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Mar
30
Insulin Therapy Increases Cardiovascular Risk in Type 2 Diabetes
By Andy Hendel



Question
How does insulin therapy (i.e., use of exogenous insulin) affect heart disease risk in persons with Type 2 diabetes?
Takeaway
This 2017 review provides a variety of evidence indicating the use of exogenous insulin increases both heart disease risk and overall mortality in Type 2 diabetics. This indicates use of insulin therapy should be discouraged unless absolutely necessary, particularly given the existence of alternative pharmaceutical and lifestyle tools to establish glycemic control without the use of insulin. More broadly, this evidence is consistent with the assertion (previously explored on CrossFit.com) that hyperinsulinemia directly increases morbidity and mortality and thus ...


Mar
29
Miracle Cure for the Mid-Life Health Crisis
By Andy Hendel







Video by Ross Coughlan. The people in Ron Reed's household did not talk about nutrition or exercise when he was growing up. So by his mid-30s, Reed found him...




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
27
Why Antioxidant Supplements Don't Work, Part 1
By Andy Hendel

Free radicals are extremely reactive molecules that can damage cell membranes, organelles, and DNA. Their destructive effects within the body make them an obvious target for therapeutic treatments. The most common types are reactive oxygen species (ROS), such as superoxide and hydrogen peroxide, and reactive nitrogen species (RNS), such as peroxynitrite. Free radicals are unstable because they have an unpaired electron. They become stable by stealing an electron from a nearby molecule. That molecule will then grab an electron from another nearby molecule, and a chain reaction ensues. Ideally, a free radical will come in contact with an antioxidant molecule before it can cause any damage. Ant...


Mar
26
Mar
22
Lifestyle Tips to Hedge Against Respiratory Illness
By Andy Hendel

A version of this piece was published in the print edition of the U.K.’s Sunday Express on March 22, 2020, under the title, “COVID – 19 and the Elephant in the Room; an Opportunity to Get Fitter, Stronger, and Healthier.”


Years ago while working as a junior doctor, I suffered the worst bout of flu I could imagine. With a high fever and cough, it took me a week before I was able to get out of bed and six weeks before I felt back to having normal strength and energy. Retrospectively, there were three things that I ascertained leading up to becoming sick that made what should have been a relatively mild illness much more debilitating. First, I was particularly stressed th...


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
21
Game Changer Not Changing Any Games
By Andy Hendel



Zoë Harcombe on The Game Changers: Good Story, Unconvincing Argument





Zoë Harcombe, Ph.D., concedes The Game Changers tells "a good story," but that's as far as the 2019 documentary's accolades should go, she suggests. In this ...




Mar
21
How a vegan diet could affect your intelligence
By Andy Hendel



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...


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