Lets Explore Diabetes with Owls by David SedarisA guy walks into a bar car and...
From here the story could take many turns. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless, but the result is always the same: he will both delight you with twists of humor and intelligence and leave you deeply moved.
Sedaris remembers his fathers dinnertime attire (shirtsleeves and underpants), his first colonoscopy (remarkably pleasant), and the time he considered buying the skeleton of a murdered Pygmy.
With Lets Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris shows once again why his work has been called hilarious, elegant, and surprisingly moving (Washington Post).
What if the root cause of type 2 diabetes is found in the gut rather than the pancreas?
Dr. Sarah Hallberg’s Ted Talk: Reversing Type 2 Diabetes Starts with Ignoring the Guidelines
Peter Attia has dedicated his medical career to investigating the relationship between nutrition, obesity and diabetes. A surgeon who developed metabolic syndrome himself despite the fact that he ate well and exercised often, Attia realized that our understanding of these important health issues may not actually be correct. Overall, he hopes to convince others that sharp increases in the rates of obesity and diabetes -- despite the fact that we are more culturally aware of these problems than ever -- might be a result of people being given the wrong information. Attia came to this calling through an unusual path. While he was studying mechanical engineering as an undergrad, a personal experience led him to discover his passion for medicine.
Well worth watching! Dr Attia is likely to accomplish great things. After all, I got fat eating calories a day as a moderately active, 5'9" woman. By cutting out sugar and flour - but continuing to eat cals, replacing the carbs with FAT - I lost 50lbs and kept it off for the last four years. Anecdotal, but there it is. As you say Dr Eenfeldt a great and surprisingly emotional talk. Combing passion with intelligence, I think, is not a bad thing.
The answer to this riddle is not simply that people are lazy or unable to follow through on what they know is best for them. Attia wonders if, perhaps, our medical understanding of the relationship between obesity and diabetes may be wrong. Peter Attia: Is the obesity crisis hiding a bigger problem? To explain, he tells a story of a night in when he was doing his surgical residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and was paged at 2am to see a woman with a diabetic ulcer on her foot. She was in danger of needing an amputation. The answer: this woman had Type 2 diabetes and was obese.
Our Medical Director, Dr. Sarah Hallberg, gave a talk for TedxPurdueU that has taught millions of people how food affects our bodies and our health. Watch her video here. Sarah Hallberg , gave a talk for TedxPurdueU three years ago that remains one of their most-watched videos. This video has taught millions of people how food affects our bodies and our health, and many have followed the nutrition advice she gave. Obesity is a disease, not something created by lack of character.