My focus is on clarifying my values and living the best life I can. Sadly, we live in a culture that promotes spin over truth and image over reality. My goal is to avoid many of the "pleasure traps" we encounter every single day.
- 10 AnswersDiabetes5 years ago
- 3 AnswersPsychology6 years ago
Companies like General Mills and Pepsi and Coke try to project a pristine image while their products cause health problems. They depict athletic achievement on their not-so-healthy products.2 AnswersOther - Advertising & Marketing6 years ago
Unless food products cause an immediate and clear health issue, I believe health food company executives choose to ignore the documented long-term health consequences.
Many nutritional researchers have criticized the Standard American Diet (SAD) as being too high in salt, sugar, fat, flavor enhancers, meat, dairy, and other food additives. (See Dean Ornish, Neal Barnard, Joel Fuhrman, John McDougall, Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., and T. Colin Campbell)
The consequences of eating convenience foods (junk food, restaurant foods, prepared meals) are generally neglected in the short-term. It can take years for the consequences to affect the vascular system. TA steady diet of these foods can have devastating health consequences.
Are food company executives choosing to ignore the long-term consequences of their unhealthy food products?3 AnswersOther - Health6 years ago
A recent Rolling Stone article titled "Gangster Bankers: Too Big to Jail," by Matt Taibbi described how some class of people are too powerful to imprison.
Do you believe this is so?2 AnswersOther - Cultures & Groups6 years ago
The average life expectancy of an NFL lineman after five years of playing is just 55.
Rashard Mendenhall is quoted as saying:
"So when they ask me why I want to leave the NFL at the age of 26, I tell them that I've greatly enjoyed my time, but I no longer wish to put my body at risk for the sake of entertainment. I think about the rest of my life and I want to live it with much quality. And physically, I am grateful that I can walk away feeling as good as I did when I stepped into it."4 AnswersFootball (American)7 years ago
Do you believe that eating meats and processed foods could have anything to do with erectile dysfunction? What do you think of erectile dysfunction week?3 AnswersMen's Health7 years ago
To what extent is the ideal purpose of education to indoctrinate to make students:
-- follow orders, and
-- accept existing frameworks.
What is the best purpose of education?1 AnswerTeaching7 years ago
According to consumer advocate Ralph Nader:
"The United States spends $8,233 per person, per year according to a 2012 figure from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The average expenditure of the thirty three other developed nations OECD tracked is just $3,268 per person."4 AnswersHealth Care7 years ago
It seems like the NFL is doing everything it can to minimize the damage that Richie Incognito's hazing of Jonathan Martin has caused.
The NFL is a 25 billion dollar industry and it seems that every commentator on every station are helping minimizing the damage of this situation.4 AnswersFootball (American)7 years ago
I've noticed many suspicious questions and answers recently. I've also noticed some advertising for employment related to social media. This is especially apparent with the promotion of "low-carb" and Atkins diets.
Are people being hired and used extensively to promote the agenda of large corporations? Will Yahoo attempt to address this issue?5 AnswersMedia & Journalism7 years ago
Professor Noam Chomsky is reported to have said:
"'...Governments will use whatever technology is available to them to combat their primary enemy – which is their own population,' he told the Guardian."4 AnswersGovernment7 years ago
Indiscriminant use of antibiotics has led to development of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria: "Earlier this year, an Environmental Working Group study found antibiotic resistant "super bugs" on 81 percent of the ground turkey and 55 percent of the ground beef in America's supermarkets."
Excess consumption of animal based food products has lead to higher rates of heart attacks, strokes, certain cancers, and diabetes according to hundreds of studies (not well covered by food industry subsidized mass media channels). For references to these studies, see web sites of Neal Barnard, Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., and T. Colin Campbell.
For further information see the web site of "The Mad Cowbody" Howard Lyman.1 AnswerOther - Health7 years ago
Is McDonald's unfairly criticized by class snobs, locavore foodies and militant anti-corporate types?
New York Post columnist Kyle Smith published an opinion that praised the McDouble’s $1 price and pitted “class snobs, locavore foodies and militant anti-corporate types” against 'the poor.'”
"Are plant-based whole foods snobbish, while fat-drenched and antibiotic-laden meats and processed foods are cool?"4 AnswersSeattle7 years ago