Nicholas Norwitz Nicholas Norwitz
Hi friend. I’m Nick! I believe that balancing scientific skepticism and open-mindedness is the key to progress. Data over dogma, right? I’m currently pursuing PhD at Oxford University in ketone body metabolism and neurodegenerative disease, as well as an MD from Harvard Medical School. I most enjoy writing about nutrition science because I believe the standard dietary recommendations are misleading, at odds with the data, and contributing to the obesity and chronic disease epidemics. To your health and wellbeing!
  • Email: nicholas.norwitz@merton.ox.ac.uk
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Why do we Yawn?

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A Guide to Canned Fish

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Why do we kiss?

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Why do we hate the sound of our own voices?

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Omega Mice Teach Us About Fats and Disease

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Sleeping “Cleans” The Brain

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Ketogenic Nuts Ranking

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Why do we get pruney fingers when we are wet?

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The Finger Length Party Trick

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Why do we cry when we chop onions?

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Prescribing Poo for Parkinson’s Disease?

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