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“Personal Bests”?

“Personal Bests”?

The term “personal best” is an often-used phrase in the world of sports.  For the sprint runner, the personal best (“PB”) probably refers to the fastest time that was ever run in the 60 or 100 yards dash.   For the golfer, this refers to the least amount of...
Are Eggs Bad For Your Health?

Are Eggs Bad For Your Health?

When a new patient comes into the SP Program that has high cholesterol, perhaps even taking a statin such as Lipitor, and sees our sample meal plans, a common question/concern is this:  “If I eat eggs for breakfast or for a snack, won’t this raise my cholesterol...
Negative vs. Positive Energy

Negative vs. Positive Energy

I will interrupt a patient immediately when these words are uttered during an office visit: “Doc, I was bad this week” OR  “Doc, I cheated this week”.  The “bad” and “cheated” refer to the person’s eating/drinking foods/drinks that are not recommended during...
Heart Rate, Life Expectancy and Weight

Heart Rate, Life Expectancy and Weight

Before attending medical school (when the dinosaurs roamed the land), I remember hearing an old adage, something to the effect:  “We only have a certain number of heart beats that we are destined for, and when this number is reached, we die.” Well, I certainly...
Forever Young?

Forever Young?

May the good Lord be with you down every road you roam.And may sunshine and happiness surround you when you’re far from home. And may you grow to be proud, dignified and true. And do unto others as you’d have done to you. Be courageous and be brave. And in...