What I Fed My Family This Week: Spring Edition

This week was about as normal as they get these days.  I worked my typical schedule and my kids had a number of after school activities on the calendar (we try to keep it to two per child, but with 4 kids this adds up quickly).  We try to eat as a family 4-5 nightsContinue reading “What I Fed My Family This Week: Spring Edition”

6 Strategies for Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle on the Road

My patients who have weathered pandemic life with the healthiest outcomes are those who used to travel frequently, either for work or for pleasure.  Since travel suddenly disappeared just over a year ago, these patients have been at home eating healthier food, exercising and avoiding the stress of jetlag.  Now that many of us areContinue reading “6 Strategies for Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle on the Road”

Is It Low Blood Sugar?

Many of us have had that feeling of feeling tired, shaky or even anxious that people often identify as low blood sugar. But is that feeling really related to blood sugar? Do healthy people really get low blood sugars?  And are we all even talking about the same thing? First, a caveat: People taking insulinContinue reading “Is It Low Blood Sugar?”

Exercise, Physical Activity and Weight

Many of my patients are struggling with weight gain in this year of covid restrictions.  Yet, many have also found time to exercise regularly for the first time.  At first glance this seems paradoxical.  But, when we look at exercise and physical activity and their effects on weight it all makes a lot more sense.Continue reading “Exercise, Physical Activity and Weight”

Endocrinology in the News: Semaglutide for Weight Loss

Last week Novo Nordisk published the results of their trial of semaglutide (marketed as Ozempic for type 2 diabetes) for weight loss in overweight and obese patients without diabetes.  I have been waiting for these results for a long time.  Today I will share why. Semaglutide is part of a class of medications called GLP-1Continue reading “Endocrinology in the News: Semaglutide for Weight Loss”

Raynaud’s Phenomenon: What Is It and Should You be Concerned?

Last week it was chilly in New York City.  Typical of January, it was dark when I left my office and temperatures were hovering around freezing.  I had unwisely worn a pair of AllBird flats to drive to and from my office (I have never masted driving in heels comfortably).  By the time I gotContinue reading “Raynaud’s Phenomenon: What Is It and Should You be Concerned?”

My Favorite Resources for Covid-19 Information

So this is not really related to endocrinology, but my week has been dominated by people asking me for advice on Covid-19.  I am not a virologist or an epidemiologist, but I am a pretty sophisticated consumer of medical information and I have some trusted resources that I go to for my Covid info.  IContinue reading “My Favorite Resources for Covid-19 Information”

What are Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Should You Be Concerned About Them?

Many of us have made the resolution in recent years to cut back on our consumption of single use plastics.  And just last night I spent 20 minutes explaining to my 7 year-old son why he couldn’t buy a third plastic lightsaber.  There are many motivations for these decisions based in both the environmental andContinue reading “What are Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Should You Be Concerned About Them?”