Patronus Medical Blog

Do Calories Matter on a Keto Diet?

Posted by Patronus Medical on Dec 6, 2018 3:09:56 PM

The ketogenic diet first gained fame through its effectiveness for weight loss. The high-fat, low-carb diet promotes nutritional ketosis–a normal metabolic state marked by moderate levels of ketones in the blood. The idea with carb restriction in terms of weight loss is that it prompts the release of body fat to be burned or converted to ketones for energy (extra dietary fat also contributes to ketone production). For decades, much of dieting focused on counting caloric intake. But not keto. Let’s explore why you should be paying more attention to the types of food consumed instead of that little number on the back of a nutrition label.

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Topics: Private Health Management

What is Vitamin B12?

Posted by Patronus Medical on Dec 3, 2018 2:12:14 PM

B12 is a water-soluble vitamin we all need to stay healthy and feel great. It is involved in metabolism with every cell in the human body and has a significant impact on DNA synthesis, energy production, nerve cell health, red blood cell formation, and neurological function.

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Topics: Private Health Management

Private Health Management vs. Regular Health Insurance

Posted by Patronus Medical on Oct 29, 2018 12:00:00 PM

There are significant differences between health insurance (whether through private plans with shared costs with an employer or paid for out-of-pocket) and private health management. The major difference? One can provide a level of care that far exceeds the other. Here’s why:

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Topics: Private Health Management

Five Reasons why Patronus Medical is the choice for you

Posted by Patronus Medical on Aug 11, 2016 9:12:47 AM

It seems that now more than ever, individuals worldwide are moving away from traditional healthcare plans and towards exclusive private health management. The benefits are staggering, especially for those living in a fast-paced world. With private health management, there is no more waiting to get the healthcare you deserve. The world has changed, so why shouldn’t your medical care?     

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Topics: Private Health Management, Telemedicine, Functional Medicine

A White House Physician’s Journey from Conventional Medicine into Functional Medicine

Posted by Robert G Darling, MD on Jul 19, 2016 9:04:34 AM

My journey from conventional medicine to Functional Medicine began in possibly the most conventional setting possible. I graduated from medical school in 1985 and have been practicing medicine for over 31 years. I was trained as a traditional medical doctor (MD) and completed a residency in emergency medicine in 1994, and I served in a number of clinical and administrative positions during my 25-year career in the US Navy Medical Department including three years as White House Physician to President Clinton from 1996 to 1999.

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Topics: Private Health Management, Functional Medicine