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What media-fueled dreck is riling you RIGHT NOW?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 26, 2011 at 4:53 PM

I'm one of those people who looks up from the paper and says "Hey, this is interesting/horrifying/ridiculous, listen to this...." Unfortunately for me, no one in my immediate circle is or understands paleo. So whenever I see an egregious piece of misinformation, there's no one I can rant to. I've found myself getting pissed off too often lately, especially as I get further into GCBC. So you guys are gonna be my sounding-off board. This is what I read two minutes ago that irked me-

In Doctor Oz's column in today's Washington Examiner, he somehow worked this into his response to a question about dry mouth:

"Start by cutting back on fat and sugar. Diets high in them help form a protein in the brain linked with Alzheimer's."

Minor, yes, but it's what has got my goat RIGHT NOW. What's yours?

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on July 26, 2011
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In the case where the advice of others is causing people harm and you have the ability to change it, try and help the people. You can't change the media but you can change the minds. I hope you can get your grandparents on the right track

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on July 26, 2011
at 05:53 PM

My grandmother forbids my grandfather from eating red meat or saturated fat because that's what Dr. Oz says to do. She feeds him whole grains and legumes for protein. My grandfather has already had one bypass surgery. It's not always so easy to just ignore what the papers are saying.

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on July 26, 2011
at 05:47 PM

The comments in the recent Yahoo Shine paleo article are really grinding my gears. I counted about a dozen so far that are smugly declaring that paleo is BS because cavemen only lived to be 30. Sigh... I just have to keep telling myself "more beef for me, more beef for me..."

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on July 26, 2011
at 05:03 PM

Honestly? I try to keep up with paleo nutrition and what is good. I try and ignore conventional wisdom and things like that in the paper.

Think about it this way. Maybe Dr. Oz meant cut back on sugars such as processed sugar and HFCS and cut back on bad fats and oils like Canola and Soy. If he had said that would it make you feel so pissed?

Try not to get so jazzed up about things. Stress and anger are very un-paleo.

27e79ef3308bb5f2d7bd04ee7eea7b79

(2038)

on July 26, 2011
at 05:53 PM

My grandmother forbids my grandfather from eating red meat or saturated fat because that's what Dr. Oz says to do. She feeds him whole grains and legumes for protein. My grandfather has already had one bypass surgery. It's not always so easy to just ignore what the papers are saying.

1ec4e7ca085b7f8d5821529653e1e35a

(5506)

on July 26, 2011
at 06:04 PM

In the case where the advice of others is causing people harm and you have the ability to change it, try and help the people. You can't change the media but you can change the minds. I hope you can get your grandparents on the right track

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