Useless Idiots

Stories about people who are useless to society.

More Defending of The Indefensible Ketogenic Diet

Michael Carrato, one of my readers, didn’t like what I had to say about his ketogenic diet regimen.  Carrato writes: Are you saying that a ketogenic diet CANNOT reverse diabetes and improve markers for CHD? Because it seems that the position of the anti-fat crowd is that keto is positively incompatible with good health, that low…

Large-Scale Study Proves High-Fat Diet Promotes Health and Longevity – Quackery?

Lew Rockwell recently published an article by Dr. Joseph Mercola, who seems enamored with ketogenic diets for some reason.  In the article, Mercola advocates for eating a high fat diet and regularly putting oneself into a state of ketosis.  Mercola claims this will promote longevity and “boost mitochondrial function.” It’s true that a properly done ketogenic…

Debunking What The Health Nonsense Debunkers

Michael Vacanti’s comments in the video seem pretty representative of the people who review What The Health, so I figured I’d make a response post to him.  My comments below debunk his comments in the video point by point. 1. It’s not just observational studies in terms of meat causing cancer. N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) is a potent…

Trump’s Appointments

So far it’s looking like a mix of good and bad.   His national security adviser, Retired Gen. Michael Flynn, isn’t too bad, but the AG (Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions) and CIA Director (Republican congressman Mike Pompeo of Kansas) suck. I think Flynn’s wiki page has been edited to make him look as bad as…

Dr. Peter Attia: Hack, Liar and All Round Disgusting Individual

  Apparently Peter and his buddy Gary Taubes just love themselves some crappy pseudoscience. Both of them are funded by the Arnold Foundation, with substantial ties to animal agriculture industry lobbying.  Marion Nestle notes the Arnold’s working relationship with a National Restaurant Association and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association consultant. So let’s go over the bogus arguments in this…

UFC Fight: Why Nate Diaz Beat Champion Conor McGregor

What a great Saturday night! I setup my giant 120″ projector screen in my friend’s yard and we invited a pile of people over to watch the Diaz v. McGregor fight on pay per view.  I swear it’s better than actually being there. What I didn’t know until recently is that McGregor got his butt kicked by a…