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Special call out to those interested in brain health! You may know that we offer a free series on brain health, the last Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m. at the Rogue Regional Hospital’s Smullin Center.  This month we’d love to crowd-source the topic... [read more]
(No that's not milk, scroll to bottom of article for explanation. Yes, gardens on the "farm" in the background!) It’s just possible that the scientific world is shifting its paradigm of understanding metabolic disease. That’s a cumbersome mouthful... [read more]
No one is perfect, and I'll include myself in that imperfect grouping! I've been struggling recently with my only serious and chronic health condition: given the least bit of stress (oh there are many options here) or excitement (good or bad, eager... [read more]
I'm excited (and yes of course a little bit nervous!) to announce that I'm expanding my practice to include a cognition-focused practice, working with another physician and a team of health coaches, and hopefully someday soon a nutritionist!  As... [read more]
You have to be close to my age to recognize the lyrics taken from Guys and Dolls, an influential movie of my childhood, a story for another day. How the song goes is something like, yes I can wish you riches and good luck, but More I cannot wish... [read more]
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.... [read more]
Which type are you? Gretchen Rubin is a lawyer by education, but a student of human nature by choice. Perhaps inspired by her own moment of awakening (she read the work of Gary Taubes, realized a low carbohydrate diet made sense, and changed 100% ... [read more]
I routinely recommend that my patients consider obtaining their raw genetic data from, choosing either the Ancestry package ($99) or the Health and Ancestry package ($199). Both options analyze about 750,000 genes out of about 3,000,000... [read more]
Do you want to lose body fat, gain muscle, all without going on any kind of a diet? If you are a postmenopausal woman, I have a tip for you. In a properly designed (randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled) study, researchers studied 81... [read more]
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. The latest jaw dropping suggestion came from my alma mater, the University of... [read more]