Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Public Presentations to Date

Here's a handy reference to find most of the public presentations I've given at conferences that are not exclusively academic in nature.

Friday, December 20, 2013

An Ancestral Perspective on Vitamin D Status, Part 2: Why Low 25(OH)D Could Indicate a Deficiency of Calcium Instead of Vitamin D

Here is the second installment in my new series over at Mother Nature Obeyed:



Here's the video summary:
Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

An Ancestral Perspective on Vitamin D Status, Part 1: Problems With the Naked Ape Hypothesis of Optimal Serum 25(OH)D

I'm writing a new series over at Mother Nature Obeyed. Here's the first post:




Enjoy!


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Reflections on the "Don't Eat Anything With a Face" Debate, Part 1: Overall Impressions and Lessons

This past Wednesday I participated in an Intelligence Squared US debate, "Don't Eat Anything With a Face." Dr. Neal Barnard and Gene Baur argued for the motion, while Joel Salatin and I argued against it. If you missed it, you can watch the video here. It was a great experience, from which I learned a lot. I will be publishing a series of reflections on the debate, the first installment of which is below.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Watch the Veganism/Vegetarianism Debate Wednesday by Live Stream, and Live Tweet It!

Hey Folks,

The "Don't Eat Anything With a Face" debate on Intelligence Squared US is fast approaching, and, even if you won't be able to attend live, you can still watch the live stream, follow the live tweets, or live tweet it yourself! And if you miss it, you'll be able to watch it on-demand afterwards through the YouTube video, which will be embedded on the web page for the debate. 

Below, I provide more information about the debate and how to watch it and participate in it.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Do Americans Have the Right to Eat Healthy Food?

Here is my review of David Gumpert's new book, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Food Rights:


The review is part of the cholesterol-and-health.com main site. The best place to leave comments is on the review itself rather than here.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Undercarboxylated Osteocalcin: Marker of Vitamin K Deficiency, or Booster of Insulin Signaling and Testosterone?

by Chris Masterjohn, PhD

New over at Mother Nature Obeyed:


Enjoy!

Read more about the author, Chris Masterjohn, PhD, here.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Scientific Approach of Weston Price, Part 7: Placing Price's Work in Context

by Chris Masterjohn, PhD

I just posted the seventh and final installment in my series over at Mother Nature Obeyed laying out the most salient points from my talk about Weston Price on Sean Croxton's Real Food Summit last September. The talk was free for a few days, but to listen to it now you have to purchase the whole summit for $99. If you do that, I get a cut from it, but it's well worth it if you have the money since it includes 27 talks and a whole bunch of free bonuses. For those who don't want to pay for it, or just prefer something written, here's the seventh and final post in the series, over at Mother Nature Obeyed:

Sunday, May 5, 2013

How to Cook Liver and Make it Taste Not-Bad

by Chris Masterjohn, PhD

I was very blessed today, despite being geographically quite far from most of my own family for the first time, to spend Pascha with the extended family of a friend, a very friendly, welcoming, and generous family indeed, to whom I am extremely grateful. As I was leaving, one of those present asked me for some parting nutritional advice, which led to a request for me to write a blog post about how to cook liver. I figure many of you may appreciate such a post, and I'm quite happy to oblige.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Does Carnitine From Red Meat Contribute to Heart Disease Through Intestinal Bacterial Metabolism to TMAO?

by Chris Masterjohn

New over at Mother Nature Obeyed, my take on the new Nature Medicine paper from Stanley Hazen's group at the Cleveland Clinic arguing that red meat causes heart disease through conversion of carnitine to TMAO:



Enjoy!

Read more about the author, Chris Masterjohn, PhD, here.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Thyroid Hormone and Vitamin A Protect Against Vitamin D Toxicity in Cows

by Chris Masterjohn, PhD

New over at Mother Nature Obeyed:

Thyroid Hormone and Vitamin A Protect Against Vitamin D Toxicity in Cows

Enjoy!

Read more about the author, Chris Masterjohn, PhD, here.

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Scientific Approach of Weston Price, Part 6: "Real Food" and the Difference Between Knowledge and Wisdom

by Chris Masterjohn, PhD

I'm continuing my series over at Mother Nature Obeyed laying out the most salient points from my talk about Weston Price on Sean Croxton's Real Food Summit last September. The talk was free for a few days, but to listen to it now you have to purchase the whole summit for $99. If you do that, I get a cut from it, but it's well worth it if you have the money since it includes 27 talks and a whole bunch of free bonuses. For those who don't want to pay for it, or just prefer something written, here's the sixth post in the series, over at Mother Nature Obeyed:

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Scientific Approach of Weston Price, Part 5: Conclusions -- Wheat and Other Cereal Grains

by Chris Masterjohn

I'm continuing my series over at Mother Nature Obeyed laying out the most salient points from my talk about Weston Price on Sean Croxton's Real Food Summit last September. The talk was free for a few days, but to listen to it now you have to purchase the whole summit for $99. If you do that, I get a cut from it, but it's well worth it if you have the money since it includes 27 talks and a whole bunch of free bonuses. For those who don't want to pay for it, or just prefer something written, here's the fifth post in the series, over at Mother Nature Obeyed:

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Scientific Approach of Weston Price, Part 4: Was Price's Approach an "Evolutionary Approach"?

by Chris Masterjohn

I'm continuing my series over at Mother Nature Obeyed laying out the most salient points from my talk about Weston Price on Sean Croxton's Real Food Summit last September. The talk was free for a few days, but to listen to it now you have to purchase the whole summit for $99. If you do that, I get a cut from it, but it's well worth it if you have the money since it includes 27 talks and a whole bunch of free bonuses. For those who don't want to pay for it, or just prefer something written, here's the fourth post in the series, over at Mother Nature Obeyed:

Monday, February 25, 2013

The Scientific Approach of Weston Price, Part 3: The Scope of Price's Work

I'm continuing my series over at Mother Nature Obeyed laying out the most salient points from my talk about Weston Price on Sean Croxton's Real Food Summit last September. The talk was free for a few days, but to listen to it now you have to purchase the whole summit for $99. If you do that, I get a cut from it, but it's well worth it if you have the money since it includes 27 talks and a whole bunch of free bonuses. For those who don't want to pay for it, or just prefer something written, here's the third post in the series, over at Mother Nature Obeyed:

Monday, February 18, 2013

My New Wise Traditions Article, "Nutritional Adjuncts to the Fat-Soluble Vitamins," Is Now Online!

by Chris Masterjohn, PhD

My new article from the Winter, 2012 issue of Wise Traditions, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, is now up online! The article gives a brief history of how the concept of synergy between the fat-soluble vitamins repeatedly eluded us through the twentieth century, with a a little peak at the rise and fall of cod liver oil's popularity, and then dives into the roles of zinc, magnesium, fat, carbohydrate, carbon dioxide, and thyroid hormone in supporting the action of the fat-soluble vitamins. If you'd like to read it, you can find it here:

Friday, February 8, 2013

Could MGP Eventually Be Used as a Non-Invasive Marker for Cardiovascular Microcalcifications?

by Chris Masterjohn, PhD

New over at Mother Nature Obeyed:


Enjoy!

Read more about the author, Chris Masterjohn, PhD, here.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Scientific Approach of Weston Price, Part 2: Problems With Comparing Different "Racial Stocks," With Inuit Adaptations in Vitamin D Metabolism as an Example

by Chris Masterjohn, PhD

I'm continuing my series over at Mother Nature Obeyed laying out the most salient points from my talk about Weston Price on Sean Croxton's Real Food Summit last September. The talk was free for a few days, but to listen to it now you have to purchase the whole summit for $99. If you do that, I get a cut from it, but it's well worth it if you have the money since it includes 27 talks and a whole bunch of free bonuses. For those who don't want to pay for it, or just prefer something written, here's the second post in the series, over at Mother Nature Obeyed:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

An Upcoming Plasma Marker of Blood Vessel Vitamin K Status

by Chris Masterjohn, PhD

New over at Mother Nature Obeyed:


Enjoy!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Scientific Approach of Weston Price, Part 1: Nature's Closest Thing to an RCT

by Chris Masterjohn, PhD

A lot of folks gave me great feedback on my talk about the scientific approach, perspective, and conclusions of Weston Price on Sean Croxton's Real Food Summit last September. The talk was free for a few days, but to listen to it now you have to purchase the whole summit for $99. If you do that, I get a cut from it, but it's well worth it if you have the money since it includes 27 talks and a whole bunch of free bonuses. For those who don't want to pay for it, or just prefer something written, I'm turning the most important points within that talk into a series of blog posts. Here's the first one, over at Mother Nature Obeyed:



Enjoy!

Read more about the author, Chris Masterjohn, PhD, here.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Did Family Planning Contribute to the Modern Decline in Infectious Disease Mortality?

by Chris Masterjohn, PhD

New over at Mother Nature Obeyed:


Enjoy!

Read more about the author, Chris Masterjohn, PhD, here.