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Christopher Cirino, DO, MPH

I began my career as a physician more than 20 years ago to provide quality, evidence-based care. My training was in infectious diseases and internal medicine, for which I am board-certified. In 2019, I formed Your Health Forum to "get the doctor and the patient out of the clinic" and to start collaborating on nurturing positive behaviors to protect against chronic diseases.

Becoming Tomorrow's Doctor is scheduled for publication on March 31, 2022. The website was created to highlight topics that current and future doctors will need to consider in their practice.

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Insulin: Why Going up Doesn’t Take It Down

Question: If my doctor increases my insulin, will it correct my high sugars from diabetes? A dilemma that comes up frequently in the clinic is whether to increase the dose of insulin for patients with uncontrolled diabetes In the modern information era, many people are familiar with this […]

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The Daily Apple: Does Calorie Counting Help with Weight Loss?

I recommend that calories counting not be used for the general population. While it has some value as a “currency” for communication, it is misleading and grossly oversimplifies metabolism.¬†Instead, a natural food diet satisfies all concerns about calories, satiety, and nutritional needs.

The Daily Apple: What does normal bloodwork mean?

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 […]

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