Mental models

Grit

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

Preventing Chronic Disease

The War on Cancer

How are we faring in the War on Cancer?

Ketosis

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…

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…

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