Why I Practice Medicine Without Medications

This article was originally posted on Medium.com, where I share articles like this and more.  The month of April reminds me of my paternal grandma (Nin Nin), who passed away 9 years ago, and the beginning of my journey into medicine. Maybe you are wondering, “How can you practice medicine without medications?” Let me explain. My childhood is filled with …

11 Everyday Things to Improve Your Health

In the mid-1800s, surgeons doing autopsies would go straight to delivering babies…without washing their hands. Mothers contracted mysterious infections and many died. Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, through observation and testing, realized that something from the cadavers was being transmitted to patients from the doctors’ hands. He had the answer. Hand washing! In this day in age, this is the first thing …

The Road to 26.2 – Why do so many people love long distance running?

Marathons…who are these crazy people who want to put themselves through the physical and mental pain…voluntarily? I want to find out. In this series, I’ll be documenting my training strategies and insights about performance, nutrition, recovery, and health. Even if you are not a runner or don’t plan to run, I hope this inspires you to push your physical and …

Sitting too much, even if you exercise, puts you at risk for disease

Even if you get the generally accepted minimum of 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week, you may have similar risk of disease as those who sit all day and DON’T exercise. You might do CrossFit 3-4 days a week, but the rest of the week, you sit 7-9 hours per day. Same risk. You walk your …

Get Primed for a Great Life by Changing Your State…Now

“If you want to have a prime life, you have to be in a prime state.” Tony Robbins   Getting out of bed and getting going is tough for me. I’ve never been known as a morning person, so I’ve recently been trying different ways to snap myself out of a sleepy coma and get primed to hit the ground …

Back to Basics – Sleep Your Way to a Better Body and Mind

Sleep is not just a waste of time lazy people use as an excuse to not get work done. Sleep has a lot of benefits, and not getting enough quality sleep has been linked to illness and suboptimal mental and physical function. Associations and potential effects of lost or damaged sleep patterns: Loss of sleep is linked to the obesity …

Back to Basics: Simple Tips for Everyday Detox

Everyone wants to do a cleanse nowadays. Master cleanses. Juice fasting. Water fasting. These are all well and good, and can be a good way to transition into sustainable and healthy patterns. But who wants to have to do these regularly? What is easy to forget is that the body has amazing tools for detoxifying and removing waste products right …