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

Helpful book by Doug McGruff and Robert Murphy – The Primal Prescription: Surviving the “Sick Care” Sinkhole

James Corden offers emotional rebuttal against Bill Maher’s calls for fat-shaming

The War on Childhood Obesity Needs a War on Blame by Leah Lessard

Billie Eilish Carpool Karaoke

A very moving statement and poem by a Hong Konger

Two books by Nathaniel Branden containing the important questions about childhood

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)