Diet Facts and Fads: The Paleo Diet

A dish fitting the Paleolithic diet: Seafood stew Which diets are worth our attention and which ones are best left alone? I can help you understand more about how to eat well – from the perspective of a doc who knows how food works in your body. What is the Paleo Diet? Followers of the … Continued

Get the Most From Your Doctor – Know Your Numbers Part Three

This is the third of my six part series on Getting the Most from your Doctor. In part two of this series, I talked about inflammation and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), and gave you tips on how to decrease inflammation in your body. In this third installment, I’ll share with you the numbers you want … Continued

Testosterone and Metabolic Syndrome

Here is yet more evidence of the profound beneficial effects of testosterone on the male body. According to a research paper presented this month at the International Diabetes Federation World Diabetes Congress, replacing testosterone to normal levels in middle aged and elderly men significantly improved all components of metabolic syndrome in 24 months. Positive benefits … Continued

November Is Diabetes Month: Fighting Insulin Resistance

I have discussed in previous articles how impaired glucose metabolism, known as insulin resistance (IR), can seriously affect your health. The signs of insulin resistance usually present gradually and are often difficult to recognize or at least, difficult to specifically attribute to insulin resistance. They could include abdominal weight gain, fatigue, depressed mood and foggy … Continued

Blood Sugar Tsunami

Any way you look at them, the statistics and predictions are impressive. In 2010 there were an estimated 18.8 million people in the US with diabetes, and another 7 million who have the disease but have not been diagnosed. Among US residents 65 and older, almost 27% have diabetes. Even more alarming is the prediction … Continued

Know Your Enemy – Physical Consequences of Chronic Stress

Chronic stress and/or repetitive stress have physical consequences. There have been many studies done over the years that show a connection between a stressful lifestyle and poor health. Stress actually accelerates the aging process and can shorten your life. It hastens the rate of cellular aging. The inflammatory effects of elevated cortisol levels cause aging … Continued

Make your your sleeping habit great!!!

  Recent reports have discovered that quality sleep is just as important as the quantity of sleep.  Even more astounding is that reduced sleep quality raises your risk of type 2 diabetes – significantly.  Follow these tips to ensure you sleep soundly and stay healthy. Maintain a regular bed and awake time schedule including weekends. … Continued

Testosterone and Diabetes

This month is Diabetes awareness month. The statistics are alarming and rising. 12% of men over the age of 20 have diabetes in this country. This rises to 27% for those over 65 years old. It is our North American diet that is to blame. I tell my patients the most important thing they can … Continued