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Mar
28
Chronic Disease: Key to COVID-19 Deaths
By Andy Hendel



Chronic Disease: Key to COVID-19 Deaths





In a version of a talk he has delivered during grand rounds at medical schools around the country, CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman groups various common cause...




In a version of a talk he has delivered during grand rounds at medical schools around the country, CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman divides various common causes of death into five categories: chronic, microbic, genetic, kinetic, or toxic.



The chronic disease category includes conditions such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, hypertension, and kidney disease. Microbic deaths are caused by things like ebola, malaria, and SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the COVID-19 outbreak. The genetic cat...


Mar
22
Evidence over hysteria — COVID-19
By Andy Hendel





Evidence over hysteria — COVID-19























After watching the outbreak of COVID-19 for the past two months, I’ve followed the pace of the infection, its severity, and how our world is tackling the virus. While we should be concerned and diligent, the situation has dramatically elevated to a mob-like fear spreading faster than COVID-19 itself. When 13% of Americans believe they are currently infected with COVID-19 (mathematically impossible), full-on panic is blocking our ability to think clearly and determine how to deploy our resources to stop this virus. Over three-fourths of Americans are scared of what we are doing to our society through law and hysteria, not of infection or spreading...


Mar
19
The Coronavirus Pandemic
By Andy Hendel







The current coronavirus disease, Covid-19, has been called a once-in-a-century pandemic. But it may also be a once-in-a-century evidence fiasco.


At a time when everyone needs better information, from disease modelers and governments to people quarantined or just social distancing, we lack reliable evidence on how many people have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 or who continue to...


Feb
25
It Is Time to Bust the Myth of Physical Inactivity and Obesity: You Cannot Outrun a Bad Diet
By Andy Hendel



It Is Time to Bust the Myth of Physical Inactivity and Obesity: You Cannot Outrun a Bad Diet






Question
Can exercise alone prevent metabolic disease?
Takeaway
The narrative that exercise alone can prevent obesity and metabolic disease is largely the product of food industry PR campaigns; scientific evidence indicates sugar and carbohydrate consumption, specifically, contributes to disease progression.


In this 2015 editorial, Aseem Malhotra, Tim Noakes, and Stephen Phinney argue that in addition to exercise, specific dietary changes are necessary to prevent or reverse metabolic disease.


A 2015 report from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges described exercise as a “miracle cure” and arg...


Jan
30
Is Alzheimer’s Disease a Type 3 Diabetes? A Critical Appraisal
By Andy Hendel



Is Alzheimer’s Disease a Type 3 Diabetes? A Critical Appraisal


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ByCrossFit January 23, 2020




This 2017 review summarizes multiple mechanisms by which insulin resistance and metabolic dysfunction could drive development and/or progression of Alzheimer’s disease.


Current evidence suggests hyperinsulinemia, and/or insulin resistance specifically, is most strongly linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s. The link between obesity and Alzheimer’s disease is more tenuous, with some studies showing no increased risk of cognitive impairment due to obesity. Conversely, Alzheimer’s patients show higher levels of fasting insulin than controls, and individuals with di...


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