An Australian woman attempting to prove “vegans can do anything” has died while climbing Mount Everest.
What really drives the behaviour of vegan activists? Is it a genuine passion for animal welfare, or a rabid hatred and seething intolerance of those who refuse to embrace their pseudoscientific dietary beliefs?
If, after recent events, you thought Gary Taubes could not possibly sink any lower, then … you thought wrong.
Find out why the so-called ‘non-profit’ Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI) is in fact a lucrative cash cow for its founders, netting Gary Taubes and Peter Attia an estimated $1,800,000+. To top it all off, after several years and after spending millions of other people’s money, the organization has so far produced only a single study which simply found what dozens of others have already shown.
For years, low-carb author Gary Taubes has been belittling and snidely dismissing those who disagree with his nonsensical claims about carbs, insulin and obesity. A couple of days ago, at an obesity conference in Canada, researchers announced the results of yet another metabolic ward study debunking Taubes’ claims. But this was no ordinary ward study – it was a study that Taubes himself helped conceive!
Polyunsaturated ‘vegetable’ oils have long been promoted as “heart-healthy”. Researchers recently presented yet more data showing these oils are in fact more likely to increase cardiovascular and overall mortality!
Thanks to a viral YouTube video, a best-selling book, and countless media appearances, Robert Lustig has become a widely-quoted and highly influential anti-sugar commentator. Which is a pity, because most of what he says is complete garbage.
With every passing year, the claims of diet gurus and health ‘experts’ seem to get more and more ridiculous. Today we examine the especially moronic claim that table sugar is as addictive and destructive as alcohol, cigarettes and even cocaine and heroin!
They have a lot to answer for, but stupid people do have their uses. In addition to making smart people feel better about themselves, dopey and irrational people often serve important educational functions.