The 12th Marriage. Time Off. Craigslist Favs. The Week Ahead 11.08.21.

Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.  Franklin P. Jones

SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!  I’m cutting this email short, so I can enjoy some time with my wife and friends. I’ll be back next week with all the good stuff. Check Sugarwod for the workouts.

DIABLO MARRIAGE #12  One of the beautiful, amazing things to result from our CrossFit community is the introduction of so many wonderful couples to each other. This weekend, Yvonne and I are attending the wedding of Whitney Heuser and Jonathan Moore, who met at Diablo CrossFit 11 years ago. A little more than 2 years ago, Jon & Whitney were reunited, fell in love and on Monday, November 8th, will be married. They are the 12th married couple that met at Diablo. It’s hard to explain to most people that “CrossFit” is so much more than a fitness philosophy. It is a welcoming place where people come together for a simple, common purpose: to improve themselves. CrossFit is, for many, a church for the body & mind. And, when people meet in this church, it’s easy to understand how relationships flourish. Yvonne and I are tremendously proud of the friendships, loving relationships and marriages that have resulted. Congratulations to Coach Whitney and Jonathan.


This Week:  Study links gene to cognitive resilience in the elderly  The findings may help explain why some people who lead enriching lives are less prone to Alzheimer’s and age-related dementia

This Week: Vitamin D and Magnesium improved behavior in children with ADHD – Rhonda Patrick. A small study found that children with ADHD given both vitamin D (50,000 IU/week) plus magnesium (6 mg/kg/day) supplements for 8 weeks had fewer emotional, conduct, and peer problems, as well as improved prosocial scores, compared with children given a placebo. The study.

Jan 2019 –  Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones – James Clear. this is a very simple, straightforward explanation of how habits form and how habits are broken. The science and methodology are pretty basic – and very do-able.

Jun 2019  –  Why You Don’t Need To Be Super ProductiveBrad Stulberg, Outside Online. Social media success gurus seem obsessed with the “work harder”, “get up earlier”, “do more” mentality. The side-effect of “work harder” is typically less sleep, more stress and family sacrifice.

Jun 2019 – Suana Use Increases Lifespan – Dr. Rhonda Patrick Releases New Data On The Health Benefits of Sauna – “In recent decades, sauna bathing has emerged as a means to increase lifespan and improve overall health, based on compelling data from observational, interventional, and mechanistic studies.

Aug 2019  – Statins – What Are The Benefits?  Dr. Malcolm Kendrick. Statins are the most widely prescribed medications worldwide. It is a billion dollar industry.  In the U.S., around 40 million people take statins. So what is the impact? Well, according to Dr. Kendrick, statins (i.e., Lipator, Crestor)  improve life expectancy by only .6 – .75 days for each year of use! That’s 18-22 days of life expectancy for 30 years of daily use.

Nov 2019 – The Diet-Heart Myth: Why Everyone Should Know Their LDL Particle Number, Chris Kresser. Statins are one of the most prescribed drugs in the world. Yet, there is mounting evidence that there is no benefit to taking them – in fact, they may be doing more harm than good. Chris Kresser talks breaks down the cholesterol story and what we really need to focus on for heart health.

Jan 2020 – Sugar May Be The Alzheimer’s  Smoking Gun.  In Alzheimer Research, Glucose Metabolism Moves to Center Stage.  JAMA Network, Jan 8, 2020.

Mar 2020 – Drinks with added sugars linked to lipid imbalance which increases CVD risk – Science Daily – Just 1 can of soda or juice a day!!  “Drinking 12 ounces of sugary drinks more than once per day is linked to lower levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), (“good” cholesterol), and higher levels of triglycerides, in middle aged and older adults.

Make it an awesome week!