CARDIOLOGY, PRIMARY CARE AND NUTRITION

Nutritional Wellness Blog

Blogpost: What to do with the Vegan Police?

Wonder if we kept it a secret. We didn’t offer any explanation or justification at all. We just ate our fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. No thank you to oil, salt or sugar. What? Are you vegetarian? No, this is just what I like. If that were the end of the conversation, would there be […]
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Blogpost: Fear of not getting enough

You know the vegan drill. Where do I get my protein? How about calcium? What about good fats? Will I be hungry? Will I be satisfied? Yes, satisfaction is the real problem that is feared when considering becoming a plant strong vegan. I heard a discussion about food deserts. It is a real problem in […]
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Blogpost: Is a Vegan Diet the Best?

We all want to be the best we can be. So why not eat the best so we can be the best. However, when it comes to nutrition, I am more likely to hear, I eat “pretty healthy”. It seems as though most people are quite satisfied with “pretty healthy”. We lower the bar when […]
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Blogpost: How TV can Reinforce Misconceptions

Pharmaceutical advertisements are aimed to sell wellness through medications. They are also aimed at diverting the causation of the illnesses, and taking away any power of the individual to influence their diseases. The overweight kind man wants to spend more time with his grandchildren so he takes a diabetic medication or cholesterol medications to control […]
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Blogpost: How much weight can you exercise off?

Most people blame the lack of exercise for weight gain. If only they had more time or discipline to exercise their weight would be better. Gym memberships are as common as Netflix accounts, but we still have an obesity problem in this country. I see the same 3 people walking on my morning runs. No […]
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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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