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Join me on air live on Radio Chicago WVON at 11am Eastern. Listen live here: WVON

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The Josh Tolley Radio Program

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Join me Tuesday, September 16th at 11am EST on the nationally syndicated, Josh Tolley Radio Program. We’ll be discussing my new book; The Fallacy of The Calorie. You don’t want to miss it! Listen live here: Josh Tolley Link

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Channeling My Inner T-Rex: A Carnivore’s Rebuttal (Part 3 of 3)

And where, in this healthy diet is a mention of the fruits and vegetables? What about the breads and other refined carbohydrates and sugars? If Dr. Williams is concerned about excessive fat intake, as any intelligent consumer should be, perhaps they should be paying attention to the consumption of baked goods. Along with fried foods…

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Channeling My Inner T-Rex: A Carnivore’s Rebuttal Part 1of 3

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I read a recent post on the InTouch Blog by the president-elect of the American College of Cardiology, Kim A. Williams, M.D. The piece was called, Vegan Diet, Healthy Heart? Despite some initial misgivings, I proceeded to read it because with the interrogative at the end I was hopeful for a new, insightful attitude and a…

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Dr. Mike’s Guide to Culinary Buddhahood

Complete each prep task precisely Make cooking a ritual Allow food time to cook completely Use necessity as your seasoning Make food of love Eat sitting down Chew slowly and deliberately Chew completely Put space between your bites Eat simply Eat less Serve others Taste Smile Share freely

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A Bit Fruity

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A study released September 4th in the Journal Stroke examined over 90,000 women for an average of 11 years as part of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study. The researchers found that those post menopausal women with higher potassium intake had less of a risk for several kinds of stroke; including ischemic stroke. These women also…

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A Gut Reaction

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When it comes to food and health most of the related processes take place outside of conscious intervention; which is probably a good thing given the extraordinary number and complexity of such mechanisms. In my forthcoming book, The Fallacy of the Calorie: Why the Modern Western Diet Is Killing Us and How to Stop It,…

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A Good Duck

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One of the great things about cooking from scratch is utilizing fresh, wholesome ingredients. Even better is when those ingredients are leftovers from another dish; then you add flavor and goodness as you save money. The only possibly way that gets better if all this happens with duck fat. Here, some leftover skin was rendered down…

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Behind the Smile-Are You at Risk?

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Oh, the shark, babe, has such teeth, dear  And it shows them pearly white -Mack the Knife[1]   For decades there’s been a well-known correlation between oral health, periodontal disease and the risk of cardiovascular disease. And of course, the risk for cardiovascular disease is associated with many of the other disabilities and diseases like…

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Got Crabs? Get Cleaned Up.

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Traditionally, when doctors talk to you about crabs, it’s not a good thing. But then again, I’ve never really been one for tradition. When the soft shells are in; it’s time to fix  them anyway you like’em.  Although not absolutely necessary, and certainly not traditional, it is quite easy  to clean your soft-shell crabs  before you prepare them.   These simple…

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