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The War on Cancer

The War on Cancer
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A couple of weeks ago Tim Ferriss and I were having dinner and the topic of cancer came up. As some of you may know my background is in oncology, specifically in exploring immune-based therapies for cancer by exploiting the properties of regulator ...

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My 10 favorite TED talks

My 10 favorite TED talks
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You may be thinking, “What does this have to do with nutrition? Or exercise? Or ketosis? Or the other things Peter obsesses over?”  Well, technically, nothing. But since this is a personal blog, I figure every once in a while I can write something for my friends ...

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Ketones and Carbohydrates: Can they co-exist?

Ketones and Carbohydrates: Can they co-exist?
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For reasons I’m still struggling to understand, the idea of “nutritional ketosis” (NK, to be distinguished from starvation ketosis, SK or diabetic ketoacidosis, DKA) is often discussed and debated in much the same way as religion or politics. Perhaps this can be said of all nutrition, ...

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How to make a fat cell less not thin: the lessons of fat flux

How to make a fat cell less not thin: the lessons of fat flux
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I do still plan to finish the third, and perhaps a fourth, part on the “Ketosis – advantaged or misunderstood state?” mini-series.  However, a question I get often makes me realize a tiny bit of housekeeping is in ...

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My Quantified Self, Part I

My Quantified Self, Part I
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A few weeks ago I gave a presentation at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) in Pensacola, Florida.  Ken Ford, the CEO and Founder of IHMC, is a remarkable person and I could not wait to meet his team ...

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Is sugar toxic?

Is sugar toxic?
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I remember one of my mentors in surgical residency made a very important distinction for me.  He said, “Peter, never forget what you are getting paid to do, and what you are doing for free.”  You see, there are some aspects of being a surgeon that are not particularly ...

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