Let’s talk about exercise. Maybe you love it, maybe you tolerate it, maybe the mere mention of it draws a cringe. We all know the value of exercise but turning that knowledge into action can be a challenge. But did you know that simply moving more throughout the day can actually improve your health? This … Continue reading Sit less, move more: 5 ways to squeeze more physical activity into your day
At the end of the day, we all just want the truth about how to live well and stay healthy. But what is the truth? From “old wives’ tales” to simple misunderstandings, let’s set the record straight on these top four health myths I encounter in primary care. Myth #1: Antibiotics are always the answer. … Continue reading 4 medical myths doctors want you to forget
Matcha tea. Matcha lattes and smoothies. Matcha muffins. From trendy wellness blogs to health clubs to your local grocer, it seems this matcha craze can be found just about everywhere. Although matcha has been around for nearly 1,000 years, it experienced a surprising surge in popularity around 2013 — and its presence continues to grow. … Continue reading The science behind matcha powder: How healthy is it, really?
Thanks to the keto diet, Whole 30 and other “fad diets,” the majority of our nutrition-related conversations tend to revolve around macronutrients — carbohydrates, fats and proteins — as well as added sugar and highly-processed foods. (All good things to pay attention to.) But what about dietary fiber? I’d venture to guess that you don’t … Continue reading Is fiber the secret to a healthier gut?
It’s easy to glorify busy. With time being our most limited and precious resource, establishing a relationship with a primary care physician might not be at the top of your list. Whether you are a working parent, a senior with limited access to transportation or an otherwise “healthy” millennial, I’ve heard many reasons why people … Continue reading Millennials, don’t overlook your need for primary care
Women in medicine — both past and present-day pioneers — charter new territory, drive boundless innovation and inspire thousands of futurists to further advance a lasting legacy. From Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, to the first mother to give birth to a baby born from a living donor uterine transplant in the U.S., … Continue reading 11 powerful stories from women who inspire us for the better
In an age where we are encouraged to “live in the moment,” it may be hard to think about your future health, especially when you already feel healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 75 percent of yearly deaths in the U.S. are the result of chronic diseases such as heart disease, … Continue reading Why you need primary care in every stage of life
As Ben Franklin said many moons ago, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When we talk about chronic diseases and cancer, prevention is paramount. We’d much rather prevent on the front end than have to cure. But what does it look like to take an active role in your preventive care? … Continue reading 3 essential questions to ask your doctor at your next visit
Every day, I get up and make myself a cup of coffee. I used to drink instant, moved on to pods and then ultimately graduated to grinding my own. I drink about 2-3 cups during the day, sometimes more if I’ve been on call the night before. As a cardiologist, I’m asked nearly every week … Continue reading Is coffee good for your heart?
I’ve cared for patients in a healthcare setting for the last 16 years, but it wasn’t until my own battle with chronic pain that I had an important realization about health: it starts with you. It takes a will to get better. That willpower is what inspired me to overcome chronic pain on my journey … Continue reading My journey to get better: How I lost weight and overcame chronic pain