OPD: Italian Style (Leave the turkey, take the pasta)

After a Thanksgiving feast; there are always leftovers, including base ingredients. Sourcing like a Chef (as discussed in my forthcoming book, Food Shaman: The Art of Quantum Food) also involves economical use of ingredients. It is not only good for our wallets, but...

Tales of the OPD: Oyster Ho’boys

If you’ve been following along with our #Food Shaman journeys; you’ve seen some of our ‘survival’ sustenance created along the path we have been traveling. Today I share another simple recipe with one of Thanksgiving’s other forgotten ingredients; oysters. On the...

More Tales of The OPD (One Pot Doc)

For many of us, travel and life on the road is a reality. Often, particularly at holiday times, it is an inconvenient reality. But...

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 OPD: Oyster Ho’boys

Tales of the OPD: Oyster Ho’boys

If you’ve been following along with our #Food Shaman journeys; you’ve seen some of our ‘survival’ sustenance created along the path we have been traveling. Today I share another simple recipe with one of Thanksgiving’s other forgotten ingredients; oysters. On the...

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Food, Coronary Stents, and Belief

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...

read more

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