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!
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Omega Mice Teach Us About Fats and Disease

  It’s common knowledge among nutrition nerds that Omega-3 fats, such as those from fatty fish, are healthy, and that…

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Sleeping “Cleans” The Brain

  I’m sure you’ve heard a lot of theories about why we sleep, such as energy conservation, tissue restoration, or…

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Ketogenic Nuts Ranking

  If you google “healthiest nuts” you’ll get 1,000 different lists. There is no single correct answer. Having said that,…

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Why do we get pruney fingers when we are wet?

  This is a question that is surprisingly far from…

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The Finger Length Party Trick

  Align your four fingers. Now compare your ring and index fingers. Are they about the same length? If so,…

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Why do we cry when we chop onions?

  In the immortal words of Donkey, “ogres are like onions… they make you cry.” But unlike Shrek, who might…

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Prescribing Poo for Parkinson’s Disease?

  Parkinson’s disease is the second most common and fasting growing neurodegenerative disease worldwide. It’s classically characterized by its motor…

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If Hitler were a Food…

Here’s a great question that was posed to me yesterday… “If Adolf Hitler were a food, what food would he…

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Could a Ketogenic Diet Alter the Microbiome to Protect Brain Health?

Each of our guts is an ecosystem of microorganisms. It’s…

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Ketones – Water on the Fire of Chronic Disease

  I like to analogize the immune system to an…

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Stress is Bad for Ketosis (in <100 words)

  Both psychological and physiological stress cause the release of cortisol. Cortisol makes your liver produce glucose to increase your…

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