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What I actually eat, part III (circa Q1 2014)

Craving vegetables.

Metabolic disease

Is there a way to exploit the metabolic quirk of cancer?

Can we starve the disease?

Personal

Grit

What do passion, persistence, and deliberate practice have to do with our health?

Metabolic disease

The War on Cancer

How are we faring in the War on Cancer?

Personal

My 10 favorite TED talks

Finding inspiration in the stories of other people.

Ketosis

Ketones and Carbohydrates: Can they co-exist?

Can you “carb-load” and stay in ketosis?

Ketosis

How to make a fat cell less not thin: the lessons of fat flux

Does being in ketosis automatically translate to fat loss?

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My Quantified Self, Part I

My 2013 presentation at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC): An Advantaged Metabolic State: Human Performance, Resilience & Health.

Biochemistry

Is sugar toxic?

I remember one of my mentors in surgical residency made a very important distinction for me.  He said, “Peter, never forget what you are getting paid to do, and what you are doing for free.”  You see, there are some aspects of being a surgeon that are not particularly enjoyable.  The hours are long.  Sometimes…

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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 TED talks online, but I’d never been to the actual conference.  I was told the experience is very different.  That was an understatement.  I don’t even know where to begin.  I don’t think anything I…

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