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    A Glass a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: Five Benefits of Red Wine You Never Knew

    Tuesday, December 30, 2014

    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 for the week, only to see an interesting scientific article pop up on my feed, […]

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    The Holiday Hard Stop

    Monday, December 29, 2014

    When my editor read this article, she said overall it was “good, but rather cranky.” I decided to keep most of it as is, so I hope you enjoy it…   Over the holidays, the wheels come off for many people with regards to diet and lifestyle. Most people claim that after the holidays and […]

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    Holiday Book Sale!

    Monday, December 15, 2014

      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 dose or potentially eliminating radiation therapy or other treatments altogether. However, as a promoter of […]

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    Cleaning out Your Closet

    Sunday, December 14, 2014

    Many carnivorous animals eat their prey while it is still moving — heart beating and all — as seen on nature channels when lions overtake zebras, and cheetahs feast on gazelles. Other prey eat their victims shortly after death. Vultures may be the rare exceptions that eat animals that have been dead for several days. […]

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    Is Your Life “On Call”? Five Life Lessons from an Oncologist

    Monday, November 24, 2014

    I love my job. I love taking care of my patients, many of whom are terminally ill the first time I meet them. They are often seeing me to soothe their pain so they can spend their remaining days with their families, with dignity, and with some independence. It is difficult to express through words […]

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Can Exercise Make You Fat?

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? […]

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Take the Pledge for Breast Cancer Awareness

With breast cancer awareness month recently coming to a close, there is no better time to stress the importance of women taking their health into their own hands. As discussed last week, the entire point of breast cancer awareness is often lost and celebrated through cookies, cakes, and other things that can actually lead to […]

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Breasts, Sugar Cookies, and Cancer Centers

  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 […]

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Podcast 75 – Breakfast of Champions

In Episode 75 Roger and Dr. Champ Discuss: Exercise: When less is more Bicycling policy is indirectly associated with being overweight and obese Is Madrid really banning cars in the city center? Are your friends and family helping to spread obesity? A massive study assessing this. Skipping Carbs Can Make You Faster It’s time to […]

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The Ketogenic Diet and Cancer: Where We Stand

  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 […]

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Exercise: When Less is More

  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, […]

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Let Food Be Thy Medicine

  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 […]

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Hormesis: The “Healthy” Stress?

  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 […]

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