Cleaning out Your Closet

Caveman Doctor Refrigerator

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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Do You Work for Your Dinner?

Meat & Potatoes

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…
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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…
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Let Food Be Thy Medicine

Bone Broth

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…
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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…
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Ten Reasons to Support Your Local Farmers

Sewickley Farmers' Market

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…
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A Body Sculpted by History: The Hunter-Gatherer


Caveman Doctor was recently eating some liver that he acquired in a hunt. Ok, he bought it from a local farmer whose cows roam the land eating grass, and he avoids the use of pesticides and antibiotics, but close enough.  During…
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Salt: Collateral Damage in the War on Fat

Mounds of healthy sea salt

Caveman Doctor recently came upon a giant piece of pink rock salt while scaling the Himalayas. While trading salt normally gets him some decent meat for his family, the pink stuff will likely get him a prized cut of some fatty…
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Like a Kid in a Candy Shop: Know Thyself and Sugar

Caveman Doctor listened to his last conventional wisdom talk from a nutritionist this week. He thought this one might be different, as it was titled “Low Carbohydrate, High Protein Diets.” Using his sense of smell fine-tuned by years of hunting for prey,…
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New JAMA Article Supports the Metabolic Advantage of Low-Carb Diets

Effects of Dietary Composition on Energy Expenditure During Weight-Loss Maintenance   Is a Calorie a Calorie in Our Body? The Journal of the American Medical Association published an important study today further assessing the “calorie is a calorie” dictum of…
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