peter attia

peter attia 3 bw

[san diego, ca]


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.

14:15 –

scientific proof isn’t final

being wrong

15:05 –

but as a human being…

you didn’t need my judgment and contempt, you needed my empathy and compassion…


incredible insight/vulnerability.

enough said.


imagine – we go beyond.

imagine we compare this to the current public ed system.

perhaps the public ed system is victimizing us all – by seeing our bad (or even good) measure/validation/credentialing/achievement/global edge as the problem, when actually it’s just a symptom.

a symptom of us all becoming believers/followers/mimickers of a life most of us aren’t craving. [ie: standardization via common core – ness, employability, not tapping into what makes us itch, …]

and a symptom that we find contempt with, derail humanity with, determine who matters with.

what if the deeper issue – is figuring out what matters, everyday.

what if where we are focusing all our energy/time/money/value.. is wrong.

what if it’s making us sick.

sick enough to believe in a perpetuating/victimizing/abnormal normal.


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mar 2016 (adding via Rhonda via Dominic via Thomas) – on Macronutrient Thresholds for Longevity and Performance, Cancer and More

16 min – if you want to live longer.. focus on delaying top three causes of death which now kill 75% : cardio, cancer, neuro degenerative..

22 min – on the gut.. and there being a lot of interesting facts.. but thinking irrelevant.. so that’s my first lack of interest..

24 min – for the most part.. i don’t have a clue what to do.. i’m happy to be convinced.. but i’m not convinced yet

52 min – blip on warburg effect

54 min – peter to sharon: you should see dom‘s work on tbi.. he’s a neurobiologiest… first.. before cancer..

57 min – peter: paper by mathew vanderhiden

58 min – peter: optimizing for building blocks to make more cellular machinery.. willing to do inefficient to get something else… i’m interested in trying to exploit that..


in Tim Ferrisstribe of mentors p 517

peter attia

(on bad advice to student): you’ve spent x years learning y, you can’t just up and leave an d now do z.. i think this is flawed because it weighs too heavily the time behind you, which can’t be changed, and largely discounts the time in front of you, which is completely malleable..

bravery to change mind

the it is me