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November 18, 2008

Statins and Heart Failure: A Deadly Mix?

If you have been diagnosed with heart failure, statin drugs, which most cardiologists will prescribe to you if your cholesterol levels are not where they recommend, may need to be stopped.
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November 16, 2008

Celebrity Album: Second Sibling Syndrome

Birth order and spacing may affect our looks more than we realize. Quite often, the most photogenic member of the family is the oldest, as seen in the celebrity sibling pairs shown here. While not a universal rule, this principle bears investigation.
What Do All The Healthiest Diets Have In Common?
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November 16, 2008

What do all the healthiest diets have in common?

French Paradox, Mediterranean Diet, Okinawa Diet...Oh my! How do you chose? You don't have to choose, you can enjoy them all. All authentic cuisines the world over include foods that belong to these four categories: Meat on the BoneOrgan meatsFermented and sprouted foodsFresh, uncooked ingredients While most of my patients are aware of the importance of fresh foods, few people realize that we also need to include foods from the other three pillars. Here's what you need to know about each: Meat on the Bone Cooking meat bone does two great things. 1) It enables the bone nutrients to infuse…

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October 23, 2008

Health After Healthcare

Have you lost your job and your insurance? Or is your employer cutting back on your benefits? Protecting your health naturally is better than health insurance. Learn how!
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October 20, 2008

Bone Drugs Problematic

Drugs like Boniva, Fosomax, and Actonel increase bone density by keeping old, calcified bone around longer than normal and this is likely the reason these drugs are increasingly found to cause bone disease including fractures.
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October 20, 2008

Perfect Health Is No Mystery

The healthiest diets all share four common food categories. And we call these categories the Four Pillars of World Cuisine. In the past, they were part of every successful human culture. This website explores the many benefits of those culinary traditions, and will help you learn to cook the same dishes and enjoy the same, delicious meals that the healthiest people on Earth all do.
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July 12, 2008

Pay for Performance

Penalties for Doctors who Refuse to Sell Cholesterol Drugs On Wednesday July 9,2008 the Garden Island Newspaper published my Letter To The Editor (Thank you Garden Isle) I feel my patients and the people of Hawai‘i have the right to know some of what goes on behind the scenes at HMSA, our island’s number one health insurance company. This week, I will participate in a teleconference about a new initiative program created by HMSA as part of what they call “quality of care.” If you have diabetes, your doctor will be paid more if he or she convinces you to buy…

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