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The Fat Trap, NYT Magazine article – thoughts and comments

The Fat Trap, NYT Magazine article – thoughts and comments
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On January 1, NY Times wellness columnist, Tara Parker-Pope, wrote an article in the NYT Magazine titled The Fat Trap, and many of you forwarded it on to me. This was an excellent piece ...

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Revisit the causality of obesity

Revisit the causality of obesity
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My last post addressed a point that has historically (and currently) led to great confusion – the idea of what causes obesity.  In the previous post, discussing what I call “the great medical disconnect,” I wrote about obesity (i.e., unregulated horizontal growth) being caused by ...

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The great medical disconnect

The great medical disconnect
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There is probably no greater disconnect in medicine than the root cause of obesity.  Even if you think you already know the answer to this “obvious” question, it’s still worth reading on.  The reason this question matters, of course, is clear to everyone.  Obesity (and more broadly the ...

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What I actually eat (circa Q4 2011)

What I actually eat (circa Q4 2011)
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Note to readers: This post was written in December of 2011.  PLEASE do not ask me why I eat ‘this’ or why I don’t eat ‘that’ — as what is shown here does not necessarily reflect what or how I eat today (or more importantly, ...

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Why we get fat (video)

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Part one of the interview I did for Open Water Source - although I talk about many topics that will interest non-swimmers and non-athletes. (View the other videos in this series.)

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Open Water Source: Peter, in layman’s terms, can ...

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What is cholesterol?

What is cholesterol?
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I know much more about cholesterol today than I did even two years ago, let alone when I was mindlessly reiterating “standard” cholesterol recommendations to patients years ago.   You can’t talk about nutrition without mentioning cholesterol, but most folks (including many of the doctors who tell you yours may ...

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