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We are excited to announce the launch of our brand new site! This website was designed with patient experience in mind.

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A Wrench In The Dietary Guidelines

Dietary recommendations continue to be one of the most confusing topics in modern medicine simply because of the paucity of good data and the complexity of randomization within these studies.

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4 Must Know Myth Busters About Covid-19

By addressing the 4 following myths about covid we can keep the numbers low in the community of Santa Barbara.

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What Inspires Doctors?

Many perseverate on why they chose medicine, but I can’t seem to find much commentary on why doctors continually choose Medicine.

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Obesity Epidemic 201

201 funny sounding words to scare you into cleaning up your diet, courtesy of Heymsfield et al featured in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine.

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Does weight lifting raise blood pressure?

The answer is yes and no, but it’s important to distinguish acute from chronic blood pressure changes. The immediate manifestation of a 600lb leg press is a profound spike in blood pressure.

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The Holy Grail?

Assuming weight loss isn’t governed by a mystical deity it should be something we can elucidate with a cup of coffee and a napkin.

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Glycemic Index 101

Glycemic index is an important concept in nutrition. It provides a method for comparing and “normalizing” sugar moieties in food items.

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Food For Thought…

Sometimes a picture paints a thousand words. So here are 2000 words to illustrate the physiologic differences between pepsi and, say, honey.

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Are All Sugars Created Equal?

Absolutely not. And one primary (albeit not exclusive) explanation lies in the physiology of the liver.

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5 Reasons why you should invest in a FitBit

Actually I’m impartial to the specific product; FitBit, jawbone, TomTom, Garmin. It’s the concept I’m in love with. Here’s why...

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Good Evidence?

In residency we were bombarded with information, some of it was anecdotal (which certainly yields value), but the more you learn the more you question and the more you learn how to ask the right questions.

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