Type 1 Diabetes

As you might know, Type 1 Diabetes is a subject near to my heart because two of my three children have Type 1 Diabetes.   My daughter Kelli was diagnosed when she was 9 years old, and my son Andy was diagnosed when he was 13 years old.   There is a genetic...

Should You be Worried About the Flu?

Should you be worried about the Flu and the Coronavirus?  It’s an interesting subject. We’re in the midst of Flu season now, and it’s pretty bad this year. It’s been worse on kids than it has been on adults.   Last year was a particularly...

How to Get the Most Out of Genetic Testing

As you know, we do a lot of genetic testing at Performance Medicine. We do tests for the MTHFR gene, and the ApoE gene.   And most of you have probably heard of the 23andMe test, which you can get over the counter for about $99.   I did one about ten years...

The Overuse of Antibiotics

This blog post is about the use of antibiotics. When is it appropriate, and when is it not? A fun fact to get us started is that 4 out of 5 Americans will take some kind of antibiotic this year. That to me is unreal, and you can already see where I’m going to go...