May 1, 2018 • 52M

“Breakfast is Good For You” and Other Dangerous Government-Sponsored Myths

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Bob Zadek
Bob talks about the issues that affect our lives on a daily basis from a purely libertarian standpoint. He believes in small government, fewer taxes, and greater personal freedom.<br /><br />America has lost its way, but it cannot and does not need to be reinvented. Our founders were correct about their approach to government, as were John Locke, Adam Smith and the other great political philosophers who influenced them. The country’s first principles are economic and social freedom, republicanism, the rule of law, and liberty. Bob believes we must take the best of our founding principles and work from them because a country without principles is just a landmass.
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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.