Metformin: Is it worth it?

BY LEE RICE, DO, FAASM, FAAFP Many of you have asked me to render my opinion on the disease preventive aspects of Metformin, a widely prescribed drug to control high blood sugar. I’ve kept you waiting so I could check in with my buddy Mark Moyad, M.D. Mark is a …

Why Strength Matters–Part 2

by MEGHAN BOTHWELL, BS, MS, CSCS Last month we learned how as we age limitations in mobility-related tasks will become more common.10 One more important predictor of limited mobility or functional limitation is muscle strength – more specifically your grip strength.12-13 Loss of grip strength is strongly associated with increasing chronological age14 …

Magnesium, the Magic Mineral

BY DAVID LARSON, MD   Magnesium is an essential mineral and a cofactor in over 300 essential metabolic reactions in the body, helping muscles to relax, stabilizing neuronal cell membranes, creating new nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) and proteins, and playing a key role in cell signaling and energy production. …