WHY DO I ALWAYS GAIN WEIGHT BACK AFTER LOSING IT? WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?

It’s no secret that obesity has become a global epidemic, with the United States leading the pack. This has created a multibillion dollar weight loss industry that includes books, videos, supplements, and commercial weight loss programs. While weight loss is certainly an important topic, I’m going to say something that might surprise you. We already know how to lose weight. The issue that people (including scientists and doctors) need to think more about is maintenance of weight after weight loss.
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WHY YOU SHOULDN’T TAKE VITAMINS FOR HAIR LOSS

Vitamins can’t possibly hurt you, right? Or so you thought. The FDA recently released a very important safety alert regarding biotin, the vitamin often marketed for healthy hair and nails. There are two main issues.
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5 TIPS FOR BETTER SLEEP

You know how important sleep is, but are you getting enough? The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about 30% of adults get less than 6 hours of sleep per night even though the recommended amount is 7-9 hours. Too little sleep has been linked to motor vehicle accidents, work accidents, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease, cancer, depression, and even all-cause mortality.
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HOW TO INCREASE TESTOSTERONE NATURALLY

Low testosterone (or low T) is a really hot topic today. It seems everyone is diagnosed with low T and treated with gels, injections, and sometimes even pellets under their skin. In this article, I will tell you about the three most important lifestyle changes you can make to increase testosterone levels without drugs.
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MY DOCTOR TOLD ME I’M PREDIABETIC, WHAT NOW?

Diabetes is a condition where the body has lost its ability to regulate blood sugar. It is a very common condition and the 7th leading cause of death in the United States according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). About 10% of the United States has type 2 Diabetes with a much smaller number of people being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. However, about 1 in 3 adults in the United States (86 million people) have a condition called prediabetes. This article will address prediabetes, why it’s important, and what you can do about it.
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HYPERTENSION: WHAT IS IT? HOW CAN YOU AVOID IT?

Many people don’t take high blood pressure (ie., hypertension) very seriously. After all, blood pressure is just a number. You can’t feel your blood pressure, and you can walk around with high blood pressure for a very long time before something bad happens. What you may not realize is that keeping high blood pressure under control is one of the most important things you can do for your long term health. Here’s why.
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3 BENEFITS OF ED MEDICATION BEYOND A STRONG ERECTION

Most people know that there are medications (Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, collectively called PDE 5 inhibitors) that treat erectile dysfunction (ED) and work well for most patients. However, some people are hesitant to take these medications even though their personal lives and relationships are suffering as a result of ED. While it’s true that these medications can have side effects, they are rarely dangerous, and most people who try medications for ED do not need to stop due to side effects. The medications also work in up to 85% of people with ED. In this article, I want to discuss other potential benefits besides treating ED in certain specific populations. As you’ll see, many patients with ED may fall into one of these categories where they have ancillary benefits from the medications.
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3 SMALL LIFESTYLE CHANGES TO IMPROVE YOUR ERECTION

One of the many causes of erectile dysfunction is lifestyle habits. While people usually think of lifestyle modification as a very difficult thing to accomplish, in this article I’m going to share with you a few changes that can help and require minimal effort.
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5 TINY CHANGES TO HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT

It is no secret at this point that obesity and its related diseases of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and certain types of cancer have become an epidemic in the United States and much of the rest of the world. But while the weight loss industry has become a multi billion dollar business, we do not seem to be closer to a solution. Part of the problem is that many of the diet books and programs being written are cookie cutter and do not take the long-term into consideration. Another problem though is that they are often based simply on somebody’s personal ideas of how to lose weight and have no scientific basis. In this article, I am going to give you five small changes that you can make that are backed up by the weight loss literature.
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3 STEP APPROACH TO SOLVE MEDICATION INDUCED ED

As a primary care doctor, my most important job is to tailor treatment for my patients, while still making decisions that are based on medical literature. When patients tell me their treatment is causing undesired side effects, I work with them to create a plan to treat the condition while also finding a way to relieve those side effects. Read more