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?

The Daily Apple: Best Tips for Good Sleep

This article on sleep was written by Daniela Dominguez, second-year medical student at Universidad Internacional del Ecuador Escuela de Medicina. We all want to wake up and feel refreshed and ready for a new day. One of the keys to a fulfilling life is a goodnight's sleep. In the past, it was common to think … Continue reading The Daily Apple: Best Tips for Good Sleep

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!

Menopause: Symptoms and How to Manage It

Every beginning has an end. Menopause is the moment in a woman’s life where ovulation ends. While it may be a natural biological process for a woman, it causes uncomfortable symptoms that disrupt her sleep, lower energy, and affect emotional health. Here is an overview of menopause, including the management of menopausal and perimenopausal symptoms. What … Continue reading Menopause: Symptoms and How to Manage It

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?

Going Vegan: Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Not all people are conscious about what they eat, and many of us merely consume whatever food we want as long as they're palatable and can satisfy our hunger. While our food choices are entirely personal, some people — the vegan society — view them as a way of life. Ethical, environmental, and health reasons … Continue reading Going Vegan: Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

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?

Carnivore Diet: Meat and Its Environmental Impacts

by Julian Dollente, RN, Edited by Christopher M. Cirino, DO MPH When did humans start eating meat? There was a time in our history when grazing animals were more abundant than digestible plant foods. And because humans adapt to their environment, our human ancestors — known as hominids — were most likely scavenging the remains … Continue reading Carnivore Diet: Meat and Its Environmental Impacts

Pandemic Burnout: How Healthcare Professionals Can Cope

Over a year ago, the Covid-19 pandemic broke out and took the entire world by surprise. Although this is not the first outbreak and it will not be the last, modern society hasn’t experienced a health crisis of this nature in decades.  Knowing nothing about Covid-19, we led ourselves to believe life could go on … Continue reading Pandemic Burnout: How Healthcare Professionals Can Cope