Bucks For Bauman!

"Bauman was “severely affected” by the blast after an explosive devise detonated right next to where he stood watching the marathon. Despite his serious condition, Bauman managed to describe the suspect, who later turned out to be of the Tsarnaev brothers, immediately upon gaining consciousness in intensive care."

Evolutionary Heart

Seems I stand alone in questioning The Cleveland Clinic and their nutrition recommendations. In this case we're looking at heart health.

'The Clinic' (as it is known wherever they are found) had a Twitter chat session hashtag #CCHeart, where they provided everyone with an opportunity to ask questions of their highly regarded heart specialists.

I'm posting the question I asked, and the reply from Dr. Nissen.

Understand this, Dr. Nissen is no run of the mill general practitioner, he is the Cardiovascular Medicine Department Chair at The Cleveland Clinic. He co-authored the book Heart 411 (which I have previosuly tweeted and blogged).

Here's our brief interaction in 2 tweets:

Dr. Nissen dismisses my question by referring to Neanderthals, which are some 30,000 years extinct, and a wholly different species than humans.

Is there no hope in utilizing evolutionary biology in understanding what best honors an optimal human diet?

I am surmising Dr. Nissen does not believe in evolution. If he did, he would surely believe that the biology of humans has been exposed to, affected by, and is a result of the evolutionary process. 

I for one believe there are foods better optimized for human health, and they should be consumed in proportions drastically different than those proposed by The Cleveland Clinic.

I have so much more to say here, but I am such a poor writer and have little passion or enthusiasm for this type of writing especially so.

If you have an opinion, or facts of relevance please share! Comments are open to any and all. (Edit: Comments are now disabled site-wide)





Back In Action, Nearly

My show is back in the iTunes store, but with a new address.

Here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/doc-fermento-discovers-world/id574125748

Please rate and review!

    Currently contemplating new episodes but nothing in the works just yet. We've had some setbacks at the homestead, just about to reboot on the home front.

    So, I'm not in actuality 'back in action', but nearly so.


    Hey folks, if you're looking for the new RSS feed for my show (Doc Fermento Discovers The World) it's here:


    Question is- What to do with an RSS feed? Depends really. If you're on an iPhone try clicking the link and see what happens, on my phone the Podcasts app opens up and asks me if I want to subscribe to the show, heck yes I do.

    What happens on your iPhone?

    If you use some other podcatcher, throw the link in there and see what happens. It's still a bit wonky and not working quite the way I'd like it too. Hang in there with me.

    If you're actually using a computer, I wonder how you might use the link? I have some ideas, let me know what works for your RSS feeds.

    Here's one suggestion if you are on a computer and using iTunes:

    Copy this link: http://askbryan.com/thepodcast/rss.xml > Open iTunes > Click 'Advanced' in the menu bar > Click 'Subscribe to podcast' > Paste in the link you copied.  Let me know how this works for you.



    [Valid RSS]

    Still Alive

    My show is still available on cached servers/podcatchers like Stitcher.

    Stitcher is currently offering a promo/chance to win a $100 Cash Card. Not bad.

    Sign up for Stitcher and my show get's $1. Yes $1. Not only that, but the instructions are a bit odd, you have to tell Stitcher where you heard about the app, while installing/registering the app, and it has to be the correct code. I dunno, but my show is there! And that's nice. And this (I believe) is the code:  DocFermento

    Here's the web link: http://www.stitcher.com/DocFermento

    The process is so Non-Intuitive they've created instructions! A damn iPhone doesn't even come with instructions, you just turn it on and go, well, look, anyway,  here are the instructions:

    Steps To Install Stitcher

    Let me know what you discover after clicking around with this nonsense.

    Transcendental Meditation Visualized [Infographic]

    "I wrote Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation (Tarcher-Penguin,2011) because I simply had to.Transcendental Meditation (TM) had done so much good both for my patients and myself, had such strong research backing, and was so pleasant and easy to do that I felt the urge to share these experiences as seen through the eyes of a doctor, scientist and TM practitioner. The infographic below is brought to you as a resource and extension of the book “Transcendence,” which features some of the main points about Transcendental Meditation that I highlighted in the book." -Norman Rosenthal MD

    Transcendental-Meditation-InfographicBrought to you by Norman Rosenthal MD.