CARDIOLOGY, PRIMARY CARE AND NUTRITION

Nutritional Wellness Blog

Blogpost: You are Not the only One.

A table of 4 sits across from me at a local restaurant. They are all overweight. Their heads are too heavy for their necks to support. There is a marked curvature of their upper backs with their heads coming off 45 degrees to their bodies. It is an effort for them to get up from […]
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Blogpost: The Hunt

My uncles used to ask my father if he caught anything when he came back in from hunting. He would reply he did not “catch” but he killed a squirrel or a deer. That violent act of killing happens each time before someone consumes meat. Most people only picture the act of shooting in the […]
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Blogpost: The Fear of Carbs!

People have been told by their parents for hundreds of years to eat your vegetables. Healthy people eat fruits and vegetables. Many people grew up with backyard gardens full of vegetables and yes, potatoes. Even the USDA has a plate that includes a minimum of 4 servings of fruits and vegetables. No one spoke of […]
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Blogpost: Are you Obligated to Serve Others Unhealthy Food?

Many people struggle to remain plant based because others are not. Yet, when they have the opportunity to show just how beautiful and tasty healthy plant food is, they cave and serve people what “they are used to”. There are many sited reasons such as it is polite when people are visiting to make them […]
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Blogpost: Cookbook Medicne versus Medicine

The ER physician phoned me and said; “The hospital is going to get dinged because I did not follow protocol. At the time, I was with the patient in the CT scanner completing his study to evaluate him for the cause of his face and hand numbness. She was referring to “the stroke alert” protocol. […]
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Blogpost: A Celebration of Health

I had the honor of kicking off the SW Florida Vegfest this past Sunday with a talk on extending health span and life span through plant based nutrition. It was a beautiful sunny day in Florida with temperatures reaching the mid eighties. There were about 20,000 people visiting Riverside Park in Bonita springs which was […]
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Blogpost: Pick Yourself Up and Start Again

Sometimes you slip on the ice. Sometimes you fall in the mud. Sometimes you slip up in the breakroom or kitchen. Sometimes you get the flu. You never just lay there on the ice or in the mud. You assess the damage, get up, and start again. That is life. Never a straight path to […]
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Blogpost: You Have Got to Have Heart

It is heart month. Headquarters of our soul. At least I would like to think so given I am a cardiologist. The heart is probably the strongest muscle in our body. It never gets a time out. It responds to our every emotion as well as every movement. We take it for granted by stressing […]
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Blogpost: Wondering About Bread

I was driving the other day and an Arnold Bread Truck went by me as I was at a red light. The truck was wrapped in a picture of their famous potato bread. I remembered the taste instantly. Soft, but a little heavy, sweet and more dense than traditional white bread. I used to buy […]
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Blogpost: Who or What Are You Going to Blame this Week?

Blaming is like worrying. It is really easy to do and rarely fixes the problem. However, both are good at causing a distraction. My husband is not supportive. My wife is not supportive. My coworkers are not supportive. My kids are not supportive. My workplace is not supportive. I have too much work. I am […]
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