I read with interest the family medicine chat a couple weeks ago about the ethics of concierge medicine. Some argue that concierge medicine is unethical and a failure to uphold the medical profession. I missed the chat so I would like to throw in my “2-cents”. After 10 years practicing medicine within the confines of
Read the ingredient list, not the grams of fat, carbs, protein, etc… Quality of ingredients beats quantity every time. Choose foods with few ingredients… less than 5, you get an “A”. The ingredients should be recognizable and sound like they belong on a recipe, not in a chemistry lab. Avoid high fructose corn syrup and
Sleep has a powerful impact on how fast we age. Sleep literally makes our bodies new. During sleep, those wonderful hormones that build and renew are released. At the same time, the stress hormones that break down our bodies decrease. Human Growth Hormone (HGH) increases while we sleep. HGH is the “fountain of youth” hormone.
Last post we defined stress and described the fight-flight response and how it leads to disease. Now that we know how stress affects the body, what can we do about it? Let’s talk more about the initiation of the stress response and how we can prevent it or and stop it in its tracks. Just
“It is not the stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” -Hans Selye There has long been an unspoken misconception that when a doctor tells a patient that their symptoms are “probably just caused by stress” that this implies their symptoms are imagined. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Science has