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Maintaining Dental Health: Proven Tips for Strong Teeth

Dental health is all about prevention, which is why it’s an exciting topic for us here at Digital Nomad Health. Brushing and flossing are important, but so are our diet and other oral habits, which can decrease gum recession and dental caries. Keeping your teeth into old age is partly genetic but has much more […]

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Intentional Suffering

When pursuing health, it’s easy to make ourselves suffer. Suffering that’s out of our control is much easier to deal with than intentional suffering or self-inflicted suffering. Nobody wants to suffer, but many may need to experience or inflict some self-suffering to realize they prefer not to suffer. It’s a process. Pursuing Health A 49 […]

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Taking Vitamin D

A few years ago, all the rave was about Vitamin C and, later, Calcium. Either or both were reported to prevent heart disease, colds, and even cancer. Now, it’s Vitamin D, right after we lost our flavor for magnesium. My patients ask, should I be taking Vitamin D? History of Supplement Fads Looking at the […]

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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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Nutrition Essentials: Building a Healthy Diet Plan in the Digital Age

Building a healthy diet plan is essential whether you’re working from home or commuting to work. It’s one of the facets of chronic disease prevention. Of course, one can overly obsess over food, too. It’s best to come up with a good plan, keep it flexible, and adjust based on ongoing needs. Cooking at Home […]

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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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Book Review of Ultra- Processed People

The most important message from Van Tulleken’s book Ultra Processed People is that unhealthy eating habits aren’t due to a lack of willpower or self-control. We must recognize the powerful influence of our food environment. Without social changes, our genetics are drawn to making unhealthy food choices. Ultra Processed Foods We must constantly change the […]

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Food Taste at a Cost

Why doesn’t my food ever taste as good as that of my favorite restaurants? Why are my favorite grain bowls much heavier than the ones I make with the same ingredients at home? There is a science to this deceiving food taste, and it’s important for us to understand. Our Taste Buds To serve a […]

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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 […]