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The Problem with GcMAF

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, but can be...
The Ethics of Eating Meat

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...
Liver: The Working Class Hero of Superfoods

Liver: The Working Class Hero of Superfoods

Hunter-gatherer societies valued organ meats over muscle meat, often reserving them for the pregnant and breastfeeding women of the tribe. Mature modern cultures with refined culinary traditions also praise the delicacy of organ meats.

Coffee: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

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...
Breaking Down Digestion

Breaking Down Digestion

Digestion is a magnificently complex process requiring extensive interactions between several organ systems, yet one need not be a physiologist to garner an appreciation of the basics of the human digestive system. Knowledge of the inner workings of one’s gut can be...