Author Archives: tomswellnesstake
We’re all continuously flooded with information — so many dire warnings, breaking news, screams for attention, enervating noise. How much value, insight and wisdom do we gain from conventional main stream media to help each of us make the most of our finite time on this earth? For me, it’s virtually nil. But the blogosphere has […]
The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
I confess. I bring lots of bias into this topic. Along with many many other folk, I’ve been victimized by pseudo science run amok for many years — which I blame for leading me down a path into diabetes, coronary heart disease, and I suspect, has contributed to osteoarthritis and other inflammatory side trips. That […]
I’d like to share this Paleo beginner’s guide. It’s refreshing, and seems to me to be sound and sane. Steve Kalb’s website is a treat. Be warned, he’s a bit impertinent.
A New Dawn?
“I dream of a day, when as medical professionals, we will shed our mental baggage and cure ourselves of new idea resistance.” – Peter Attia, MD Peter’s 16-minute TED Talk is a powerful outline of his personal epiphany — conversion from belief in the conventional obesity paradigm to an altogether different (and I believe, enlightened) way. The […]
Younger Next Year (Turn back your biological clock)
Chris Crowley launched his own wellness journey in 2004. Chris enlisted his young MD and avatar Dr. Henry Lodge to tell the tale. Chris is an avuncular retired lawyer. Henry specializes in Gerontology. This could be taken as a dry and boring field of research both by youngsters under 30 who see this field as […]
The Nutrition Revolution
Food is vital to life. Duh! “We are what we eat.” “Let food be thy medicine; medicine be thy food.” The nutrition revolution we’re in today certainly has roots at least as far back as Hippocrates of Cos in 5th century BC Greece. But as Gary Taubes chronicles in his iconoclastic Why We Get Fat […]
Wellness Journey — how I got lean again.
In June 2010, following another routine physical exam, my MD hit me with a recommendation that pushed me over the cliff. The trend in my blood sugar was not looking good – my HbA1c had crept up to 7.6. I’d been told that Diabetes generally gets worse with age and, at that time – contrary […]
Wellness Journey — how I got fat.
Fifty years ago after I’d been married only 3-months, my father died of his first and complete surprise heart attack at 48 years of age. He’d just passed a physical exam not 2-weeks earlier. Dad had smoked 2-packs of Camels a day for years. The link between tobacco and chronic diseases might have been suspected […]