“Just because you can’t measure it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.” This was a tweet by the husband of a someone with fibromyalgia (FM). This tweet lit a fire under me. Fibromyalgia is a condition that many physicians believe is psychosomatic, in other words physical symptoms originating from mental or emotional causes. This widespread belief
I read a dexascan report today that summarized the patient’s results as “severe osteopenia”. This statement highlights the insanity of our current mentality about disease. Why are we creating these “pre-diseases”? I don’t think it was a physician’s idea to create pre-hypertension, pre-diabetes or osteopenia. What is wrong with saying to someone, “you don’t have
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.