What an interesting coincidence: as I was collecting a variety of newsy articles that were of interest to me this month, I was struck by something they all have in common. Each article interested me because of the associated health condition.
You are here
Dr. Deborah's blog
Which type are you?
I routinely recommend that my patients consider obtaining their raw genetic data from 23andMe.com, choosing either the Ancestry package ($99) or the Health and Ancestry package ($199).
Do you want to lose body fat, gain muscle, all without going on any kind of a diet?
Pretty much guaranteed that public advice based on "the latest research" will fall into the category I would call misguided at best and unethically stupid at its worst.
My good friend Gene returned recently from ten days with her lovely grandsons: delighted but exhausted. We shared a good laugh about how glad we are to not have young children now.
Pet peeve: speaking with folks about nutritional choices and hearing the insistence that “everything in moderation” is the sensible way to go.
Healthy and fit at 60 years old, my patient Kay was complaining only of some hair loss and fatigue. On questioning she assured me she eats “plenty of protein” but I knew we had to go deeper. If you want to stay strong as you age, you have to eat more protein than you might think.
Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids have such a good reputation for improving cardiovascular health that someone actually invented a prescription form of them. The official indication for Lovaza is the existence of high triglycerides, and the expected benefit is reduced risk of heart disease.
"I’m afraid I was a bit hasty during our last conversation when I encouraged you to eat more butter without much explanation.