Category: Health

How toxic is sugar?

A cheap additive in everything Sugar is addictive and fuels disease Sugar and fructose feed the pleasure center of the brain. We feel good when we eat some sugar. Is a little bit okay? Sure. But how many people stop at just a little bit? A huge proportion of processed foods contain sugar and its substitutes such as high fructose corn syrup. We consume far more sugar now than we ever have, and it’s taking a toll on our health. This report from 60 Minutes talks about the consequences of our society’s addiction to sugar, and how the researchers...

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The anti-depressants scam

Part of the “If Ads Were Honest” Series A big thanks to the producers I studied neuroscience at Princeton with the man who mapped the dopamine pathways in the human brain. That was way back in the 1970s. We learned then – and it’s still true today – that altering the brain chemistry of human beings with drugs is a very uncertain science. But this hasn’t prevented the frauds in the pharmaceutical industry – and the “doctors” they pay off – from flooding the country with toxic chemicals that at best do nothing, but at worst create serious disabilities...

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Is the meat industry honest?

It sure isn’t At least know what you’re eating “Meat processing” was the first “Big Business” in the US. Before the meat “industry” meat was expensive and rarely eaten. Now, meat is so “cheap” many people eat some version of it three times a day (with ice cream as a fourth meal at night.) There’s no better way to create heart disease. If you want to slow it down or stop it, this video might help. Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer contributions to keep going Donate...

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Unethical medical testing on children

THEY CALLED IT “RESEARCH” “Against Their Will” by Allen M. Hornblum Unethical medical testing on children. They called it “research.” Grim stuff and largely unreported. The speaker is Allen M. Hornblum author of “Against Their Will: The Secret History of Medical Experimentation on Children in Cold War America.” Who ran it? MDs and researchers. Well paid every step of the way. Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer contributions to keep going Donate...

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The Psychology of
Human Misjudgement

How we get fooled – and how not to How to avoid common misjudgements Good advice about how to avoid common misjudgements. Pretty simple principles, but it’s good to review them regularly. “You think you’re immune to these things and you laugh, but I can tell you you’re not.” Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett’s long term partner. Good general advice: Don’t accept anything “authority” says. Assume there is something “off” and self-serving about their position and look for: 1) what it is and 2) how they’re trying to “sell” it. Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer...

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