Matthew D. Kogan, D.M.D.
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, I have always been in search of trying to achieve the healthiest lifestyle on physical, mental, and emotional levels for myself and for my patients. After completing my undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, I quickly began to realize that most modern-day lifestyles were in stark contrast with the biochemistry and physiology of what they were trying to achieve.
While obtaining my degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, I began my exploration into the literature of the paleo lifestyle. My didactic knowledge and purported studies suddenly began to coincide. I then read Dr. Weston Price's "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration," which was a life-changing experience. Dr. Price was a dentist who conducted various studies on different populations regarding their diets and their offspring. His work is too involved to sum up in a brief summary; however, I strongly believe in his principles to this day. Since this time, I have committed to a paleo lifestyle with CrossFit as my primary training program.