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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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    “Nothing on the News but the Blues”

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

    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 […]

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    Do You Deserve Your Dinner Tonight?

    Monday, November 17, 2014

    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 […]

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    Dr. Champ at IHMC Evening Lecture Series

    Friday, November 14, 2014

    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 […]

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    Can Exercise Make You Fat?

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

    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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Oct
20

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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Oct
17

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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Bone Broth
Oct
8

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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Oct
7

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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Pololu Valley, Hawaii
Oct
7

On-the-Go: Healthy Travel Tips

  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 […]

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Sewickley Farmers' Market
Oct
7

Ten Reasons to Support Your Local Farmers

  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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Oct
2

October News: Fall Book Sale!

  Hormesis: The "Good Stress?" For millions of years, human 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 […]

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Sep
24

Podcast 74 – Miles Over Marathons

In Episode 74 Roger and Dr. Champ Discuss: The Ketogenic Diet: where we stand Low fat versus low carb – here we go again… Is the Instant Gratification Monkey causing you to procrastinate? Why a lower weight isn’t always best 1-mile vs. 26.2-miles   The Relentless Roger and the Caveman Doctor Podcast: Simplifying complex issues […]

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