Product Review: Japan Woodworker; Artisan Professional Chef’s Knife Set

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I recently had the privilege to try out a new set of chef’s knives by Japan woodworker. The set consisted of an 8 ½ inch Chef’s (Gyuto) knife, 7 inch Santoku knife, a 6 inch slicing or vegetable knife, and a 4 ½ inch paring knife. The knives got their trial by fire as I…

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Dark Shadows

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Between the headlines heading into a summer weekend, shadows of darkness lengthened. With little fanfare the U.S. Congress voted to pass HR 1599, which was introduced into committee less than six months ago on March 25, 2015, in bipartisan fashion 275-150 with 8 abstentions. The proposed law, officially known as The Safe and Accurate Food…

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A Stroke of Bad Luck

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“My lifestyle determines my death style” ~Metallica   The iron weighted sages of song have proved prescient again. But then again, the Japanese have known this for decades and even have a specific word to describe it. Karōshi can literally be translated as “death from overwork”; or in the case of this latest study published…

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Supplement This

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It bears repeating: You can’t supplement your way to good health. New research published in the journal Pediatric Obesity showed that vitamin D supplementation does not benefit obese teens. In fact, it may potentially make things worse. Previous studies have suggested a link between vitamin D deficiency and problems such as insulin resistance and heart…

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Spice of Life

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  In my most recent book, The Fallacy The Calorie: Why The Modern Western Diet Is Killing Us And How To Stop It, the important role of herbs and spices in crafting not only a delicious but healthful cuisine is explored. Rescuing our taste buds from the banality of the modern Western diet with its…

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Fox News National Radio Tour

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Join me this morning on the following stations if they are in your neighborhood! WOOD Grand Rapids, MI  0706AM ET   WKBN Youngstown, OH 0720AM ET   WHAS Louisville, KY 0806AM ET   WJBO Baton Rouge, LA 0839AM ET   WLAP Lexington, KY 0845AM ET   WWNC Ashville, NC 0852AM ET   WRVA Richmond, VA…

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Dr. Manny and Dr. Mike

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Check out my latest contribution with my friend and colleague, Dr. Manny from Fox News, to his website. Are Gluten-free diets healthier? Dr. Mike’s Article

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Road Trips!

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Looking for tantalizingly delicious treats that are also healthy while on the go (yes, it can be done and done well!)? Check out my recommendations on SheKnows.com. I would add to the list there The Mill in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida (200 Central Ave, Ste 100, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701).  

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Genetics and Environment

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A study performed in Denmark was recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. This research highlights the importance and interaction between our genetics and our environment in terms of the risk of certain diseases like cardiovascular disease and the subsequent effects in the risk of early mortality. Health and wellness, or disability and…

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Inflammation, NSAIDs and Diet

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Dr. Mike on Fox Business; Varney and Company As recounted in the recent video from Varney and Company (play above), the FDA is planning to strengthen the warning labels for all non-aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The accumulated data supports five take away points that the new labeling will reflect: The onset of risk is…

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