's office in a waiting room full of patients all collectively donating their breath for the shared consumption of the many. Each is transmitting whatever virus or bug for which 60-80% of those in the room came to see the doctor into a collective soup of infectious air.read more
Suffering from weight loss resistance?
For the fortunate few, losing weight is as easy as cutting back on those guilty trips through the Taco Bell Drive-thru or skipping desert a few nights a week. For most, though, losing weight can be a struggle. For many, losing weight can seem darn-near impossible! If you are one of the latter two groups...read more
Suffering from undiagnosed food allergies?
Food allergies are a growing health problem in our country. While many experience immediate symptoms, you may not experience the symptoms until up to a week later. That can complicate connecting your symptoms to foods you’ve eaten.read more