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It happens to me most often when I'm responding to an after hours call from a patient, or during a scheduled phone appointment during a workday.  I hear background noise and ask if the person with whom I'm speaking is actually, at that moment,... [read more]
Perhaps you heard about the recent study on the amount of sleep enjoyed by modern hunter-gatherer societies, the full text actually available here as a nice nod to public interest and intelligence. In reality though, what most people read was the... [read more]
Researcher Kevin Hall at the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease Laboratory published a study in a recent issue of Cell Metabolism that set alive the world of metabolic researchers and physicians. The study is only... [read more]
Most of us past the age of 50 notice that we are forgetting things from time to time, sometimes quite alarmingly. Out walking with a good friend, we encounter another and start to introduce our friends to each other… and we forget our close friend’... [read more]
My jaw dropped as I queried, "What did your doctor say?" One of our most beloved local gastroenterologists actually said to more than one of my patients something along the lines of "You can stay on these proton pump inhibitors for the rest of your... [read more]
That apology is what should be coming out of the US Department of Agriculture in concert with the US Department of Health and Human Services. Turns out 40 years of telling people to restrict dietary fat and put a strict limit on dietary cholesterol... [read more]
I should always clarify what KIND of news I'm including in this space. There is actual news: a new study, or a new observation, something that adds to the general body of information on which we all rely to keep fine-tuning our health to the best... [read more]
If you're over 50, you certainly have had the experience of looking in the mirror and being shocked: wait, I thought I still looked the same as when I was younger... I still FEEL the same person inside! The mirror tells us otherwise: we develop... [read more]
Do any stores near you carry the magazine Spirituality & Health? If so, swing by and pick up a copy of the May/June issue and check out my article, “Why go Paleo?” with some really great photography taken by the son of a friend of mine. No such... [read more]
The synthesis of thyroid hormone, and its regulation, are complicated! If you've followed my Thyroid Thicket series, you have an overview of approaching someone who might be considered to have thyroid hormones. One of the details mentioned... [read more]