Low carb ketosis for athletes? The long-awaited study by Dr. Jeff Volek (link is external) and team has been released. They studied endurance athletes; endurance is a term that could apply to events as short as rowing a 1K (3-5 minutes) to a 26-mile running marathon. (“Endurance” performance doesn’t apply to quick bursts of energy, […]
How’s your memory? Although most of us can accept a few glitches in memory as we get older, the thought of losing significant cognitive ability is terrifying. How can we enjoy the wisdom of age if we can’t remember it?
When I hear the term “arachidonic acid” I must admit that I have always thought of spiders. My mind quickly corrects itself, and I remember that arachidonic acid is a polyunsaturated fatty acid, an omega-6 fatty acid, one that we require for its various functions in the brain, muscles, and liver, primarily for the pliable […]
In a way, high blood pressure is like every other health problem: it can usually be resolved through lifestyle changes. When those don’t work, attending to some systemic problems (lack of sleep, low thyroid, and others) can often solve the problem. Supplementation directed by a knowledge of genetics and general supplement principles is a good […]
Did you know that November is National (US, I presume) Alzheimer’s Awareness Month? Actually every month is about a dozen things, but I’ve been ruminating on dementia recently, so it’s time to share some more thoughts. I hope you’ve read my article Feed Your Brain, which summarizes a complete approach to brain rehab, designed, tested […]
Ahh, crisp October air, leaves are brilliant and there is just a hint of chill in the air. Love this season, with the longer, darker and sleepier nights and a change of fresh produce in the store.
I definitely have a bad eating habit, and it’s not fast food, it’s eating food too fast. I can’t blame it on my medical training, it’s always been true.
A panel of experts vested by the World Health Organization to evaluate the effects of eating meat reported on Monday (October 25, 2015) that eating processed meat (hot dogs, ham, bacon, etc.) raises the risk of
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, driving. If they’re the passenger in a car, fine, I’ll go […]
Actually that title is a little bit of a misnomer, let me explain. I gave a whirlwind expo on 23andMe interpretations for a local group on Saturday night and realize now that it was way too big a topic to tackle in the time I did. Thanks to all those sturdy participants who stayed with […]