In this expansive lecture, delivered at CrossFit Headquarters on March 9, 2019, Dr. Robert Lustig explores the lacuna that has emerged between medical research and policy, specifically as they pertain to metabolic disease. Via a review of recent scientific literature, Lustig dispels a series of myths about metabolic disease, including the myths that obesity is the problem and that all calories are equal in their effect on human metabolism. Delivering on his intention to “translate the science into rational and effective policy,” he concludes by offering a series of propositions for halting the corruption of healthcare and the health sciences at the hands of profit-driven multinational corporations.WatchTranslating Science Into Policy With Dr. Robert Lustig
ESSENTIALS: SCIENCE EDUCATION
The CrossFit stimulus—constantly varied high-intensity functional movement coupled with meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar—prepares you for the demands of a healthy, functional, independent life and provides a hedge against chronic disease and incapacity. This stimulus is elegant in the mathematical sense of being marked by simplicity and efficacy. The proven elements of this broad, general, and inclusive fitness, in terms of both movement and nutrition, are what we term our CrossFit Essentials.
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Science is all about models of the real world, whether natural (basic science) or manmade (applied science, or technology). These models are not discovered in nature, for nature has no numbers, no coordinate systems, no parameters, no equations, no logic, no predictions, neither linearity nor non-linearity, nor many of the other attributes of science. Models are man’s creations, written in the languages of science: natural language, logic, and mathematics. They are built upon the structure of a specified factual domain.Read MoreConjecture, Hypothesis, Theory, Law: The Basis of Rational Argument