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 Over ten years later in 1933 it was repealed.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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Lessons from The Mediterranean-Part 2

Here is part 2 of 5 for those wanting to catch up on what was covered in the Doc’s portion of the educational program in Crete:  

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The Frankie Boyer Show

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If you missed the  interview  with Frankie Boyer, listen here & now!  

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The ACC/AHA Dietary Guidelines: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Part 3A: Meat)

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Now it is time to get to the meat of the guidelines, literally. • Meat: Welcome to The Ugly.  It’s time to bash red meat consumption.  Let’s look at the data the Dr. Vogel used to support his position: “An analysis of 448,568 participants in the EPIC (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition) trial,…

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Happy Valentine’s Day

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Happy Valentine’s Day (and weekend!) As there will be chocolate consumed; my job this day is to make that as guilt free as possible. To that end, here are some delicious choco-facts! The higher the cacao content, the greater the health benefits. But even milk chocolate delivers cardioprotection, as demonstrated in a Swedish study that…

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It’s All about the Ratio

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I wanted to take a moment to address a lot of questions I been getting about the juicing program and juicing in general.  A lot of folks are asking if I have specific recipes that I use or if I could publish specific juicing recipes.  There lots of great books, websites and free information on…

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No Magic Pills…

You’ve heard it here only about a billion times, which is slightly less than the number of commercials encouraging you try to supplement your way to good health. We are offered multivitamin preparations with all sorts of ingredients for overall health, heart health, eye health, brain health and eternal sexual potency. Dietary supplements are a…

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Bacon.

We love bacon; crispy, delicious tasty goodness. But can that tasty goodness actually be a healthful dietary addition? Read some of the amazing facts on a recent study suggesting it may be so…and as usual-you heard it here first! Dr. Mike’s Luxuria Lifestyles Magazine article  

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TGIF

Great Friday read; I only drink wine on days of the week that end in a “y”. Tampa Tribune Article Link      

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Come to Spain, Save Your Brain!

This summer I will be participating in 2 great programs, both covering different aspects of the Mediterranean diet.  The program in Crete is an eight-day intensive, part of the field to plate series and aimed at culinary professionals, nutritionists, dietitians and hard-core foodies.  The program in Spain is for anyone interested in food and wine…

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