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Your Personal Affordable Care Act

  “This book is likely to offend almost everyone who opens it, and that fact alone might be the most important reason why you should read it.”…Reviewer Alan Cassels. Click … Continue reading


Breaking News for Vik Khanna & Al Lewis

We’re here, we’re there, we’re everywhere. In fact, we cannot think of a single other recent issue on which a conservative publication (The Federalist) and liberal media outlets (NPR and … Continue reading


High protein foods boost cardiovascular health, as much as quitting smoking or getting exercise — ScienceDaily

In the spring of 2014, I wrote two essays The Healthcare Blog (here and here), in which I took to task Valter Longo and his team of  conflicted co-authors (especially … Continue reading

October 7, 2015

ACE | Medical Exercise Specialist Certification

The absolutely last thing that anyone with any common sense should want is groups like ACE (and its cousins in public health foolishness, the ACSM) creating make-believe credentials with the … Continue reading

October 5, 2015

‘Jaw-dropping’: Medicare deaths, hospitalizations AND costs reduced

Aha! Actual good news from the healthcare industry, for once. Interestingly, it comes from Medicare beneficiaries, and even more important, lead author Harlan Krumholz is shockingly honest in his assessment … Continue reading

October 2, 2015

Working Out Doesn’t Keep Your Brain Young: Study | TIME

Duh, no kidding. You take people who right around or older than the average age of death amongst U.S. adults and have them start exercising, and you expect what? A … Continue reading

September 30, 2015

No, You Do Not Have to Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day – The New York Times

If there is one health/fitness myth that just will not die, it is this: You should drink eight glasses of water a day. It’s just not true. There is no … Continue reading

September 28, 2015

How To Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets Of Navy SEALs And Olympians

I know, I know…it’s not politically correct to be tough. Tough. The best athletes had clear daily goals. They knew what they wanted to accomplish each day, each workout, each … Continue reading

September 24, 2015

What Eating 40 Teaspoons of Sugar a Day Can Do to You – The New York Times

Easiest, most effective step to take when trying to improve your diet. Added sugars, in all forms, are a waste of calories. They are sometimes an enjoyable waste of calories, … Continue reading

September 22, 2015

The Importance of Having Skin in the Game | The Art of Manliness

A great, lengthy essay from The Art Of Manliness on what it means to take risk…to have skin in the game. I love this passage, in particular, about how taking … Continue reading

September 19, 2015

Are Antioxidant Supplements Worth the Price?

An excellent essay from scientist Dov Michaeli on the vapid advice dispensed by many in the nutrition field for people to consume antioxidants in abundance. Our metabolic pathways are extraordinarily … Continue reading

September 17, 2015

Killer Abs at 80? Yeah! – YouTube

Great video interview with science writer Dov Michaeli. This guy rocks! Killer Abs at 80? Yeah! – YouTube.

September 14, 2015

This is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Exercising

Let me ask a somewhat rhetorical question…if you are smart enough to build an exercise strategy, why would you (outside of serious illness, injury or personal crisis) stop it? Exercise … Continue reading

September 11, 2015

Medicine’s Dark Side: Docs’ Bad Behavior Exposed

I am going to add my own story to the outrageous behavior outlined in this essay. In 1981-82, when I was completing my clinical rotations in the Physician Assistant Program … Continue reading

September 8, 2015

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