Buddha, Booze and The Buzz

UC pouring wine

The pendulum swings to one extreme. The temperance movement and the personification of alcohol as the root of all evil culminated in the United States in 1920 with the passage of the eighteenth amendment and the introduction of prohibition. Over ten years later in 1933 it was repealed. Over the ensuing decades the perception and…

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GMOs?

corn flank

When I am speaking or doing live radio interviews, I invariably get questions about genetically modified organisms or GMOs. Often, there is some confusion to exactly what we mean when we discuss GMOs. Ever since the agricultural revolution thousands of years ago, if not longer, human kind has been selecting plants and animals on the…

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I Want to Believe

veg2

For years I felt like Fox Mulder. Not because I worked for the FBI, nor because I have a simmering never to be fully realized sexual tension with Gillian Anderson. But because, like some reject from Jeopardy, I sit in that converted broom closet of an office; a keeper of misfit facts. I’ve been vocal…

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Whey To Go!

whey beet cuke

Whey is a by-product of cheese making, among other dairy related activities. The liquid has a  long history, being used as a drink or in the production of other dairy products like butter (whey butter). Since it is a dairy product, whey contains lactose and its products may need to be avoided by those who…

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In the ‘Que

Organic grass-fed Wagyu beef rubbed down with some BBQ spices

Here’s some organic, grass fed Wagyu beef getting in the  ‘Que! After an overnight dip in the brine it receives a pat down with Doc’s BBQ rub. While that rests we’re making the special sauce for tomorrow. Here you go!! Chipotle Huckleberry Barbecue Sauce 4 Tbs unsalted butter 1 1/2 cups finely chopped onions 6…

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Summer, Time of the Green Goddess.

Green Goddess

We have had several requests for the Green Goddess dressing posted up the other day. So here it is! Easy and  scrumptious; it’s a perfect complement to that garden fresh veg… Avocado and Roasted Garlic Green Goddess Dressing Ingredients: 2 avocados 3 chopped scallions, white and green parts 1 cup chopped fresh basil leaves (about…

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Tolley Time!

Dr. Mike and Josh Tolley on set at The Florida Blueberry Festival

Join me Monday, 11:15 Eastern on the nationally syndicated, Josh Tolley Radio program. You can listen live here-Call in with questions! Link to listen live

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If It Works, Ban It!

red yeast rice

I am not much on conspiracy theories, in general. But, if they really are after you, then it is not paranoia. As recently reported in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recalling more than 7,300 bottles of Doctor’s Best, “Best Red Yeast Rice” supplement. Why? Because it works. Many people…

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Welcome Summertime

Gazpacho

Ultimate Summer Gazpacho Roasting the vegetables adds a layer of smokiness and subtle sweetness to this summer classic. The watermelon enhances that background sweetness; and all this is balanced by the gentle heat of the peppers, ginger and adobo sauce and the tartness of the vinegar. Wonderfully appealing, this version of a summer classic showcases…

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Prey-monition!

Two years ago I wrote an article for my monthly  column in the Tampa Tribune. I remember it distinctly because I caught  a lot of flack over that one. The day after it was published, my normally friendly baristas at the  local Starbucks would barely acknowledge me.; “How could you say that about Dr. Oz,…

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