Musings on the Brain: Understanding Behaviors

Introduction: Life with a Brain I write an ode to the brain in this article. We live in a world where constant forces require that we must counteract or succumb. We stand against the force of gravity taking us down. We seek shelter from the wind and rain that impose their control over our movement … Continue reading Musings on the Brain: Understanding Behaviors

What are the best non-medical treatments for chronic pain?

What is an evidence-based way to address chronic musculoskeletal pain without medications? Short answer: A Multi-Pronged Approach Including Movement, Stress Management, Low Carbohydrate Diet, Optimal Weight, and Optimal Sleep Introduction: What is the Burden of Chronic Pain? We carry through life the sum-total of trauma to our brains and bodies. As we age, there is … Continue reading What are the best non-medical treatments for chronic pain?

What is the Best Diet to Lose Weight?

Choosing the best diet for you is a lot like a labyrinth; it's easy to get lost and sometimes it requires trial-and-error.

Fasting: Are There Health Benefits?

Fasting is gaining increasing attention as a potential method to optimize weight and reverse insulin resistance. Can fasting be a helpful practice on the road to optimal health? Here is a quick overview on fasting, types of fasting, and benefits. Early Studies on Mechanism of Fasting We owe much of our knowledge to what happens … Continue reading Fasting: Are There Health Benefits?

Erectile Dysfunction: Harder to Get Hard?

There are benefits in reversing chronic disease states that lead to improved functioning in all vascular tissues - including the penis!

What Do Elevated Liver Function Tests Mean?

Let's say your doctor saw you, and they ran a series of blood tests on you. The bloodwork came back, and your doctor informed you that you had elevated liver function tests. What does this mean? Is there any reason to be concerned about these results? Are Elevated Liver Function Tests any Cause for Concern: … Continue reading What Do Elevated Liver Function Tests Mean?

Physician Burnout: 6 Ways to Develop Resilience

The current pandemic has been a catalyst of change in many people. Health guidelines prioritized public safety over other practices, including clinic visits, social activities, worship, and school. Together we waited for the process to pass in our silos, a shared experience in time but not in space. The pandemic also put into the forefront … Continue reading Physician Burnout: 6 Ways to Develop Resilience

Sin: How Does Neuroscience Explain It?

As an open flame attracts a moth, an encounter that can end fatally, certain things in life lure us as humans. Whatever one wishes to refer to the attraction of sin, e.g. mistakes, vices or transgressions, does not change their grip on all of us. Is there something intrinsic about being a human that makes … Continue reading Sin: How Does Neuroscience Explain It?

An Omnivore or Herbivore Diet: Which is Better?

Welcome to the Daily Apple, a new page on Your Health Forum that addresses questions that you may be curious about and are likely to come up in clinic visits. The goal is to answer questions in a useful format to allow quick learning and application in an article about 500 words or less. Photo … Continue reading An Omnivore or Herbivore Diet: Which is Better?

Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Let Food be Thy Medicine

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder that comprises a group of symptoms that generally occur together without noticeable organic causes. These symptoms typically consist of recurrent discomfort or abdominal pain, bloating, and changes in bowel movements, which can manifest either as constipation, diarrhea, or both. To diagnose IBS, symptoms must be present for … Continue reading Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Let Food be Thy Medicine