123 – Sorting various facts from fictions in the culture and dietary-advice world


After covering more enjoyable experiences in Japan, both foodie and cultural, some historical tragedies and modern legal system problems are explored, which underscore the need for respect, restorative justice, and more evolved human organizations (Teal). We then delve into some recent articles concerning modern nutrition and dietary advice. As usual, the mainstream content comes with various caveats, because it often overlooks or omits important scientific aspects. For instance, especially when consumed via a low-carb regimen, saturated fat and red meat are actually healthy additions. Yet another documentary was produced about the merits of veganism; Game Changers generated lots of corrective scrutiny by those more scientifically informed. Thinking independently and developing one’s critical faculty can really help us sort fact from fiction. Adults can assist by honoring children’s curiosity and quest for truth, instead of demanding obedience and rewarding mindless conformity.

Some tragic Japanese history

Fascinating book (and other books) by science writer Sam Kean

Here’s an extraordinary book about the next step in how humans can beneficially organize themselves—honoring self-management processes, dynamic wholeness, and cooperative purpose (as opposed to being fragmented and disorganized by and for untrusting domination-oriented systems):
Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage in Human Consciousness
by Frederic Laloux

The Mediterranean diet is named the best diet for 2020, and keto remains one of the worst
by Gabby Landsverk and Julia Naftulin

Make 2020 the Year of Less Sugar
by Tara Parker-Pope

What Decades of (Sometimes Dodgy) Dietary Advice Made Us Do
by Justin Fox

Game Changers DEBUNKED (The Film) w/ Deleted Scenes
two podcast episodes with extra analysis and commentary:

Arnold Schwarzenegger Shows His Gym & Fridge | Gym & Fridge | Men’s Health

Kevin’s health and wellness site:

Two books by Nathaniel Branden containing the important questions about childhood

Question #3. Were you encouraged to think independently, to develop your critical faculty? Or were you taught to be obedient rather than mentally active and questioning? Did your parents project that it was more important to conform to what other people believed than to discover what is true? When your parents wanted you to do something, did they appeal to your understanding and give you reasons for their request? Or did they communicate in effect, “Do it because I say so”?

bumper music
Kosheen – All in my head (Planet Funk Remix)