Mind & Body

Metabolic Optimization Seminar

Jan 22 | 2017

It’s me again, Dr. Osborn. Let me tell you about a cool event that debuted on January 7, 2017. Former Navy SEAL Ray “Cash” Care and I, two men at the pinnacle of their fields, hosted a unique half-day seminar on Metabolic Optimization. What does this mean? Well, let me ask you a question. Did you know that the vast majority of diseases that kill us dead are, to a great degree, the product of metab...

An All-Too-Common Observation

Jan 14 | 2017

I’m unsure as to whether or not it’s a manifestation of laziness or entitlement or maybe a little of both. After all, the two often coexist. I’ll let you decide. HEALTH TAKES WORK. Why is it that patients ask me if they “have to work out” if engaging me as their physician? Hmm… Do I have some sort of magic elixir that will remedy their problems sans effort on their behalf? No! Sure, metformin and...

I’ll Be Learning To Operate ‘til the Day I Retire

Sep 17 | 2015

  My son Jack just started driving.  I gave him my 2007 Jeep Wrangler having removed the lift kit to lower its center of gravity.  Anyone growing up in the 80’s will tell you that Jeeps were vilified in the media.  Right or wrong, the notion that they “rolled over easily” left its scars.  Aside from spending long hours in the passenger seat rendering instruction to my son and subjecting him to the...

What is the best way to stop diseases such as Alzheimer’s?

May 25 | 2015

So let me ask you a question. What is the best primary modality to thwart the development and progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s dementia? Well, if you missed my blurb on The Today Show last Friday, allow me to fill you in: Exercise. Surprise, surprise.  What if I told that strength training is predominantly a mental activity? Just think about it (no pun intended). What...

How many sit-ups do I do a day?

Dec 30 | 2014

Not a clinic day goes by without a patient asking me how many sit-ups I do in the context of the cover shot of Get Serious. My answer, “Few, if any.”  I quickly re-route the discussion to better address the topic at hand: low back pain (a very common presenting complaint). Why? Because the two are interrelated. Closely interrelated. The stronger your abdominal wall, the lesser chance you have of d...

A Strong Mind Begets a Stronger Body

Oct 20 | 2014

A primary underpinning of Get Serious is one’s ability to assume control of his or her health. In fact, no one else has that specific ability. Not your doctor (despite the paradigm shift to a socialized healthcare system), nor a corporation (as touted in the Six Million Dollar Man theme song). You and you alone possess the capability to maintain your health, prevent disease and reach heightened le...

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