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

Can we starve the disease?

Mental models


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


The War on Cancer

How are we faring in the War on Cancer?

Mental models

My 10 favorite TED talks

Finding inspiration in the stories of other people.


Ketones and Carbohydrates: Can they co-exist?

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

Nutritional biochemistry

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

Does being in ketosis automatically translate to fat loss?

Nutritional biochemistry

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.

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…

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