Weight Loss Diets-Is there a better fat-trap?

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Weight Loss Diets-Is there a better fat-trap? When it comes to the multitude of weight loss diet options out there, is there clearly a superior option? A recent study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality Outcomes (November 11, 2014) examined several of the more popular diets including Atkins, Weight Watchers, South Beach and The Zone. The…

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Question Everything-But the Wine!

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Way, way, way, back in the day when I was in medical school things seemed a bit easier because it seemed we knew so much. Those were times of simple truths. Among those was the universal principle that oxygen is good. Based on that unyielding truism, for decades when patients present with a heart attack…

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The Fat Fallacy

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In my upcoming book, The Fallacy of the Calorie: Why the Modern Western Diet Is Killing Us and How to Stop It, ( www.cardiochef.com) I address the inherent flaws in approaching the relationship between food and health from a purely quantitative approach. Germane to such a discussion, and covered in detail in the book, is…

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Talking Turkey

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Let’s talk about the turkey. There are a lot of different terms being thrown around out there when discussing the birds. Know the lingo so you don’t get a jive turkey. As I’ve discussed before, I am not a believer in mass-produced industrial factory farmed birds that grow up crammed into gobbler ghettos. I realize most…

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Opening a Canola of Worms

The other day I came across a situation which caused me great consternation. There was a discussion going on about the benefits and risks of using different oils for cooking and consumption. When the topic turned towards canola oil, an oil touted for its health benefits and endorsed by the American Heart Association (AHA), this…

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Bison Tenderloin with Pear, Blue Cheese and Morel Sauce; Honey Ginger Garlic Bok Choy and Crispy Harissa Fingerling Potatoes

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Ingredients 2 bison tenderloins (www.bitterrootbison.com) 2 small d'anjou pears, peeled and diced 1Tbs. olive oil 4 ounces blue cheese ½ ounce dried morels 1 shallot, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 4 ounces red wine 1 cup beef stock 2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves chopped parsley, for garnish 2 baby bok choy, split lengthwise 1…

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Sage and Garlic Rubbed Moroccan Bison Steak with Cranberry Beans, Pea Shoots and Red Vein Sorrel

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Wondering what became of the trip to the market? Read on, all the ingredients came from the market! Sage and Garlic Rubbed Moroccan Bison Steak with Cranberry Beans, Pea Shoots and Red Vein Sorrel   2 bison steaks, rib eye or New York strip cut (www.bitterrootbison.com) 2 garlic cloves, smashed fresh sage leaves 1 Tbs.…

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At Stranger Markets

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For this wandering pirate, the four winds seem to carry me on stranger tides. And the beauty of that, as Forrest Gump observed, is that you never know what you’re going to get. Recently I happened across an amazing discovery, a veritable fountain of youth: a market of health and wellness. So before you ask…

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New York, New York

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If you missed my guest appearance debut on CBS in NYC; enjoy!   If you want to read my original article that spawned this video, check out a copy here: Article Link  (http://www.ewellnessmag.com/article/travel-diet-destroyers-8-surprising-medical-facts-about-healthy-eating-on-the-go)

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Lifestyles, Deathstyles and Metallica

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“You live it or lie it; My lifestyle determines my deathstyle”-Metallica (Frantic)   I’ve always enjoyed the odd, angular wisdom of Metallica hidden like a crackerjack prize among the orchestrally arranged headbanging caramel covered nuggets of musical genius. It is the strange sort of hopeful wisdom ensconced in these lyrics. A wistful declaration that our…

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