February 11, 2018

Diseases

Fat, cancer, discomfort, and giving

This week we learned there's often more to the story than the one you're being told.

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This week we learned there’s often more to the story than the one you’re being told. In case you missed it, I covered a story from the New York Times suggesting dietary fat fuels prostate cancer. Transferring knowledge sometimes feels like a game of telephone. Context and semantics, at their best, are like a good conduit between the retellings. They can help minimize the noise and maximize the signal.

I watched this talk this week and it really resonated with me when Susan David said, “Discomfort is the price of admission to a meaningful life.” (I also found meaning in the idea that the desire to feel no emotional pain is tantamount to having “dead person’s goals.”)

One of my patients gave me a book, The Go-Giver, which is a super-quick read and is already a book I’ve gifted a few times. I suspect I’ll do this many more times…

– Peter

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