Nutritional biochemistry

Is sugar toxic?

I remember one of my mentors in surgical residency made a very important distinction for me.  He said, “Peter, never…

Mental models

TEDMED 2013…now I get it

I just got back from the 2013 TEDMED conference at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.  I’ve always enjoyed watching…

Nutritional biochemistry

Is a Mediterranean diet best for preventing heart disease?

This week an article titled Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet was featured in the New England…

Mental models

Thank you, Woody

I’m probably one of the few people my age who still stays in touch with his high school teachers and…

Ketosis

Ketosis – advantaged or misunderstood state? (Part II)

When I wrote part I of this post, I naively assumed this would only be a two-part series. However, so many great…

Nutritional biochemistry

Is a low fat diet best for weight loss?

I know many of you are awaiting Part II of the mini-series on ketosis, but I’d like to digress briefly…

Exercise

Introduction to Superstarch – Part II

In part II of this series, as promised, I interviewed one of the nations top trainers of professional athletes to…

Exercise

Introduction to Superstarch – Part I

Occasionally, I have alluded to a product I use to improve my athletic performance.  This product, derived from corn starch,…

Nutritional biochemistry

What I actually eat, part II – “IFIK” (circa Q3 2012)

Note to readers: This post was written in September of 2012.  PLEASE do not ask me why I eat ‘this’…

Nutritional biochemistry

Hey Peter, what does your daughter eat?

If there’s one question I get asked often, it’s this one.  And I understand why.  Anyone who knows me, and…

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