Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Dr. Peter Attia

When looking for material to post here, I look for good use of the Trivium and Good Science. In the area of Nutrition/Health, Dr. Peter Attia appears very capable in both skills. If you value truth, I encourage you to read his blog, Eating Academy.
Despite not being a huge fan of the War on Terror, I liked the idea of the War on Insulin Resistance, since that was really the hallmark of my epiphany: if you changed what you ate, you could actually reverse insulin resistance, and along with it minimize the cluster of problems that accompany it, such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease....I chose the name The Eating Academy (and the sub-title: customized eating solutions based on real science) for my company because it accurately reflected what I aspire to do: teach people how to eat in a nuanced and personalized way consistent with the limitations of our best understanding of science to date. In essence, this blog is really about the same tenets I practice in the one-on-one setting:
1)People have different responses to food, and optimization requires customization based on genetic predisposition and goals.
2)Whenever possible, rely on real scientific evidence to guide your choices.
3)Always be willing to experiment on yourself.
"...I, along with a team of amazing people, a[m] in the process of launching the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI), a non-profit organization with a simple mission: To reduce the economic and social burden of obesity and its related diseases.
My recommendations would be to Start Here , then read Is Red Meat Killing Us? where Peter will "devote this post to a discussion on what I like to call the Scientific Weapon of Mass Destruction: observational epidemiology, at least for nutrition science." And, be sure to check out his series on cholesterol: The Straight Dope on Cholesterol.

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