Brain Health is Important

This month’s tips for brain health come from the Ohio Council for Cognitive Health.  In their mission to raise awareness about cognitive health, they have partnered with ‘Walk With a Doc’ as a way of providing information about brain health. As it happens, there is a lot that can be done to help maintain our […]

How Not To Die

The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting, and Reversing Our Top 15 Killers – A Book by Dr. Michael Greger             The book “How Not To Die” is a reminder that lifestyle matters.  As Dr. Michael Greger takes the reader through the 15 most likely causes of death in America, it becomes clear that something […]

What is Normal Blood Pressure?

            The American Heart Association (AHA) estimates that 46% of the adult U.S. population has some form of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD).  In part, this estimate is the result of redefining high blood pressure as a reading of 130/80 mmHg, a lower threshold than the previous standard of 140/90 mmHg.             This new standard is because […]

Does Life Style Really Matter?

            No doubt you would expect my answer to be a resounding confirmation that lifestyle matters.  But really, how much difference does lifestyle make?  As it happens, a positive lifestyle can make an astounding difference in how long you will live and the quality of life you will enjoy over those years.             As you […]

Why Being Average is Unhealthy

            Because I’m concerned about the long-term health of my patients, I often ask about diet and interest in weight loss.  For most, this question is understood as a reasonable concern.  Curiously, over the years more have objected to my concerns by pointing out that almost everyone is heavy as if to ask, “I’m just […]

What Supplements Do I Need?

            Have you noticed a supplement ad and thought, “That’s amazing, I need that?”  Well, if you have, you’re not alone.  Supplements are now the most common form of alternative medicine with Americans spending more than $30 billion on supplements each year.             Advertisements for supplements are compelling.  It’s not unusual for supplement ads to […]

Why Lifestyle Medicine Matters

            There is a movement for change in how healthcare is provided that can improve the quality of healthcare and significantly reduce cost.  It’s a movement that’s been sparked by a recognition that the status quo approach of treating symptoms with ever-increasing quantities of expensive pills and procedures is unsustainable. This movement is being led […]

The perfect Father’s Day present

            June is Men’s Health Month.  If you missed Father’s day don’t despair.  The clock never runs out on time to offer a special thought.  Helping the guy in your life understand the steps needed to improve and maintain his health might be the most valuable gift he has ever been given.             The purpose […]