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Our Blood Pressure Philosophy

In this ‘ philosophy ‘ series, I’ll share our approach to managing blood pressure. Our philosophy is based on recent research, clinical experience, patient outcomes, professional guidelines from the US, Europe, Canada, and Australia, and input from world experts in hypertension. We don’t base our clinical philosophy on professional societies that are influenced by the […]

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Checking Your Blood Sugar Without a CGM

Many non-diabetic individuals ask about a CGM because they want to know their blood sugar. With this information, they hope to decide what to eat and what not to eat. But there is an easier way to monitor your blood sugars without a CGM. For my patients, I often suggest a handheld glucometer, like the […]

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How Not to Die In Your 40s

When a 45-year-old male patient comes into my clinic focused on preventing their major causes of death and disease, they rarely think about accidents and suicide. Those are, in fact, the major causes of death in this age group. Here are some ideas based on current US stats for how not to die in your […]

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Risk of Developing Heart Disease

We have a lot of new tests and studies that help us assess the risk of developing heart disease, such as the blood cholesterol level, more specialized lipid profiles, coronary calcium scores, and even coronary CT angiograms. But many data points, such as family history, lifestyle, and biomarkers, may be even more predictive than the […]

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3 Different Cancer Types

When we screen someone for cancer, we are trying to catch the cancer that can be treated to prevent the person from dying early from that cancer. To understand why screening and treatment aren’t very straightforward, let’s talk about 3 different cancer types. Check out Dr. Prasad’s article on this topic to understand how he, […]

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How to Lower Non-Diabetic A1C

A patient recently showed me their A1C of 5.5 and expressed their concerns, wanting to lower it closer to 5.0. The main reason for this was that she knew from the research data that all-cause mortality is higher for those with a higher A1C, even if they don’t have diabetes. So, how can we lower […]

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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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Getting a Second Medical Opinion

You just finished your ortho appointment, and the surgeon told you you need an ACL reconstruction. But researching it online, you come across someone’s negative experience with the surgery and find others who claim that it’s an unnecessary surgery. At this point, a second medical opinion seems like a good idea, but how do you […]

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Preventing Colon Cancer Through Lifestyle Choices

Preventing colon cancer is a better use of your time and energy than screening for it or treating it. That should intuitively make sense, but of course, it isn’t always easy to do. Before we dive into this topic, it’s important to understand the process of scientific research; there can be an odd article here […]

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Tracking Biomarkers for Health

The human body is complex, but certain things seem to be certain – lower body mass index, more muscle mass, less visceral fat, lower average blood sugars, and lower average blood pressure seem to be great biomarkers to track. Book a session with us today to track your biomarkers! What’s Your Health Goal? The first […]