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 Dr. Joseph E. Scherger

Dr. Joseph E. Scherger

About The Author

Joseph E. Scherger, M.D., M.P.H., is Vice President for Primary Care and Marie E. Pinizzotto, MD, Chair of Academic Affairs at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California. Dr. Scherger is President of the Riverside County Medical Association (RCMA) in 2017.

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Comments on Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? By Mark Hyman MD

It is important news for the healthy nutrition world when Mark Hyman comes out with a new book. Dr. Hyman is the director of... Read More →

Is It Food Addiction?

I recently read the 2012 book by Dr. Pamela Peake titled The Hunger Fix (Rodale).  Here Dr. Peake presents detailed advice for how to get over your “false fixes” to unhealthy foods and... Read More →

We Finally Understand Overweight and Obesity

Jason Fung, MD taught me how not to eat. I never realized I could skip meals and have greater mentally clarity and plenty of energy. Read More →

Reversing Cognitive Decline – The End of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Fifty per cent of Americans will have dementia by age 85. This is a growing epidemic. Cognitive decline starts much earlier. We now know the cause. Too much... Read More →

Comments on Perfect Health Diet by Paul and Shou-Ching Jaminet

A Stanford student interested in nutrition told me that Perfect Health Diet by Paul and Shou-Ching Jaminet of Cambridge, MA influenced her to eat healthy.  This book was... Read More →

Comments on How Not to Die by Michael Greger, MD, Flatiron Books, 2015

I am thankful to an Eisenhower Medical Center Internal Medicine resident urging me to read this book. The resident follows a whole food plant based diet as advocated by Dr. Greger, who is also the founder of the website, nutritionfacts.org. Dr. Greger follows in the tradition of... Read More →

The Great Food Debate – Mark Hyman vs Joel Fuhrman

Doctors Mark Hyman (Eat Fat, Get Thin) and Joel Fuhrman (Eat To Live) are champions of healthy nutrition. Both doctors achieve amazing results with... Read More →

In Praise of Michael Pollan, and a Criticism

Michael Pollan is a journalist who has focused on food and nutrition for two decades. His work is so scholarly that he became... Read More →

Getting Over GI Problems is Not Difficult

I recently read a medical journal article on managing irritable bowel syndrome... Read More →

Be Sure Your Fats are Healthy

With all the attention on the very low carbohydrate diet, and the importance of not... Read More →

High Blood Sugar is
Carbohydrate Overload

High blood sugar is common. Most Americans have it by being a prediabetic or having... Read More →

Intermittent Fasting

Amazon sells more than 5000 books on fasting, and many were written during.... Read More →

Is the Ketogenic Diet Right
for You?

The ketogenic diet is getting a lot of attention today, and for good reason.... Read More →

Vegan vs Vegetarian vs Paleo – What Diet is Healthiest?

In order to live we must eat life. All our food must come from living things.... Read More →

Welcome to Lean and Fit
Life Blog

I welcome all of you to this blog to further the best information for living a healthy lean and fit life!.... Read More →

Resources

Suggested Daily Meal Plan

Healthy nutrition does not require counting calories, even if you want to lose weight. By eating a diet high in fat and protein from healthy sources, the appetite is greatly reduced resulting in eating fewer calories... Read More →

Superfoods

I have listed here foods that have been shown to be the healthiest foods we can eat. They are listed alphabetically and if you include many of these in your daily nutrition you will be enhancing... Read More →

Supplements

Supplements are no substitute for food for being healthy. The healthiest and longest living people on earth take little or no supplements. However there are some important supplements to consider ... Read More →

Recommended Reading

Nina Teicholz. The Big Fat Surprise (2014). Simon & Schuster. Nina Teicholz is a journalist much like Gary Taubes and Michael Pollan and is credited with educating the public on the bad science... Read More →

Barbara Rogers’ Recipes

My friend and patient Barbara Rogers read Lean and Fit and quickly lost what little extra weight she had. She felt so much better. As someone who loves to cook, she started writing recipes... Read More →