A personal, reflective, and “optional” philosophical note from Dr. Tague Humans are complex beings. And that is an understatement! What is it that makes us who we are? Are we just a bag of skin containing chemicals and chemical reactions? Or, is there an immaterial, “can’t touch it” aspect to man that makes us unique as individuals? And could … [Read more...] about Body, Soul and Spirit: Seeking Complete Health
Weight Loss & Obesity
Has your scale steadily increased since COVID-19? You’re not alone. Gaining weight this past year has been epidemic, causing major setbacks to health and happiness. Many dine-in restaurants closing, gyms shutting down, and unprecedented stress has resulted in a lot of stress eating and comfort foods! Consequences were inevitable. … [Read more...] about Trim, Fit, & Healthy in the New Year… It’s Never Been More Important!
If you are like me, you’ve never been more interested in your immune system and its ability to fight off infections. COVID-19 has gotten our attention! How peculiar that the same virus can cause an infection with few or no symptoms in some, but result in multi-organ failure and death in others! It’s the same virus, in the same species, but the … [Read more...] about COVID-19 & Survival
Are you frustrated with trying to lose weight with hunger-producing diets and sore muscles from the gym? Are you tired of jumping from one failed fad diet to another, each time with increasing confusion and disappointment? Let’s face it, if those strategies worked, our overweight problem in America would be solved! Most of my patients have “been … [Read more...] about Choosing a Physician to Manage My Weight
Our bodies are made of cells. Muscle cells make up muscles, brain cells make up our brain, and fat cells (known as adipocytes) make up fat. And the fact is, without ABNORMAL fat cells, unwanted weight gain cannot occur! Let me explain.... Imagine if something triggered your muscle cells to enlarge and multiply to the point that your muscles … [Read more...] about Fat Cells: Battleground for Unwanted Weight Gain!
I overheard a revealing father to son comment while eating out on vacation. The family of 3 was seated at the table right next to me. Sadly, both parents were overweight by 40+ pounds, as was the 20 year old son. The father, speaking wisdom, commented, “Son, be very careful to protect your health, or you will end up with problems. Just look at … [Read more...] about Choosing a Weight Loss Plan
The holidays keep rolling around year after year! What a great season! We each have much to be thankful for, and it is always a blessing to give gifts and host friends and family members for memorable and fun feasts and gatherings. Unfortunately, the holidays typically involve less than ideal foods. If not careful, we can easily gain 5-10 pounds … [Read more...] about Surviving Holiday Feasts!