About the Doctor
This site is dedicated with great love and respect
Dr. Alvin Weinstein, MD
Dr. Weinstein passed away Wednesday, September 10, 1997, after more
than fifty years of dedicated medical service. He was a pioneer in insulin resistant
obesity, a loving father, and a most generous human being, known widely and
affectionately as Obbie. He served his country in the Rainbow Division in World War II
and his community of Asbury Park, NJ, since 1947. This web site was one of his last
endeavors, and it will be maintained by his loving family in tribute to him
and to his work. We invite all who knew and loved Dr. Weinstein and/or benefitted
from his care to contribute their poetry, reflections, anecdotes, or other material
(email queries to
In Memoriam). All of the medical advice presented herein is his. He
would be touched if it were of benefit to any who visit his site, and, in
this way, his work lives on. Thank you.
Health is our natural condition. However, the stresses
of our lives can tend to pull us out of our natural healthy condition.
These stresses can include disease, physical disfunction, injury, and job-related
or lifestyle-related factors. Eating disorders, obesity, and related conditions
may result from a combination of such factors. However, Dr. Weinstein was
particularly concerned with insulin resistance as a major cause of undesirable
excess body fat, and he practiced insulin resistance therapy and lectured
on the subject for over a decade.