Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Jorge E. Rodriguez (Dr. Jorge) divides his time between two practices in Southern California, where he takes care of everything from heartburn, to heart attacks, to heart break. He is also principal investigator for scores of HIV and Hepatitis C clinical research trials.
Dr. Jorge strongly believes that all people are empowered with the opportunity to control their own health. He feels that with straightforward, accurate information—and with the guidance of a good health professional—there is no reason we cannot all live happy, healthy lives. But first, it takes learning to think and live outside the box.
This charismatic, bilingual, no-nonsense physician is a sought after speaker with a gift for simplifying even the most complicated topics. Sharing the latest health findings, Dr. Jorge is a frequent featured medical expert on national news and talk shows, including Good Morning America, The Doctors, The View, Dr. Phil, The Dr. Oz Show, Piers Morgan, Anderson Cooper 360 and CNN. For two years he hosted the “One Hundred Years to Live” medical segment on Whoopi Goldberg's nationally syndicated radio show, Wake Up with Whoopi.
Dr. Jorge is also author of the best-selling book: The Acid Reflux Solution. Upon release, the book topped five of Amazon’s bestseller lists, and continues to be one of the premier books on treating heartburn. His forthcoming book, The Diabetes Solution (Ten Speed Press), will be available in November 2014.
Born in Havana, Cuba, Dr. Jorge immigrated to the United States as a young child. He graduated magma cum laude from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, with a degree in chemistry. He then attended the University of Miami School of Medicine, where in 1981 he treated his first patients with AIDS and viral hepatitis, an experience that would shape the future of his medical career. Dr. Jorge chose to pursue Internal Medicine and did his internship and residencies at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami and at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. He finished his medical education with a fellowship in gastroenteritis at Baylor School of Medicine in Dallas.
Dr. Jorge always makes everything so easy to understand..
The Acid Reflux Solution is a must read for anyone looking for natural ways to reduce heartburn.
-Travis Stork MD.
Get notified when you can pre-order The Diabetes Solution.
I am thrilled to announce that Tenspeed Press/Crown Books and I have signed a contract for me to write The Diabetes Solution. This book will be THE comprehensive book on how to treat and prevent Type 2 Diabetes. Did you know that over 50 million Americans have either pre-diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes? Here is an excerpt from the book:
“My father was a closet diabetic. I always knew he had high blood sugar, but no disease was ever mentioned. It wasn’t until I was in the middle of writing The Diabetes Solution that I asked my mom whether dad had been diabetic. “He took insulin twice a day,” she said. I was astonished. I am a physician, a specialist in internal medicine, who should have known his father’s medical history, but it wasn’t until she divulged this information that it all started to make sense.
In his disease progression, my father was the stereotypical candidate for Type 2 diabetes. During his youth he was a thin, baseball playing, athletic, Errol Flynn look-alike--a very handsome, dynamic man. As he aged, however, he became sedentary and stopped exercising. He began to develop the midlife paunch common to so many men. By the time he was in his late forties he had his first heart attack. By the time he was sixty he developed congestive heart failure, and he died of cardiac arrest within the year. Losing him broke my heart. My dad was one in a million, and twenty years later I still miss him very much.
As a physician, I know that over 50 percent of diabetes sufferers end up dying of cardiovascular disease. But I also know we have so many tools to help prevent early-stage pre-diabetes from advancing to the full-blown disease and many medications available to control Type 2 DM and prevent or ameliorate the long-term side effects. I can’t help but wonder how much of what happened to my father could have been prevented or put off for years if his diabetes had been treated earlier or if he had changed his lifestyle. The same can be asked of 80 million Americans who are living […but slowly dying,) with Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Because diabetes develops slowly and doesn’t hurt, far too many people are unaware they are suffering from this silent killer. Most of us would prefer to look the other way when it comes to dealing with an unpleasant health issue if we can avoid it. Since screening is not mandatory and many people skip their annual physicals, it’s easy for blood sugar to creep up, along with blood pressure and weight without any healthcare professional sounding an alarm. And not all doctors chose to discuss weight with their patients. A pity because overweight and obesity go hand in hand with Type 2 DM, which is why the disease is running rampant.”
I am very proud of how this book is coming along. Crown Books expects it to be the essential book on Type 2 Diabetes when it comes out in November of 2014. You can not preorder The Diabetes Solution yet; but you can get on our email list (see below) and we will inform you as soon as it is ready to be pre-ordered….and all estimates are that the first printing will be a sell out. We will keep you informed.
My Upcoming Book:
Heal Heartburn and Lose Weight, Naturally
If you suffer from acid reflux, you’re not alone. More than 50 million Americans have GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, and while antacids can be effective for short-term relief, they can also cause dangerous medical conditions if they’re used for more than the recommended fifty days at a time. Luckily, The Acid Reflux Solution offers a simple plan to help you gradually and safely reduce—and eventually eliminate—the need for pills while alleviating your heartburn.
In this combination medical guide and cookbook, gastroenterologist Jorge E. Rodriguez, MD, has teamed up with registered dietitian and food writer Susan Wyler to present a three-step program to heal heartburn naturally. This isn’t a formal diet plan—no calorie counting required—but you’ll probably shed some pounds while following The Acid Reflux Solution because these recipes were designed for good health. In fact, Dr. Jorge has not only healed his own heartburn since developing this plan, but he has also lost more than 30 pounds!
In step one you make some simple lifestyle modifications, like raising the head of your bed, loosening your belt, and eating less but more often. These are easily achievable goals that you can start working on today. In step two, you start eating to avoid reflux. With 100 high-fiber, low-fat, portion-controlled recipes to choose from, this step is the most delicious—and surprising. The list of foods that actually trigger acid reflux is smaller than you might think, which means you can enjoy meals that you probably thought were off limits, like Cuban Black Bean Soup, Grass-Fed Beef and Portobello Blue Cheese Burgers, Asian Barbecued Chicken, and even Spaghetti and Meatballs.
In the final step, you reduce the dosage and frequency of the medications you were taking to control your heartburn because you won’t need them anymore. The Acid Reflux Solution combines the latest medical research with reflux-friendly recipes to help you feel great, lose weight, and live heartburn free.