Who wants a colonoscopy?

If you are over 40 years old, you may want to consider it.  The Journal of the National Cancer Institute recently published a study last month “Colorectal Cancer Incidence Patterns in the United States, 1974–2013” showing that our risk of colorectal cancer is now back...

Opioids are not the problem

I prescribe opioids every day. Opioids are effective, relatively inexpensive, and safe. In general, if you take too many, you fall asleep which typically prevents you from taking more. Cancer patients can experience severe pain. Pain occurs when the cancer has eaten...

Ever Heard of The Blue Zones?

A couple of years ago I read Dan Beuttner’s book The Blue Zones.  Mr. Beuttner is a National Geographic Explorer and he traveled the globe in search of places where people live the longest, with low rates of chronic disease. He identified 5 places which he called...

Does Intermittent Fasting Prevent Cancer?

Sorta. Intermittent Fasting (IF) can help prevent cancer because if done correctly, it lowers caloric intake, which reduces body fat, which we KNOW prevents cancer. Here is what we know: Obesity is the second largest cause of cancer after smoking. Being overweight...

Palliative Care – Not just for Doctors

Sometimes when I recommend a Palliative Care consultation to my patients, they seem hurt and surprised, as if I’m giving up on them. Quite the opposite, I want them to have the best quality of life possible for the amount of time they have left. While...