CARDIOLOGY, PRIMARY CARE AND NUTRITION

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Podcast Episode 132-Hurricane Irma Plant Strong

Welcome and thanks for listening. I am relieved to have survived Hurricane Irma and my thoughts and prayers go out to all the people affected by Harvey and Irma. In this episode I discuss my preparations for Irma and my plant based routine. It is certainly easier to do if you have been plant strong […]
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How Can This Help Me?

I often try to emphasize healthy choices over “comfort food” selections when it comes to food choices.   Right away healthy congers up tasteless or at least not sweet, salty or fatty that we think of with the “comfort” food selection.  The word comfort gives us permission as though we are caring for ourselves.  The […]
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Episode 129-Eating Healthy at Any Age

Where did your eight year old child or even your 18 year old child get their nutrition degree? Certainly not school where ketchup is considered a vegetable. The reality is they get their wants and desires from media aimed directly at them. Cool kids eat burgers, fries and cheese pizza. Vegetables are for old people. […]
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The Wellness Model vs The Sickness Model

In today’s healthcare world the disputes are over insurance coverage for illness. The price of insurance has skyrocketed over the past several years in part because the “health” of those covered continues to worsen. Insurance plans have higher and higher deductibles so that premiums can be afforded. Instead of focusing on health we are worried […]
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It is my thyroid’s fault

I want to address the role of thyroid disease and obesity. This discussion will center on low circulating thyroid levels or hypothyroidism. In the United States rarely is inadequate intake of iodine a cause of low thyroid. The RDA for iodine is 150 micrograms daily and most people ingest iodized table salt and baked goods […]
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Episode 125- You Can Do More Than You Think You Can

Welcome and thank you for listening to my podcast. This has been a busy week with the launch of my wellness practice. I am still practicing cardiology but I am now offering primary care and wellness as services to my member patients. The response has been overwhelmingly supportive but I do have the best patients […]
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Frustrations of a Plant Based Cardiologist

http://nutritionstudies.org/frustrations-of-being-a-plant-based-cardiologist/ I finished my cardiology fellowship in 1993 and then did three years at a University Hospital as a clinical assistant professor. I decided that I would be better suited in private practice, and after a few years in the group-setting decided to go out on my own. My motto has always been ‘treat the […]
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Could a water fast be in your future?

Water Fasting Not quite a year ago I visited TrueNorth Health located in Santa Rosa California to take a look at the facility and I met with Dr. Goldhammer and Dr. Klaper. It was a very informative visit. They are practicing medicine without medicine. Yet they are healing more people of their lifestyle diseases than […]
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