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Don’t you want a doctor who cares about all of you?

Don’t you want a doctor who cares about all of you?

A rather backwards and whiny WSJ OpEd titled “Take Two Aspirin and Call Me By My Pronouns” has sparked an explosive backlash from the larger medical community, and with good reason. Physician Stanley Goldfarb, retired dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, laments […]

Plant-Based Grilling

Plant-Based Grilling

So we grill everything. Any vegetable or fruit, it can be grilled: on the grill directly, in a grill pan, or wrapped in foil, and with delicious results. We came to this realization by accident, when some friends went on vacation and left us with […]

When life gives you tomatoes…

When life gives you tomatoes…

So it’s late summer and there’s a surplus of beautiful, ripe tomatoes. But you don’t have time to make sauce and one can eat only so many salads… Try Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes, caramelized sweet with just a hint of sea-salty garlicky goodness. And so freaking […]

Fitting in Fitness: Use the Free Exercise Equipment!

Fitting in Fitness: Use the Free Exercise Equipment!

I had no free time yesterday. Usually, on days when I know I won’t have any free time to get a workout, I get off the train a stop early and walk a mile to the hospital. But I had so much I needed to […]

Walk your risk away!

Walk your risk away!

Do you have days where you are so booked and busy that you don’t feel like you have time to exercise? The idea of going to the gym after work or dinner or the kids go to bed, forget it. No free time, no me […]

We interrupt this summer recipe post for news about yet another mass shooting…

We interrupt this summer recipe post for news about yet another mass shooting…

Guys, I just want to write about diet and lifestyle stuff. I am so goddamned tired of critically important medically relevant events that keep hijacking the news cycle. I can’t post a recipe when everyone’s talking about a deadly attack. So let’s cut it out […]

The Latest Weight Loss Science

The Latest Weight Loss Science

Want to know more about what works for healthy, holistic weight loss? Cutting edge research just published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine shows us that behavioral change support, in the form of a health coach at your primary care doctor’s office, can be […]

No, You Really REALLY Don’t Need To Eat Breakfast

No, You Really REALLY Don’t Need To Eat Breakfast

Oh dear, it’s observational study oops time again: Causation and conclusions are drawn, where only loose associations and interesting hypotheses emerge. Meanwhile, the media hubbub may be harmful to your health. The headlines blare: “Skipping breakfast tied to higher risk of heart-related death, study finds”. […]

Vacation Message

Vacation Message

You can have your vacation, and eat healthy/ exercise/ relax/ sleep, too! This is our family vacation, and I mean family: Grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, cousins… The idea is very simple. We rent a house near the beach in Maine, and then everyone takes turns visiting […]

Heart & Soul (& Brain)

Heart & Soul (& Brain)

My article on the link between heart and mind is up over at Harvard Health Blog. I had so much fun researching this connection, and incorporating the new WHO guidelines on dementia prevention. It all makes such good sense. From the article: “We have long […]