Big Pharma is Sadistic

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Grothesk's picture

A few notes as I'm watching:

 

- Kresser may have misspoken, but within the first minute he says that our lifespans are shortening and then about 15 seconds later says, "yes, we're living longer, but..."

 

- Kresser talks about the people of Bolivia having a "normal" diet and he uses the term "normal" multiple times.  His line of thinking is that there is some sort of natural diet that humans *should* consume.  After that he talked about how the people of Bolivia also don't expose themselves to "artificial light" and that's when my bulllshit alarm started sounding.  I heard this I did a quick Google search on Chris Kresser and found that he is a "globally recognized leader in the fields of ancestral health, Paleo nutrition, and functional and integrative medicine."  That information comes his own site and I wonder why he needs to put descriptor qualifiers in front of the words "health" and "medicine".

 

- He goes on and on about how great the state of health of this small sect of people of Bolivia but it should be noted that Bolivia is a developing nation on another continent (when comparing it to the general health of the population of the United States); of course things are going to be better and worse in some regards.  Something else to note is that more than likely this very small sect of people are more than likely genetically similar as they are seemingly a tribe.  He also states how this tribe (for lack of a better word) doesn't get infections "and they live on a river"...well, ship one of them up to Chicago and see if he gets an infection then.  The only thing he said about these people in Bolivia that seemed grounded in reality is that they walk 8+ miles a day and that makes sense to me why they would be so fit...and that's because they have a completely different lifestyle than us.  I am certain that a fine diet is also beneficial, but this guy is making it sound like it's the entirety of their diet that is making them ubermensch. 

 

- At 4:32 Joe Rogan brings up his information on Alzheimer's being bacterial which seems to throw Kesser for a loop so he starts talking about the "gut-brain axis", which is a term I've never heard before this video.  After a quick Google search of it there seems to be knowledge that we know there is an influence upon "gut bacteria" and the brain, but it has not been entirely accepted by the scientific community on how powerful the correlation between the gut and the brain is...despite Kresser saying at 4:55 that "it's very well known."  But I also don't know much about this shit so take that with a grain of salt.  It really seemed to throw Kresser off when Joe brought this up.

 

- Kresser says the first thing I agree with around 5:45 when he says that education and awareness is really going to be what changes our burgeoning healthcare system but the hard way is going to be it failing more and more. 

 

- Around 4:30 he starts talking about a "functional medicine" facility and the first "wow" we get out of Joe Rogan is when Kresser explains that they moved from a small building into a bigger building.  He also uses a phrase around 7:40:  "they're always on the forefront of the newest changes in medicine."  That phrase sets off my bullshit alarm again because that doesn't mention results it instead mentions something that doesn't matter.

 

- "Healthcare should essentially be free."  FullAutoGal somewhere is ultra triggered.  Don't worry, though, at 20:30 he downplays mass shootings as not being terribly common.

 

- Hahahaha, the mocking of the medicine commercials were laugh out loud funny.

 

I'm planning on watching the rest tomorrow, but the guy didn't seem like he was lying too much, but he definitely had some spin and an agenda brought along with him.  4/5 from me up to the halfway point.

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backdraft's picture
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Not really that hard to believe. When your not constantly eating food that is saturated with fat and sugar you live longer and healthier. Low carb diet will fix a lot of shit. Also a daily 8 mile walk is like a miracle cure. 

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skeptoid's picture

The daily walk is a must - I try to get at least 2 miles in per day, which isn't enough - having a high-energy dog helps enormously. The accross-the-board substitution of natural cane sugar with high fructose corn syrup alone is responsible for billions in health costs, and likely millions of early graves.

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theblackswordsman's picture

Also, slap in 15-20 minutes a day of weights. Pick one excercise, do three sets and done. Not much. Eat junk food once a week instead of almost every day. Less if you're convicted to eat less. get 7 hours of sleep minimum ideally at normal ish hours.

 

Drink 8 litres of water per day.

 

Cut down alcohol. Quit smoking (Probably the most difficult.)

 

Boom! You're taking care of yourself with not THAT much inconvienience or lifestyle change.

 

You will lose weight. You will feel better. You have also maximized your chances of avoiding ailments.

 

All that's left is what you cannot control. So don't worrry about it.

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Grothesk's picture

This is good, straight forward advice. 

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