Your body is better built than you can ever know.

Ever wonder why so many experts say the brain requires carbohydrates to live? Here’s the simple story behind that oft quoted “130 grams of glucose per day”. https://experiment.com/u/3f3C9g   Even though the 130 gram number probably isn’t the...

Fatty Liver

“Well, it looks like your liver enzymes are a bit high on your bloodwork.”  That comment or something like it is repeated by me a few times a day in the office.  Liver enzymes are a part of a typical chemistry panel that is checked for a physical exam or with numerous...

Fill in the blank. I want to ___________.

We all have goals and aspirations for our lives that are going unmet.  Our dreams usually aren’t lofty.  They center around being with family, traveling, or maybe enjoying a favorite hobby.  What keeps us from achieving these goals?  For many of us, it is the...

Stimulants are the new opioids

Over prescribing of ADD and ADHD stimulant medications, especially in adults, is a rapidly exploding issue. Inappropriate use is common at many universities and high pressure jobs. However, there remains a considerable number of patients who have legitimate need and...

My Aching Back

On any given day in my office, it is likely I’ll be seeing at least a couple of folks with low back pain (LBP).  Julie was typical with her complaint, “I’m just achy all day right in the small of my back.  And the pain often shoots down my buttocks toward the back of...