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2 months

On and Beyond The Ethics of Eating Animals

My intent, as advertised, is to reflect on the ethics of animals, including our own variety, eating other animals. My further intent is to ruminate on the practical ramifications of the pertinent choices we make as the planet’s supreme apex omnivore, which I will argue reside substantially beyond the dominion of ethics altogether.

2 months

Creating Lifelong Health Changes

I often get asked what I think are the most important aspects of creating lifelong health changes.

3 months

3 Reasons Why You Should Drink Chicory Root

Being someone who loves coffee, chicory root has been an incredible addition to my daily routine. For me personally, I enjoy the comforting feeling of drinking coffee, but when I drink it everyday it makes it difficult for me to sleep, makes me more anxious, and makes me more fatigue during the day. Discovering chicory root was a gamechanger. It has a coffee-like taste, with an incredible list of health benefits.

3 months

The Sickcare Quadratic Equation

Do you remember solving quadratic equations? A quadratic equation is an equation of the second degree, meaning it contains at least one term that is squared. The standard form is ax² + bx + c = 0 with a, b, and c being constants, or numerical coefficients, and x is an unknown variable. One absolute rule is that the first constant "a" cannot be a zero.

3 months

Sugar and Saturated Fat: Feeding the Parasites of Science

First things first: science does not deal in absolutes (I suppose “absolute zero” may be an exception, but frankly, probably not). Famously, everything is relative. Even relativity. Einstein’s groundbreaking theory has been subject to on-going revisions in the minds and machinations of his successors ever since he passed the baton.

3 months

Milking Dietary Discord: Who Holds the Bucket?

There is a famous, precautionary canard about surrendering oneself to the tender mercies of lawyers. I am using it here as an illustration- no offense intended to any lawyers who happen by! As two people lay hold to either end of a cow, contending she is theirs, and pull in opposing directions- the lawyer milks the cow, and leaves the on-going struggle with a full bucket.

3 months

Fats, Carbs, and What Jane Brody Meant to Say

Jane Brody published a very sensible reality check about diet in New York Times. That it proved sensible was all but inevitable, as her column was clearly much informed by an interview with the eminently sensible, and extremely knowledgeable Dr. Frank Hu of Harvard, late of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, and member of the National Academy of Medicine. I happily take this opportunity to offer my public congratulations to Dr. Hu for that last item, among the highest honors a biomedical professional can receive- and certainly very well deserved in this case.