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Health

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 …

Health

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 …

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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 …

Living, News

What Happens When a Political Junky Unplugs?

I gave up news for Lent.    I also stayed away from blogging. I’m trying to have fewer opinions about fewer things. When you have a lot of opinions about a lot of things, nothing is more important than anything else. But that’s ridiculous. Some things are more important than others. Some questions must be …

News

How the Statue Wars Will End

You probably believe the narrative. Because that narrative is strong right now. It has become common knowledge. Common knowledge in the formal, game theory sense of the word. In game theory, common knowledge is something everyone knows everyone knows. And everyone know everyone knows. And everyone knows how everyone else will behave because of that …

News, Stoicism

What Was Good About Charlottesville

Charlottesville used to be a place. Now, it’s a thing. On Friday, Charlottesville was a city in Virginia. Today, Charlottesville is an event. A thing. In our hyper-emotional world of 2017, we are told to explore our emotions. Then act upon those emotions. Like poorly trained animals. Like half-wits. Like narcissists and spoiled brats. Like …

Health, Persuasion

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 …

Health

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 …

Health

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 …