As a practicing cardiologist, I have found that many patients have similar questions regarding their cardiovascular health. Whether it’s what their ideal blood pressure or cholesterol should be, or what might be causing a particular symptom, in this section I will work to clarify many of these common issues.


The Fat Truth About Diabetes

The Fat Truth About Diabetes There is a common misconception that eating too many carbohydrates is responsible for causing diabetes. While eating foods with refined flours and sugars may play a contributory role, it is [...]

Coronary Artery Calcium Score

In my cardiology practice, I encounter a fair number of young to middle-age patients who are interested in screening for cardiovascular disease. For some, it's just curiosity, while others are eager to explore their own [...]

Food Revolution Summit 2018

Brain Health: Keep Your Mind Healthy at Every Stage of Life Dale Bredesen, MD: The End Of Alzheimer's Daniel Amen, MD: Foods Your Brain Will Love Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, MD: Preventing Dementia With Nutrition

Below are selected handouts provided by the Institute for Functional Medicine. These can be printed and used for your individualized food and exercise plans.   General Dietary Information Functional Nutrition Fundamentals - Eating Your Way [...]

Side Effects of Statins

Despite the proven benefits of the cholesterol-lowering statin medications in reducing future cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes, particularly in those with known cardiovascular disease, many patients remain reluctant to take these medications [...]