Fighting obesity isn’t fat-shaming—it’s fact-sharing

Today’s topic may stir some controversy. But that’s a risk I’m willing to take. Because when I came across this article, I was outraged that the following question was even considered worth asking: When Do Obesity Public Health Messages Become Fat Shaming? Personally, I don’t think they ever do. Obviously, it’s important to make people […]

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The war on cholesterol just turned deadly

I’ve never been one to buy into the cholesterol myth…ever. In fact, for most people, I don’t think cholesterol matters one bit. Which is why I’ve long been a vocal opponent against the stringent guidelines that the powers-that-be enforce by overprescribing statin medications to virtually anything that breathes. I’ve been a doctor long enough to […]

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D is for diabetes prevention

You can file today’s topic under “tell me something I don’t know.” Because as you may recall, I’ve been telling you for years that vitamin D can help fight against diabetes. But for as much as I like to complain about the dollars wasted on studies chasing answers we already have, I’m not going to […]

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