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Discussing Herman Cain's business career in another topic, I said that the companies with which Cain found success - Burger King, Godfather's Pizza, and Nabisco - do not sell anything I would eat. MSK replied with a tout for Glenn Beck's double deep fried cherry pie. That brought me here to read about deep fried Twinkies. Does anyone else here actually care about what they eat? We could argue a lot, but there must be some basic understandings in order to provide valuable information. For instance, over on RoR in a healthfood thread, one of the regulars boasted of his nut butter sandwiches.
Peikoff says he smoked 3 packs a day. Here is the podcast where he says he smoked 3 packs a day. 3 packs a day Being a nonsmoker all my life I was clueless about the price of smokes. I did a little search and came up with a price of approximately $20 a pack. 3 packs a day is $60 a day on smokes. In a 30 day month that is $1800 a month on smokes. For what? Symbol of controlled fire? He says at that time there was no evidence that smoking is bad for health. He did not count statistics as evidence. But the truth is doctors knew at least as far back as the 1800s that smoking is bad for health. I p
This is the Ayn Rand Lexicon. Very useful. Look up any topic about Objectivism. http://aynrandlexicon.com/ Some kook attempted to make a similar thing for the science of health. Look up any topic about hygiene, the science of health. Same thing, only different. http://jtstory.fortu...nh_lexicon.html Warning: The data takes a long time to load.
We need fats. But there are good fats and bad fats. And the good fats must be in a correct ratio. "Heart surgeon openly admits low-fat diets recommended for years by mainstream medicine actually cause heart disease" http://www.naturalne...ical_myths.html Some people think diet is irrelevant to health and as evidence they know someone who ate a good low fat diet and developed health problems. That is extremely sloppy reasoning. First, if it is low fat, it is probably not a good diet. Second, there is much more to a good diet than just the amount of fat and sodium and calories and the few thi