I Hate Toxins: A Science-ish Vlog

Also ‘detox’. A vlog about healthy eating, January resolutions, misuse of words, and making things complicated in order to make money out of them.

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20 Comments on "I Hate Toxins: A Science-ish Vlog"

HMorris73
Guest

Most people know that fruits and vegetables are good for you. I think the main thing they’re confused about isn’t toxins and detox but things like fats and carbs, how much and what kind are okay. There’s so much conflicting information out there.

wordforger
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Everyone needs carbs to survive. It’s just that too many people are eating the refined, processed carbs and skipping out on balancing their nutrition. Then they don’t exercise, to top it off. I’m guilty of this myself. The best thing you can do is try switching from white to wheat (or at least mix in some wheat if you can’t stand it all on it’s own), make sure that just about every meal has veggies of the green, orange, and red varieties mixed in, and that you get protein on your plate on some capacity, preferably in some form that’s… Read more »
Xandermorph
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I honestly don’t get the notion that wheat or grain breads are so repulsive… to me personally, unlike white, they actually have a distinct flavor and defiition to them rather than “indeterminately bread-ish flour mush”

Creature SH
Guest

Excellent video. I agree wholeheartedly.

Toridan
Guest

Food does attract a hell of a lot of woo woo crap. Look up something about food PH if you really want your head to explode.

RockmanX3
Guest
I’ve always CRINGED when people were telling me they’re going on a “Detox” or “cleanse”. That always translated as “I’m spending more money than you on useless expensive food to make myself all high and mighty”. Want some of my money saving tips? Drink less soda. Replace it with water. In fact, just drink water entirely. Less fried and processed foods. Steak is actually good for you. More veggies and fruits. Learn to LOVE them. I was a junk food eating kid who hated fruits and veggies, but now I can’t eat anywhere without at least having a salad or… Read more »
happymel
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I almost didn’t realize that this was one of your videos! This was an interesting video. I’m glad that I didn’t miss it.

lobsterzoidberg
Guest

Same here.

angel85
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I heard of a recent increase in an eating disorder called orthorexia. It’s sort of like anorexia but instead of an obsession with not eating it’s an obsession with eating “healthy.” At first the rules sound simple, avoid processed foods, things high in fat or sugar, etc. The problem is thanks to all the scare mongering people take it to absurd levels, like gluten free, “organic” fruits and vegetables, not eating anything with “chemicals” or “additives” (I can’t pronounce this ingredient name, it’ll probably kill me!) There’s a difference between cutting back on twinkies and not eating an apple because… Read more »
tecpaocelotl
Guest

Great video.

BellaWinx
Guest
I’ve always found cheap diets to be, at the very least, odd and, at the very worst, insane. I have Cystic Fibrosis so my weight has always been an issue. When you have CF, your body doesn’t absorb fat the way a normal person’s body does and you burn a lot of calories coughing so you will spend your life fighting to keep weight on. It’s not an easily loseable battle but you do need to watch yourself. A dietician regularly monitors you( I go to clinic every 3 months) as part of your basic treatment so that you never… Read more »
RockmanX3
Guest

I used to be in the “I don’t have the time to eat right or exercise” group of people and was pretty chubby into my mid 20’s. When I started having serious head and chest pains, it was all related to my blood pressure and cholesterol.

It’s sad that most people wait until their bodies have serious problems before they decide to live healthier lifestyles. Sometimes it’s a little too late.

NeuroManson
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Here’s the fact of the matter. Back in ancient times when people walked with dinosaurs, schools actually had a decent education budget, which started being trimmed down (and then gutted) over the course of 40 years. One class they used to have was home economics. Which was basically a girl centric course to teach high school girls to be good housewives because communism. Sure guys could take it, but then they’d be called gay, etc, so very few did. Basically those courses taught everything from cooking through sewing and whatnot, just how to do stuff around the house. Boys got… Read more »
trlkly
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That’s silly. Cooking isn’t hard. We have the Internet now, so you don’t really have to “learn to cook.” Just follow recipes until you get it down or read how to guides. We just don’t want to take the time to do it, and have become used to the way the packaged food tastes. Plus, think about it. If you’re marketing food, what are you going to do? You’re going to make it taste as good as you can for the price you spend on it. We evolved to like high fat, high carb, and just plain high calorie foods,… Read more »
RockmanX3
Guest

If anything, gas prices in America have went down considerably, so there’s not really much excuse to eat healthier now.

wordforger
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I think it’s a mix between our “get it now” culture and the lack of home ec education that’s done the most harm. You would be amazed at how many people I went to college with could not cook anything to save their lives. I was an anomaly because I cooked almost every day in some form or fashion, and I got creative with what I made, even if it was just a microwaved meal. I knew all the basic home fix-it stuff to the point that some of my friends and roomies jokingly called me “Mom”. A common “on… Read more »
Sewblon
Guest

That is completely inaccurate. education spending per-student has been rising since the 1960s. The problem is not that public schools are underfunded. http://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/fed/10facts/edlite-chart.html

trlkly
Guest

How do I detox my body? Do you have a working liver and kidneys? Then it’s being done for you.

Still, I’m okay with detox as long as it’s not used in a literal way. As long as the “toxins” are just the stresses of life or something, have at it.

Goobian
Guest
One of the most offensive things I have ever seen was in the waiting room in an ER. And this person was sitting there with I think their mother and they had a Steroids IV I think attached to them and a friend happened to see them there and the friend was slightly overweight. And she said oh hi funny to see you here oh wow what is this about or something like that. And the friend mentioned she had cancer and she was going through chemo. Her friend said oh you should be eating Organic food, I would too… Read more »
Amkus
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Not what I was expecting. And here I was getting ready to come in here and call you on some crazy detoxing misinformation.

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