Living Well Blog

The mysterious microbes in your belly (yes, there’s a veritable germ farm living in your digestive track) may actually be the key to your good health. Called the gut microbiome, these bacteria are thought to affect many of your body's systems and its risk for certain diseases - even for conditions… See more
More and more people are focusing on brain health and with good reason. As Americans live longer, age-related diseases like Alzheimer’s are rising. According to AARP’s 2015 survey 93 percent of Americans consider brain health important but few know how to improve or maintain it. And while many… See more
In light of the recently published STALL (Statins and Almonds to Lower Lipoproteins) trial, I would like to use this forum to discuss some of the health benefits of nuts and seeds. The results of this study are important as they suggested that regularly consuming almonds help reduce the amount of… See more
Now that it's late February, many New Year’s resolutions have probably fallen by the wayside. However, I hope that everyone can remain committed to just a few small changes throughout 2016 which may improve your health, wellbeing and life expectancy. For instance, this year, resolve to break your "… See more

Most of us love our starches and we usually eat plenty of them during the holiday season. Starches are complex carbohydrates that provide the body and gut bacteria with energy. It’s important to understand how many carbohydrates your body needs and that some types of starches… See more
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Is there anyone with pre diabetes or diabetes out there? Although pre diabetes and diabetes may sound like different conditions, the reality is, they are actually the same disease with the same risks. Yet, many people don’t take controlling their… See more
One in two men and one in three women will develop cancer in sometime their lifetime. Although a few patients diagnosed with either chronic myelogenous leukemia or breast cancer can attribute their illness to a hereditary abnormal gene, most people believe their cancer was a result of a mutation to… See more
I wrote this blog at the request of several of my patients, who were interested in learning more about protein supplements. In short, there are many choices for protein supplementation available; however, in my opinion, whey concentrate is the best option. One of the reasons I prefer whey protein… See more
The gut microbiome – the trillions of bacteria, viruses, and other microbes that live in our guts – may play a key role in overall health and several diseases. There’s also early evidence that different strains of gut bacteria can help protect against some cancers and heart disease.

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Blue Zones are the places on earth where people stay healthier and live longer than other parts of the world. These include the Ikaria, Greece; Sardinia, Italy; Loma Linda, California; Nicoya, Costa Rica… See more
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