NO 2 Bacon? A brief commentary in 5 easy slices

From scratch bacon seasoned with juniper berries, spices, lemon and herbs

Nitrates, Nitrites and NO, NO, NO! For years the conventional wisdom has blamed any ill health effects from bacon at the feet of the nitrites and nitrates, such as the aforementioned sodium nitrite, that are added during the preservation process. But what are these compounds and what is the truth behind this porcine puzzle and…

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NO 2 Bacon? A brief commentary in 5 easy slices

From scratch bacon seasoned with juniper berries, spices, lemon and herbs

Bacon: The Good, the Bad and the Crispy In my latest book, The Fallacy of The Calorie: Why The Modern Western Diet is Killing Us and How to Stop It, I discuss in depth the role and importance of fat in a healthful diet. This also includes a discussion about the role of different proteins,…

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A BMI Red Flag: The “Obesity Paradox”

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In my latest book, The Fallacy of The Calorie: Why The Modern Western Diet is Killing Us and How to Stop It, I discuss in detail the dangers of pursuing an oversimplified, quantitative-based approach to food and health. In addition to the calorie, I discuss the inherent flaws of commonly used measures such as the…

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Have Chef’s Knife, Will Travel or On the Road-Again….

As I roam the globe cooking and speaking, people often comment to me that one of the biggest challenges regarding eating healthfully is traveling. I recently wrote an article that was widely disseminated giving some valuable tips for eating on the go (Dr. Mike’s on the go tips). But for folks who travel often and for…

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Happy Christmas

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Happy Christmas!  May the season welcome the New Year for you with everything you desire!

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Bulgur Meatloaf

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Preface: This is an incredibly flavorful and intensely delicious meatloaf recipe. As outlined in my most recent book, The Fallacy of the Calorie: Why the Modern Western Diet Is Killing Us and How to Stop It; it is the choice of high quality ingredients that elevate this from merely tasty to extraordinarily healthful as well.…

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Quality Counts!

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According to reports from the Congressional Quarterly, there may be some well needed changes coming to the nutritional recommendations for Americans. As outlined in my new book, The Fallacy of the Calorie: Why the Modern Western Diet Is Killing Us and How to Stop It; for years there has been an ineffectual, misdirected and potentially…

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Winning the Battle of the Bulge – With Fat?

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In my latest book, The Fallacy of the Calorie: Why the Modern Western Diet Is Killing Us and How to Stop It, one of the topics that is covered in depth is the relationship between the type and quality of the food we eat, our gut microbiome, and how the interaction impacts our health. It…

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Nothing Like The Real Thing

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While little has changed in terms of data regarding omega-3 supplementation for the prevention of heart disease since I wrote about it over two years ago (Dr. Mike’s Outside Magazine article), there remains the truthful essence that was touched upon then: there ain’t nothing like the real thing. A recent meta-analysis examined almost twenty studies…

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Move It, Move It

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While more and more Americans continue to hit the drive thru as their primary source of sustenance, it seems fewer and fewer are even willing to make the effort to walk from the fast lane into these fortresses of fast food. Currently almost 30% of US adults register as obese while almost 25% “report doing…

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