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Health, Happiness, and Social Networks

Health, Happiness, and social networks

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn Attributed to Jim Rohn, the late rags to riches entrepreneur and motivational speaker, the concept is one of my favorites. Newer scientific studies…
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Breast Cancer and Salt – Can Reducing Salt Increase our Risk?

breast cancer salt

There is little to no data on a connection between breast cancer and salt. Sugar, on the other hand, has been shown to be associated with breast cancer, and in my recent posts (here and here) I have been keying in…
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Breast Cancer and Sugar – Another Smoking Gun

Breast Cancer and Sugar

“Sugar feeds cancer.” We have all heard this a million times, yet what exactly do we do with this information? As data continue to accumulate, this question will eventually be answered with certainty. In fact, new data linking breast cancer…
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Chewing the Fat – For a Long, Healthy, and Happy Life

Chewing the Fat

I moved to Pittsburgh about three years ago. “The Burgh,” as locals call it, is both the city of champions and where I grew up. Since few people actually lived downtown thirty-five years ago, I was raised a short drive…
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Misguided Medicine – Second Edition out May 1st

Misguided Medicine

I’m happy to announce May 1, 2016 as the release date for the Second Edition of Misguided Medicine! Originally released in August 2014 as a passion project of mine in line with my fields of medical research and specialization, Misguided…
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Breast Cancer and Obesity – It’s About More than Weight

breast cancer and obesity

A recent article on breast cancer and obesity caught my eye. While over a year old, the article “Breast cancer risk in metabolically healthy but overweight postmenopausal women” from the journal Cancer Research adds to the pile of data connecting obesity with…
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The Paleo Diet is Terrible for You, I am Lebron James, and Mice Are Humans

paleo diet

I have a basketball hoop in my office.  It is hanging on my door and came with a mini rubber basketball.  It is autographed by Michael Jordan (I may have forged it) and – arguably more valuable – it also…
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What the Stoic Philosophers Can Teach Us About Health and Nutrition

Stoic Philosophers and Health

The Greek and Stoic philosophers can teach us many valuable lessons about life, our thoughts and emotions, but what the stoic philosophers can teach us about heath and nutrition may surprise you. The first thing you are probably thinking is what…
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Alchemists and Animals – The Importance of What Your Food Eats

free-range chickens

The Alchemist Chicken During the Integrative Health Conference in New York City several years back, I participated in a debate regarding the optimal human diet – vegan, paleo, or Mediterranean. During this debate, Dr. David Perlmutter, author of Grain Brain,…
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My Meals in a Week


  My Meals in a Week   I get a lot of questions on my website, and unfortunately I do not have the time to answer many of them. I also get a lot of questions from my friends and…
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