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Nutritional biochemistry

Learn more about nutritional biochemistry, including metabolic pathways, fuel partitioning, mitochondrial metabolism, and relationships between diet, health, and disease.

Nutritional biochemistry

European Vacation

I know I’m not alone in sensing this, as I’ve had this discussion with at least a dozen friends over…

Nutritional biochemistry

#46 – Chris Masterjohn, Ph.D.: Navigating the many pathways to health and disease – NAD and sirtuins, methylation, MTHFR and COMT, choline deficiency and NAFLD, TMAO, creatine and more

“People are gonna make a decision to. . . either wait 10 or 20 years until we know something better, or you take the position that you’re going to tinker. And if you’re going to tinker, you’re a lot more successful if you have a working model of what’s going on than if you don’t.” —Chris Masterjohn

Nutritional biochemistry

#33 – Rudy Leibel, M.D.: Finding the obesity gene and discovering leptin

“I’ve always felt that it was really somehow an enormous opportunity and a gift to be able to pursue this down to the level that I’ve been able to do in the past 30 years.” —Rudy Leibel

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#31 – Navdeep Chandel, Ph.D.: metabolism, mitochondria, and metformin in health and disease

“I pay more attention today to stress than anything else.” —Nav Chandel

Nutritional biochemistry

#14 – Robert Lustig, M.D., M.S.L.: fructose, processed food, NAFLD, and changing the food system

“Neurons like to be tickled, not bludgeoned.” —Rob Lustig

Nutritional biochemistry

Salmon recipe (and mTOR)

By popular demand, I’m sharing my Dad’s salmon recipe

Nutritional biochemistry

Simulators, treating depression, and management of T1D with diet

For extra points, be sure to pronounce it correctly, it’s pronounced “roof,” not “ruff”

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…

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