Understanding Heart Scans, Stress Tests and Heart Disease Risk

Background I have had numerous requests from doctors, patients and my readers for a thorough explanation of heart scans and their significance.  In an effort to appease both sides of the exam table, I have written this post with enough depth to inform clinicians and hopefully enough explanation to…


Stress Management Tools and Resources

Updated for COVID-19: April 2020 Background I know stress can be an abstract concept which isn't as easily measurable as your weight, blood pressure, or blood glucose.  This is a key reason most individuals have very poor stress awareness and make stress management a much lower priority than…


Using Your Phone and Heart Rate to Monitor Stress

Why Stress Matters It's common to ignore stress since it is such a subjective measure compared to other familiar risk markers like blood pressure and cholesterol.  Many of you reading this blog may already have a regular stress-reducing practice like meditation in place, but today's post is for…


Stress Follow-Up: When Is A High Heart Rate Healthy vs Unhealthy?

High Heart Rate: When is it good and when is it unhealthy? I received a lot of questions regarding my last post (be sure to read and watch the video if you haven't) where I talked about how to use heart rate to monitor stress, and a prior post I did for my medical group on heart rate.  Before I…


Can Stress Trigger Disease in Otherwise Healthy Individuals?

The connection between stress, inflammation and chronic disease has become quite clear to me in my practice.  Let's talk about a patient of mine (name and details changed) to illustrate the point and then discuss some of the supportive science. Case Study Dev (name changed) is a 45-year-old hard…


VO2 Max and Other Key Markers of Fitness and Longevity

Background There is no doubt that improving diet is a powerful way to shift metabolism and reverse conditions like insulin resistance and chronic inflammation.  In fact, in my early days, simply changing the diet in patients led to such significant changes in metrics like body weight, triglycerides…


Sleep Better Now

Dr. Ronesh Sinha Dr. Ronesh Sinha, author of The South Asian Health Solution and free Sleep and Fatigue e-book being used by Silicon Valley companies and readers worldwide, is an internal medicine physician and expert on insulin resistance and corporate wellness.  His groundbreaking work in…


Biohacking Breathing and Oxygen Fasting

Background Breathing is an overlooked gateway to optimal health.  When you breathe better you become more energized, more focused, and more calm.  Spending more time on my breathing has taken my meditation to another level and my aerobic workouts have also improved significantly.  I'm less tired,…


Beware of the Covesity Pandemic

Background Covesity is a slang term found in the Urban dictionary here that references the common weight gain arising from our pandemic lifestyle habits.  I'm going to elevate this term from urban slang to a public health crisis that refers to the mechanism by which obesity, particularly abdominal…


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