About five years ago there was a lot of speculation about whether or not you could be overweight and still considered fit. I haven't heard as much about this lately, but came across a study conducted in the Netherlands which found some obese individuals to not be at increased... Read more
I've reached a milestone in my weight loss progression: I've lost 10 pounds! The big 1-0 is pretty significant, not just because it feels like a "real" number that I will be proud to share with friends and family, but also because I'm a lot closer to losing 10 percent of my starting body weight. For anyone who has a big number of pounds to... Read more
Okay, I admit it. I'm overwhelmed.
My weight is the same as it has been for weeks, but that's not what's overwhelmed me. It is the thought of trying to lose weight right now.
The foster dog is still living with us, and our dog is still hurt. Another vet visit yesterday produced the same advice: for him to... Read more
Every day, women are dying from heart disease at a rate of nearly one per minute.
"Can't I just take a pill to get my cholesterol down?"
Not long ago, one of my patients said this to me in the office. He was a middle aged man with known heart disease, previous angioplasty, and a high cholesterol. I had suggested to him that his cholestrol was too high. His bad cholesterol, LDL, was elevated over 120... Read more