I Have PCOS. What Should I Eat?

PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) is common among women of reproductive age. Hallmarks include irregular periods, insulin resistance, and an excess of male hormones. For the 40 to 60 percent of… Read more

Why Feeding Your Gut Bacteria Might Be the Secret to Better Health

Our gut bacteria influence our health in profound ways. They help digest food, make key nutrients, fight harmful organisms, protect our gut lining, train our immune systems, turn genes on… Read more

Why I Recommend a High-Carb Diet for My Patients with Diabetes

I have many patients with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes in my internal medicine practice. When I ask what foods they think they should limit, the majority answer “carbs.” To… Read more

5 Reasons Why We Should Eat More Beans

Why should we eat beans? There are so many reasons! LONGEVITY: Beans and other legumes (lentils, peas, etc.) are the most important dietary predictor of longevity in people of different… Read more

7 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Meat

People go plant-based for lots of reasons. These include losing weight, feeling more energetic, reducing the risk of heart disease, decreasing the number of pills they take … there are… Read more

12 Tips for Healthy Weight Loss … with Benefits Beyond the Scale

As an internal medicine physician and director of an obesity program, I am all too familiar with the struggle that many people face when it comes to weight loss. The… Read more

Top 5 Misconceptions About Food: A Doctor’s Daily Experience

As a primary care doctor, I spend my days taking care of patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, and obesity. I also see “healthy” patients whose… Read more