Improve your health by getting off social media


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I recently read a study that was conducted regarding social media and the apparent correlation with addiction and emotional deregulation.  What the researchers found was that the people who spent increased time on social media sites such as Facebook displayed problems linked with emot
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Why are you not being told the truth about your health by your doctor?


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I find that there is a big dis-service being done in medicine every day with patients.  People are not being told the truth about their health.  They are not being given a very clear and concise understanding of how they got to where they are and the likelihood of where they are going
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Sugar vs Cocaine- you would be amazed at the similarities


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As I continue to treat patients from a clinical stand point, I am amazed at the amount of food addiction that is occurring within our culture. So often do we forget that certain foods create a stimulant affect within the body’s physiology in exactly the same way certain recreati
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The power of fear when making health decisions


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I have had a few patient experiences over the past month where there has been a noticeable impact of the fear that people carry when they are making decisions about their health. Why do we succumb to fear? Is this a normal response? Is it the optimal response? How can we move forward
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Moving to virtual office visits is a disaster for health care!


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I just read through a prominent medical website that the medical office visit over the next 5 years will be one that is done through the smart phone or via the internet. I believe that this will move us into an even greater state of dysfunction within our current medical paradigm. The
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Is your testosterone hormone supplementation causing you heart disease? YES, but so are all the other hormones you are taking.


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Here is how it goes guys, you get overwhelmed by life due to the increasing stress that occurs (finances,romance, etc..). As this happens you begin to crave more sugar and exercise less. Then your hormones begin to change. The initial ones are cortisol and insulin. This creates more a
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The wrong direction we are taking with cancer


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As you might be aware, Knight Cancer Institute at OHSU just received a large sum of money from Phil Knight in hopes that it would be matched in order to expand the cancer research currently going on.  While this is seemingly very exciting, it is going to drive us further down a hole t
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Why getting sick is important for your long term health.


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As the flu season falls upon us, many of you will be looking for what to do in order to avoid or prevent a cold/flu from happening. While this is a very normal approach to take for your health keep this in mind, we are suppose to get sick, and how you manage yourself while you are sic
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Stop over medicating teenagers! Help them manage their stress!


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It is quite amazing to witness the management of our teenage population when it comes to their health. For some reason we like to make things very complex in medicine. I believe it is because it keeps the power in the hands of the doctor and the medical establishment. I can not quite
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Why balancing your blood sugar is so important for your health!


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When I talk about blood sugar with my patients, they will often think I am only speaking about the amount of sugar they eat. “Blood sugar” is a term that helps explain how your body is fueling itself and the effects that take place when imbalance occurs within your metabol
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