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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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Virtual Primary Care Treats Loneliness

Perhaps you’ve heard that loneliness is a cause of many mental and physical health problems in modern societies. The average human being is a social creature and has grown up with many social interactions. As we grow older, these ties disappear, and it’s common for people to find themselves in profound loneliness. For many, virtual […]

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Preventing Knee Replacement Surgery

Right around the 6th and 7th decade of life, quite a few of my patients face the decision of a joint replacement, often the knees. In this article, I’ll discuss preventing knee replacement surgery since it’s one of the major surgeries many will have in their lives. Understanding Osteoarthritis The main reason people end up […]

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The Fear of Lifelong Medication Prescriptions

The biggest medication fear my patients share with me is the fear of lifelong medication, especially for conditions like high cholesterol, hypertension, or heart disease. Fortunately, no medication has to be taken forever. You have choices, and each choice has certain consequences, good and bad. Medications Aren’t Forever In mainstream medicine, it’s common to start […]

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Staying Medication Free in the US

About 80% of Americans take OTC medication, and 50% are on some sort of prescription medication. It’s not for me to say if this is good or bad. But in my practice, I attract a group of patients whose goal is staying medication free. Let’s unravel that a bit. Prescription Medication Usage in the US […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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You Had a Heart Attack, Now What?

After a heart attack, it’s normal for many to fall into major depression. They will recognize their frailty for the first time. And the church of meds and doctor visits only adds to feeling overwhelmed. Fortunately, for many of us, a myocardial infarction is a call to our health. A signal that something major happened, […]

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Being Your Own Doctor

The biohacking community has grown, and detailed clinical information is readily available. And yet, the practice of medicine, the art of medicine, is why you can’t be your doctor. Many of us physicians try to be our own doctors and we fail. We miss something obvious or go down the wrong path. And most importantly, […]

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How to Prevent Muscle Loss With Age

We lose muscle mass with age because of hormone changes and because muscle cells lose their ability to repair themselves. Many lose muscle mass also because they move around less and do less resistance training. The main problem with losing muscle mass is that muscle cells are critical for maintaining blood sugar and even lipid […]