Terence Kealey is a professor of clinical biochemistry at the University of Buckingham – the UK's first entirely private university. He was already a skeptic of government-funded research when he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2010, despite following the government's advice. In 2016, he published Breakfast is a Dangerous Meal: Why You Should Ditch Your Morning Meal for Health and Wellbeing, using his insights as a biochemist and philosopher of science to show just how badly the government errs when it gives incorrect advice based on inconclusive science. The conventional wisdom on diet – which became the basis for the government’s high-carb, low-fat “food pyramid" – began with faulty science in the 1970s. Since then, the science has changed, but the government is still peddling the same bad information. Libertarians, in particular, are waking up to the lies they’ve been fed and are getting their diet advice elsewhere, but we all continue to pay for the obesity and diabetes epidemics in the form of shorter lifespans and higher health care premiums (thanks to ObamaCare). Learn how Terence has managed to bring his diabetes under control by ignoring the official advice of the U.S. government, and embracing a low-carb, high-fat diet.
- Breakfast is a Dangerous Meal: Why You Should Ditch Your Morning Meal for Health and Wellbeing (2016)
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