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“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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Blueberry Rhubarb Pie

I N G R E D I E N T S  1 pre-baked pie crustFilling 1/3 cup sugar ½ cup water Zest from ½ lemon Juice of 1 lemon 1 tsp. ground cinnamon ¼ tsp. nutmeg ¾ pound fresh rhubarb, trimmed, cut into ½ inch pieces  2 pints fresh blueberries ¼ cup dark rum 1 Tbs. cornstarch...
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A Perfect Easter Rack

Still looking for that perfect Easter meal? Look no further! This springtime infused rack of lamb is great for any holiday; or any day. We glaze the lamb with a lovely mix of springtime flavors like cherries and fresh herbs. The lamb rests on a bed of tender couscous...
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Apple Cider Vinegar

  Apple Cider Vinegar I’ve been hearing about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar (ACV) for a long time; and vinegar’s been around a heck of a lot longer than I have. Vinegar is an ancient preservative and can trace its origins to a time when food, health and...
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Gut Check

Gut Check

“All disease begins in the gut.” ~Hippocrates   Short of ecological catastrophe, our diet is the most important environmental interaction we experience. We are quite literally bringing the outside environment into our own bodies; every day, several times a day. As we...

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Food and Sex

Food and Sex

  “Good Food leads to Good Sex…as it should.” ~ Anthony Bourdain You’ve had an annoying day. No serious disasters on the home front, but enough nuisances to leave you quite piqued. The morning seems to trumpet in one fire after another, and after adding Smokey the...

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Sugar and Ultra-Processed Foods

Sugar and Ultra-Processed Foods

Sugar: A Survival Guide “Sugar, ah honey, honey; You are my candy girl.” -The Archies “Sweetness!” The call goes out and we respond with Pavlovian ardor. As we are genetically wired to desire and crave sweet substances, it is no wonder that such descriptive adjectives...

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Gluten: A Primer

Gluten: A Primer

To borrow a phrase, gluten-free is YUGE! Less than 18 months ago, the gluten-free market passed 23 billion (yes, billion with a “B”) in annual sales. Just four years earlier, that market stood at just over 11 billion dollars per year. That is a growth rate any hedge...

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Cholesterol: A Story of Tradition

Cholesterol: A Story of Tradition

  "Here in Anatevka we have traditions for everything... how to eat, how to sleep, even, how to wear clothes...You may ask, how did this tradition start? I'll tell you - I don't know. But it's a tradition....” -Tevye; Fiddler on the Roof Ask most any cardiologist...

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Grilled Curry Chicken and Yogurt Sauce

Grilled Curry Chicken and Yogurt Sauce

  Here is a simple little twist on grilled chicken. Serve with a side of hummus or mixed vegetables for a light, spicy good change up from the usual grilled bird. 4 chicken breasts Flat breads Marinade 1 Tbs curry powder ¼ cup white wine 1 tsp olive oil 1 Tbs balsamic...

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Tea and Cherry Smoked Miso-Sake Salmon

Tea and Cherry Smoked Miso-Sake Salmon

One of the things I love about well done Japanese food is the subtle layering of delicate flavors. We set to replicate that in this dish and it delivers. The miso and sake form the base of a marinade, adding gentle and clean flavors. The salmon was then smoked ...

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