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  • Clueless 'experts' - GAWD!

    Aren't people like these two supposed to be up to date on things related to their specialties? Head/desk/head/desk/head/desk ...

    http://http://video.foxnews.com/v/10...t-of-the-home/

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    Link's not working for me, possibly a good thing?

    This whole exploration into health science has taught me that just because a group are the official "experts" doesn't mean that they aren't dogmatic, lazy, corrupt, and unwilling to ever admit that they were wrong about anything ever. I would probably defer to a physics professor about atomic theory but I would never defer to an "expert" on a hypothesis.
    Stabbing conventional wisdom in its face.

    Anyone who wants to talk nutrition should PM me!

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    • #3
      Sorry, I should have tested the link and sorry again, I don't know how to make it work.

      The subject of the piece is taking obese kids away from their parents on grounds of child abuse. The justification being, the state would remove them if they were being starved, why not the reverse. OK, I'm not sure how I feel about that, but then they launched into educating the parents about nutrition and it was 95% CW garbage.

      One of these guys was a heart, diabetes and weight-loss specialist, from Harvard fercrissakes, and the other guy was something to do with the ethics end. Brilliant men, no doubt, but on the subject of health & weight loss it was like dumb & dumber, thus the repeated head/desk.

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      • #4
        Try this one: Overweight and Out of the Home - Fox News Video - FoxNews.com

        I couldn't watch the whole thing.
        People too weak to follow their own dreams will always try to discourage others.

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        • #5
          Consider the source on both videos. Fox News, Fair and Balanced.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
            ... Fox News, Fair and Balanced.
            Yeah, that's worth a giggle all by itself, isn't it?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by LJH View Post
              Yeah, that's worth a giggle all by itself, isn't it?
              If the UK shit storm about News Corp makes it over the pond, Fox News might not even exist in a few months.
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              • #8
                Faux News.
                My Fitday public journal.
                Me vs. Russian Boar, hunt is on Aug. 20th. WHAT'S MORE PRIMAL THAN THAT?!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                  Consider the source on both videos. Fox News, Fair and Balanced.

                  Oh gosh, is that really their slogan? For fuck's sake.

                  I also like how they ran an advertisement for a pharmacy before their video. Really subtle, guys.
                  Stabbing conventional wisdom in its face.

                  Anyone who wants to talk nutrition should PM me!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by IcarianVX View Post
                    Try this one: Overweight and Out of the Home - Fox News Video - FoxNews.com

                    I couldn't watch the whole thing.
                    impressive how healthy these two experts look themselves.

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                    • #11
                      lets see, the fEderal government promolgates ag and food regulations that tend to increase obesity then some experts think said government should take kids away from parents who follow said guidelines and the kids end up obese? Yeah, that makes sense.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by trapperjohnme View Post
                        lets see, the fEderal government promolgates ag and food regulations that tend to increase obesity then some experts think said government should take kids away from parents who follow said guidelines and the kids end up obese? Yeah, that makes sense.
                        You're confused, trapperjohnme, Poptarts are made from "wholesome grains and real fruit", they must be good!!!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by trapperjohnme View Post
                          lets see, the fEderal government promolgates ag and food regulations that tend to increase obesity then some experts think said government should take kids away from parents who follow said guidelines and the kids end up obese? Yeah, that makes sense.
                          +1

                          Interesting that childhood obesity has tripled since 1980, and HFCS has been used in soft drinks since 1984 and is prevalent in many other products nowadays. Oh wait a minute, there can't be a correlation because the FDA says HFCS is safe. Never mind.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Mike in Virginia View Post
                            +1

                            Interesting that childhood obesity has tripled since 1980, and HFCS has been used in soft drinks since 1984 and is prevalent in many other products nowadays. Oh wait a minute, there can't be a correlation because the FDA says HFCS is safe. Never mind.
                            Don't forget that 1983, one year before, was when sodas with aspartame first hit the market, too.
                            Durp.

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                            • #15
                              Well, that managed to piss me off. Firstly, these people act as if it's no big deal to a child to be removed from his/her home, particularly when the child isn't truly being abused. Trust me, that kind of separation is a HUGE deal. They speak as if the biggest issue is where to put the kid.

                              Then, you've got the issue of defining this so-called "abusive" diet. Saturated fat (necessary for proper growth) is abuse? Cut me a break! What about if the kid eats a lot of saturated fat but doesn't happen to BE fat? Is that abuse?

                              I predicted over 10 years ago that we'd get to this point. So, I'm not surprised. I am, however, sickened.

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