Musings on sleep, performance and the 2016 Institute for Functional Medicine Conference

I just returned home from the 2016 Institute for Functional Medicine Conference. As usual, it was an enlightening experience with incredible new information on sleep, exercise and more being shared. Even with my flight being cancelled and no other...

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Why the statin you’re taking probably doesn’t help

To this day, the main focus of the heart health discussion seems to be the cholesterol issue. Now, I am an internist and by default part of the Big Pharma business. We use medicines called statins that block an...

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Got Qi? A small town view of global medicine

Would you like a massage before or after your surgery? Complementary therapies to relieve nausea from chemotherapy? A healing journey of imagery prior to your anesthesia to improve healing and reduce blood loss? Perhaps some healing touch to speed...

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5 foods that support sexual function

We all know that we should eat healthier and exercise to help ward off disease and live a long life. But you might not be aware that the foods you eat not only influence your health in old age but...

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Why Cardiologists Call Sitting the “New Smoking”

In this country, we sit for at least 8 hours each day, adding up to a yearly total of about three full months camped out 24-7 on the old rear end. This sheer volume that how much most of us...

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Are You Aging Well?

How the future of anti-aging medicine and targeted nutritional supplementation will help achieve the optimal aging process. The term “Anti-Aging” has always bothered me, and I prefer to think of what I do as “Optimal Aging.” I tell my clients...

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Anti-Aging Benefits of Strengthening Your Core

Do you run religiously on a treadmill for hours every week? Do you lift weights, too, and assume you’re covering all of your fitness basics? Well you’ve got a good start, but you’re missing out on a very important...

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The dark side of supplement quality – Dr Mark’s most shared article of 2015

Maybe your doctor recommended you start taking a supplement. Maybe you stumbled across an article somewhere that suggested a certain variety would cure what ails you. Or maybe you heard that everyone over a certain age should be taking...

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The #1 Health Myth You Still Believe About Red Wine … But Shouldn’t

Nothing's better than hearing that the delicious foods we're already eating also have some pretty big health benefits. (Case in point: dark chocolate and avocados.) So it's not surprising that the media lit up recently with the exciting news that...

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Scared to eat bacon after the WHO report on processed meat? Mark Menolascino, MD, might be able to turn that frown upside down.

The WHO dropped a bomb by listing bacon and processed meats as carcinogenic. The ether lit up with the predictable banter between vegetarians and meat eaters and, as is so common in our polarized world, neither side got it...

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