Diabetes – How To Avoid It

What Is It? Diabetes is a condition where our bodies have difficulty using the glucose from our diet. The most common type, called type 2 diabetes, is related to being overweight, eating a suboptimal diet, and not getting enough exercise. There are many factors that play a role, but the

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February Is American Heart Month

Great news! We now know, based on scientific research, that a low fat, plant based diet can prevent, treat, and sometimes even reverse heart disease! This is really amazing news. Way back in 1990, Dr. Dean Ornish and his colleagues showed that a combination of a healthy diet, exercise, stress

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How To Prevent Alzheimer’s Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease scares me. And if you know anyone that has had it, or anyone who’s family member has had it, you’ll understand why. The idea of forgetting your loved ones, losing the memories of the best times of your life, forgetting how to take care of yourself, these are

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Losing Weight Like Anthony

I just read a summary of my friend Anthony’s health transition story, and I thought you might like it, too. I have the distinct pleasure of working with Anthony as part of the Plant Based TeleHealth team (he is the guy with the magic that makes everything run as smoothly

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Multiple Sclerosis And Diet

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune condition affecting the brain and spinal cord. For reasons not fully understood, your body’s immune cells start attacking the protective sheaths around your nerves in these areas. Like most autoimmune diseases, the disease affects more women than men. The prognosis is often not good.

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Vaccine Received

This morning as I finished my shift on labor and delivery, I got in line for my second Pfizer Covid 19 vaccine. As we were rolling up our sleeves for the shot, I joked with my coworker that after this, I was giving up wet-markets for good. One of the

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A Great Lecture

I just finished watching the amazing Dr. Michael Greger’s 2015 lecture on Food As Medicine. In the presentation (linked below) he takes a close look at some of the health conditions Americans fear most, and how they can be addressed by diet and lifestyle changes. Afraid of cancer (01:35)? You’re

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Welcome to My Blog

Hello. If you’ve come here looking for a little help to get healthier, I think you’ve found the right place. My name is Jeff, and I’m a family physician with a passion for using a whole food, plant-based diet and other lifestyle resources such as exercise, stress management, smoking cessation,

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