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Fasting, the Ketogenic Diet and AMP-K: The New Kid on the Block

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When I was growing up in the 80s, New Kids on the Block were a massive hit. Yet, I never understood why, nor was I interested in their music. With behemoths like Michael Jackson and Milli Vanilli, who had time…
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Running from Health: The Perils of Jogging

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In my book, Misguided Medicine, I dedicate an entire chapter to the modern jogging movement. The chapter starts with the storied run of Pheidippides, who ran all the way from the Battle of Marathon to Athens to deliver the message…
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Ketogenic Diet and Vegetarianism: Can They Coexist?

Ketogenic Diet and Vegetarianism

The interest in the hot, but controversial ketogenic diet has been growing on a daily basis. The diet consists of mostly fat (generally 70% of the diet or more), with generally lesser amounts of protein and a minimal amount of…
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Do Antibiotics Cause Cancer? Part II

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“If all the medicine in the world were thrown into the sea, it would be bad for the fish and good for humanity”  -Oliver Wendell Holmes   Last week we discussed the important function of our normal bowel bacteria. This…
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A Glass a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: Five Benefits of Red Wine You Never Knew

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Time to pass on the holiday sweets, and go for the healthier, more rewarding option – a savory glass of red wine. I hit an epic writer’s block this week. Oftentimes I have trouble deciding which topic to write about…
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Holiday Book Sale!

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  Fasting and Cancer: Has Nature Provided a Treatment All Along? As a radiation oncologist, my research generally involves studying ways to make radiation therapy work better to kill cancer cells with fewer side effects. Oftentimes, this includes reducing the…
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“Nothing on the News but the Blues”

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Yes, “Nothing on the news but the blues” is from a Kanye West song. He is a self-proclaimed genius, so apparently all of his lyrics should strike a chord with me, and this one actually did. To be honest, I…
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Dr. Champ at IHMC Evening Lecture Series

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Watch the video on YouTube. Augmenting Cancer Therapy with Diet: Have We Found a Sweet Spot? Dr. Champ was recently invited to present his research on the link between diet and cancer diagnosis and treatment at Florida’s Institute for Human…
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Breasts, Sugar Cookies, and Cancer Centers

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As a radiation oncologist who specializes in breast cancer, the month of October is always a special time for me. For those of you who do not know, October is breast cancer awareness month. This annual campaign stands to promote…
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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…
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