4 Questions About Carbohydrates
Let's start at the beginning, and answer 4 basic questions about carbohydrates to help you understand what role they play in your nutrition and how you can use nutrition to help achieve good health.
What would you do if you were shipwrecked on a desert island? Where would you start? Food? Shelter? Water?
The "Robinson Crusoe" phenomenon states that when we have limited time, we can't do everything - at least not well. Something has to give.
Hey Doc, is this food good? Or bad?
Diet culture teaches us to label foods as good or bad, healthy or unhealthy. It's rarely that black and white.
Here's another way to look at food using a game called "Better Than."
Good habits can be hard!
Building good habits is one key strategy for improving health, but it can be one of the harder to implement well.
Watch this short training for insights about habits and 3 tips you can use to help yourself dial in your habits.
A weight loss study shows two key findings important for us as we pursue good health through lifestyle changes - (1) It's the people who follow the program who get the results, and (2) It doesn't have to be perfect.
Stress relief is super important during COVID-19. Some methods of stress relief are effective, but many forms of stress relief that we rely on turn out not to work. Learn the difference between the two and how you can relieve stress effectively.
A Common Pattern
You start a new health program, full of enthusiasm and excited for the change it will bring. The first days and weeks go well, you are making all the right steps, and you see early signs of progress.
When I was in medical school and learning how to perform basic tasks, like reading an ECG or a chest x-ray, I was taught very specific protocols for each process. For example, reading an ECG was RRABEIIM – rate, rhythm, axis, bundles, enlargements,...
Is this food healthy?
Before the pandemic, I ordered a latte from a local barista. In our exchange, the barista mentioned I might like to try it with coconut milk, because it’s “healthier than cow’s milk.”
Everyone loves a hero
When I was a kid, every week I could not wait for Saturday morning cartoons. I would get up, race downstairs with my sister, and spend the next 2-3 hours watching the week’s new shows.
Karl* wants to get back into the habit of running regularly. He’s gained about 10 pounds over the last 2 years, and where he used to regularly hit the trails about 5 times weekly, lately he’s “just not motivated” to get out the...
“Overfed and Undernourished”
One hundred years ago, if you ate a food that had calories, it also contained nutrients – vitamins, minerals, and other small molecules that help your body produce energy, heal itself, and fight infection and cancer.
It’s February 22 nd , you just realized you haven’t used your new gym membership in almost 3 weeks, and your plan to lose weight on the keto diet was blown up by a bag of Cheetos, a bottle of wine, and Seinfeld reruns. In your MSG-induced fog, you ask...
You’ve known for some time that you want to improve your health. You’re carrying extra pounds you can’t seem to drop, or you lack energy to enjoy your kids after work, or you feel like your concentration is lacking and your brain is foggy.
Recently I was asked to do a newspaper interview about a best-selling book that discussed treatment of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (low thyroid function caused by one’s own immune system). In the end I was not thrilled with the accuracy of the information...
I strive to practice medicine in the “Sweet Spot” that sits right where medical science and your individual circumstances meet. Medical science tells us how to best treat certain populations, then you and I figure out how to best apply that science...