You probably want to know whether I am a credible source for a book on the biology of fat loss.
Let’s get the basic, boring stuff out of the way first. I am touting myself on this site as a research scientist. A brief version of what this means entails simply listing my academic credentials, as follows:
- BA in Biological Sciences, Sacramento State College (1970)
- PhD in Botany/Plant Biochemistry, University of Texas (1977)
- Faculty in Plant Biology, Arizona State University (1976-2006)
- Visiting Professor in Plant Ecology & Evolution, University of California at Irvine (1982)
- Visiting Professor in Pharmaceutical Biology, University of Heidelberg (1983)
- Visiting Professor in Plant Sciences, University of California at Riverside (1989-90)
Titillating list, isn’t it?
Of course, my full professional Curriculum Vitae now serves as a cure for insomnia for whomever reads it. It lists my books and research publications, graduate students, professional organizations, grant funding, courses taught, etc., etc. A real yawner for all except my proud parents.
The point of all this is that my professional background is wonderfully suited for thinking critically about scientific research. Then translating what I find into “English” for the non-scientist – you.
Important Stuff to Know About Me
While all those credentials are nice, they are like those of a gazillion other scientists.
The value that I add to my experience and expertise is that I am a Baby Boomer in good health. In achieving my own health status, including significant weight loss, I have discovered some extremely valuable truths about how our bodies should work for long-term, healthy weight management.
That is probably enough of an overview of who I am for now.
What’s Different Here?
First off, my “health lens” is biology. This view is missed by mainstream medicine in lieu of a medical business model that fails for chronic conditions such as obesity.
The foundation of good health is real human biology, plain and simple.
Once you know how your body is supposed to work, then you can take the right steps to make yourself slimmer and healthier for the rest of your life.
All the best,