Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Diet beats medicine...again.


From this article: "A 3-month diet comprised of 70% fat improved cognition in Alzheimer’s disease patients better than any anti-amyloid drug that has ever been tested."

In English: Eating a (perfectly safe) high fat diet is a better treatment than any man-made drug known (that may have dangerous side-effect).

Alzheimer's recently has been called "type-3 diabetes." We don't know if it's the chronic high blood sugar or the chronic high insulin (I suspect insulin), but the standard American diet is driving a serious epidemic in brain-related disease.

There's no money in telling people to eat a ketogenic diet, but there is lots of profit in developing new drugs to treat disease, so you'll never see this promoted by anyone who has a stake in the medical industry.

In fact, I argue that a low inflammatory, low sugar, low insulin diet is better than a treatment, it's a prevention. When do you feel your sharpest? Is it after Thanksgiving dinner after gorging on all kinds of high-carbohydrate foods? Your brain doesn't work well in that milieu, and chronic exposure is probably detrimental.



Warm-up

row 500 / run 400
crawling lunge
10 KB swings or snatches
double KB overhead lunge
10 TGUs or windmills
10 goblet squats
5 pull-ups or push-ups or dips

Strength

push press 5-3-3-3x3

Accessory/Skill

5 Bulgarian split squats between strength sets

Group Workout

6 rounds:
5L, 5R kettlebell clean from ground + jerk

then 

4 rounds:
10 inchworm + push up

then

2 minute bar hang



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