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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

Japan

  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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Health Winners of 2015

Health Winner 2015

  My Health Winners of 2015   Rather than tell you about my resolutions for 2016 (I don’t have any as I am perfect), I have listed those components of my 2015 that made me a healthier, happier, and better…
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Paleo, Carbs, and Brain Evolution: the (non)Controversy

The Maasai love their raw blood. Sometimes they even mix a little raw milk with it as well.

Paleo, Carbohydrates, and Brain Evolution: the Controversy that doesn’t Exist Scientists from several European countries in Europe and Australia recently published their hypothesis The Importance of Dietary Carbohydrate in Human Evolution in The Quarterly Review of Biology. Their interesting work…
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Ways to Reduce the Cancer Risk from Cooking

Bone Marrow Shank

Cooking without Fire While an exact date remains elusive, around a million years ago humans began using fire to cook their food.1 The benefits were plenty. The heat from fire provided a method of destroying potentially harmful microorganisms within meats…
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