147 – Challenging common mistaken assumptions in the nutritional realm, once again


In this episode we explore the realm of medical and nutritional dogmas, which we’ve of course covered in the past, yet they continue to mislead and prevent helpful strategies. Turns out, sitting is not the new smoking; occasional movement is key to preventing inflammation. Strength training as we age can forestall sarcopenia. Apparently, before the advent of electricity, people slept about the same amount of hours per night as we do today. We need to understand the many benefits of eating meat, both for ourselves and the environment, as Sacred Cow notes. Cholesterol and saturated fat (and meat) continue to be misunderstood and fearmongered to the detriment of everyone’s health. “Vegetable oil,” aka soybean oil, is widely used, yet still unhealthy, similar to other industrialized, rancid seed oils. It’s probably best to avoid high concentrations of oxalates in foods, such as spinach and almonds. Once again, being fat-adapted is typically much healthier than being carb-adapted, since excess insulin secretion can result in a host of problems.

Scientist Author Busts Myths About Exercise, Sitting And Sleep : Shots – Health News

Ethics Lesson May Hold outside the Classroom
a helpful resource for countering the above-mentioned SciAm nonsense:

What’s Cholesterol and Why is it Important?
helpful resources to rectify the many errors in the above Diatribe article:
Don’t believe the American Heart Assn. — butter, steak and coconut oil aren’t likely to kill you by Nina Teicholz
The Largest Promoters of High-Carb Diets Are Funded By Corporate Interests
further helpful resources:
Dave Feldman – ‘Cholesterol is a Passenger, Not a Driver’
Big Fat Nutrition Policy | Nina Teicholz
Nina Teicholz – Red Meat and Health

9 Tips That Don’t Work for Weight Loss, Say Dietitians
a couple helpful resources:
Contribution of dietary oxalate to urinary oxalate excretion. – PubMed – NCBI

The Truth About Fat | NOVA | PBS

a couple podcast episodes that shed much more light on the issue of fat:
A Case for Keto: Rethinking Obesity & Weight Loss with Gary Taubes
The Mikhaila Peterson Podcast – #43 Dr. Benjamin Bikman – Insulin Resistance and Why We Get Sick

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