Is Intermittent Fasting Safe to Recommend to Patients?
Mar20

Is Intermittent Fasting Safe to Recommend to Patients?

Imagine that one of your patients, who has been struggling with her weight for years, comes to see you and asks about a new dieting trend involving a sort of strategic starvation. “Is intermittent fasting safe for me?” she asks. How should you respond? “Fasting” and “starvation” are two red flag words in a doctor’s vocabulary, and it seems silly for a physician to advise a patient to fast....

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Tips For Healthy Eyesight
Jan18

Tips For Healthy Eyesight

You probably check the eyesight of dozens of patients each day during a routine check-up. However, do you ever take the time to monitor your own eyesight? It’s no secret that eyesight is an important part of our everyday life, and as a physician, it’s crucial that you’re able to properly see to make diagnoses. Cataracts affect more than 24.4 million Americans age 40 and older. By age 75, approximately half of all Americans have...

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Is a Sugar Detox a Good Idea?
Jan09

Is a Sugar Detox a Good Idea?

With juicing and detox cleanses all the rage today, it’s no surprise that one particular detox has left healthcare professionals divided. Many are using a sugar detox as a way to lose weight, lower cholesterol, and gain more energy throughout the day. Sounds like a good idea right? Well, many doctors believe that cutting out sugar can be very harmful, and in many cases lead to more health issues like fatigue, headaches, and a variety...

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Fast Healthy Fall Recipes for the Physicians’ Busy Schedule
Oct13

Fast Healthy Fall Recipes for the Physicians’ Busy Schedule

You work long shifts. You’re on your feet all day and by the time you get home, you’re mentally and physically exhausted. How about it, doctors – are we right? However, despite being tired, you still have to eat! Fall is finally here, and you’re probably thinking of warm soup, hearty beef stew, and all of those home-cooked meals that are perfect for warming you up on a crisp, cool day. Yet, the last thing you want to do after a long...

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Physicians – Talking with Patients about Weight Loss
Aug07

Physicians – Talking with Patients about Weight Loss

Your goal, as a physician, is to help your patients be as healthy as possible, which means you should be talking with patients about weight loss. Being overweight can be harmful to one’s health and it often results in people being at a higher risk for certain health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, and even certain types of cancers.  Yet, discussing weight with patients can be an awkward conversation to have,...

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Chronic Fatigue | It’s All In Your…Gut?
May03

Chronic Fatigue | It’s All In Your…Gut?

For years, it was thought that chronic fatigue was more or less in the head of sufferers — now it turns out it may actually be in the gut! For many, living with chronic fatigue syndrome / myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS can really hinder one’s ability to participate in even the most simple of daily activities. And even though over one million people currently have ME/CFS, there still isn’t a universal treatment option or even a...

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