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Entries in cancer (8)

CFJ Feature: You're the vanguard

One of the things I've been a big fan of is the somewhat recent change-of-direction from CrossFit HQ to veer away from a CrossFit Games bias and lean towards the overall general health bias. Every day I look up on the main site and see a story about someone reversing their diabetes, heart disease, or cancer from the combination of CrossFit and good nutrition (primarily the good nutrition).

Another thing that's been under way is te all-doctor Level-1 Seminars. I'm trying to nudge Sabal to going - seeing as they're free - but most of them have been on the west coast so far. The hope is that by reaching one doctor at a time, a slow change can be made in the public health field. Here's a clip from Coach Glassman at a recent seminar.

CFJ Feature: The Problem

In this video, one of the Level-1 Seminar Coaches gives a solid, brief overview on how eating too much carbohydrates like grains and sugar are the root cause for chronic diseases like diabetes and cancer.

Sometimes we (meaning I) get caught up so much in the micro world of our gym's little ticks - like feet together, unweighting, and theme workouts - that the big picture of what's happening gets overlooked. We're affecting a lot more than our muscles and joints when we do CrossFit.

CrossFit Cures Chronic Disease

"We sit collectively (CrossFit trainers) in unique possession of an elegant solution to the world's most vexing problem. And it may be so elegant that it's optimal" That is Coach Glassman's intro at a Level 1 seminar in California. What is this problem, you ask? That would be chronic disease.

CrossFit may turn out to give people a pass on cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's, and just about every other chronic disease we know of.

This is a bold statement; I am proudly in the worship-Glassman group, and I was still skeptical when I first heard this somewhere around a year ago. But man, the stuff coming out is pretty convincing. Of course, I would expect the same knee-jerk reaction I had: there's no way that's a legit claim. And I'm not asking you to watch one video I post and be convinced.

But watch this video. [note, it's Coach Glassman. Course language, obviously]

"All of it is preventable. Much of it is reversable."

Processed Foods Disease

Last week the CrossFit Journal published a great interview with Dr. Robert Lustig from UCSF. I linked the short version, but the 30-minute version is also available on YouTube if anyone is interested. Definitely worth a watch/listen.

Like some of the other videos like this I've posted on here, it's looking like we have a lot more control over things like cancer and diabetes than is perceived.

Dangers of Sunscreen

Have any of you been baptized in sunscreen by Mama V at a session recently? Or lathered up before going swimming at the beach?

Recent studies have suggested that sunscreen - especially old bottles - may be doing more harm than good. Dr. Barry Sears wrote about it in a recent article on his blog.

Your Sunscreen May Actually Be Dangerous

Char-grilled well-done Black Lauren. Spring 2014

From the Vault + Guest Post Alert

JZ has a guest post that will be released tomorrow at 6 pm.

During this time of year, people tend to make interesting food selections on Fridays when they can't eat meat. I figured this post would be relevant to the topic. Brian the Trainer used to do posts on here often, and thiswas one of his originals.

The Theory of How Bread Causes Cancer

Still work to keep your Zone portions in line!

Announcement from Marianne Carney

Don’t have plans for dinner on Wednesday yet?  Well now you do!  This Wednesday my mom is having a fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse in Madison Heights from 4-9pm.  10% of your bill will support the fight against breast cancer.  My mom is a 14 year breast cancer survivor and has been doing the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk every October for the past 12 years.  The money raised from the fundraiser will go to her team.  We will also be raffling off 3 sets of Tigers tickets.  So bring friends and family, or come after the 7 mobility session and come eat a good meal and support a good cause.  There will be flyers at the box that you can take with you so that 10% of your bill will go towards my mom’s team.