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Ketogenic Diet and Vegetarianism: Can They Coexist?

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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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Fasting and Cancer: Has Nature Provided a Treatment All Along?

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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,…
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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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Antibiotics, Cancer and Fecal (yes, fecal) Transplants

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Around a decade ago, a group of researchers revealed compelling data that antibiotics may be linked to breast cancer.1 Specifically, after analyzing the records of over 10,000 women, they found an increased risk of breast cancer and fatal breast cancer…
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Eat Your Heart Out: The Health Benefits of Organ Meats

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When I give presentations on diet and cancer, I often reference an encounter several of my friends had with the Maasai during a trip to Africa. They spent a day at a Maasai village soaking in their culture and observing…
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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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The Holiday Hard Stop

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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…
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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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Cleaning out Your Closet

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

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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…
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