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  • Guidelines Schmidelines!!

    Guidelines Schmidelines! I just read a new guideline paper published by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).  As usual there are parts of the guidelines I can agree with, and others that I just kind of shake my head and mutter to myself. I feel bad for health professionals who work for big corporate entities such as the ADA. These professionals Continue Reading

  • Things I learn from my dog!

    It took many years to become a physician. For me, after high school there was four years of college, one year of post-graduate school, four years of medical school, and then a three year combined internship/family practice residency. By the time I finished my training I was almost halfway to Social Security age. Once I became a fully licensed physician Continue Reading

  • Coca Cola – Is it worth the ride?

    Coca cola I just viewed an internet ad for Coca Cola, otherwise known as Coke. It was kinda interesting. You can view it here.  They actually advertised that a 12 oz bottle of Coke contains 140 calories. They then went on to show that it would take a 140 lb person, on average, 23 minutes of cycling to burn off Continue Reading

  • Challenge Recap Part Two – Hunger

    No weight loss plan will succeed unless there is a good plan/method of keeping hunger under control. So what is hunger? Definition of  hunger from freedictionary.com 1. a. A strong desire or need for food. b. The discomfort, weakness, or pain caused by a prolonged lack of food. 2. A strong desire or craving: a hunger for affection. The definitions Continue Reading

  • IMW Challenge Recap Part 1- Sleep sunset on cruise

    Challenge Recap Part 1 – Sleep and Health If you have not been following the escapades of DrH, then now is a good time to start. About a week ago I ended a one month personal health challenge to lose some of the weight I gained over a previous holiday. I blogged about the trials and tribulations on  my blog Continue Reading