Nutrition

Health Issues of Added Sugars and Our Hospitals – Do as I Say, Not as I Do

health issues of added sugars

A new article regarding the health issues of added sugar was recently posted in the Journal of the American Medical Association. In this article,1 Mike Mitka discusses many relevant and timely points – the dangers of excessive sugar consumption are now well-established…
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My Ketogenic Diet Protocol

Keto Breakfast

I bounce in and out of ketosis. Some prosper in perpetual ketosis, like Dominic P. D’Agostino and newborn babies (though if you know Dom, it is rather difficult to have him in the same sentence as newborn babies). Some adamantly refuse…
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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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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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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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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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