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precision : me

hacking my health using precision digital health tools

2015

14

Oct

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Dexy

In this fifth audio podcast episode Larry Chu, MD and Rami Bailony, MD get real by talking about continuous glucose monitoring and the role it can play in precision health and gaining insight into insulin resistance. What are the benefits of CGM in hacking obesity? Is this technology really necessary for effective weight loss and measuring insulin […]

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06

Oct

A 40lb Weight Loss is Accompanied By 70% Decrease In Triglycerides

Larry’s done a phenomenal job so far. He has lost 44 pounds, dropped his fasting glucose by 30%, and his average glucose by 10%. He has almost reversed his pre-diabetes. More importantly, he no longer has metabolic syndrome! Amazingly, he has managed to do all of this while putting on the best Medicine X conference […]

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22

Aug

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Frustration

In this fourth audio podcast episode Larry Chu, MD and Rami Bailony, MD get real by talking about the frustration that occurs when people hit road blocks in their weight loss journey.  Why does weight loss stop when people only eat 800 calories a day? How can digital health tools and care providers best support patients when […]

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06

Aug

Metabolic syndrome: what is it and why should we care?

As Larry explained in his earlier blogs when he first presented to Enara Health he not only had pre-diabetes but also was found to have metabolic syndrome.  Metabolic syndrome is defined as having 3 of 5 risk factors  (abdominal obesity, high triglycerides, low HDL, fasting glucose above 110, and BP>130). Why should we care about Larry’s metabolic syndrome?  It […]

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04

Aug

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It’s not my fault

In this third audio podcast episode Larry Chu, MD and Rami Bailony, MD get real by talking about failure of past diet regimens.  Why do certain diets work for some people and not for others? How might people understand the best approach to nutrition and behavior modification for themselves? How might we get past blaming ourselves and […]

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02

Aug

The Theranos store in my local Walgreens, opened Sept 2013

A tiny drop of blood

I recently got a notification on my Enara health app that I needed to get some lab tests done. These tests will check my electrolytes and liver function to make sure my body isn’t having any problems with VLCD. I was excited to see Dr. Bailony offered me the opportunity to get my blood drawn […]

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31

Jul

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Shock and awe

In this second audio podcast episode Larry Chu, MD and Rami Bailony, MD get real by talking about “shock and awe” that happens when patients get their data and the news isn’t good. How do we put numbers in perspective? And why are some doctors hesitant to have scary conversations with their patients? http://media.blubrry.com/startprep/p/content.blubrry.com/startprep/Percisionme_episode_2.mp3Podcast: Play in […]

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28

Jul

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Misconceptions and misperceptions about obesity

In this first audio podcast episode Larry Chu, MD and Rami Bailony, MD get real by talking about the doctor-patient relationship and misconceptions and misperceptions about obesity. http://media.blubrry.com/startprep/p/content.blubrry.com/startprep/precisionme_ep1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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28

Jul

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“Sleep” cardio and more fitness tips

I hate exercise. I have friends who love it. They describe the feeling of having to get up and move throughout the day. They tell me it relieves stress and anxiety. “The endorphins give you a natural high,” they say. Personally, I don’t have the same experience. I find exercise very monotonous and solitary. I’m […]

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27

Jul

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So is all of this safe?

Very low-calorie diets (VLCDs) have been around since the early 1920s and if done correctly are pretty safe. As a matter of fact, I think they are underutilized tools in medicine. On occasion, they get a bad rap in news stories, but those stories often fail to explain that those particular cases were not done […]

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