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Mind, Spirit, Body: Show Yourself Some Gratitude this Holiday Season

It’s the season to count our blessings, to be thankful for all the good that’s come our way. But at this time of year, too often people push themselves in all facets of their lives. They overdo it at meals, snack to their heart’s content (one little bite can’t hurt, right?), overspend in an effort […]

What’s Your Liver IQ?

As a liver specialist (aka hepatologist), it’s my bias that the liver is the most important organ in the body. While this is a lighthearted opinion, in the 25+ years that I have been a practicing hepatologist, the general knowledge of how the liver works and what diseases affect it is generally less well know, compared to […]

Mini Me: 5 Tips for Setting Up Your Children for a Healthy Lifestyle

Lisa’s lifestyle is similar to many of my patients. She works a lot of hours at a factory job, never exercises, and eats out for most of her meals because she is too tired to cook, much less clean up after the meal. When she is home for the evening meal, she eats with her […]

Tweaking Grandma’s Recipes: Healthy Substitutes

My mother was an amazing woman who lived a full life that could be encapsulated in three words: family, faith, and food. She loved family, had an intense faith, and she was known for her love of preparing food. My mother considered cooking for the family and creating a healthful environment for the family to […]

Snoring and Diabetes—How are They Linked?

If you know someone who snores, chances are they may be suffering from a disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is a severe form of sleep disorder marked by chronic disruptions in sleep. Those disruptions are caused by an obstruction of the airway when the body relaxes during sleep. Why, you ask, does […]

Are You Really Skipping the Sweets?

I love it when patients tell me they’ve made a conscious decision to eat better. After visiting my office and hearing a diagnosis of liver disease, it’s encouraging to know that they are taking an active role in turning around the problems that lie on the road ahead. I feel great to have made an […]

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