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Posts written by Larry Chu, MD

2015

14

Oct

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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22

Aug

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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04

Aug

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

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

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

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

“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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25

Jul

On call

I’m on call today. I’m on a 24-hour shift, and these days are tough. Not only is it hard to find time to stay hydrated, I often tend to fluid restrict myself since even getting to take restroom breaks can be a problem (sorry if this is too much information, but as I promised, I’m […]

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22

Jul

I’m cooking, and VLCD is on the menu

Very low calorie diets (VLCD) have several benefits, according to the NIH: “Patients who participate in a VLCD program that also includes lifestyle changes may lose about 15 to 25 percent of their initial weight during the first 3 to 6 months. They may maintain a 5 percent weight loss after 4 years if they […]

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21

Jul

The prequel to this story

The story starts here: at Quest Diagnostic labs in San Mateo, California on July 17, 2015. I was sent here by my doctor, Rami Bailony, MD from Enara Health to get my baseline metabolic labs drawn. I hate waiting rooms. The chairs are uncomfortable and there is nothing to do but wait. Airlines at least have […]

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