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Death and Diabetes in the City of Angels

September 21, 2019

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  • Reply osman halil April 6, 2018 at 7:03 pm


  • Reply Abrahim Ali April 6, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Healthy food and body can change your life forever , I started 4 months ago I lost 15 kilos

  • Reply Shane Cross April 6, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    Great powerful video… thank you CrossFit!

  • Reply HyO Startup April 6, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Awesome documentary!

  • Reply Jennifer Giza April 6, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Fantastic video!!

  • Reply Michael Floden April 6, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    fuckin take them down. literally pushing disease for profit…CRIMINAL AMORAL and an ABOMINATION laws are not yet written for. CrossFit loves to take the fight. viva la crossfit

  • Reply Alessio Neri April 6, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    AMAZING!!!! Thank you CrossFIt and Dr. Glassman.

  • Reply Alejandro Garcia April 6, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Awesome video, really have to give people the power of knowledge and each one of us be willing to make the necessary changes in our eating habits to avoid these terrible chronic decease

  • Reply squidly1117 April 6, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    The reference to the small pox blankets dings that dude's credibility. It's not a verified historical fact.

  • Reply Jody Lynn April 6, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Amazing content. Unbelievable epidemic. Sounds almost an insurmountable problem to resolve with ease. I hope you get viewers/audience outside of the CrossFit crowd (who already knows this stuff).

  • Reply Branden Nall April 6, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    Excellent – Great content! On point.

  • Reply ApoE-ε2/ε3 April 6, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    Marketing by any other name, right guys? Forget about the registered name CrossFit®, any exercise and a whole food plant-based diet will cure type II diabetes. Don't just go from one marketing campaign to another, learn to think for yourselves.

  • Reply boxing76ful April 7, 2018 at 1:20 am

    I use to hate eating salads, now I love them, eating healthy is like wow, 9 months lost 50 lbs.

  • Reply Bridget Golubinski April 7, 2018 at 3:38 am

    I'm so glad I gave up soda when I was young

  • Reply Joe Stubbernubbensteingenson April 7, 2018 at 4:29 am

    And now the big taboo is "fat-shaming".

  • Reply Jagdish Kaur April 7, 2018 at 8:46 am

    What’s the name of the song used around the 20th minute?

  • Reply MMellow April 7, 2018 at 10:45 am

    i will watch this to keep me motivated. i love my communitie, thank you crossfit!!!

  • Reply Gray House Productions April 7, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Nicely done documentary

  • Reply Евгений Глухов April 7, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Все конечно хорошо но… я в 18 лет очень хосу ебатся и не найдя до 05 .00 ни кого батя с утра заставлял меня копать яму дабы не нашел я несчастья. Слава моему отцу…

  • Reply Gabriela Padilla April 7, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    I love this video. Could someone tell me what song is played during the credits?

  • Reply Sam Bessalah April 7, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Very nice documentary. Good thing, Crossfit Inc. shows that crossfit isn't just about the Crossfit Games, or the top elite athletes. For most crossfit is about building a better version of themself and a sense of community.

  • Reply Tom Geairn III April 7, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Can we please get links to some of the scientific claims made here? I’m very passionate about these issues and have family who are medical practitioners but I need to take them evidence based data.

  • Reply rjmlvv April 7, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    This is a powerful message, and people should and have to hear it. First, I like the methodology of crossfit. I also like the zone (dr Sears), I lost 15 kg in a year because of the zone. As a science teacher I did tilt my head a bit when I heard the director say that diabetes was caused by fatty liver disease. That is simply not true. Fatty liver is one of the possible outcomes of the overconsumption of sugar, processed sugar to be exact. Please, if you use scientific facts, use them correctly. I would hate to see crossfit digress into pseudo science and pull a “what the health”-y.

  • Reply Deadpool Number One April 7, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    Thanks for the video, great message

  • Reply Amanda Shanahan April 8, 2018 at 2:02 am

    There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 can’t be prevented, it has nothing to do with diet or drinking soda.

  • Reply John Kilman April 8, 2018 at 4:09 am

    Junk food is cheap and easily accessible, healthy food is more expensive and not easily accessible e.g. fastfood

  • Reply nejib ben amar April 8, 2018 at 10:06 am

    I had diabete type 2 and hight blood pressure. I starded crossfit in december 2016 with concurred with changing food habit: no process or transform food, no gluten, no sugar (only from fresh fruit), no milk.
    What i eat?
    -fresh fruit and vegetable
    -vegetal milk (almond, spelt…)
    -seeds and grain
    -superfood (spirulina, maca, chlorela, raw cacao…)
    -fat (coco, olive, almond…)
    I'm 47 years old and 73 kg (against 116 kg in decembre 2016) and according to my family doctor, i feel and look younger than 10 year.
    The meeting of changing my food habit and the crossfit practice have litteraly change my life!!!
    Thanks to Gregg Glassamn et all the crossfit crew over the world!!!

  • Reply Colleen Crickett April 8, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    I wish videos like this would specify that they're talking about type two diabetes. Lumping all types together does no favours for people with type one.

  • Reply Don Spradley April 8, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Thank you for this video! Thank you for leading the greatest movement in change the world has ever seen! Thank you for standing up against soda! Thank you for fighting the diabetic pandemic! Thank you!

  • Reply Chandler Bean April 8, 2018 at 8:31 pm


  • Reply Shannon H April 8, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Bravo CFHQ👏🏽Hands-down the best production as of today!

  • Reply turntableable April 9, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    Thank you Crossfit for showing this! I know I’ve criticized you before for oversimplifying the diet thing. Thanks for looking at some of the hurdles we need to overcome as a society to bring health to everyone. I’m glad you’re listening.

  • Reply Kenneth Bolanio April 10, 2018 at 3:54 am

    "Killer" documentary! Keep 'em coming! Thanks! <3

  • Reply 01892_dad April 11, 2018 at 11:28 am

    A video full of people who wouldn't make it onto your local gym's advertising poster. THIS is why I like crossfit. Real people. Real lives. Real impact.

  • Reply ObesetoBeast April 11, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    So awesome!

  • Reply bvanderark April 13, 2018 at 1:37 am

    You HAVE TO distinguish between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. There is a big difference!

  • Reply Roberto Illa June 12, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    This is absolutely incorrect and only serves to increase misunderstanding and the death rate. See JAMA article from 2012. The largest controlled trial in history demonstrated that diet and exercise was only minimally useful in early diabetics not on insulin. And when the diet and exercise stopped the benefit stopped. Those already on insulin showed no benefit. Diabetics who are in starvation mode (African droughts) showed an increase in blood sugar in starvation…..not a decrease. So, it has been conclusively shown that diabetes is not due to food or obesity. We have a separate obesity epidemic. There is no cause and effect. Diabetes is not a "chronic disease". There is compelling evidence that it is caused by a virus. Data from the Plains Indians tribes show a 39% incidence as far back as 5 years ago. Pima Indians in Arizona….a 50% incidence! Poor people have higher incidences that rich, but racist explanations are used to hide the facts. The CDC/UCLA report of 2016 showed that almost 50% of adult Californians now have some sort of blood sugar disorder. Get focused people! There is no such thing as "insulin resistance". Look it up yourselves. You can use the National Medical Library for free ( Search "insulin resistance".See the early case reports that showed that when patients were given too much insulin for their presumed "insulin resistance"…they suffered injury and death! The "insulin resistance" theory only benefits the drug companies….as it increases sales. There are actually several disorders that can look like "diabetes" but are not: Nesidioblastosis (prsent on 37% of adult autopsies. Karnauchow 1982), Insulinoma, Hypothalamic hypoglycemia (my term). See my YouTube presentations: See my textbook on "Disorders of Blood Sugar". Roberto Illa, M.D.

  • Reply Joe Jay June 19, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    How about the type 1s

  • Reply Aldo Solares - Digital September 11, 2018 at 9:52 am

    CrossFit is one of the leading business models I admire the most because it’s helps you prioritize your health thru fitness and the community demonstrates you’re not alone in your fitness journey.

  • Reply Chris Duncan January 9, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Sugar is not the cause of diabetes. It is the high fat and dairy that cause insulin resistance. You can treat diabetes with white rice, fruit and table sugar. It is more acceptable to demonize soda rather than meat and dairy though.

  • Reply Madduri Sudhakararao January 28, 2019 at 1:07 pm
    Diabetes is defeated by Telugu people .see how it works.

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