“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 text many of his lyrics to my friends, uncited and randomly, due to their unintentional […]

Do You Deserve Your Dinner Tonight?

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Do We Deserve Dinner Tonight?   This thought rarely, if ever, crosses our minds nowadays. Though, that was not always the case for humankind or in some parts of the world currently. Many people have to walk several miles, hunt animals, or travel extended distances to gather vegetables to fill their plates. Some take a […]

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 and Machine Cognition in Ocala, Fla. The engaging talk was received by a standing-room only […]

Can Exercise Make You Fat?

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The thought of exercise actually making us fatter is impossible for most people to comprehend. Yet, judging by the continued increase in rates of obesity paralleled with increased rates of gym membership, we are clearly doing something wrong. What if working out can actually make us gain weight? What if the scenarios below were true? […]

Breasts, Sugar Cookies, and Cancer Centers

Breast Cancer Awareness

  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 awareness of breast cancer along with increasing the encouragement of women to take the […]

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 […]

Exercise: When Less is More

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  With summer behind us and the days shortening, daily activity and exercise become even more important. No longer does the weather and late sunsets welcome us outside, easily allowing us to engage in sports, activities, and exercise.   Motivation now takes over as the key to physical activity, especially during the cold winter months, […]

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.1 It showed some potential […]

On-the-Go: Healthy Travel Tips

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  We have officially reached vacation season. Many vacationers are undergoing crash diets and exercise programs to shape up for the beach or a visit overseas. However, few think about methods to keep the weight off and stay healthy once they arrive at their destination.   Before setting off on a trip, everyone has an […]

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 […]

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