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Book Review of Metabolical by Dr. Lustig

The book Metabolical by Dr. Lustig is a lot like other books on the topic of how nutrition and diet affect our health. He dives a little deeper into the biochemical pathways and points out how the food system in the world isn’t always build to support our health. His stance is that we can’t […]

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How to Screen for AFib

Atrial fibrillation is when the heart’s electrical system fails to produce proper heartbeats, often due to fibrosis of the heart muscle. It can lead to heart failure and strokes, which is why it’s an important condition to detect early. Here is how to screen for AFib at home, especially if you are at high risk […]

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The Importance of Skin Health to Prevent Allergies

The skin is the main immune barrier and protects the body from chemicals and compounds that might wreak havoc should they enter the bloodstream. There are some common reasons our skin protection can fail, as I’ll discuss here. The importance of skin health is at the core of preventing unwanted chemicals from setting off our […]

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Reversible Causes of AFib – Atrial Fibrillation

A great book by Drs. Day and Bunch, titled The AFib Cure, is a recommended read for our patients who are at risk of AFib or who have the diagnosis. In this article, I’d like to review a few of the common causes and explain how to reverse AFib or prevent the recurrence of it. […]

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Predicting Dementia Risk

We have good tools these days to predict dementia risk in a person using risk calculators that collect lifestyle and medical history data. Blood tests and imaging studies can also be used, but they often only add more color to the substance. For those who are quite healthy, their biggest health risk may be aging […]

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How to Choose a Primary Care Doctor

What makes for a great doctor? How do you choose a primary care doctor who helps you improve your health? In this article, I’ll review the characteristics of an ideal doctor, someone I strive to be someday. 1. Listens & Communicates Listening is empathy, and feeling heard is a beautiful experience. The kind of physician […]

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Keep Your Primary Care Doctor Forever

Insurance changes, jobs change, we move across the country, and even our finances sometimes take a hit. But there is no reason for you ever again to lose your primary care doctor. Keep your primary care doctor regardless of how your circumstances change; it’s one of the most important health relationships we have in healthcare. […]

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Major Causes of Cancer

A recent study pointed to cancers being diagnosed in people at a younger age. The authors also listed major causes of cancer based on their observations. Our goal here at Digital Nomad Health is to decrease cancer risk in our patients. Identifying potential causes of cancer is the first step. Addressing lifestyle changes to prevent […]

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Weight Loss Medication Selection

On occasion, we have patients who need weight management consulting. I’m less worried about someone who is overweight and only worried about obesity when there are major health risks. So when is it time for weight loss medication? Often, when traditional weight loss methods fail. Weight Loss Medication Options Though the media advertises GLP1 medications […]

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What Causes Back Pain in an Older Person?

You are 60 years old, active, and healthy, and besides the mattress looking a bit too yellow, there is no reason for you to have this back pain. So, what could cause this back pain? In this article, we’ll break it down from most likely to least likely, and I’ll offer some pointers to improve […]