I spend much of my clinical time talking to patients about nutrition and helping them choose what to eat. As always, I challenge my knowledge to do better for my patients and my family. As of late, the conversation on eating has shifted a bit not only on the what to eat but also on when to eat. Here’s the deal; it… [Read More]

In honor of our good friend who recently died from a Heart Attack, I am writing a three-part series on how to prevent one: Part One: What is a heart attack and how it happens Part Two: Beyond Cholesterol – the blood markers to use to reduce your risk Part Three: Science-based lifestyle practices that… [Read More]

[image from Science Life, University of Chicago Medicine]   One of the challenges I have when working with a patient undergoing radiation for prostate cancer is whether or not to have them take dietary supplements. You see, radiation works by producing oxidative stress (free radicals) in an effort to kill cancerous cells. So, in theory,… [Read More]

This recent study shows low vitamin D levels associated with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) in men, especially during the winter. STUDY DETAILS 457 patients in a prospective study Evaluation included medical history acquisition, physical examination and the completion of validated questionnaires, such as the IPSS, the Overactive Bladder Symptom Score (OABSS), and the International… [Read More]

[image above from successfully fit]   Stay focused on what’s important on this 4th of July; a celebration of your patriotism to the United States ( if you live in the US) and a time to spend with friends and family. With that in mind, here are the; 7 Realistic, no BS Tips to Staying… [Read More]

[Image of me training at 4:36 AM. It’s not what I like doing, but what I have to do.]   I’ve noticed people making all sorts of excuses not to exercise. And it’s not because there is no evidence that exercise helps us live longer and better. The scientific literature is packed with proof that… [Read More]

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