Interesting Quote

So, I found this:

“Amateurs in any discipline are the best, if you can connect with them. Unlike dilettantes, career professionals are to knowledge what prostitutes are to love.”

And I like it.


We all know that the American Heart Association is America’s greatest terror threat, as they dully send out broadside after broadside about things that don’t exist.  You know the drill, fats are bad, load up on carbs.  Maybe, just maybe, you can have some lean fish.  3 ounces though, don’t want to get carried away.


But when you look at the real world, of people that aren’t making money selling certifications to cereal manufacturers, the knowledge about fitness and weightloss diverges completely from the professionals.

everything you said is wrong

And of course, the professionals fight back.  Look at the hate towards Taubes.  Heck, look at what NC did to a nutrition blogger:

“She was giving all the wrong information, just like everyone always does — carbs are OK to eat, we must eat carbs to live, promoting low-fat, etc.,” Cooksey said. “So I spoke up.”

After the meeting he handed out a couple of business cards pointing people to his website.

Three days later, he got a call from the director of the nutrition board.

“Basically, she told me I could not give out nutritional advice without a license,” Cooksey said.

Wow, just wow. So, someone with half-a-brain points out that a nutritionist is regurgitating old lies and they go call the cops.

Hey, at least she won.

The thing is, the amateurs aren’t beholden to dogma, and don’t need a weatherman to tell which way the wind blows.


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