Juicing Supplements- Coconut Oil

Coconut oil at room temperature

Coconut Oil Being naught but a humble pirate at heart, I have always had a soft, warm and fuzzy desire for coconuts. Perhaps it is the scent of the tropics, perhaps it is the allure of adventure and booty, perhaps it is just perfect, round coconuts themselves; but whatever the reason I am continually dismayed…

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The Series

In case you missed the recent series of articles on obesity in The Tampa Tribune, or if you'd like to enjoy the article in its entirety, here are the respective links: Dr. Mike's Obesity Paradox Article, Part 1 Dr. Mike's Obesity Paradox Article, Part 2 Dr. Mike's  Obesity Paradox Article, Part 3

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The Obesity Paradox, Part 2

Read the latest in the Obesity Paradox series, Part 2 here: Dr. Mike's Obesity Paradox Article, Part 2 Dr. Mike's Obesity Paradox Article, Part 1        

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Tampa Tribune

Read part 1 of a 2 part sereis from the Tampa Tribune here: Dr. Mike's Tampa Tribune Article, part 1 of 2

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Sugar, Sugar-Taxes, taxes!

You can debate the merits of the recent New York City ban on extra large sugary soft drinks. What can not be debated is the data. Here in this blog we reported a while ago on the link between consumption of large amounts of sugar in the form of sugary soft drinks and an increased…

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The Paradox Grows

The paradox grows-and that isn’t just myself and a colleague gaining weight (pair a docs…get it…never mind). During several of my last lectures/book signings I have discussed the concept of the obesity paradox. For those unable to attend, the obesity paradox refers to a number of well-done of studies showing that among patients with established…

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That Same Old Dream....

As we reported on here first,  way back in April, a disruption of sleep appears to increase the risk for the development of diabetes and obesity (Orfeu M et al, Science Translational Medicine). We have discussed here many times that obesity (and its risk for diabetes, heart disease, etc.) is very multi-factorial and more complex than just carbs or…

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The Obesity Paradox-Redux

Much like the French Paradox of the late 1990's, the current obesity paradox remains an enduring mystery; a Bermuda Triangle of medicine. For several years now, many a well done study has demonstrated a reduction in the incidence of cardiovascular and other morbidity and mortality in those over the ideal body mass index (BMI) of…

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Paula's Kid Krazy: Because You just Can't Start Diabetes Soon Enough

This is Twitter's fault. I read a tweet about how Paula is going Kid Krazy. Then, with the irresistible compulsion of a traffic wreck, I had to see more. Airing May 30th and again June 6th, Paula's Best Dishes is indeed 'Kid Krazy.' Is this really a good idea? Firstly, traditional Southern cooking while delicious; in…

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Does Santa Need a Defibrillator?

  For a long time here at this  blog you have heard the data and problems with BMI measurements, the most commonly used measure to publicly communicate the definition of obesity. Other, equally easy but less commonly used measures such as waist circumference and the waist-to-hip ratio seem to correlate much better with the risk…

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