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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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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 →


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 →

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Jason Fung The Obesity Code (2016) and The Diabetes Code (2016), both by Greystone books. Jason Fung is a nephrologist at the University of Toronto and founder of... Read More →

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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 →