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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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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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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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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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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Buddha, Booze and The Buzz

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The pendulum swings to one extreme. The temperance movement and the personification of alcohol as the root of all evil culminated in the United States in 1920 with the passage of the eighteenth amendment and the introduction of prohibition. Over ten years later in 1933 it was repealed. Over the ensuing decades the perception and…

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