Prescriptive Optimization
New Success Story: Type 2 Diabetic No More!

About a year ago I was introduced to a nice woman who had had type 2 diabetes. Her HbA1c (an estimated 3-month average blood sugar metric) was 6.5 – anything above 6.4 is classified as diabetes. Further, there were heart complications and high inflammation markers present. She had an interest in taking an active role… Continue reading New Success Story: Type 2 Diabetic No More!

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Help for Kim Kardashian’s Psoriasis

Kim Kardashian has a huge following, and they gobble up anything she puts out. I saw an article headline about her psoriasis last week;  Kim Kardashian Just Shared Her Makeup-Free “Psoriasis Face”. This quote stuck out: “I’m always hoping for a cure, of course, but in the meantime, I’m learning to just accept it as… Continue reading Help for Kim Kardashian’s Psoriasis

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New Heart Guidelines: Aspirin OUT!

Just like that, another dogma is reversed. I learned way back in pharmacy school that low dose aspirin, while not free of risk, was a good way to prevent cardiovascular risk. I even remember the Costco sized bottle of 81mg aspirin I took daily – in my late 20s! I learned enough to become a… Continue reading New Heart Guidelines: Aspirin OUT!

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STUDY: Buy more organic, Get less diabetes

That is the observation of a study titled Inverse Association between Organic Food Purchase and Diabetes Mellitus in US Adults. I was long a skeptic of the organic movement, and often questioned my wife about why she preferred to procure these products. A few years later, her hunch was right, and the logic is far… Continue reading STUDY: Buy more organic, Get less diabetes

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FAKE HEALTH NEWS: Study Links Eggs to Higher Cholesterol and Risk of Heart Disease

This was in my email today “WSJ News Alert: Study Links Eggs to Higher Cholesterol and Risk of Heart Disease”. I find it amazing we have to keep dealing with these types of stories. This is the study in question: “Associations of Dietary Cholesterol or Egg Consumption With Incident Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality” I disagree.… Continue reading FAKE HEALTH NEWS: Study Links Eggs to Higher Cholesterol and Risk of Heart Disease

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Statins Cause Insulin Resistance: a Catch 22 in Managing Diabetes

I have been looking closely at the protocols for managing chronic disease, especially diabetes. Managing is an appropriate word choice, but not in a good way. The finding that statins can contribute to insulin resistance (a core feature in diabetes), coupled with the fact they are the standard of care confirms my suspicions of the… Continue reading Statins Cause Insulin Resistance: a Catch 22 in Managing Diabetes

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Sugar Changes Your Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a massive topic. However, it is not the sole cause of heart disease. Naturally, the question then becomes, why is the focus on cholesterol so intense? We can measure it As I described in a detailed whitepaper “Avoiding Insulin In Type 2 Diabetes”, blood sugar is the sole focus for most in the… Continue reading Sugar Changes Your Cholesterol

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Estrogen Makes a Mad Prostate

No, this is not a relationship column. Most people assume estrogen has little role in male physiology. In normal balance, testosterone does rightly overshadow estrogen. However, that isn’t always the case over time, which is where problems start. Ideal Male Hormone Balance This may seem obvious, but I find it necessary to state. The 25-year-old… Continue reading Estrogen Makes a Mad Prostate

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Deep Sleep DOUBLED!

Over the last couple years I have turned into a sleep junkie – or rather a sleep quality junkie. The more I look at various health conditions, sleep has a contributory impact. The quality part doesn’t come just from time in bed. The amount of time in different sleep stages is what I have been… Continue reading Deep Sleep DOUBLED!

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JUST-SAY-NO: National Cereal Day

I think Nancy Reagan has the best answer to National Cereal Day. JUST SAY NO! There is no nutritional value in most breakfast cereals. Further, they produce massively detrimental health consequences if used a common breakfast. For starters, I think the fact that cereal and low fat milk was shown in the 1930s as an… Continue reading JUST-SAY-NO: National Cereal Day

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