122 – Issues involving obesity, nutritional, developmental, and cultural

Happy holidays, from Japan. In this episode I cover the worldwide problem of childhood obesity and nutritional deficiencies, which is related to what the nutrition establishment has been advising over the years. There’s been a lot of confusion about what is healthy to eat. Using coercion to ban and tax substances doesn’t deal with the causes of the problem. Amidst this landscape, self-responsibility and helpful scientific information remain key to countering misinformation (such as about fat and carbs). Honoring the nature of oneself as a rational being capable of making free (as opposed to coerced) choices is foundational to personal and societal well-being.

Childhood Obesity Is Rising ‘Shockingly Fast’ — Even In Poor Countries by Tim McDonnell
https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/10/17/770905500/childhood-obesity-is-rising-shockingly-fast-even-in-poor-countries

Helpful book by Doug McGruff and Robert Murphy – The Primal Prescription: Surviving the “Sick Care” Sinkhole
https://www.amazon.com/Primal-Prescription-Surviving-Sick-Sinkhole/dp/1939563097
https://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-prescription
https://blog.primalblueprint.com/episode-92-doug-mcguff-md/
https://blog.primalblueprint.com/episode-91-robert-murphy/

James Corden offers emotional rebuttal against Bill Maher’s calls for fat-shaming
https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/james-corden-offers-emotional-rebuttal-against-bill-mahers-calls-for-fat-shaming-2019-09-14/

The War on Childhood Obesity Needs a War on Blame by Leah Lessard
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-war-on-childhood-obesity-needs-a-war-on-blame/

Billie Eilish Carpool Karaoke
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh2qGWfmESk

A very moving statement and poem by a Hong Konger
“2047”
https://youtu.be/quBeEYj6nrc

Two books by Nathaniel Branden containing the important questions about childhood
https://www.amazon.com/Honoring-Self-Self-Esteem-Personal-Tranformation/dp/0553268147
https://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Free-Nathaniel-Branden/dp/0553265881

Question #2. “Were you taught the importance of learning to think, the importance of developing your mind, the importance of becoming a rational being? Did your parents provide you with intellectual stimulation and convey the idea that the use of your mind can be an exciting pleasure?”

bumper music
Kosheen – All in my head (Planet Funk Remix)
http://www.kosheen.com