Dr. Cohen's Healthy News

Doctors Don’t Know Everything

And they really shouldn’t be expected to. They have been trained to diagnose and treat illness, and most are very good at doing just that. But making an informed and experienced  recommendation on the amount and relative balance of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates you should be eating, figuring out why you can’t fall asleep at… Read more »

You Can’t Improve What You Don’t Measure: Taking a Deeper Dive

Measurement is the first step that leads first to understanding, then to control, and eventually to improvement. If you can measure something, you can understand it. If you can understand it, you can control it. If you can control it, you can improve it. You can’t manage for improvement if you don’t measure to see… Read more »

You Can’t Improve What You Don’t Measure: Individual Biomarker

Measurement is the first step that leads first to understanding, then to control, and eventually to improvement. If you can measure something, you can understand it. If you can understand it, you can control it. If you can control it, you can improve it. You can’t manage for improvement if you don’t measure to see… Read more »

You Can’t Improve What You Don’t Measure

Measurement is the first step that leads first to understanding, then to control, and eventually to improvement. If you can measure something, you can understand it. If you can understand it, you can control it. If you can control it, you can improve it. You can’t manage for improvement if you don’t measure to see… Read more »

Finding Your Healthiest Diet

In last week’s posts I shared with you information that shows why what you eat makes such a huge difference to your health and longevity. This week I want to provide you with a meaningful strategy on how you can determine your personalized “healthy” diet. Avoid toxic foods. Whether you eat paleo, keto, low carb,… Read more »

What You Eat Really Does Matter

From a nutritionally oriented physician, this is a sad tale. In four years of medical school we had only one class on nutrition and that came in the first semester of our first year. It was by far the lowest on the totem pole of our education. Conspicuously this class was after lunch on Wednesdays… Read more »

Don’t Confuse Physical Fitness and Physiological Health

The major point of this article is that you should never mistake physical fitness for physiological fitness and health. If you do, for many results are less or will be less than expected, for some the result will be injury, fatigue and other metabolic issues, and for a small but growing and unacceptable minority, sudden… Read more »

Tending To Your Gut Microbiome

Tending to Your Microbiome We now understand that the GI tract is a highly evolved microbiome (the combined mircroorganisms found in a particular environment) that serves as the body’s second brain. In fact, the specific types and ratios of organisms your gut contains determines how your body responds to the food you eat—whether it’s used… Read more »

Is The Keto Diet For You?

As a physician and educator, people frequently ask me what the best diet is for them. The problem is there are so many options that completely are opposite from vegan and low fat to paleo and primal to those in the middle such as Whole 30 and Mediterranean. Add in the latest diet program written… Read more »

Your Brain: Use It Or Lose It

Keeping your brain active is important to keep it functioning well. I am traveling with my son for 2 weeks in Australia. While it is awesome to visit new places and eat new foods, one of the things I look forward most about traveling is to get out of my everyday routine. While Australia is… Read more »