I wrote up a case from a patient of mine who was diagnosed and successfully treated for functional hypothalamic amenorrhea. A colleague of mine who specializes in fertility wellness helped me a great deal with this case. She and I got together on Zoom to discuss details of the case. I hope you enjoy the video and the show notes.
If you’re wondering why I had this done at age 36, it was actually because I had a few concerning symptoms. Thankfully, I received a clean bill of health. However, had I not had symptoms, I still would have opted for a screening colonoscopy in four years from now when I’ll turn 40.
The problem is that people with “normal” or merely “elevated” blood pressure, while at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, and death than their counterparts with lower blood pressure, are not managed with lifetime prevention and longevity in mind.
Last week, the New York Times published an article with the title “Scientists Find No Benefit to Time-Restricted Eating.” This is not accurate.
There is a significant body of evidence suggesting that lower (sub-normal) blood pressures might help delay the onset of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease over the course of a lifetime.
Many people never become stronger because they think strength training requires a lot of time and experience. Thankfully, these are total misconceptions.
The documentary “The Rescue,” produced by National Geographic chronicles the 2018 rescue of the Thai Boy’s soccer team in brilliant fashion. Despite that I already knew the outcome, I was on edge for the duration of the program.
While the data, evidence, and expert opinion is mixed, I believe that it’s important to measure homocysteine levels
Lovelock’s “Some Medical Considerations of Sports and Games” is a five page article written in 1939 about the way a medical man, to use Lovelock’s language, should help guide children to health through the practice of athletics.
There are several different companies now offering Multi-Cancer Early detection tests. The test I am writing about today is the Galleri test by GRAIL. This test works by looking for methylation patterns on cell-free DNA in blood samples. The test generates one of two possible results: “Cancer Signal Detected,” or “Cancer Signal Not Detected.”
“But I am greedy for life. I do too much of everything all the time. Suddenly one day my heart will fail. The Iron Crab will get me as it got my father. But I am not afraid of The Crab. At least I shall have died from an honourable disease. Perhaps they will put on my tombstone ‘This Man Died from Living Too Much’.”
— Fleming, Ian. From Russia with Love (James Bond Book 5)
In 1978, a pathologist performing a routine autopsy made a remarkable discovery — A 76 year old woman without any sign of atherosclerosis.
What’s so remarkable about this?