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Medical Waste

Guest post written by: Anonymous   In my third year of medical school, I nearly failed one of the notoriously easier clerkships: family medicine.   My preceptor – a morbidly obese, overworked woman – had urged me repeatedly over the course of the six-week rotation to speed up my office visits.  She insisted that I… Continue Reading


What Is The Origin of Cancer?

Written by: Travis M Christofferson It is cancer biology’s Most Fundamental question:  What is the origin of cancer?   The symbols are everywhere.  Pink ribbons, Yellow LIVESTRONG bracelets, billboards advertising Race’s for Cures, T-shirts, and media reports hinting at blockbuster new drugs that are always just around the corner.  All of them, taken together, give… Continue Reading


Dentistry in Harmony with Nature

By Alex Shvartsman, DDS, MAGD, AIOMT   I have been following the Paleo Diet since 2001, after reading Lauren Cordain’s The Paleo Diet. As a Biology major, and student of human evolution it just made sense. I have fallen off the wagon many times, succumbing to sugars sweet and deadly call. But Robb Wolf’s The… Continue Reading

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Evolutionary Medicine Talk Via Specialty Health

Hey folks! Just wanted to let y’all know that I’ll be doing a talk with former US Navy SEAL Kirk Parsley MD. I’ll be covering a greatly expanded Evolutionary Medicine talk while Doc Parsley will cover his experience using EM in the SEAL population. Date: Friday, June 7th Time: 6:30 Pm Place: Nevada Museum of Art Cost: $20 Presentation… Continue Reading

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6-Letter Word

Written by: Robert My pregnant paleo-wife ran into the bathroom crying. The phone call from the doctor’s office informed her she failed the glucose-tolerance test, looks like gestational diabetes. Second test will confirm this. If she can’t control her blood sugar through dietary changes or insulin injections, baby will be so big she will need… Continue Reading


Are your goals working against you?

What are your goals?  We often hear that question, think about it for awhile, and then plan to think about it later as we carry on with our busy lives.  It seems like one of those questions that we are always asked, but don’t give enough thought to.  We know that in order to accomplish… Continue Reading

Cholesterol and Mental Health

Written by: Kevin Cann             More often than not when we are addressing problems related to cholesterol we are referring to its affects on heart health.  Cholesterol, for one, is important for maintaining the structure of our cells.  It is also the precursor for our steroid hormones, serves as a major role in our inflammatory… Continue Reading

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Wanted: RD Preceptors for Two Eager Grad Students

Calling all Registered Dietitians! Laura and Courtney are two highly motivated, passionate students, pursuing their Masters in Public Health and Registered Dietitian degrees at UNC Chapel Hill. They are looking for registered dietitians around the country who would be interested in taking them on as interns next fall for their advanced placement internship experience. The… Continue Reading