How did we get so fat? Part 1

We have an obesity epidemic in our country, in case you hadn’t noticed.  Over two thirds of American adults are overweight or obese.  But why should we be concerned about this in the middle of a COVID pandemic?  Here’s why.  Obesity and its cousins diabetes and hypertension are three of those “comorbidities” that are causingContinue reading “How did we get so fat? Part 1”

Dermatology vs. Nutrition, the Case of Vitamin D

I went to my dermatologist last week for my yearly checkup, an experience almost as pleasant as my semiannual trip to the dentist.  I got checked over and we had a distracting conversation while he did his thing.  On the way out he gave me some paper instructions and an interesting flier that is theContinue reading “Dermatology vs. Nutrition, the Case of Vitamin D”

Is America a Democratic Country?

I am asking my readers to consider what may seem like a rather obvious question.  We Americans are quite proud of our democratic foundations as an example to the world.  But, compared to other nations and other systems, we may find some deficiencies in our system of government.  Herein, I will give you five examplesContinue reading “Is America a Democratic Country?”

Book Review of Theistic Evolution

Theistic Evolution, A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique. Edited by J.P. Moreland, S. C. Meyer, C. Shaw, A.K. Gauger, W. Grudem. Crossway, Wheaton, Il. 2017 A pastor friend of mine gave me this tome of 1007 page and 31 chapters because he knew my interest in the topic.  It was very generous and thoughtful ofContinue reading “Book Review of Theistic Evolution”

COVID from the virus’s point of view

There are a lot of headlines and news and predictions about where COVID has come from and where it is going.  While lots of good studies have been done and lots has been learned, I want to suggest that a lot can be learned by just looking at this pandemic from the virus’s point ofContinue reading “COVID from the virus’s point of view”

Paleo, Keto, and Gluten-free Diets

A Nutritionist’s Perspective First, a quick preamble. This is the first in what I hope will be a series of posts on food and nutrition.  This essay was adopted and updated from a talk I gave three years ago on my campus at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.  I had great help from myContinue reading “Paleo, Keto, and Gluten-free Diets”