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Winning the Battle Against Metabolic Disorders: Iñigo San Millán at TEDxMileHigh (Transcript)

San Millán at TEDxMileHigh

Iñigo San Millán – TRANSCRIPT

Never in the history of humankind are so many people dying from non-infectious diseases. Diseases that we call nowadays, non-communicable diseases as well.

About 2/3, or two out of three people, die in the world of these diseases which, in the developed society, start from these non-communicable diseases. The major bulk are what we call nowadays the cardiometabolic diseases which comprises diseases like cardiovascular disease, obesity, or type 2 diabetes. Now, is this somehow a price that we have to pay for our progress? For the luxury of working from home or from an office instead of a farm?

There are many components involved in these diseases. The one thing that we don’t know is what happens at the cellular level? What happens in the cells of humans that make us develop these diseases? We have no idea. In the meantime, we open any medical text book and we can see that these diseases are a medical condition or a metabolic disease, however, we are treating these diseases as a nutritional disorder.

And that’s where, in the meantime, we have a $600 billion dollar industry which is the weight-loss industry, that for about two decades they’ve been pushing these products, their pills, their weight-loss products, their diets, making us believe that they have the key to restore our health and to prevent diseases. We know very well that they’ve been failing miserably because they haven’t been able to cure the diseases at all. As a matter of fact, we’re getting worse and worse and worse.

Now, some people say, is this a nutritional disorder? Some people say that the lack of physical activity and some people say – and some people say that this is a problem with the environment. Some people say it’s a little bit of everything.

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