What is the single most important factor change a person can make to keep them healthy? Cooking – developing a fine appreciation for food. So I’m a weight loss surgeon, and now I spend more time teaching my patients to cook, than I do operating on them. My surgical career changed- today I am a cook who does a little surgery
President Eisenhower could not have been more mad. He had followed his cardiologists recommendations to the letter but his cholesterol was higher than before. Turns out they were wrong about saturated fat. Here is the Presidential story about saturated fat – and what we know now.
Many diets are based on the false premise that the cave-men or early man, had great diets without chronic disease. Turns out they had plenty of heart and vascular disease, as a recent study showed. Reminded me of going to St Paul, in Alaska- a place where they still live like they did hundreds of years ago- but just a bit better.
Now that the Fast Diet is out, and the Mediterranean diet is all the rage some people are calling for us to engage in large diet studies. MD’s want to know – what diet to prescribe. Alas, a sticky wicket and backward thinking. But I am, the diet skeptic.
The Fast Diet is taking the world by storm. From Britain, this simple diet promises what everyone wants to hear: "Eat what you want, then eat light for two days and watch the pounds drop." Is it real? Can you expect to lose weight this way?
What happens when a person with a cancer that can be cured, opts for "nutritional" therapy instead? Here is a story of someone who went to Gerson Clinic, the same one that Steve McQueen, Pat Paulson, and a host of others went to. And what happened to the family after finding out that "natural is better" was simply an excuse to be intellectually lazy.
They want you to think that vegetables turn off cancer genes - that if you get cancer you are not vegan enough. Here is the story of a man who will tell you that bacon turned off the most deadly cancer progression of all. Someone who is the longest survivor of pancreatic cancer.