The Ketogenic Diet and Cancer: Where We Stand

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  The ketogenic diet has recently taken off as a potential treatment option for many medical issues, including obesity, diabetes, and neurodegenerative disease.   The potent improvement in metabolic dysfunction in those who are overweight or have coronary artery disease and those with other metabolic health issues has been shown multiple times in many important […]

Let Food Be Thy Medicine

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  My article this week focuses on one of my favorite and rarely discussed benefits of fat: conjugated linoleic acid.   For simplicity, we will call it CLA, and to stress its importance, one of the many studies looking to supplement it to fight cancer, diabetes, or obesity recently took place. It showed some potential […]

Hormesis: The “Healthy” Stress?

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  For millions of years, humans have been surrounded by stressful and unfavorable events and times, ranging from plagues and droughts to periods of war and starvation.   Most would consider these events anything but good, and few would consider them beneficial in any way. But what if some so-called terrible, stressful events actually were […]

Ten Reasons to Support Your Local Farmers

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  As summer has come to a close and the vibrant hues of the autumn leaves are in full swing, we know winter is around the corner. Fall marks an enjoyable season for many people with the holidays approaching to give way to the New Year. For those with health and good food on our […]

A Body Sculpted by History

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    Caveman Doctor was recently eating some liver that he acquired in a hunt.  Ok, he bought it from a local farmer whose cows roam the land eating grass, and he avoids the use of pesticides and antibiotics, but close enough.  During the feast with his fellow caveman, Roger, they were discussing the diet […]

Salt: Collateral Damage in the War on Fat

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Caveman Doctor recently came upon a giant piece of pink rock salt while scaling the Himalayas.  While trading salt normally gets him some decent meat for his family, the pink stuff will likely get him a prized cut of some fatty mammoth meat.  Salt is a prized possession as it is well known to be […]

Like a Kid in a Candy Shop: Know Thyself

    Caveman Doctor listened to his last conventional wisdom talk from a nutritionist this week.  He thought this one might be different, as it was titled “Low Carbohydrate, High Protein Diets.”  Using his sense of smell fine-tuned by years of hunting for prey, he could smell the conventional “wisdom” pouring out of this talk […]

New JAMA Article Supports the Metabolic Advantage of Low-Carb Diets

  Effects of Dietary Composition on Energy Expenditure During Weight-Loss Maintenance     Is a Calorie a Calorie in Our Body? The Journal of the American Medical Association published an important study today further assessing the “calorie is a calorie” dictum of the dieting world.  As there are three main controversies in this world: politics, […]

Overweight or Obese? Maybe it’s not just you

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Caveman Doctor was recently arguing with another physician about the cause of the obesity epidemic. Caveman Doctor was trying to explain that people are “eating too many carbohydrates and modern/processed foods”, while the other doctor was falling back on the typical conventional wisdom. He kept saying things like it’s all about calories in (what we eat) […]

Checking Your Oil: The Definitive Guide to Cooking with Fat

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  Caveman Doctor posted several weeks ago on the “internet” (whatever that is) about these so called “healthy” vegetable oils.  Since then, he has received many emails asking which oils and fats are best to cook with.  He also received many comments regarding grass-fed butter and if he is scared to eat this “dangerous” saturated […]

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