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(Some Guy)   Filmmaker does a "Supersize Me"-type documentary on sugar. His crack scientific team includes a "holistic counsellor," and something called an "iridologist". Here comes the pseudo-science   (iquitsugar.com) divider line 25
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2013-08-26 11:23:13 AM
Now that is some fine bro-science right there!
 
2013-08-26 01:21:05 PM
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Iridologist.  One of these people?
 
2013-08-26 01:25:51 PM
Iridologists look into your eyes and tell you that you need to buy these all natural creams and pills or else your chakra will be forever misaligned.
 
2013-08-26 01:35:38 PM
Nobody to check his aura? Not scientific.
 
2013-08-26 01:40:53 PM
Is this Sweet 'n Low's response to yesterday's derp from "Natural News"?

/we're through the looking glass here
 
2013-08-26 02:27:13 PM
Iridology is reflexology for people who can't stand the smell of feet.

/Or something like that.
 
2013-08-26 02:28:56 PM
Superhigh Me was way better than it should have been.

This is dumb.
 
2013-08-26 02:32:35 PM
This guy is obviously in the pocket of Big Saccharin.
 
2013-08-26 02:39:58 PM
"Imagine this... a healthy man. A man who has not eaten sugar for two years, not had a sip of coffee or alcohol for five, and whose insides are pretty much a clean slate. Now take this categorically healthy man"

If he has not eaten any sugars in two years I doubt he is going to be "categorically healthy."
 
2013-08-26 02:46:43 PM

lilplatinum: "Imagine this... a healthy man. A man who has not eaten sugar for two years, not had a sip of coffee or alcohol for five, and whose insides are pretty much a clean slate. Now take this categorically healthy man"

If he has not eaten any sugars in two years I doubt he is going to be "categorically healthy."


No added sugars, but of course the naturally occurring ones.
 
2013-08-26 02:50:28 PM
So he's going to force feed himself a cup of sugar every night until he pukes?
 
2013-08-26 02:56:35 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Is this Sweet 'n Low's response to yesterday's derp from "Natural News"?

/we're through the looking glass here


Hey, who knew we had sodee pop industry lobbyists reading Fark?!

Not me!
 
2013-08-26 02:58:15 PM
I'm guessing this guy has no children. Children are the best test subjects for sugar.
 
2013-08-26 03:08:14 PM
FTA: If we're constantly "coming down" from a substance that we don't even know we are consuming (i.e. hidden sugars), it certainly helps explain the grumpy man at the local deli or the odd road-rage incident.

WTF? Is there some reason the anti-science people always insist that their pet theory explains everything in the universe?
 
2013-08-26 03:29:21 PM
So, I take it, this "documentary" will have every bit as much scientific validity as did "Supersize Me".
 
2013-08-26 03:35:41 PM

MrEricSir: FTA: If we're constantly "coming down" from a substance that we don't even know we are consuming (i.e. hidden sugars), it certainly helps explain the grumpy man at the local deli or the odd road-rage incident.

WTF? Is there some reason the anti-science people always insist that their pet theory explains everything in the universe?


Yes, there is.  I was thinking about that the other day.  There are some people who are driven to try to understand the world, and that requires some sort of organizing principle.  If someone with that type of personality finds science early in life, they can become outstanding systematists.

If they don't find science, they will latch on to any other organizing principle they can find, and convince themselves that it's correct and universal because, to that type of person, any order is better than chaos.

The idea that "some s**t just don't make no sense" is anathema to them.
 
2013-08-26 03:41:05 PM

MrEricSir: WTF? Is there some reason the anti-science people always insist that their pet theory explains everything in the universe?


My favorite are the anti gluten nuts who believe that if you stop eating gluten pretty much all of your health problems will be cured.  One was telling me that if I just stopped eating gluten I would no longer be a Type 1 diabetic.  Cause that is how you treat autoimmune diseases..
 
2013-08-26 04:06:56 PM

MrEricSir: FTA: If we're constantly "coming down" from a substance that we don't even know we are consuming (i.e. hidden sugars), it certainly helps explain the grumpy man at the local deli or the odd road-rage incident.

WTF? Is there some reason the anti-science people always insist that their pet theory explains everything in the universe?


For these people, their pet theories are a full blown religion which they usually convince others to follow, so yes, they DO explain everything.

In the old days it would have been witchcraft or voodoo. Now it's 'science' from people who don't get within several miles of science. They just wave at it as they pass by.
 
2013-08-26 04:10:26 PM
I think sugar should get the "Supersize Me" treatment.  I also think this 'aint it.
 
2013-08-26 05:18:49 PM
The only thing he is missing is Suzanne Somers or Jenny McCarthy explaining the science. I absolutely hate this guy. Go figure, you radically change your diet and you get sick. When I quit eating fast food everyday, salad messed with my digestive system. Now, fast food makes me sick.
 
jvl
2013-08-26 07:31:35 PM
So, pretty much just as accurate as Spurlock's "Supersize Me"

Pro tip: eating just McDs for a month is gross, but not harmful to your health
 
2013-08-26 08:26:51 PM

jvl: So, pretty much just as accurate as Spurlock's "Supersize Me"

Pro tip: eating just McDs for a month is gross, but not harmful to your health


I'm curious what was inaccurate about Supersize Me.  It wasn't misleading: he specifically outlined the parameters of his experiment (eat only McDonald's for a month, walk no more than one mile a day) and had three separate doctors monitor his health during the experiment.  His health and general condition declined rapidly, not to the point of death or anything but at least to the point where it's clear how bad that kind of diet can be on your body long term.

The point of Supersize Me wasn't that McD's food is the worst ever, just that it's worse than most of us think.  That, and how drastically a person's diet can affect them.
 
2013-08-26 10:51:20 PM

yukichigai: jvl: So, pretty much just as accurate as Spurlock's "Supersize Me"

Pro tip: eating just McDs for a month is gross, but not harmful to your health

I'm curious what was inaccurate about Supersize Me.  It wasn't misleading: he specifically outlined the parameters of his experiment (eat only McDonald's for a month, walk no more than one mile a day) and had three separate doctors monitor his health during the experiment.  His health and general condition declined rapidly, not to the point of death or anything but at least to the point where it's clear how bad that kind of diet can be on your body long term.

The point of Supersize Me wasn't that McD's food is the worst ever, just that it's worse than most of us think.  That, and how drastically a person's diet can affect them.


Changing a diet as drastically as he did is going to alter him a lot more than it would someone with a standard diet. Going from a very healthy diet (including over half his meals being vegan) and working out regularly to eating 5,000 calories a day and cutting exercise completely out of his life would harm anyone who did it.
 
2013-08-26 10:55:25 PM

yukichigai: jvl: So, pretty much just as accurate as Spurlock's "Supersize Me"

Pro tip: eating just McDs for a month is gross, but not harmful to your health

I'm curious what was inaccurate about Supersize Me.  It wasn't misleading: he specifically outlined the parameters of his experiment (eat only McDonald's for a month, walk no more than one mile a day) and had three separate doctors monitor his health during the experiment.  His health and general condition declined rapidly, not to the point of death or anything but at least to the point where it's clear how bad that kind of diet can be on your body long term.

The point of Supersize Me wasn't that McD's food is the worst ever, just that it's worse than most of us think.  That, and how drastically a person's diet can affect them.


Well, there was that other documentary that was made to counter super-size me, where they did everything the same except added a normal and healthy regiment of regular exercise, and they didn't develop any health problems or weight gain.  I mean, when you're eating 5,000 calories per day with little to no exercise, it doesn't really matter whether it is fast food or not.  Healthy exercise plus a proportioned and varied diet is the key.
 
2013-08-26 11:50:02 PM

yukichigai: jvl: So, pretty much just as accurate as Spurlock's "Supersize Me"

Pro tip: eating just McDs for a month is gross, but not harmful to your health

I'm curious what was inaccurate about Supersize Me.  It wasn't misleading: he specifically outlined the parameters of his experiment (eat only McDonald's for a month, walk no more than one mile a day) and had three separate doctors monitor his health during the experiment.  His health and general condition declined rapidly, not to the point of death or anything but at least to the point where it's clear how bad that kind of diet can be on your body long term.

The point of Supersize Me wasn't that McD's food is the worst ever, just that it's worse than most of us think.  That, and how drastically a person's diet can affect them.


What screamed BS to me was the fact that he was buying the largest meal he could get, then force feeding himself the food. I'm sorry but most normal people buy smaller portions or just stop eating when they're full.
 
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