CROSSFIT HEALTH

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Unhacking the American Mind

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In "The Hacking of the American Mind," Robert Lustig, M.D., outlines the ways in which “our pursuit of happiness is being subverted by a culture of addiction and depression from which we may never recover,” in the words of the publisher. Individuals can find happiness with what he calls the “Four C’s of Contentment." The challenge is that none work as well independently as they do in concert, and collecting them all is a tall order. Fortunately, there’s a one-stop shop for all four: the CrossFit affiliate.

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CrossFit Health Book Club Book for June: Misguided Medicine

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Welcome to the CrossFit Health Book Club. Each month we will announce the title of a book based on a health topic we will cover through articles, social-media posts, IG lives, and webinars. The book for June 2022 is “Misguided Medicine: The Truth Behind Ill-advised Medical Recommendations and How To Take Health Back Into Your Hands,” by Colin E. Champ, M.D. We would love for you to read along with us and provide feedback and questions for our webinar in the comments

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Mike Does MHS: Mental Illness as a Metabolic Disorder

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What if we think about mental illness as a metabolic disorder of the brain? Harvard Psychiatrist, Dr. Chris Palmer and Michael Giardina of CrossFit Health sit down to discuss this theory, which fills in gaps in what we understand about mental health, draws new connections across the scientific literature, and lays the groundwork for new treatments that use diet and exercise to change brain metabolism.

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More Fitter, Less Deader: How Multi-domain Exercise Improves Longevity and Cognitive Function

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Exercise is broadly known to support health and longevity, but the specific mechanisms by which exercise helps us live longer are not widely understood. Dr. Tommy Wood will review the specific capacities of aerobic fitness and strength — and their combination — to improve health and longevity and reduce the risk of specific maladies such as neurodegeneration. Dr. Wood will provide practitioners with a more informed understanding of how to apply exercise most effectively to improve specific and general health outcomes in patients and athletes.

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Reframing Nutritional Microbiota Studies To Reflect an Inherent Metabolic Flexibility of the Human Gut: a Narrative Review Focusing on High-Fat Diets

Is our gut metabolically flexible? In this article, Jonathan Sholl, Lucy Mailing, and Thomas Wood challenge the assumptions that only diets high in fiber are beneficial and high-fat diets are detrimental to our gut microbiome. Instead, they argue our microbiome can be metabolically flexible as long as our food choices consist of whole, natural foods.

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Obesity and the Microbiome

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In "Gut Feelings: The Microbiome and Our Health," Alessio Fasano, M.D., and Susie Flaherty point to a number of environmental factors that influence obesity, including “sleep deprivation, disruption to circadian rhythms, chronic stress, changes in food composition, labor-saving devices, drugs (including antibiotics), and endocrine disruptors” as well as socioeconomic factors. They also add another variable to the mix: the gut microbiome, the ecosystem of microorganisms in and on the human body.

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