Which is better for your heart? Low Carb versus Low FAT

Which is better for your heart?  Low Carb versus Low FAT

The more we study the more we find that our ancestors where a lot smarter than we are. Being a Caveman means you eat what the good earth provides which is meat and plants. There was no grain, no bread, no processed foods, no high fructose corn syrup and certainly no genetically modified foods. In an article published by the American Medical Association in the Archives of Internal... [Read more]

Restaurants, Travel, Food & Avoiding Pitfalls

Restaurants, Travel, Food & Avoiding Pitfalls

So I spent 4 days in Portland recently. Amazing city with very cool, eclectic mix of fun things to see and do. I highly recommend a visit. For my business travelers I want to offer a glimpse of healthy survival. Once a gain it is EASY if your vision has been trained to see the good stuff. Ate every meal at a restaurant and was never "forced" to eat wheat or dairy. How is that... [Read more]

How I Cut My Cholesterol in Half Without Drugs. Case Study of 65 Year Old Margaret.

How I Cut My Cholesterol in Half Without Drugs. Case Study of 65 Year Old Margaret.

Margaret came to me at 65 years of age and wanted to change her life. She was tired of feeling tired and knew that her health was taking a nosedive. She had a laundry list of complaints that was growing with each passing year and she feared that her next 2 decades would be miserable if she didn't get things in order. Despite appropriate drug therapy by her primary care doctor her... [Read more]

Let’s Go to the AIRPORT for Some Healthy Food!

Let’s Go to the AIRPORT for Some Healthy Food!

That's right, I said airport. Many of my patients have heavy travel schedules and I commonly hear the response, "Well it's impossible to eat healthy when you travel." I typically just take a deep breath and simply try to absorb the expressed frustration but after years of these deep breaths I now have to explode and cry "WRONG!!!" I travel monthly related to lectures and education... [Read more]

Statin Drugs are NOT the Only Solution to Cholesterol

Statin Drugs are NOT the Only Solution to Cholesterol

The new guidelines offer insight to physicians on how to use statin drugs to reduce heart attack rates. Period. Is it fair to expect more than that? No it really is not. We are not taught anything about nutrition, sleep physiology, exercise physiology or for that matter anything about “health”. What we are taught in medical school is the use of drug therapy to control the symptoms... [Read more]

Can you trust what your doctor is being taught? The New Statin Guidelines.

Can you trust what your doctor is being taught?  The New Statin Guidelines.

The new guidelines from the ACC (AmericanCollege of Cardiology) and the AHA (American Heart Assoc.) were just released over a week ago. These guidelines are meant to offer guidance to physicians in their treatment of cholesterol as way to reduce cardiovascular risk. It is intended to be a thorough review of the medical literature and not a political platform. Unfortunately, in the... [Read more]

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