Author: thedoc

Post COVID lingering fatigue and neurological symptoms

I have had multiple questions about post COVID lingering fatigue and neurological symptoms.  For those who have suffered for years with chronic viral illness and have been told ‘it’s all in your head’, one inadvertent blessing of the onslaught of media coverage around covid, is it’s also bringing to light the fact that chronic post […]

Are artificial sweeteners making you fat?

What if I told you that artificial sweeteners like sucralose, Splenda, aspartame, sweet n low, NutraSweet were actually increasing your risk of fat accumulation.  Crazy right?  I mean we are told by the American Diabetic Association that zero-calorie sweeteners don’t count and if you are macro counting for weight loss, there are no carbs in […]

What does it mean when serum iron is high but ferritin is low?

This question comes up all the time. Patients are baffled when their serum iron levels come back elevated and their ferritin levels come back low even though they have all of the symptoms of iron depletion. What’s going on? Often doctors or even patients who see this think ‘oh no we better stop taking iron support’ […]