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”

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”

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?”

Setting Realistic Health Goals for 2021

It is the season when many of us are thinking about the year ahead.  If 2020 taught us anything it is that we don’t know what is coming (more on that later this week). But many of us set goals related to our health, fitness or weight.   So today we are talking about settingContinue reading “Setting Realistic Health Goals for 2021”

Staying On Track During the Holidays

All of us, whether we are trying to lose weight or trying to maintain our current weight, face the challenge of staying on track during the holidays.  Even in this unusual 2020 holiday season, there are plenty of distractions and temptations.   How can we enjoy the holidays without losing ground? Today I am sharing aContinue reading “Staying On Track During the Holidays”

Exercise is the Key to Healthy Aging

I originally planned to call this post something else and to organize it differently, but as I began to think about my advice for mitigating the changes of aging the advice was the same again and again.   Exercise is the Key to Healthy Aging. When we consider what it means to age well, we areContinue reading “Exercise is the Key to Healthy Aging”

Intermittent Fasting: Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day?

In recent years intermittent fasting has become the buzzy new kid on the dieting block.  But what is intermittent fasting?  Does it really work? And is it right for you? Today we will dive into all these questions. What is intermittent fasting?   Well that depends.  Both in the medical literature and in the ley mediaContinue reading “Intermittent Fasting: Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day?”

What I Fed My Family This Week

One of the best ways to improve your health is to prepare your own meals.  When I mention this to patients I get lots of questions, but the first one is always: Do you cook? The answer: Yes, I do!  The next question is always: What do you cook? Today I invite you to aContinue reading “What I Fed My Family This Week”