[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.
scientific proof isn’t final
but as a human being…
you didn’t need my judgment and contempt, you needed my empathy and compassion…
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.
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.
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..
(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..