Franklin initially trained as a medicinal organic synthesis chemist, now he is double board-certified in Anesthesiology and Lifestyle Medicine. He is an elder at a church in rural TN — he moved there in 2011 in response to a conviction to live in the country. Franklin continues work in medicine part-time while remodeling a cabin on 10 acres, building furniture, growing food and playing hymns on guitar or harmonica.

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Is Exercise Medicine?
Is Exercise Medicine?
Franklin V. Cobos II · Feb 15 5 minute read

I find it strange and disappointing that mice with cancer will spontaneously choose to use an exercise wheel placed in their cage and enjoy measurably improved health outcomes, but that human counterparts will actively...

Rational Strategies for COVID-19: The Basics
Rational Strategies for COVID-19: The Basics
Franklin V. Cobos II · Jan 14 3 minute read

Despite dismal circumstances at many hospitals across the country, I’m glad to say that there are easy measures to follow to help prevent serious illness from COVID-19, with little to...

Fasting: Part 3
Fasting: Part 3
Franklin V. Cobos II · Oct 7 7 minute read

For fasting to be widely adopted, it must be convenient, relatively painless, and yet also obviously beneficial in a short amount of time. That’s what I tried to do with the...

Fasting: Part 2
Fasting: Part 2
Franklin V. Cobos II · Aug 27 4 minute read

Most people have either never fasted, have tried and had difficulty in some way, or haven’t successfully fasted in a very long time. What follows is an example that I hope will be instructional for anyone who falls into those broad categories.

Fasting: Part 1
Fasting: Part 1
Franklin V. Cobos II · Aug 20 3 minute read

In Mark chapter 9, Christ’s disciples were surprised (and probably publicly shamed) by their inability to cast out a demon. They then privately asked Jesus to explain their problem.

Be Well — A Radical Transformation
Be Well — A Radical Transformation
Franklin V. Cobos II · Jul 21 2 minute read

The word radical can have a negative connotation, especially given today’s sociopolitical climate. It can be used to describe different or daring — and at times dangerous — departures from traditional values or behavioral norms. But “radical” doesn’t always have to be viewed as something bad.