Atelophobia

BY: MICHAEL LEWIS

Atelophobia (from the Greek: ατελής, atelès, “imperfect, incomplete” “fear”) is the fear of not being good enough or imperfection.

Oh great, another affliction.  That’s all I need.  So now what?  First, stop defining yourself by your story.  You are not your story – you are the AWE-SOME-NESS underneath your “rubble,” I meant story, my bad.  Shit, do we ever have a happy story? Or is our story just piles and piles of temporal suffering? I think we all have happy stories somehere within, but I think most of us tend to identify with the story that keeps us being victims (whether we are aware of it or not) – another way of saying it – our ego thrives on suffering, so since most of us believe we are our ego (false sense of self) we identify with the things that will keep the ego alive.

In “The Power Of Now” by Eckhart Tolle, he states,  Continue reading Atelophobia

IS CHOLESTEROL CAUSING HEART ATTACKS OR IS IT SOMETHING ELSE?

BY: MICHAEL LEWIS, MD, ABFM

FACT:  71 million Americans have high cholesterol levels
FACT:  The number of people needed to treat to prevent 1 heart attack using a Statin medication (Lipitor, Zocor etc) is 60.
FACT:  Only 1 out of every 3 adults with high LDL cholesterol has the condition under control
FACT:  High cholesterol has no symptoms so many people don’t know that their cholesterol is too high.
FACT:  People with high cholesterol have about twice the risk of heart disease as people with lower levels
FACT:  MORE THAN 50% of people who suffered a heart attack had normal cholesterol levels at the time of their hospitalization
FACT:  Cholesterol isn’t the entire story when it comes to heart attacks…read on.

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Obesity

BY: MICHAEL LEWIS, MD

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Can you see your toes? Obesity is an epidemic but not insurmountable to overcome. It’s not because Fast food chains are giving you more food for lower prices. The problem is multifactorial. It is a mix of genetics, self-control and mental health – sometimes, occurring all at the same time. The first question to ask yourself is my relationship with food a problem? Obesity, especially abdominal obesity has a Continue reading Obesity

Hypertension (High Blood pressure)

By: Michael R. Lewis, MD

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Heart disease is still the #1 killer of men over 50.  At 40 years old and above, it’s time to stop thinking you are invincible and pay attention to yourself (and your doctor – if you see him or her.)  Hypertension doesn’t only contribute to heart attacks but can cause kidney damage, eye problems and strokes.  To minimize your risk of hypertension, lose that gut!  It’s true, losing Continue reading Hypertension (High Blood pressure)

Hyperlipidemia “High Cholesterol”

BY: MICHAEL LEWIS, MD

Cholesterol causes aren’t what we thought. And it’s more than just a total cholesterol count of 200 or less.  It’s also more than our LDLs (low density lipoproteins) too – even though they can be as sticky to your arteries as gum stuck to the soles of your shoes on a hot day!   Times are changing and so is the research. There’s newer research putting emphasis on particle size! Not how much it is, but Continue reading Hyperlipidemia “High Cholesterol”

Erectile Dysfunction

 BY: MICHAEL LEWIS, MD

First and foremost, I hate to break the news, but if you are having erectile dysfunction (including premature ejaculation) it’s probably not a “medical” thing, sorry.  It’s time to look inwards and really be honest with yourself about what’s happening inside your mind.  Ask yourself these questions: Is my erection soft or not as firm as it used to be?  Does it happen when I masturbate?  When did it start? Am I ruminating or thinking about it before I start foreplay?  During intercourse, am I orgasm focused or “in-tune” with my partner?  Do I feel depressed/Anxious?  Is it trouble getting erect or staying erect?  Do I have trouble getting aroused?

Yes, our penis has Continue reading Erectile Dysfunction

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