Just wanted to let y’all know about the new politics oriented podcast I’ve started, The Controversial Truth. My partner in crime for this project is my good friend David Duley, author of the book I can Fix America.
Why a politics oriented podcast? Well, 13 years ago when I became aware of this paleo/evolutionary biology concept I knew it could help people but there was not much discussion of the topic. Vegetarianism was being pushed by the media and government, low carb folks had no idea about gut health and systemic inflammation. So I did my best to articulate the science and concepts which appear to now to be transforming our world. Similarly, I do not see many people talking about fiscal accountability, small government and market based solutions to things like food production, sustainability and health care. I’ve waffled on even getting into this shit-pile but when we start talking about how to fix our food predicaments….its a complex, systemic issue. Farm subsidies make for “cheap” low quality food (cheap to the food manufactures, not so cheap to us in terms of redistribution of taxes and the health costs of bad food) which is consumed in preference to healthier options. Health-care costs are going to the moon, largely due to these foods and the diabesity they produce…so into the fray I go. I’ll do my best to keep most of my politics stuff over on the CT podcast, and I will be starting a different blog here which those of you who want to read and engage can do so, those of you who just want info on health and chow can bypass all this onerous politics stuff! But I’d encourage you to listen, participate and debate. As I make clear in my talk to the SUNY Evolutionary Studies department, we have some serious problem ahead of us and they are not going to magically go away.