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The Problem with GcMAF

One of the new players in the holistic treatment of cancer is a compound called Gc protein-derived macrophage activating factor (GcMAF). As the name implies, this naturally occurring protein activates macrophages, an innate element of immune function....

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The Ethics of Eating Meat

Co-authored with Marcin Baranowski  The ethics of eating meat extend beyond the ascribed relations of humans to livestock and humans to game. Life consumes life, and as omnivores, we cannot separate ourselves from this fundamental, underlying ecological truth. As...

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Coffee: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Coffee has been a traditional drink of equatorial peoples for hundreds of years. Its dark roasted flavor and stimulant effect has drawn countless adherents to the church of buzz, and with it, a sizable market of coffee-related paraphernalia. Our relationship with...

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