The Wisdom of Crowds

Tom Naughton has put his recent speech at Springfield college up on Youtube. This is 45 minutes that are worth your time, as he explains how we went from a nation where people knew pretty much what to eat from experience and common wisdom, to one that is disgustingly fat and sick after The Anointed […]

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Cholesterol Mythology

Not really, and actually my cholesterol was 190 when I had the heart attack. 190, which isn’t that high. –Mike Ditka Guess who else’s cholesterol was well within the Mythical Safe Range when he had his first heart attack? Dwight Eisenhower, who was the ideal weight for his height and was very fit when his […]

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Meow Chow

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose. ― Garrison Keillor Last week the Roommate’s colleague rescued some kittens out of the trash. The poor little things were so tiny that anyone could see they were way too small to be taken from their mother. The lady had heard […]

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Paging Dr. Oz…

Everything must be taken into account. If the fact will not fit the theory—let the theory go. ― Agatha Christie “Paging Dr. Oz. Dr. Oz to the ER, stat.” Nurse, what’s wrong? Doctor, thank goodness you’re here. One of your patients is doing very poorly. Oh no! Which one? Lipid H. Po. Thesis NO!

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The China Study

China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese. –Charles de Gaulle And that’s about the quality of the information we can glean from The China Study. The China Study is a book by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell that purportedly proves without a doubt that the eating of animal foods causes all […]

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Criminal Negligence

That’s not a lie. It’s a terminological inexactitude. –Alexander Haig If we hadn’t all been fed a bunch of never-proved hypotheses about fat, calories and exercise as incontrovertible fact; by people who thought we were too stupid to be healthy and wanted to stick their big noses in and tell everyone else what to do, […]

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