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For those that missed the February issue of Martha Stewart’s Living Magazine, catch the contribution to the article by yours truly!

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Bad Thoughts

Karma may not only be a bitch, it may kill you- or at least break your heart. An intriguing study published in Psychological Science looked at attitude and verbal expression by using a cross-sectional regression model based only on Twitter language and correlated it to coronary artery disease (CAD). Attitude, stress, emotional stress and mental…

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The List

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Here is my recent bit from ABC’s The List program.

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A Drink to Your Health

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  Heart failure is a condition in which the cardiac muscle is weakened and has difficulty in providing an adequate cardiac output to meet the daily demand; leading to a variety of debilitating symptoms such as shortness of breath, fatigability and chest discomfort. It can arise from any number of different causes, but the end…

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What’s Cooking with Doc and Chef Luca!

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Chef Join me as I visit with Dan Mitchell and my good friend, Chef Luca Paris on his radio show; “What’s Cooking with Luca,” based out of Keene, NH on WKBK. Luca is a chef, TV and radio personality, acclaimed restaurateur and winner of Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games. We discuss, food, health and all…

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Bacon; The Whole Slab!

From scratch Applewood smoked Canadian bacon

 NO 2 Bacon? A Commentary in 5 Easy Slices 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…

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NO 2 Bacon? A brief commentary in 5 easy slices

From scratch Applewood smoked Canadian bacon

Nitrites- A health plus? Nitrogen is the most abundant chemical element in the earth’s atmosphere.  It is critical in the construction of innumerable biomolecules such as amino acids, vitamins, hormones, enzymes and nucleotides and therefore is indispensable in the physiology of living organisms. Without nitrogen there is no life as we know it. In fact,…

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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

The Great Pretenders, Natural and Uncured If dietary nitrates and nitrites are primarily derived from consuming vegetables and potentially yield health benefits –aren’t we all constantly berated to consume more vegetables, particularly leafy greens – then do we need to be paying exorbitant amounts of money for “natural,” “uncured,” or “no artificial nitrite/nitrate added” bacon?…

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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

NO, NO, NO! The reason may have to do with the important biological role of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a molecule consisting of a nitrogen molecule and an oxygen molecules; NO. It was named the molecule of the year 1992. For discovering its potent an important biological effects as a cardiovascular signaling molecule; Robert…

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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

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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