Part 1.2: Obesity Risk, Nutrition, and Strong Misconceptions

In light of the year of molecular shenanigans going on behind the scenes of my health, I decided it was time invest in one of the most true and basic forms of health assessment available (currently). Twas time for a genetic profile. Enter 23andMe, Dr Rhonda Patrick, and a whole lot of head scratching. If […]

Dear Naive Workout Interrupter, Thank You.

***We interrupt our regular programming – Vascular Vindication or Cardiovascular Catastrophe? – for an important public notice.*** I have been loosely involved with the health and fitness industry for about 19 years at this point. Although pure training age doesn’t mean much in a world of knowledge seekers, I prefer to think I have accumulated, […]

Part 1.1: Genetics like a MTHF*R

When we last left each other – after staring longingly into each others eyes, promising sweet nothings upon return to each others’ embrace – I left you a laundry list of the items that needed to be addressed in order to fully sink my teeth into the meaty causation of a seemingly healthy dude’s near […]

A Year to Fix It All

Or “stop trying, already.” What is a guy to do when he finds out that he’s royally F’ed up his blood pressure, but doesn’t really know why? How does a guy proceed when all the typical allopathic tests show that he’s otherwise healthy, but still might be risking an aneurysm or stroke just by waking […]

A Story: On the Coexistence of Good and Bad

A Follow-Up to “A Momento Mori” (found here). I’m gonna talk about someone else today, a life entirely different from the one you read about in my last literary foray about death-come-knocking. This guy’s name is William. (not Bill, he doesn’t like being called Bill). I know William quite well as a patient and friend. […]

A momento mori…

Well, I found out I was going to die. Not so much in the urgent sense, like you would see in a movie or a viral tear-jerker Youtube video. It dawned on me much more eloquently than that. Stay with me here, it’s a bit of a journey. But for those of you who don’t […]