Moving Day is Every Day

I know it’s kind of a necessity to sit at a computer these days. But sitting for long periods of time, whether it’s in front of a screen or otherwise, can be deadly. I’ve seen what a sedentary lifestyle does to people because I treat them every day. But what the Annals of Internal Medicine found shocked even me. The …

The Greatest Health Scam In History Used President Eisenhower As A Pawn

On June 24, 1956, the American Heart Association broadcasted a show on the three major television networks. It presented a new theory on heart disease: that is was caused by cholesterol. The major proponent of this theory was not a doctor or even a scientist. He was a little-known economist named Ancel Keys. Keys called his theory the “lipid hypothesis.” …

A Nutrition Pioneer

I got a great magazine in the mail last week. It’s a TIME special edition about all my heroes in science. Sir Isaac Newton, Einstein, Pasteur… I read a little further and I was happy to see Linus Pauling. I thought, “Great! They recognized what a pioneer he was…” I was excited because Pauling is someone who’s close to home …

Are Your Telomeres In Trouble?

Living in the 21st century affords you many luxuries. High-speed computers… cell phones… air conditioning and LCD TVs. But the chemicals and industrial solvents that make them possible are poisonous. We’re now floating in a sea of space-age, lab-created, synthetic molecules. And they’re flowing through your blood as you read this letter. They’re a part of life today, and we …

PACE vs. HIIT

I asked D.M., “What makes PACE unique?” He said, “It’s a more intense way of doing interval train-”… I didn’t want to interrupt him but I had to stop D.M., one of the guys on my staff, right there. That’s what everyone thinks. That PACE is about intervals. But it’s much different. It’s true that like PACE, High Intensity Interval …

What’s Most Important

I was sitting this morning thinking about what I was going to write to you, and I thought back to the reasons I write to you and the reasons you would want to read it. The reason is simple. I want to make you as healthy as you can be. I’m flattered that people put their confidence in me to …