It’s no secret that sugar is bad for you. It spoils your teeth, packs on pounds around your belly, and provides zero nutrition. Unfortunately, these are the least of sugars crimes. The biggest reason why you should stop taking sugar is that it is one of the most pro-inflammatory foods. Current Research suggests that chronic,… Continue reading Sugar, Inflammation, and Health
Of all the chronic diseases currently known to mankind, diabetes is the most common. The onset of diabetes starts years before it becomes full-blown and starts affecting one’s health. How can you know if you are on the path to being a full-blown diabetic? What can you do to arrest and reverse this process? In… Continue reading Are You Pre-Diabetic? How Can You Tell?
My clinic started as an interventional pain clinic, but I quickly realized that chronic pain was more than an isolated pathology of excessive pain. I have amazing tools that can relieve a patient’s symptoms, but I can’t reverse the course of the disease unless I treat the underlying cause, the metainflammation. Pain simply doesn’t become… Continue reading About Metainflammation
Fat is more than an issue of appearance. Fat can lead to multiple chronic illnesses, and obesity is by far the greatest risk factor contributing to the burden of chronic diseases in the U.S. Obesity increases insulin resistance, blood pressure, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides. Further, obesity lowers HDL cholesterol and places the body in a… Continue reading When Fat Becomes more than Fat
The nutritional and informational value of food is often ignored by conventional medicine, and ignoring it can lead to severe and expensive chronic diseases. Unfortunately, most currently practicing physicians received less than 16 hours of education on nutrition during medical school. Often, dietary guidelines and recommendations were delegated to the dietitians. Unfortunately, the dietitians were… Continue reading Lack of nutritional information
In the United States, we have a malnutrition crisis, but it’s not caused by people not having enough to eat. Just as assuredly people died of famine in the past, they now die of excess eating. It’s just not as compelling to put an 85-pound four-year-old in an advertisement for Save the Children. This malnutrition… Continue reading Crisis of Nutrition
Weight loss is clearly of primary concern to Americans, but the healthcare industry doesn’t seem to have a good solution. America doesn’t have a healthcare system; we have a sick maintenance cabal. Between 1989 and 2016, the average American gained 29 pounds and spent more than $1 trillion on weight loss products. In 2016 alone,… Continue reading Follow the Money