Saturday, May 17, 2014

Bill Maher #318 Robert Lustig--Fed-Up

by Catherine Giordano
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Everybody is fed-up about something on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” episode 318, which aired on May 16, 2014.  I’ll spoon feed you the details.

The interview was with Robert Lustig: a pediatric endocrinologist, author of Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease and a featured expert in the new documentary, Fed-Up. He believes that Americans are killing themselves with poor diet choices.  He brings a lot of scary facts to the table. 
  • The maximum amount of sugar that is safe to eat is 6 to 9 teaspoons a day.  The average American is getting 22 teaspoons a day. Sugar went from a condiment to a diet staple.
  • Sugar causes the same diseases as alcohol.
  • Orange juice is not good for you. The only good part of the orange is the fiber.
  • Obesity has gotten so bad that there is an epidemic of obese 6-month old children.  Even newborns are obese.
There are three big myths that Lustig wants to expose.
  1. Obesity itself is not the problem No. one manifestation of the problem. Chronic Metabolic Disease is the problem. TOFI (Thin outside, fat inside) is the problem.
  2. A calorie is a calorie. No, calories from sugar are worse than other calories.
  3. It’s about personal responsibility. No, it’s about corporate responsibility.  Sugar laden foods are designed to be addictive.
He is not sugar-coating the dangers. I think I am going to see this documentary and read his book. I think most of America should too.

Watch the interview.


Guests for May 16, 2014 #318:
 
Robert Lustig: a pediatric endocrinologist, author of Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease and a featured expert in the new documentary, Fed-Up.

Ian Bremmer:  a political scientist, president and founder of the Eurasia Group, author of Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World

Kellyanne Conway: Republican strategist and pollster, president and CEO of “The Polling Group”

Brian Schweitzer: former governor (D, MT)

Kevin Nealon: actor and comedian, author of Yes, You’re Pregnant, But What About Me