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"I’m afraid I was a bit hasty during our last conversation when I encouraged you to eat more butter without much explanation. Although this is a subject I have visited on the website here and here, I decided it was time again to address the subject... [read more]
Best Amount of Protein is __________________??? Some time ago I wrote an article about the importance of avoiding sarcopenia as one ages  in which I stressed the importance of consuming enough protein, perhaps more than you are regularly eating. I... [read more]
Maybe you really OD’ed on sugar over the holidays, maybe you’ve been meaning to do this for a long time. Maybe your doctor just gave you some bad news. “Your exam shows that you have __________  (insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes... [read more]
It’s already later than I want to eat dinner and I just got home from work. Diane is outside taking care of the chickens and I said I’d put together something to go with the meat nicely thawed on the counter and the sweet potato already cooking in... [read more]
I have been fascinated recently with the intersecting stories of genetics, lifestyle choices, and dementia, and thought I'd share with you some of the information particular to genetics!   Warning: if you don’t believe in the process of evolution... [read more]
For whatever reason, you wonder if you’re not eating as healthily as you would like to. Perhaps you’ve noticed that you’ve gained some stubborn pounds, especially around your middle. Maybe your hair (or skin or nails) lacks the vitality and sheen... [read more]
Today is day 30 and this has been my best (of three) one yet! As I mentioned last month, I added one allowed cheat (dairy in coffee, no more than once a day) and everything else didn’t even ask me to find a cheat for it. For some reason, I didn’t... [read more]
Just for fun, what do the experts say about healthy aging, are they right? Let's revisit the wisdom of the Blue Zones Solution by Dan Buettner as summarized by New York Times' columnist Tiffany Frasier, here. She also references a longer discussion... [read more]
Just this week (late August, 2016), I received my latest copy of the American Family Physician: it’s a handy journal for renewing my CME requirements and it’s a great reminder of basic family medicine protocols on a wide range of topics. One issue... [read more]
"Wait, so what are you saying, is HRT a good idea or not?" I was talking with a patient to whom I had recommended hormone replacement, but mentioned I had some concerns about "everyone" taking HRT. In fact, I do qualify my general advice, and... [read more]

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