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My Paleo Journey- recap of 2015 IMW Spring Challenge

I know, I know. The Challenge was 2 months ago and I finally put together a recap post. Well that's just how it goes. Sometimes, I like things to settle in for a while and reflect back. At times we can be too close to the situation to not really see things as clearly. So..... Here are some overall thoughts related to "My Paleo Journey" over the years, reinforced by the 2015 IMW Spring Challenge.

My Paleo Journey

What have I learned from being Paleo?


"We eat too much, too often, at the wrong times and the wrong things."

When you are...

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Day 26 2015 IMW Spring Challenge

"Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat."----Fran Lebowitz

About 2 months ago, I wrote to everyone about a little experiment I did that pushed me to challenge myself and you! Here is what I wrote back in March.

 Prelude to a Challenge
Do not try this at home! About a month ago I decided to perform a little N=1 experiment. The "N" stands for how many people in the experiment. The "1" was me! The idea came from a health blogger Jimmy Moore who also coauthored the books Cholesterol Clarity and Read moreNo comments

Day 24 2015 IMW Spring Challenge

"Have you read any good books lately?"-- Unknown and everyone

I remember way back in medical school. I needed to read a tremendous amount. There was lots to learn. What is funny is that I probably still read just as much as I did in medical school, only now I read about health issues that mean a lot to me and that help me to help you.

I rarely if ever go back to my old med school textbooks. That would be like going back to watching television on a black n white screen with an antenna on your roof. I prefer to read what...

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Day 13 2015 IMW Spring Challenge

"One of the best kept medical secrets is that everything gives mice cancer."----Marvin Kitman

I would like to now introduce Dr. Colin Champ, Radiation Oncologist and wanna be Caveman Doctor. Dr. Champ is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute in the Department of Radiation Oncology, where he cares for cancer patients and researches both radiation therapy and the effect of diet and exercise on patient outcomes.  He has given talks on his work throughout the United States and his research has been published in many peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Clinical Oncology, one of...

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There is something fishy about improving your health!!

OK. It's time to get fishy. For many many years, I have been recommending increasing fish in your diet, especially those that contain the most Omega-3's. Now a study came out that confirms my beliefs. The highest levels of plasma phospholipid omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), as measured in >2500 older adults initially without coronary heart disease or a history of stroke, predicted the lowest mortality in the observational, prospective Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS)[1]. In non-doctor terms, this means whoever had the most Omega-3's as measured in their blood, had a 27% decreased risk from dying from any cause, as well as a reduced risk from cardiovascular causes. Not too shabby,...
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IMW Challenge 1st Session

I would like to thank all the participants of the first ever IMW Optimal Health Challenge for attending our maiden voyage. For those of you who were unable to make it, do not fret. Your Challenge is more than just the presentations. Your Challenge will also entail at least weekly email challenges, contests and anything else fun that I can imagine. Be careful as my ADD mind can imagine plenty!!! A few more thank you's to take care of. Thank you to M&M Physical Therapy, a member of the IMW Wellness Network since the IMW founding back in 2008, for hosting the event. It...
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Eight Minutes? Really???

Eight Minutes, Really??   Ever since I founded the Institute for Medical Wellness in 2008, I have put a large focus on Wellness and Prevention. But in doing so, I am often asked, "Just what is Wellness and Prevention, and why are you different from other family physicians?"  The answer can be long and cumbersome, but I will do my best to make it simple.
I will start by briefly answering why the Institute for Medical Wellness is different from other family practices.
In today's healthcare system, the super-super majority of doctors participate with health insurers, whether they be private...
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