The personal blog of Peter Attia, M.D.

I have an idea…

I have an idea…
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You might not realize this from my dearth of blog posts over the past year, but I do miss blogging. I’ve got a few dozen ideas for great posts, in large part reflecting the ever-evolving nature of my understanding of nutrition and health, and a few ...

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My experience with exogenous ketones

My experience with exogenous ketones
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Last year I wrote a couple of posts on the nuances and complexities of ketosis, with an emphasis on nutritional ketosis (but some discussion of other states of ketosis—starvation ketosis and diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA). To understand this post, you’ll want to at least ...

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Success versus Failure: A stark juxtaposition

Success versus Failure: A stark juxtaposition
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In April I was part of a panel at the Milken Global Conference, the title of which was something like, “Keys to a healthier and more prosperous society.”  The panel was moderated by Michael Milken, and it was great to meet him ...

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Why we’re not wired to think scientifically (and what can be done about it)

Why we’re not wired to think scientifically (and what can be done about it)
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Two years ago I was having dinner with a good friend, Rik Ganju. Rik is one of the smartest people I know. And one of the ...

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What I actually eat, part III (circa Q1 2014)

What I actually eat, part III (circa Q1 2014)
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This week I had dinner at a great steakhouse in New York with a very good friend.  Like any two “normal” guys after a long day, all we could talk about was science, and on this ...

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Is there a way to exploit the metabolic quirk of cancer?

Is there a way to exploit the metabolic quirk of cancer?
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One night, as I alluded to in this post, Tim and I were having dinner and the topic of cancer came up.  Personally and professionally I have a great interest in ...

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