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Advanced Cardiovascular Testing for Risk Factor Identification

Reducing cardiovascular risk is an important piece of overall health. The common ways to reduce this risk is to maintain a normal lipid panel, fasting glucose level, and A1c level. In addition,...

The ApoE Gene: Diet & Lifestyle Modifications

Genes control the function of every cell in your body. Some genes determine basic characteristics, such as the color of your eyes and hair. Certain genes make you more likely to develop diseases....

5 Steps to Optimize Your Doctors' Visit

At LifeScape you have us! You have physicians dedicated to your health and who can take the time needed to address your concerns. Unfortunately, when working with health insurance based...

What Doctors Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

Decades ago, I thought I was at the “pinnacle” of my career directing a prestigious Family Medicine Residency and boasting exceptional Board Exam scores. I knew my stuff, loved teaching, and felt...

Natural Remedies for Anxiety and Stress Reduction

Anxiety can be multifactorial in its origin. Genetic predisposition, neurochemical imbalance and stress (emotional or  physical) can further unmask or contribute to this expression of anxiety. A...

Memory: What Can We Do?

As physicians - we try to prevent disease as much as possible. The focus is typically on preventing an acute heart attack, stroke or certain preventable cancers. As Americans age, we are seeing...

Pre-Diabetes & Type 2 Diabetes

For many centuries Diabetes was diagnosed by "water tasters" who tasted the urine of people suspected to have it. If it was sweet the patient had diabetes mellitus. In 1675 the word "mellitus"...

7 Day Metabolic Reset & Renew

Be joyful and mindful this holiday season

This holiday season will most likely not look, feel or seem like any holiday we have ever experienced before. There will still be joy, special holiday...

The Importance of Metabolic Flexibility

What is Metabolic Flexibility?

The fancy, medical dictionary explanation is the ability to respond or adapt to changes in metabolic demand. It is an ability of the human body to burn and utilize...

The Sweet & Sour Scoop on Nonnutritive Sweeteners

With many of us trying to manage our weight and follow guidelines to limit sugar intake, nonnutritive sweeteners (NNS) have become increasingly popular. With so many alternatives to sugar these...