7 Strategies to Increase Lean Body Mass as You Age  

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Gigi was a fifty-year-old patient who visited me, lamenting that her muscles felt increasingly flabby – or “doughy,” as she put it. When I measured her body fat proportions, she had a healthy body mass index (BMI) of 24.5, yet she had nearly thirty-two percent body fat, and no longer felt lean. That … [Read more...]

‎5 Secrets to Turn Back the Clock

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“I don’t mind talking about just about anything,” forty-three-year-old Melanie confessed, “but here’s something I hate bringing up because it feels so uncontrollable: wrinkles. I’ve been getting..." She paused - lowering her tone to a whisper as if confessing to a priest - “chemical peels.” I’d been … [Read more...]

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less and How It Applies to Hormones and Aging  

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The beginning of 2017 is almost over, so by now you can know where you stand on your New Year’s resolutions. For most people, the energy of resolutions has already waned by end of January. Personally, I get tired of resolutions as a tasked goal. Sometimes they work, but usually they don’t. Instead, I … [Read more...]

Excerpt from My Book, Younger

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Exciting news – my publisher agreed to provide an excerpt from my new book, Younger! I hope you enjoy it, and even more importantly, that by reading it, you’ll begin to understand that we have more control over the way we age than we ever thought possible. It’s a simple matter of turning the good genes … [Read more...]

The Tell-All About Your Aging Skin (Part 1)

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Forty-nine-year old Amy arrived in my office and plunked down a grocery bag filled with skincare products, everything from anti-wrinkle creams to anti-aging serums. She'd even tried injections of various kinds. “I fork over half my paycheck for a herculean ritual – and it’s getting me nowhere,” she … [Read more...]

‎5 Genes That Make It Hard to Lose Weight, and What You Can Do To Combat Them

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Do you ever feel like you exercise and eat well, but don’t see positive results? I feel you. I've been there! The problem may be with your genes. As scientists look into weight-loss genes, they have found that people with variations of certain genes are more prone to put on weight than others. I know, … [Read more...]

Three Surprising Reasons to Monitor Caffeine or Alcohol—and How to Do It

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Everyone knows that alcohol and caffeine aren’t always the healthiest of choices. Is moderation effective enough to avoid their negative effects, or do some people have to quit altogether? It all depends on you. I’ll start with a short survey. Then I’ll discuss how alcohol and caffeine may be … [Read more...]