Greg Glassman Authors Forward to New Book on Nutrition
CrossFit’s founder Greg Glassman authored the forward to a new book “Lipid Lunacy: Diet delusions and what really causes heart disease”, a collection of ten authors from members of THINCS: The International Network of Cholesterol Sceptics, including Zoe Harcombe, Malcolm Kendrick and Paul Rosch.
One big thing: This is the first written work that Glassman has publically produced since he departed from the helm of CrossFit in June 2020. Back in July 2021, we learned that Glassman was working with an author on a book sharing the origins of CrossFit’s founding, which may be released sometime in early 2022.
- Glassman has been a passionate proponent of counter-cultural thinking in terms of nutrition, especially against the high-carb perscriptions often promoted in the mainstream medical community.
- In the years immediately preceding Glassman’s departure and sale of CrossFit, he focused a majority of his public efforts bringing light to where he saw modern medicine has failed, namely that doctors continued to prescribe the wrong treatments for chronic diseases and tout misinformation in terms of what constitutes a healthy diet.
- During that time, Glassman had launched the MDL1, a CrossFit Level 1 Seminar course specifically for doctors, as well as quarterly health summits known as the Derelict Doctors Conference.
Reading between the lines: Knowing Glassman and his passion for this subject, it’s increasingly likely that he’ll continue to expand his public presence around health and nutrition as time goes on.
Some key excerpts:
- “The CrossFit nutrition prescription has stood in opposition to the high-carb, low-fat mainstream orthodoxy for decades…In the independent course of our daily business – physical fitness training – we came to the clinical understanding that high consumption of refined carbohydrates retards fitness and degrades health while fats and proteins have the opposite effect.”
- “Millions of CrossFit practitioners have observed and benefited from this knowledge in 15,000 CrossFit affiliates around the world. Mainstream dietary advice, consumed as it was with the frantic urging to reduce cholesterol at whatever cost, was irrelevant to our daily work.”
- “The disasters of mainstream nutrition science – specifically, in this case, the lipid hypothesis that guided millions of people toward chronic disease – are the result of corruption almost perfect in scope and reach. We use ‘corruption’ here fully cognizant of da dual meaning: corruption in terms of the spreading stain of special interests, financial motivation, and bad actions taken for personal gain…”
- “The ‘science-backed’ nutrition guidelines haven’t worked. The near-universal prescription of statins and other pharmaceutical solutions hasn’t worked. These panaceas and campaigns haven’t worked because the predominant conception of animal fat and cholesterol as deadly drivers of heart disease and other chronic maladies is not substantiated by the scientific evidence.”
- “The food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries fund research favorable to their interests.”
- “Nutrition reporting encourages a popular understanding influenced more by the loudest voices than the most accurate.”
- “Consider the sheer gall necessary to pit oneself against the pharmaceutical industry, the food and beverage industries, and the governmental bodies that have allied themselves so closely with these powerful interests.”
The book is available for purchase on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle.