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Dec 10th, 2021


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Nov 5th, 2021

4 Goals for Every Healthy Eating Plan

In this part 1 of a 3 part series, let's learn about the 4 goals that every healthy nutrition plan needs to meet for it to be successful for you.
Apr 19th, 2021

4 Questions About Carbohydrates

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.
Apr 12th, 2021

Minimum effective dose and prediabetes

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.
Apr 5th, 2021

Menopause, muscle mass, and prediabetes

Menopause is a time when women face special challenges when it comes to maintaining health, controlling blood sugar, and living well. One of these challenges relates to loss of muscle.
Mar 30th, 2021

Hey Doc, is this food good? Or bad?

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."
Mar 22nd, 2021

3 tips for building good habits to beat prediabetes

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.
Mar 9th, 2021

Effective Stress Relief

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.
Oct 2nd, 2020

What Is Good Health For?

What is it for? Not too long ago I listened to a talk by Seth Godin titled “Stop Stealing Dreams” in which he discussed the educational system.
Jul 22nd, 2020

The Formula For Success

Changing behavior can be hard It can be really hard to change habits and routines, to live healthier lifestyle.
Jul 15th, 2020

Set Your Intention, Receive Good Health

Atomic Habits In his book Atomic Habits writer James Clear describes a study where researchers wanted to help 248 adults build better exercise habits. They divided the subjects into 3 groups.
Jul 8th, 2020

There Are No Shortcuts to Good Nutrition

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,...
Jun 25th, 2020

Eat Dinner Like A Pauper?

“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” It’s likely you’ve heard this statement before.
May 21st, 2020

The Hero’s Body, Part 1 – Nutrition Is A System

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.”
May 6th, 2020

The World Needs You To Be A Hero

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.
Apr 29th, 2020

What Are Your Important Life Buckets?

I beat myself up pretty well last week. During this time of coronavirus and social distancing I had grand plans to take advantage of fewer commitments and increased downtime to accomplish so much.
Apr 15th, 2020

8 Practices To Increase Your Joy

The 8 Pillars of Joy My daughter Maddie is a science and math geek (much like her father). But she’s also got this really cool artistic side.
Apr 9th, 2020

Shouldn’t Eating Be Enjoyable?

Where does your mind go when you eat? I heard this question recently when listening to the Ten Percent Happier podcast interview with Evelyn Tribole, one of the developers of the intuitive eating.
Apr 2nd, 2020

How To Use Tiny Habits To Improve Your Health

Ready, Set…Fizzle 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...
Mar 11th, 2020

Are You An Abstainer Or A Moderator?

Confession Time My 15-year-old son has a metabolism like a hummingbird. It seems that if he doesn’t eat every 2 hours he’s likely to waste away.
Mar 4th, 2020

Your Highly Processed Food Audit And Action Plan

“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.
Feb 20th, 2020

Your Added Sugar Audit And Action Plan

Time for an Added Sugar Audit Today we’ll focus on reducing or eliminating added sugar from your diet. But before we get to that, let me give you some background information.
Feb 12th, 2020


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...
Feb 28th, 2019

Improve Your Health In 5 Steps – Step #1: Aspiration

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.
Feb 15th, 2019

What Is Optimal Health?

Optimal. Adj. Most desirable or satisfactory. Do you strive to achieve optimal health? Have you ever thought about your health this way?
Oct 19th, 2018

I Still Believe In Science

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...
Oct 18th, 2018


vi·tal·i·ty: noun. The state of being strong and active What does it mean to have vitality? Take a look at the definition above.
Oct 18th, 2018

Practicing In The Sweet Spot

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...
Oct 18th, 2018