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..