Body Positivity: The problem with training for vanity goals, why the fitness and diet industry can be toxic, why obesity is a policy failure not a moral failure, and how to approach your health and wellness.
A topic of interest for me when talking about health is insulin resistance. My initial dive into the subject came after reading Max Lugavere’s “Genius Foods“, where I learned about Alzheimer’s sometimes being called type 3 diabetes – or insulin resistance in the brain. Having seen more of my peers be diagnosed as diabetic or pre-diabetic has gotten me to really open my eyes to the diabesity epidemic in America. I finished up the book “Obesity Code” by Dr Jason Fung last year and am now reading “Diabetes Code” by the same author. As many of you know, I’m currently… Read More »What is Insulin Resistance and Why Is It Important
(Originally written in April-May 2020) Background: Self Decode recently put out a really interesting report documenting your pre-dispositions to COVID-19, summarized below. Immunity/Supplements: As shared below, I started really focusing on immunity because of COVID-19, which led me down the SARS/ARDS/cytokine storm rabbithole as well. Genetic Pre-Dispositions I went down the rabbit hole the other day of looking into the genetic factors that can show risk pre-dispositions to severe complications from COVID-19. I used my data from my 23andMe (V5) test taken in December 2017. Prevention: TMPRSS2 – Priming stage: Before the virus binds to ACE2 receptors, TMPRSS2 changes the… Read More »COVID-19 Genetic Pre-Dispositions (REPOST)
Recently, I finished up the book “Carnivore Code” by Dr Paul Saladino. I’m not exactly on the Carnivore diet bandwagon (I still eat a lot of plants), but still wanted to get a better understanding of the science behind a meat-only diet. Paul Saladino challenges many of the prevailing notions in health, and it was interesting to read his counter arguments. There are probably too many to list here, but here were a few highlights from the book: Cholesterol: Paul does a great job of detailing the important role cholesterol plays in overall health, and why you don’t just want… Read More »Book Review: Carnivore Code by Paul Saladino