Saturday, June 29, 2013

Peter Attia: Is the obesity crisis hiding a bigger problem?

I just watched this great TED talk.  And yes, I am recently into health and fitness.  On top of that I am now also a rep for the best nutrition supplements on the planet.  Nutilite.

As a young surgeon, Peter Attia felt contempt for a patient with diabetes. She was overweight, he thought, and thus responsible for the fact that she needed a foot amputation. But years later, Attia received an unpleasant medical surprise that led him to wonder: is our understanding of diabetes right? Could the precursors to diabetes cause obesity, and not the other way around? A look at how assumptions may be leading us to wage the wrong medical war.
Both a surgeon and a self-experimenter, Peter Attia hopes to ease the diabetes epidemic by challenging what we think we know and improving the scientific rigor in nutrition and obesity research.
I am not going to talk about how polluted our food sources have become.  Instead, I would highly encourage you, dear reader, to research it for yourselves and form your own opinions.  There are several great resources out there, not just on Type 2 Diabetes, which is what part of this talk is about, but also on our metabolism and what impacts it.  Pick up Jillian Michaels’ book “Master Your Metabolism”.  It may well set you on your way to thinking for yourself where your health is concerned. 
An educated man is an armed man.