CARDIOLOGY, PRIMARY CARE AND NUTRITION

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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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Podcast: 4th Annual Charlotte County Plant Based Nutrition Recap

Welcome! and Thank you for listening.  The 4th Annual Charlotte County Plant Based Nutrition Conference was a success.  I believe the best conference we have done yet! Many thanks to Lynda Albert our event cohost, Addie Majnaric, RDN, Eric O”Grey, Alan Goldhamer and our chef, Cheffy Bowman.  I would also like to thank our sponsors […]
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Podcast: Asheville Marathon Recap and How Running is Like Life.

Welcome! and Thank you for listening.  The Asheville Marathon Backyard to Vineyard Challenge is a half marathon on Saturday and a full Marathon on Sunday on the Biltmore estate grounds.  It is a great tour of the property with a lot of the race taking place on packed trails. I recount the adventure on this […]
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Blogpost: Fear Based Medicine

If you take this medication, your joints won’t hurt as bad. There are potential severe side effects like overwelming infections, depression, or bleeding, but if you don’t take the medicine your joints will be irrevsibly damaged. That will be your fault. So you should take the medicine. You should take this medicine for your diabetes. […]
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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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