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The great medical disconnect

The great medical disconnect

There is probably no greater disconnect in medicine than the root cause of obesity.  Even if you think you already know the answer to this “obvious” question, it’s still worth reading on.  The reason this question matters, of course, is clear to everyone.  Obesity (and more broadly the syndrome we define as metabolic syndrome) predisposes us to virtually every disease afflicting us in the modern age.  Above is a simple graphic from the journal ...

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What I actually eat (circa Q4 2011)

What I actually eat (circa Q4 2011)

Note to readers: This post was written in December of 2011.  PLEASE do not ask me why I eat ‘this’ or why I don’t eat ‘that’ — as what is shown here does not necessarily reflect what or how I eat today (or more importantly, how you should eat).  My diet evolves constantly, due to my constant tweaking and self-experimentation. Over time, I’ll share it here and there, but what I eat is not at all the focus of this ...

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What is cholesterol?

What is cholesterol?

I know much more about cholesterol today than I did even two years ago, let alone when I was mindlessly reiterating “standard” cholesterol recommendations to patients years ago.   You can’t talk about nutrition without mentioning cholesterol, but most folks (including many of the doctors who tell you yours may be too high) don’t know what cholesterol actually is, let alone the actual risk it portends.  I’m going to be doing a lot of writing about the confusion over cholesterol in ...

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Is ketosis dangerous?

Is ketosis dangerous?

You may have heard from your doctor that ketosis is a life-threatening condition. If so, your doctor is confusing diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) with nutritional ketosis, or keto-adaptation.  First, some semantics.  Our body can produce, from fat and some amino acids, three ketone bodies (a “ketone” refers the chemical structure where oxygen is double-bonded to carbon sandwiched between at least 2 other carbons).  These ketone bodies we produce are: acetone, acetoacetone, and beta-hydroxybutyrate (B-OHB). [For anyone who is interested, they ...

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Forget everything you know about nutrition

Forget everything you know about nutrition

Peter Attia, author of the War on Insulin blogI’m Peter Attia, and I’m about to challenge everything you think you know about nutrition, and how it impacts your health and performance. If you’re interested in losing weight, increasing your endurance, increasing your mental acuity, getting rid of your blood pressure and diabetes medicine, or just ...

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