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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Fat ChanceDr. Robert Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin. Though the first video seems long-it is riveting and well worth the time and if you can’t watch it all at once maybe a little at a time. The others are short.

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Fattie Foodie Books regarding health and nutrition.

Why We Get FatOmnivores DilemmaWheat BellySalt Sugar FatObsessedGary Taubes Michael Pollan William Davis IMG_2714.JPG Mika Brzezinski Signs Copies Of Her Book "Obsessed: The Fight Against America's (and My Own) Food Addiction"

Caveat:  The first four books are terrific.  I have done a lot of reading during my life and I have to say the book “Obsessed” by Mika Brezezinski is absolutely the worst book I have ever read.  It is pithy; saying nothing.  She had the opportunity with all the heavy weights in the food, medical, and health industries at her disposal, and with her highly visible platform on Morning Joe to make a difference, and she totally blew it.  Instead of educating and making that difference, she promoted her book to make money.  Mika is a Thumbs Down.

I think the reason I liked “Salt Sugar Fat” so much is because Michael Moss so heavily emphasizes how we (not just in the United States but around the world) are so manipulated, influenced and controlled by the huge food companies like Monsanto, Cargill, Con Agra, Dupont, Dow, Big Pharma, and down the line to Pepsico, General Mills, and fast foods etc.  Remember the old Dow ads; Better Living Through Chemistry?  Yikes!  Our government is in bed with all these companies every step of the way with nebulous rules and regulations that only a $1000. an hour attorney might begin to figure out.  It is so terribly difficult for any individual to deal with government.  (Believe me, I have tried).

The above books and their authors, as good as most of them are, have barely made a dent (if even that) regarding the health and safely of people.  Oh yeah, some of us are just lucky, or have the money to withstand most of the worlds food platter but the vast majority of people do not fit into this category.  They are dependent on food labels and government.

With the United States government is is truly “Caveat Emptor”  Let The Buyer Beware.

  Ronald Reagan famously said, “Trust but Verify”.  At the signing of the INF Treaty, his counterpart Mikhail Gorbachev responded:  “you repeat that at every meeting,” to which Reagan answered:  “I like it”…I like it too.

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