The “Red-Light” Foods: Expert Consensus on What Foods May Cause Disease

Hey, fella. Previously on “The Intelligent Eater,” I discussed what my research has suggested are the expert-consensus healthy-foods; the “Green-light” foods.  A concept I stole from Dr. Mikey Greger. I think it is worth restating – I do not claim to be an expert myself.  I am no doctor, scientist, or nutritionist.  I am just a boy, standing in front … Read More

The “Green-Light” Foods: A Guide To Expert Consensus On What’s Healthy

[How I’d use this Article: Read the top half, then use the “Green-Light List” as a reference guide.  There’s a lot of info in there.] In my inaugural “Intelligent Eater” post, I broadly laid out the formula by which I will proceed.  I told you about where I believe the biggest problems lie and my method of approaching them.  If … Read More

Becoming An Intelligent Eater: An Introduction

Average Reading Time: 6 minutes (or a about the time the average man lasts in bed) In the year 1950, an investor named Benjamin Graham published a book called, “The Intelligent Investor.” Though Graham is likely little known in today’s world, his understudy will ring familiar. The reason you are likely to know Graham’s student is simply this: he is … Read More

Navigating Nutrition: Lessons From Twain and Socrates

Reading Time: ~15 minutes (Or about the average Chipotle wait time) “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” If you feel like you’ve seen this quote somewhere, don’y worry, you’re not crazy (at least not for that reason.) (i.e. You might still be crazy, I’d look … Read More

Give and Take: Adam Grant, My Dad and The Man on The Plane

[Reading Time: 15ish minutes] I was sitting at United gate 98, in Newark International Airport’s Terminal C, waiting to board my flight to Los Angeles.  By dint of flying so much for work, my “status” had gotten me upgraded to first class. Great for the flight, but not quite as fun to absorb the faces of the  economy-classers as they … Read More

The Power of Two: My Brother and Me

Most people do not enjoy the train ride back to New York City from a party-packed, summer weekend at Montauk, NY. I rarely shared in this common view. Any train for me is a great space for focus. But the return trip from Montauk was always a specifically great time for me. It allowed me to return to my more … Read More

Outliers: What Malcolm Gladwell Taught Me About My Own Shortcomings

It took me a while to actually sit down and read the book “Outliers,” by Malcom Gladwell.  Many times I had seen the book referenced, and, having heard so much about it via these secondary sources, I always assumed I did not need to read the primary source.  In fact, I went as far as to indicate or maybe even … Read More