Is obesity nothing more than a proxy for metabolic illness?

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Surgeon Peter Attia


Should we not challenge all assumptions?  I never once questioned the conventional wisdom [. . . about the pathology of diabetes].  I actually assumed the pathological sequence was settled science.

You can think of insulin as this master hormone that controls what our body does with the food we eat; whether we burn it or store it.  It’s called fuel partitioning in the lingo? Insulin resistance is when cells become increasingly resistant to insulin trying to do its job.

Is conventional wisdom failing me and everyone else?

Most people believe that obesity is the cause of insulin resistance?  What if we have it backwards?   Is it possible that insulin resistance causes obesity?  The implication is profound.  What if obesity — that is, the storing of fat — is a coping mechanism to insulin resistance?   How much better would we be to treat the cause rather than the effect?

Despite eating well and exercising often, Peter Attia himself began to gain weight. He developed metabolic syndrome, a pre-cursor to diabetes in which a person becomes insulin resistant. He started to question the assumptions he and the majority of the medical community made about diabetes. He wondered: could it be that insulin resistance caused obesity and not the other way around? Could it be that, in the same way a bruise forms in order to protect the body after an injury, that gaining weight is a coping mechanism for a deeper problem at the cellular level?

“What if we’re fighting the wrong war—fighting the obesity rather than insulin resistance?

Solved: There is a problem with this website’s security certificate

When using Internet Explorer with your homepage set to Google or Yahoo, particularly using IE7 or IE8 on Windows XP, you may receive the message: “The security certificate presented by this website has expired or is not yet valid.”

You may also receive and odd message from Google Chrome (certificate problems), such as “SSL Error: Cannot connect to the real Something is currently interfering with your secure connection to”

If your system battery that is installed on your motherboard has lost its charge (is dead), then your system time and date may have reverted to some date like January 1, 2002 at 1:00:00 AM when you either unplugged your PC from the AC power or there was a power outage on the premises.  Consequently, the SSL security certificate from Google or Yahoo is considered by your browser as being NOT YET VALID because the certificate contains a date that is far in the future as compared to your “non-current” system date.

MOST PROBABLE SOLUTION:  Open the clock and calendar in your system tray and properly set the date and time.  Close your web browser and re-open it (launch it).  Check if your web browsers will now display HTTPS:// pages like Google and Yahoo.  If they do, then you need to replace your drained system battery with a new battery.  Shut your system down, open the tower case, remove the little system battery (tiny disk-like metal battery about the size of a nickel) and go find a battery replacement with the same model number at Walgreens, CVS or your local electronics or battery store.

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Updgrade iRedAdmin Open Source Edition to Latest Release on Ubuntu

How to updgrade iRedAdmin (Open Source Edition) eMail Server Administrator Panel from version 0.2.2 (or earlier version) to version 0.3 (or the Latest stable release) on Ubuntu/Debian Server:

Download the latest iRedAdmin (open source edition) here:  .  For example: iRedAdmin-0.3.tar.bz2.

Upload this downloaded package to your iRedMail server which has the older version running.  Assume it’s /root/iRedAdmin-0.3.tar.bz2.

Uncompress it to correct directory, set correct file owner and permission, convert config file to python file format, restart Apache web server.


# —- On Debian/Ubuntu —-

  • # tar xjf /root/iRedAdmin-0.3.tar.bz2 -C /usr/share/apache2/
  • # cd /usr/share/apache2/
  • # cp -p iRedAdmin-0.2.2/settings.ini iRedAdmin-0.3/
  • # cd iRedAdmin-0.3/
  • # bash tools/ settings.ini     # <– This step is required if you’re upgrading from iRedAdmin-0.2.2 or earlier release.
  • # rm -f settings.ini
  • # cd ../
  • # chown -R iredadmin:iredadmin iRedAdmin-0.3
  • # chmod -R 0555 iRedAdmin-0.3
  • # chmod 0400 iRedAdmin-0.3/settings.*
  • # rm -i iredadmin         # <- Remove old symbol link
  • # ln -s iRedAdmin-0.3 iredadmin       # Create a new symbol link
  • # /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Source of this Information — Wiki:

Homemade Chicken Soup


  • 3 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

  • 3 Carrots
  • 1 Celery Stalk and Several Celery Tops (Leaves)
  • 1 Yellow / Spanish Onion Quartered.
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Parsley Flakes
  • Simmer (a light boiling roll) on Medium Low Heat for 2 hours. Cover soup cooking pot with lid but tilt the lid to allow some vapor to escape while simmering.
  • Boil in water some Ditalini in a separate pot (or prepare some pastina, crushed angel hair pasta, acini di pepe, or even white rise) to add to each bowl serving of soup
  • Recommended:  Sprinkle each serving with freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese to taste.  Also, shred some of the cooked chicken and add it to each serving.

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