The Wonderful Health Benefits of Broccoli

Do you remember when you were a child and you used to cringe just seeing the “green” color vegetables on your dinner plate?  The most commonly rejected vegetable was broccoli.  We spent our childhood thinking that it was bad when in fact, it is not only rich in nutrients, it is also delicious. According to an article published in the …

Chocolate and Human Health

Dark Chocolate has benefits. A 2013 paper12 in the Netherlands Journal of Medicine also reviews the many health benefits of cacao, noting that many consider it a “complete food,” as it contains: Healthy fats Antioxidants Nitrogenous compounds, including proteins, methylxanthines theobromine, and caffeine (central nervous system stimulants, diuretics, and smooth muscle relaxants. Theobromine is the ingredient that can cause heartburn in …

Patient's Dilemma Part V

“What are possible outcomes of the standard-drug therapy model VS a comprehensive plan?” As we discussed before, unfortunately, the traditionally-trained doctor who utilizes the standard drug-therapy model of care may not really understand the best way to help diabetic patients. In many cases, it’s highly likely they are well meaning, and feel ill-equipped. Many traditional health care providers feel handcuffed …

Patient's Dilemma Part IV

“The truth about diabetes medications” The short truth of medication is this: if the often used drug-based approach worked to fix the underlying problem, there would be no need to escalate treatment. But that is often the path many diabetics find themselves on. Some would argue that the increasing need for medication is just the normal course of the condition. …

Patient's Dilemma Part III

“A better approach to overcoming Diabetes” Yes – Type 2 diabetes is REVERSIBLE!!! As discussed in the last article, I specialize in helping patients with Type II Diabetes understand the source of their disease, and develop a plan to reverse it. For those of you who think you are on the right path with a traditional medication-based approach – keep …

Patient's Dilemma Part II

“Why traditional doctors don’t work” Did you know that the United States makes up only 5% of the world population, yet we consume 50% of the medications produced in the world? Our society has become heavily dependent upon drugs because we are conditioned into believing that pharmaceuticals provide us with an easy and quick fix. If this were true, the …

Patient's Dilemma Part I

Does this sound familiar to you? You pick up the phone and an unanticipated sense of concern runs through your body as you hear someone from your doctor’s office say, “We have your lab results and the doctor needs to meet with you.” It was just a routine exam. What could possibly be wrong? Still confused, you apprehensively meet with …

My Experience with Dr. Hyman

I was recently able to attend the the Apply Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice Conference. There is always so much to learn when Mark Hyman, MD is around! Unfortunately, there is an epidemic of chronic diseases that threaten to compromise the health of the world’s population and affect the effectiveness of the healthcare system. Rattling projections show that many of …

National Fatigue Syndrome Day

National Fatigue Syndrome Day Chronic fatigue symptoms are slowly becoming an epidemic in clinical practice, which is why I felt that today, National Fatigue Syndrome day, was a perfect day to address it. Fatigue is a very broad, and at times, vague description of symptoms that can range from a mild decrease in normal energy levels all the way down to life …

Diabetes vs Stroke and Heart Disease

From 1997 to 2011, the number of people aged 35 years or older with diabetes and with self-reported heart disease or stroke increased from 4.2 million to 7.6 million. In 2011, among people with diabetes aged 35 years and older and with self-reported heart disease or stroke, 5.0 million reported having coronary heart disease, 3.7 million reported having other heart …