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Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor

Annapolis, Maryland
A practicing physician for more than 40 years and a radio talk show host for 25, Dr. Mirkin is a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He is one of a very few doctors board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics and... Full Bio
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Hot Weather Exercise - What to Eat? by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise To be able to exercise intensely in hot weather, you have to maintain water, sugar and salt in your body for the entire time you exercise. How fast you can ride, run, or exe ... Read on »
HPV + Sunlight Cause Many Skin Cancers by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise We have known for many years that the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) causes almost all warts on the skin, most head and neck cancers, and almost all cervical cancers. Now we fi ... Read on »
Diverticulosis? Seeds and Nuts OK by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise People with diverticulosis are usually told to avoid seeds and nuts, yet no scientific data support this recommendation (Nutrition in Clinical Practice, March 2011). Diverti ... Read on »
"White Whole Wheat" Breads by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise "White whole wheat" breads are made with flour ground from a variety of wheat that has a white outer covering, not brownish-red. That's why the flour is pale in color rather ... Read on »
Antioxidant Pills Reduce Exercise Benefits by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise The current issue of Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine shows that antioxidant pills prevent the major mitochondrial benefits of athletic endurance training ... Read on »
Heat Stroke and Hyponatremia by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise The most likely cause of death during hot weather sports is heat stroke, when the body temperature rises so high that it cooks the brain (Medicine and Science in Sports and ... Read on »
The Dangers of Fructose by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise An ever-increasing number of studies show that sugared drinks and foods cause fatty liver, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attacks, kidney damage and premature ... Read on »
Caffeine: Good When You Exercise, Bad When You Rest by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Caffeine increases sugar absorption from the gut. Taking caffeine when you eat carbohydrate-containing foods can double your rise in blood sugar (Journal of Caffeine Researc ... Read on »
Sugar and Refined Carbohydrates in Your Diet by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Since the 1940s, North Americans have suffered an incredible increase in disease. Today, 70 percent are overweight, 35 percent become diabetic, 40 percent die of heart attac ... Read on »
Deep Muscle Soreness after Prolonged, Intense Exercise by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise You should stop exercising for several days when you feel deep muscle soreness after very long exhaustive exercise such as running a marathon (26 miles), cycling a century ( ... Read on »
HPV and Cancer by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise How do you get HPV? You acquire Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) through direct skin to skin contact with an infected person, through vaginal, penile, oral, or anal sexual conta ... Read on »
How Exercise Keeps You Young (and Prolongs Your Life) by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky, of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, has shown that exercise prevents aging in mice programmed to grow old rapidly (The Proceedings of the Nati ... Read on »
Impotence Predicts Heart Attacks, Diabetes by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Men who are impotent are at increased risk for heart attacks and diabetes. (Atherosclerosis, February 2011). The two most common causes of impotence are blood vessel disease ... Read on »
Restrict Protein, Not Just Calories, to Prolong Life by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Recent research show that protein restriction may be far more effective than calorie restriction in prolonging the lives of humans. Many studies show that restricting calori ... Read on »
Cycling Does Not Weaken Bones by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise A recent article from France may explain why some top bicycle racers have low bone densities, indicating an increased risk for breaking their bones (The Physician and Sports ... Read on »
Full Fat Cells Cause Heart Attacks and Strokes by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise A diet of fruits, vegetables and nuts lowers the bad LDL cholesterol in two weeks by 33 percent, far more than the same diet with added grains and low fat diary (23 percent) ... Read on »
Muscle Cramps in Exercisers by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Muscle cramps are common during very intense exercise and occur far less often during less-intense training, because the most common cause of muscle cramps in exercisers is ... Read on »
Muscle Sugar: Train Low and Compete High by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Muscles use carbohydrates, fats and proteins for energy. You can improve both endurance and speed in athletic competitions lasting more than a couple hours by training your ... Read on »
Osteoporosis in Men by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise All men and many women with osteoporosis need to be evaluated to find the cause. More than 75 percent of men with osteoporosis have a serious cause (Osteoporosis Internation ... Read on »
Fish - Yes; Fried Fish - No by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Eating oily fish, like salmon, herring or mackerel, twice a week helps to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Eating oily fish more often than twice a week has not been shown ... Read on »