On The Interconnectedness of All Things: It’s not ‘All in Your Head’; The Link Between Depression and Inflammation

  “In the lives of the saddest of us, there are days like this, when we feel as if we could take the great world in our arms and kiss it. Then come the gloomy hours, when the fire will neither burn on our hearts nor in our hearts; and all...

Food, Coronary Stents, and Belief

When I begin to discuss my forthcoming book, Food Shaman: The Art of Quantum Food (Post Hill Press, 2018) I am almost always immediately asked “What is a Food Shaman?” It is something I get asked a lot, and rightfully so. As a self-applied descriptor, it can seem...

Fall, Ramen Bowls, and Gold Awards

First and foremost, if you have not checked out Dr. Mike Cooks, what are you waiting for! The pilot series of my instructional cooking show, hosted on-line by Healthination, just won the GOLD! A gold Davey award for the best Online Film/Video-Health & Fitness; an...

PURE-ly Delicious

“It was twenty years ago today Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play….” ~The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) It is actually now more than a half century since Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play, and that iconic work has withstood the test of time....

Looking in all the wrong places….

As a cardiologist, I am once again embarrassed by the sodium obsession of the ACC/AHA and  other professional healthcare  organizations. A new study (Association of Estimated Sodium Intake With Adverse Cardiac Structure and Function From the HyperGEN Study;Senthil...

Blueberry Lemon Goat Cheese Tart

From the live broadcast of Just What the Doctor Ordered at  the at The Florida Blueberry Festival 2013 Great summer dessert for National Cheesecake Day. Feel free to substitute any wonderful in season summer berry... I N G R E D I E N T S 16 oz. good quality  granola...

Artificially sweet little lies

Not to say I told you so (years ago in The Fallacy of The Calorie), but , well I told you so. Not long ago, I posted about the recent data confirming what I wrote several years ago; that artificially sweetened beverages (ASBs) are linked with an increased risk of...

Tales of The One Pot Doc: Lessons on the road, again

As I journey from place to place across this country (and even across the globe), it quickly becomes apparent that one of the great challenges to a proper food experience is travel and time. In my forthcoming book, Food Shaman: The Art of Quantum Food, I extensively...

Facebook Live (July 3rd, 2017) Recipes

Here are the recipes for salsa, guacamole, and tortillas used in the July 3rd Facebook Live event:   Quick and Easy Salsa 1 pound fresh tomatoes, diced ~½ bunch fresh chopped cilantro Juice of 1 lemon Juice of 1 lime ¼ tsp of lemon zest 1/2 chopped red onion 1/2...

Turmeric and Curcumin: A Primer

The History of Turmeric & Curcumin As you probably already know, turmeric and curcumin are huge buzzwords in the nutrition community these days. Traditionally native to Southern Asia and India, turmeric is a root that has spread throughout the world due to its color,...

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Ancient Eats


"Unlike anything yet written, Fenster uses a humorous style in his unique approach to illustrate the biology of eating relating to weight, emotions and general health...If health, diet, weight and other food issues have felt confusing, then a break away from the usual medical information or diet guidance book into this fun historical food journey may give you the reboot you need."-The Huffington Post


The Fallacy of The Calorie


Michael Fenster, “Dr. Mike,” cardiologist, professional chef, and author of The Fallacy of the Calorie promises to give the reader clarity. “This is a book for lost souls. For everyone confused by all the contradictory information out there regarding what you eat and how it affects your health.” He does so with the most neon bright expressions and metaphors.

-Suna Senman

full review here


Eating Well, Living Better


The cardiologist in Fenster hates fast food’s bodily damage, the chef loathes the mediocre flavors and textures, the businessman frets over worker exploitation, and the martial artist laments the lack of exercise that often accompanies the fast-food approach to human sustenance. He presents a wide-ranging survey of contemporary nutritional and physiological research to support his program of Buddhist-inspired moderation, cautioning about dangerous excess in either extreme. -Booklist





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