Wishing you good health.
On occasion, I will have an update to this blog. If you are new to this site, there are hundreds of valuable postings. Just because they are old postings does not mean they are outdated. Most are as up-to-date today as they were when I posted them.
Wishing you good health.
The article Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science opened my eyes to the world of "bad science". Here's a presentation by Richard Harris about bad science/research. While it is difficult for the layman to comprehend much of this, it should instill in you that you must be a critical thinker.
Since much of my research is about nutrition, diet, and ultimately health, I am very aware of the flaws of much of that advice that is readily handed out on the Internet. My tip: do some research and identify experts that you believe you can trust. They are out here.
1. the government to make changes - it's getting worse
2. corporations to assist - big food assists big med in making money
3. our food environment to change - it's getting worse
4. big pharma to identify drugs to assist - please, hold the meds and the supplements
5. doctors and nutritionists to figure out the "best" eating plan - I'm tired of hearing about carbs vs. fat or vegan vs. paleo ... it's all a misdirection
I will be long dead before the above come to any real consensus to assist.
Over the past ten years, I have taken the issue of diet and health into my own hands. To date, all is good. I recommend that you do the same.
If you've read my book or heard me speak, you know that I am a fiber-fanatic. Since the benefits of fiber are rarely discussed, it's great to hear this podcast about fiber. These guys might be more into fiber than me. Check it out here.
One of the podcast hosts, Jackson Long, recently spoke at TED. I love the title: Make Pooping Great Again.
Unfortunately, most of us are not good with math. When it comes to most reports in the media about health conditions and outcomes, a percentage is used. Typically, the percentage used is: Relative Percentage. The reason: It's a more impressive outcome. The percentage that should always be used is: Absolute Percentage. Got that?
Let this doctor explain. Forevermore, it will change the way you view a scientific study that is reported in the media. Warning: You might need to watch this more than once and you might need to do a little more research.
Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal has written the book: An American Sickness. In this presentation she discusses much of the dysfunction of our health care system.
No doubt, this is one of the best articles I have read about Americans being overtested, overdiagnosed, and ultimately overtreated. If you care about your health, please read this article.
Some people are Kale fanatics, but I happen to be a Cauliflower "fanatic". So, when I read about Joy Bauer's recipe for a Cauliflower crust pizza, I had to try it. Here's a picture of it and it was amazing!
Excellent video by the Psychology of Eating. I agree 100% with its commentary.
Only about 10% of how long the average American lives is dictated by genes. The other 90% is lifestyle. - Dan Buettner
If you need convincing, read this article and watch this video ...
For those who are lamenting the soda industry's lame attempt to limit calories over the next 10-years, here's a brilliant observation from Steve Jobs. He made this comment many years ago. When recruiting John Sculley from Pepsi, he said:
Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugar water to children, or do you want a chance to change the world?
Sadly ... John Sculley took the Apple job and almost put them out of business.
Sadly ... Steve Jobs is no longer with us.
Sadly ... The soda industry is alive and well
I go to great lengths to stay out of the American healthcare system...which basically means, eating healthfully and exercising. So, I am fascinated by the complexities of our healthcare system. It also continues to motivate me to live a healthy lifestyle. I have no interest in experiencing this healthcare system first-hand.
See if this video motivates you.
I've written about it here and Dr. Katz explains below.
Great video for health advocates.
One of the best conversations I've seen about being overtested in the good ole U.S. of A.
Welcome to my blog about diet, health, and lifestyle issues. You'll find snippets and tidbits to assist with living a healthier lifestyle. Enjoy. - Ken Leebow
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