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Friday, April 13, 2012

90 Minutes to Save Your Life

Or, you could save the life of someone you love. Watch this video on the blog Frugal Zeitgeist. My blog is about parsimony, right? So, how does this video fit? Watch it and see how your diet, particularly the sugar, can affect your health and your wallet. No, it does not mention money, but we all know that poor health affects our wallets in so many ways. Please pass this along through your blog or just send the video via email to friends.

Even though I glommed onto the fiber issue, it is not the complete video, just a tangential part.

My comment on his blog:
"This is probably the single most powerful piece of information I have ever viewed or read concerning health. It is better than Supersize Me.

I think this is the single most important piece of information I have ever seen/read/heard. It bears out what I have said about fiber for the last 50 years. Of course, that is not the point of the video, but an important aspect of it.
My friends say that 'Linda thinks fiber cures everything.'
The information on sports drinks is astounding. This is a brilliant presentation and the best use of 90 minutes ever."

When I was svelte, my eating habits supported my lean appearance. Now, I get discouraged, eat for consolation, and generally don't treat my body well. However, many, many aspects of my food intake are exactly what he recommends. You don't need to reduce your fat intake after this video, so no problems there. LOL

The video is filled with technical slides/charts/language that you do NOT have to understand. Just follow what he is trying to get across. He explains it all.

For the love of your children, born and unborn,  and others, please watch this!

Clues: metabolic syndrome, obesity, high blood pressure, cholesterol, atherosclerosis, gout, cirrhosis/hepatic issues, sugar, hfcs, etc.

Your turn
Raise your hand if you watched the entire video.
Will this change your eating habits?
Do you know someone with whom you need to share this?


  1. I agree about the importance of fiber - we eat mostly vegetarian,so lots of whole grains, fruits and veggies daily. I definitely have a sweet tooth, though. I think it makes a difference eating homemade sweet treats (cookies, pie) than buying processed junk.
    At least I hope so!

  2. Karen,
    You can definitely have a more healthy diet by eating whole food and homemade treats. Processed junk is detrimental. If you did not watch the video, please do so. I have been a fiber nut until this last year. I must go back to my former ways.

  3. I saw this same doctor give a similar talk on TED and I's so important! I can share this with alot of people but most won't listen. When I first saw this presentation, I had spent a year off of corn syrup already. after that I took on sugar. Now I know I have to be more serious...sugar feeds cancer cells.

  4. LindaM,
    He goes so far beyond sugar issues, much farther. It is good you got the sugar issue mostly behind you! I hope your quest for sugar-free lifestyle helps fight the cancer.

    I should not have even mentioned sugar because now people are emailing me that they know all about sugar...sigh.


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