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Ancestral Health - Episode #1

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August has been so busy! After an information packed weekend with Dr. Bredesen in California, I was home just long enough to catch up, pack and head to Boulder (first time!) for the 2016 Ancestral Health Symposium. I went eager to hear some new thoughts in evolutionary medicine, a paradigm that postulates much if not all […]

And Your Pregnancy History?

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A recently published study opens up an area I hadn’t considered before: the long term risks of cardiovascular disease in pregnancy. It is generally well known to consider whether or not a woman has had diabetes in pregnancy (or a child over 9 lbs, which probably indicates undiagnosed diabetes in pregnancy), as either detail will […]

DIY Memory Health, Part Three of Three

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Just this week in the news one of the brain exercise programs announced some great results with brain training games. The current study was a re-analysis of former data collected over a ten-year period observing almost 3000 healthy older adults. The group who did the speed-of-processing training, now available through Posit Science’s BrainHQ.com brain training […]

What do YOU Want From Your Doctor?

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There has been a fair amount of discussion recently about articles such as this one that urge doctors to consider ruling out insulin resistance far more often than they usually do. Many docs have the habit of checking a few simple blood sugar measurements (maybe JUST fasting blood sugar) and waiting until it’s significantly abnormal […]

When NOT To Take HRT

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“Wait, so what are you saying, is HRT a good idea or not?” I was talking with a patient to whom I had recommended hormone replacement, but mentioned I had some concerns about “everyone” taking HRT. In fact, I do qualify my general advice, and suggest that hormones are not always the right choice. I […]

DIY Memory Health, Part Two of Three

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How is your brain rejuvenation program going? In the first article here, I described the basic lifestyle habits associated with improved and maintained brain function. Specifically, let’s talk about each step and where to go from here. Anti-inflammatory diet. Have you been eating real food? Did you go grain-free or gluten-free? Once you have been eating […]

Double Whammy with Belly Fat

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A recent journal article, published online here (link is external), describes and intersection between two clinical conditions that I always take very seriously: increased abdominal size and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Of course, as in any purely observational study, these findings tell us really nothing about how things work: they simply raise a question that […]

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