Anaerobics (Pre-Publication Booklet)

Intensity, Strength, Freedom, and Health Pre-publication Introduction By: Mark Baker Published: 2020 Read: 2020 Summary: Anaerobics proposes that most of the problems of human health come from being too domesticated. We are no longer exposed to the challenges that kept

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Fructose and Glucose (and a Bit of Salt)

Key Takeaways: Fructose and glucose are very similar simple carbohydrates. Fructose is found in fruits and vegetables. Glucose is made by plants, mostly consumed in bonded form (lactose, starch, etc.). Fructose and glucose play a role in the storage and

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The Drive with Peter Attia — Rick Johnson

On: The common link in high blood pressure, insulin resistance, T2D, & obesity Episode: 87 Date: January 2020Background: Nephrologist. Key Subjects: Ancient mutation helped us to turn fructose into fat.Allowed us to survive long periods without food.Now, food is abundant,

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The Drive with Peter Attia — Robert Lustig

On: Fructose, processed food, NAFLD, and changing the food system Episode: 14 Date: September 2018Background: endicronologist. Key Subjects: Issues with sugar:Contributes to inflammation, gout, high blood pressure, fatty liver, etc. (see “Fructose and Glucose” write-up).Issues with processed food:It’s not the

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Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think.By: Hans Rosling (with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund) Published: 2018 Read: 2020 Summary: The world is much better. The world is awful. The

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Statistical Consequences of Fat Tails

Chapter 3 Only. By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb Chapter 3 – Fat Tails and Their Effects, An Introduction Spotting fat tails through negative empiricism: As we gather information, we can rule (other) distributions out. If we see a 20 sigma event,

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“Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”

Adventures of a curious characterBy: Richard P. Feynman Published: 1985 Read: 2020 Summary: A collection of anecdotes from the life of Richard Feynmann, the Nobel prize winning physicist. Or, what happens when you turn stubborness, curiosity, raw intelligence and fun

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At Home in the Universe

The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity By: Stuart Kaufman Published: 1995 Read: 2018 Summary: This book describes the discovery of (self-)organization in nature and its role in the emergence of (the evolution of) life. How does order

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The New Science of Networks By: Albert-Laszlo Barabasi. Published: 2002. Read: 2019. Summary: The central thesis of this book is that in order to understand how complex systems work, you can’t just study its ever smaller parts. Understanding its parts

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