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Prepared for the Peak for February 10, 2013


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In the world of health, the videos from the last Ancestral Health Symposium at Harvard continue to be posted. Below are the latest releases. The first one is a must-watch as it details the success Dr. Seyfried has gotten by starving brain cancer tumors in mice from glucose. Brain cancer, I've learned, is a particularly difficult cancer to treat. According to Dr. Seyfriend, all cancer cells use gluscose and glucosamine to grow because their mechanism to burn fat has been damaged. If one removes glucose from the body, as they have done with mice, the tumors shrink from 65% to 90% (!).

What does the body use instead of glucose? After a period of adaptation, it will happily use ketones that are produced via ketosis. (This is not ketoacidocis, which is something else entirely and indicates a problem with one's metabolism.) A very promising line of research.

Note the correlation between the rise of obesity and the rise of cancer below. Could Dr. Seyfried be onto something?

Obesity Rates By State, CDC 2010

Cancer Rates By State, CDC 2004

Dr. Terry Wahls' talk is also a must-watch as it details how she dramatically reversed her multiple sclerosis using diet.

The last two must-watch presentations are from Esther Gokahle, who shows us a better way to sit that reduces lower-back pain (important for those of us in front of a computer all day) and the presentation by Dr. Andrea Eenfeldt, who rebuts the objections to carb-restriction. Enjoy this fascinating set of videos!

— André

Big Picture

Living with just enough | Resilience, January 31, 2013

Oil, climate and time: Why some problems will wait and others will not | Resilience, February 3, 2013

Tech Talk: Coal Power and Air Pollution | The Oil Drum, February 4, 2013

Energy and Extreme Weather: Derechos and Hurricane Sandy | The Energy Collective, February 4, 2013


Crisis and Opportunity | Of Two Minds, February 1, 2013

The World According to The Automatic Earth - A 2013 Primer Guide | The Automatic Earth, February 4, 2013

Nationalize Money, Not Banks | The Daly News, February 5, 2013

Practical Preparation

Innovation of the Month: Gardens for Health | WorldWatch Institute, February 1, 2013

This Colorado library lets patrons check out packets of seeds | Grist, February 4, 2013

Using Solar Energy to Create Wind Power | Treehugger, February 4, 2013

To Improve a Community, Build on What's Good to Make Things Better | On the Commons, February 4, 2013

Environmental News

Humans Have Already Set in Motion 69 Feet of Sea Level Rise | Mother Jones, January 31, 2013

The New Equation: When Economists (Finally) Get On Board With Climate Change | WorldWatch Institute, February 1, 2013

San Francisco plans expensive ‘managed retreat’ from rising seas | Grist, February 4, 2013

Amazing Green Modular Halley VI Crawling Antarctic Base Opens Today | Treehugger, February 5, 2013


A Case for Taste | Slow Food Blog, January 30, 2013

Entitled to Sabotage | Mark's Daily Apple, January 31, 2013

Ketogenic Diets for Cancer and Beyond | Diagnosis Diet, February 2, 2013

Beat Depression and Feel Better with More Fruits and Vegetables | ENN, February 4, 2013

Which Fats Are the "Bad" Fats? | Daily Rx, February 5, 2013

Ketosis Experiment: Week 1 | Diagnosis Diet, February 7, 2013

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