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Meating the Enemy, and It Is Us

Even as action in the space of “plant-based meats” (and other meat alternatives) lurches through these early days to a far from certain equilibrium, we have already the certainty of opposing reaction to greet, and “meat” it. We learn that Arby’s, along perhaps with others, and presumably with carnivorous tongue in avaricious cheek, is offering us “meat-based plants.”

5 months

Dietary Guidelines for Sea Lions: Let Them Eat Caviar

Two weeks ago, my associate, Jennifer Lutz, Director of the True Health Initiative, testified at a public session of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee in Washington, DC. More on that presently.

5 months

Can We Keep The Planet Out of The ICU?

That our planet is in peril is not, I trust, a case I need to make. That memo has been delivered, emphatically, stridently, repeatedly to anyone not living under a rock left behind by one of the many melting glaciers.

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5 Reasons to Make Time for Living a Healthy Life

There is no denying that we are dealing with a lot of mental clutter today. We are totally bombarded by information, distractions from cell phones binging with email messages and texts, along with social media notifications and adding our own social media postings. Is it any wonder that so many people are feeling totally overwhelmed today?

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The Growth Imperative: Why The Next Big Pharma Competitor Could Be Google Or Apple

In a seminal work published by McKinsey & Company––The Granularity of Growth, a detailed study of the performance of the 100 largest US corporations over the two most recent business cycles––a key finding emerged: top-line growth is vital for survival.

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Residency: How to Crush Your 80 Hour Work Week Earning Minimum Wage

Here was my schedule during residency training: Monday: arrive 5 am and leave the hopital when everything that needed to be done was done, usually about 7pm. Since call was every other night, I worked on call until the following morning, sleeping in the hosital on call room (my room mate was a ophthalmology resident who had to get up at 3am to prepare pre-op patients.)

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How to Lower US Sick Care Costs

If you are reading this, it is likely that you are furious about the cost of care in the US, opaque pricing, exhorbitant out of pocket expenses, unaffordable health insurance that leaves you holding the bag or a bankruptcy declaration anyway and maddening care and billing experiences and service.