Patrick is a recovering personal trainer, writer, and digital media producer covering public health, food, fitness, and science. By day he eats sandwiches and tells stories about the awesome work being done by the ocean conservation organization Oceana. By night he climbs, races DC traffic on his bike, eats more sandwiches, and is a regular contributor to Scientific American’s Food Matters blog. His work has also appeared in Business Insider, Civil Eats, Grist, Huffington Post, the New York Times, Upworthy, and Yahoo! News.


Adherants of the latest fad diet say it can ward off a host of modern diseases—but think twice about buying that next paleo product.