INSIGHTS | 19. Ray Peat - Part I
Ray Peat is a Professor of Physiology with an almost cult-like following. Not for religious zealotry, per se, but rather his opinions on the causes and remedies to illness.
Ray Peat is a PhD in physiology, and a fascinating figure that is followed by people who have some overlap in their ideas about health. We entertain the sort of assumptions that get us into trouble with the medical industrial complex.
Assumptions that, for example, would lead us to advise against giving experimental gene therapy to pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.
Similarly, there are some who are trying to understand health and physiology from unorthodox and more harmonious perspectives. There is a growing field of medicine, called integrative medicine, which aims to unify our understanding of the physical world to provide guidance on how to lead a healthy life.
I think one of the core, even if fringe, leaders in this school of thought is Ray Peat.
The first of Peat’s article that I read blew my mind, so to speak. The clarity of thought and unification of known medical phenomena signalled that I had stumbled upon a revolutionary physiologist. Or, at the very least, an evolution of more traditional understanding.
While I learn from Peat’s work, I will be extracting and synthesizing his views & assertions.
For those interested, his work is available here: Ray Peat
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