Mighty Cast 51: Area 51 Madness Awards
Area 51 Madness Awards
Area 51 Madness!
In this episode of The Mighty Cast, we give you the Area 51 Madness Awards… diets, training protocols, supplements and conspiracies you should NOT be wasting your time on.
Enjoy and be sure to check out our show notes for tons of great reading/watching recommendations!
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Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients
by: Ben Goldacre
We like to imagine that medicine is based on evidence and the results of fair tests. In reality, those tests are often profoundly flawed. We like to imagine that doctors are familiar with the research literature about a drug, when in reality much of the research is hidden from them by drug companies. We like to imagine that doctors are impartially educated, when in reality much of their education is funded by the pharmaceutical industry. We like to imagine that regulators let only effective drugs onto the market, when in reality they approve useless drugs, with data on side effects casually withheld from doctors and patients.
All these problems have been shielded from public scrutiny because they’re too complex to capture in a sound bite. But Ben Goldacre shows that the true scale of this murderous disaster fully reveals itself only when the details are untangled. He believes we should all be able to understand precisely how data manipulation works and how research misconduct on a global scale affects us.
With Goldacre’s characteristic flair and a forensic attention to detail, Bad Pharma reveals a shockingly broken system and calls for something to be done. This is the pharmaceutical industry as it has never been seen before.
Super Size Me
Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock makes himself a test subject in this documentary about the commercial food industry. After eating a diet of McDonald’s fast food three times a day for a month straight Spurlock proves the physical and mental effects of consuming fast food. Spurlock also provides a look at the food culture in America through it’s schools corporations and politics. “Super Size Me” is a movie that sheds a new light on what has become one of our nation’s biggest health problems: obesity.
Tom Naughton is a health writer, comedian, and popular blogger. Through humor and logic, Tom reveals why much of what we’ve been taught about diet and nutrition is flat-out wrong. If you or someone you care about is suffering from obesity, diabetes, or heart disease, this film may quite literally save a life. Discover the history of the low-fat movement, what our Paleolithic ancestors ate, the science behind why we get fat, and how to regain your health.