Vitamin D – is it Really?

Have you ever wondered about the importance of vitamin D. Certainly with all the publicity regarding the beneficial effects of vitamin D, knowing the levels in your own body and supplementing properly can give you great beneficial effects regarding your future health. Vitamin D is technically not a vitamin. Its active metabolite, calcitriol (1, 25 … Continued

The Aging Eye

I recently had a patient inquire about how he could reduce his risk of losing his eyesight with age. Frequently as we get older, our vision begins to deteriorate. There are many factors that are important regarding visual acuity, but two of the most common seen are cataracts and macular degeneration. Certainly, there are many … Continued

Holiday Stress

With the holidays quickly approaching; our minds are filled with excitement, anticipation, and a sense of eagerness to join our family and friends in celebration of the events to come. But along with the excitement we are often exposed to high levels of stress. In the plans that we have to make, deadlines that we … Continued

What’s Your Diabetic Risk Score?

Diabetes has become a major health concern in the United States with a significant increase in prevalence, resulting in serious health complications regarding morbidity and mortality. The cost of healthcare in the United States is rapidly rising regarding diabetic care. Over 20 million Americans are thought to have insulin resistance, which precedes the onset of … Continued

Is Your Elevator Stuck In The Lobby?

Picture yourself having a beautiful romantic day with your wife or significant other. You come home at night and sit around a quiet table having a romantic dinner. As the night progresses, nervousness and anxiety build up within your mind because of past experience you may have had regarding erectile dysfunction. If the romance in … Continued

The Down and Dirty of Diabetes

With the incidence of diabetes rising in the United States, it is becoming a major health concern as diabetes causes an increase in both morbidity and mortality. The United States is currently spending more than $100 billion annually in the cost of diabetic care. Twenty to twenty five million Americans are thought to have insulin … Continued

Got Gut?

The practice of metabolic medicine involves the optimization of metabolic pathways to allow our body to function at its maximum performance. Among many other things, this requires the adequate supportive nutrition such as vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and amino acids. Since our intestinal system is the gateway which allows nutrition into our body, this is … Continued

Is Your Ticker on Testosterone?

Did you know that there is a link between low testosterone cardiovascular disease? In looking at coronary risk factors as reported in cell biology and vascular biochemistry and 2011, testosterone deficiency has been reported as a significant risk factor. Sub-optimal testosterone increases the risk of hypertension, obesity, insulin insensitivity, and diabetes. Multiple links have been … Continued

“Dem Bones, Dem Bones”

Did you know that the first symptom of osteoporosis is a broken bone? Osteoporosis is now considered to be the second leading public-health concern to that of only cardiovascular disease. Morbidity and mortality from fractures increase by over 20% after a hip fracture. Did you know that most fractures occur in women with osteopenia, who … Continued