Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Leek and Prosciutto over Spaghetti Squash

2 Leeks, Washed, White ends trimmed and chopped
1/2 cup Prosciutto chopped
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbsp Cracked Red Pepper Flakes
1 Spaghetti Squash, cut in half, baked at 375 for 40 minutes, pulp and seeds removed, spaghetti removed and set aside
1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
2 Tbsp Goat Cheese, crumbled

Makes 2 Large Servings

Melt butter over medium heat, saute Prosciutto for two minutes, add Leeks and saute for 5 minutes, salt and pepper to taste, add Red Pepper Flakes, Add Spaghetti Squash and chicken broth, simmer for 10 minutes. Plate and top with goat cheese crumbles (May add more goat cheese if desired).

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Great Lecture Opportunity

On October 23rd, at Transylvania University, come see one of the top nutritionists in the US lecture.

Kenan Lecture Series presents: Marion Nestle, "Food Politics: How the Food Industry influences Nutrition and Health"

7:30 p.m.
Location: Haggin Auditorium, Mitchell Fine Arts Center Marion Nestle, professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, will present "Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health." There will be a reception and book signing after the talk. For more information, contact Meg Upchurch at 8252 or

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Paleo Lifestyle Activity of the Day!

Hiking down 4600 ft. elevation Mount Mansfield in Stowe, driving rain, wind gusts to 70 mph and extreme fog!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New Fish Oil Study

"In the new report, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, lead study author Dr. Evangelos Rizos and his colleagues completed an extensive review of existing data. They pooled results from 20 studies that included almost 70,000 adult patients.
Through rigorous statistical analyses, they said, they found no significant risk reduction in those getting increased omega-3 in their diet or through supplements."

I, personally, find nothing in this study that would make me change my high opinion of fish oil supplementation. There have been thousands of fish oil studies, why these 20 were chosen is unclear. Also, most of the f/u was for a very short duration, much too short to see a true reduction in adverse events.

Curiously enough, on September 10th the Endocrine Society released new treatment guidelines for Hypertriglyceridemia, which stated:

"Fibrates, niacin, or omega-3 fatty acids be used alone or in combination with statins in patients with moderate to severe hypertriglyceridemia."

I look forward to reviewing the full study in JAMA when released, but for now will keep up my daily Krill Oil!

Had to share!

Courtesy of Melissa Joulwan at

Great Fat Heads Video!

Explains some of the history behind the Lipid Theory of Heart Disease and the Paleo movement's thoughts on Coronary Artery Disease. Watch it here!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Two New Converts!

Had a 40 year old female that I saw last week interested in losing weight and getting off some of her medication. We discussed Wheat Belly and the Paleo movement. She has changed her lifestyle and in that one week, she has lost 9 pounds! And 3 inches off her waist! She also has convinced her mother to join her on this journey, and her mom has lost 11 pounds in the last week!

This being my first day back after a quick trip to the Jersey Shore, it is so wonderful to have this be my first patient of the day!