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How “Healthy” Diets Kill You and Your Family

Do you follow the recommended diets? Low fat. High carbohydrate? Eat lots of fruit? If so, you’re probably overweight. And your blood tests are probably a mess. Maybe your doctor recommends expensive prescriptions to lower your cholesterol. A new study finds the problem is not your fault. Your doctor, poorly educated in nutrition, and government recommendations, prompted by industry lobbyists, are designed to keep you fat and sick. And it’s not just US government. Read more →

Persuasion and Fat

The Easiest Formula for Mastering Persuasion, Losing Weight, and Avoiding Disease (video) “Persuasion” is part of my job title. When you’re a persuasion professional, you get a lot of questions about persuasion. Some are sincere. Others are skeptical, like, “Okay, persuasion boy, persuade me to give you a hundred dollars.” Persuasion doesn’t work like that. But it also does. Here’s the thing: if you ask me to persuade you to give me a hundred bucks, you already want to give me a hundred bucks. Read more →

Healthcare Strategy: Ignore Government Diet Advice

Yesterday, I established an end: great health care that ordinary people can afford. You remember I talked about John Braddock’s explanation of strategy: choose the end and work backward. Then forword. And Braddock’s first step after choosing an end: what comes immediately before. That’s where we are today. A few weeks back, I wrote several posts about diet (here and here). I warned you that the government and doctors and, especially, dieticians have been poising us for years. Read more →

Government Diet Makes You Fat and Kills You

If you’re sick and fat, it might not be your fault. You listen to your doctor. You follow government diet guidelines. You eat more fresh fruit and vegetables. You cut down on animal fat. You eat more grains. And you just get sicker and fatter. You’re told it’s your fault. But it’s probably not. You might be a good mom or dad who wants your kids to learn healthy eating habits. Read more →

Why Are You Letting Your Doctor Kill You?

If you’re overweight, have high cholesterol, diabetes, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, or cancer, it’s probably not your fault. You’ve been told to eat poison your whole life, by people who are supposed to know better. Here’s some truth to set you free. Actually, I don’t know why. But it’s happening to you and millions of other people. Doctors are killing their patients. And they’re getting a lot of help from the government and big agriculture. Read more →

How to Hold Your Breath for 3 Minutes

Remember when you were a kid? All the weird challenges and contests you’d wage with your friends? There’s a good chance that breath-holding was one of them. Who can hold their breath the longest, right? I was always good at this when I was young, but I’m not that young anymore. I’m 53, but I held my breath for two minutes and 47 seconds last Thursday. And I could have gone longer, but I was bored. Read more →