The Zika Virus

  Is this going to be a big deal or what? In some areas of the world, it is a big deal, with infants of infected mothers being born with horrible birth defects. But what about the United States? Is it coming here? Let’s see what we know. The...

The HCG Diet

(Are We Really Still Talking About This Stuff?) It never fails. At least once or twice a week, one of my patients will ask me what I think about these “new” HCG diets. It’s usually someone who has tried everything—except diet and exercise—and has...

A Christmas Story- December 2015

A Christmas Story  Sometimes, when you least expect it, a gift comes your way.   “Well Charlie, your blood pressure is great and your cholesterol is the best it’s ever been. Keep doing what you’re doing, especially with the holidays coming up...

Lowering Your Cholesterol

The new book is out – 60 Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol.  If you get a chance to read it, I’d like your comments. And I’d like any questions regarding lipid management. I might not always have the answer, but I always have an...