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Colon Cancer Prevention

Preventing colon cancer is much better than trying to treat it. That’s our approach here at Digital Nomad Health: prevent anything that’s preventable to minimize disease and health spending. Colon cancer prevention mostly involves focusing on diet, but we also need to discuss colon polyps. Colon Polyps All colon cancers grow from smaller colon polyps, […]

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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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Exercise Anywhere: Fitness Routines for Disease Prevention

At Digital Nomad Health, we’re all about disease prevention. The disease you prevent is the disease you don’t have to treat. Today, I’ll discuss fitness routines for disease prevention. The current healthcare system offers customers health insurance, which is really illness insurance, to prevent them from suffering a major financial catastrophe. But relying on this […]

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When Does Exercising to Lose Weight Work

Over the years, many of my patients have approached weight loss through exercise. This requires a lot of exertion, which can increase the risk of injury and lead to burnout. And though exercise remains an important lifestyle tool, it is far more effective for those with rather lean body mass types. For those getting started […]

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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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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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Safely Putting on Muscle Mass

Resistance training is one of the best tools to improve overall health. It enhances joint function, metabolic health, and increases bone density. And though resistance training doesn’t necessarily always add lean muscle mass to your body, when done strategically, it can be used for safely putting on muscle mass. The video’s cover image might not […]

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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 […]