April 1, 2019

Are You a Horse or a Zebra?

I have always been a slightly unconventional thinker. It doesn’t always serve me, and there are times when I have lost sleep recounting something I have said that might have offended, or an opinion I might have stated too strongly.This way of thinking does serve me, however, as a physician. I have to be willing…

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March 1, 2018

Your Body On Sugar aka The Blood Sugar Balancing Act

There is something that all disease states have in common, and it is not only the feeling that our bodies are completely screwing us over. Regardless of the medical symptom or condition, EVERYTHING is worse when our blood sugar is imbalanced. I don’t care who you are, or what your health concerns are: if you…

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September 5, 2017

Why Does Exercise Help with Digestion?

Today I had a patient with gastritis (irritated stomach lining) and acid reflux (heartburn) who came to me on an antacid medication that was no longer working for her. My first question for her was: what do you do for stress relief? Like many other people who are extremely busy with work, families, and extracurricular…

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August 22, 2017

Fiber- I’m Bound to Tell You All About It

It is a running joke in my family that I talk about poop too much. Though I spend half of my waking hours asking my two kids to stop talking about their butts, and to put their penises back into their pants, I secretly have the sense of humor of an 11-year-old boy. This puts…

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