Sun, 11 May 2008
Mark Schapiro Exposes Toxic Chemicals. Matt Bryzcki's Training Myths. Dr Dahlman Hates Dairy. Dr Cory Kidd's Weight Loss Robot
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Before we got started we thanked Lisa Lillien, the Hungry-Girl for taking us to dinner when she was in Atlanta for her event promoting her NY Times Best Selling book Hungry-Girl: Recipes and Survival Strategies for Guilt-Free Eating in the Real World. Lisa has been coming on our show since we started and we thank her for her support and help spreading the word about our show. Now if you have been living under a rock and haven't heard of Hungry-Girl, now is the time to check her out. go to her website www.hungry-girl.com and subscribe to her daily newsletter and buy her book. Our wives bought lots of books to give as presents, it's that good.
On tonight's show Dr Fitness and the Fat Guy learn all about the dangers of toxins in everyday products like cosmetics and plastics from award winning investigative reporter Mark Schapiro.
Mark has been investigating environmental and international issues for over 20 years. His work has been featured in: Harper's, The Nations, NOW with Bill Moyers, FRONTLINE and NPR.
In 2007 he wrote Exposed, a book that compares the proactive governmental policies of the European Union when it comes to environment, safety and health to the the more reactive policies of the US.
Mark explained that in the United States their are no government regulators checking to see if there are any toxins in products such as cosmetics and plastics. In Europe that is not the case. The European Union have oversight over cosmetics and they have compiled a list of dangerous ingredients that are not allowed in cosmetics. Sadly in the US cosmetics sold here are filled with carcinogens that are banned in Europe.
For more information about Mark, his investigative reporting and his new book Exposed, please go to his website www.centerforinvestigativereporting.org
We started the show with Matt Bryzcki, Fitness Expert from Princeton University. Matt comes on each month and dispels some of the strength training and exercise myths that get spread around the internet. Tonight he went after body builders. A lot of super buff looking body builders have websites that give out a lot of bad information about losing weight and getting in shape. For instance Matt shared a story about one body builder who started smoking to lose weight for his competition. He then started eating baby food in an effort to consume more potassium (he never heard of bananas, I guess). Matt is almost finished with his new book about Youth Fitness called Youth Fitness: An Action Plan for Shaping America's Kids. He also talked about some of the books and magazines that influenced him.
Next we had Dr David Dahlman, author of the book Why Doesn't My Doctor Know This?
Dr. Dahlman, is a Chiropractor with a
degree in Nutrition, became the Director of The Hyde Park Holistic Center in order to educate patients that there are alternatives to
traditional medical care.
Cory recently completed his Ph.D. in human-robot interaction at the MIT Media Lab and is known as leading researcher in the field. His experience in human-robot interaction and developing novel technology for healthcare applications for the last ten years is a key to Intuitive Automata's success.
Prior to his graduate studies at the Media Lab, Cory was a
research scientist as part of the Aware Home project at the Georgia Institute
No Dr Fitness' Fitness Tips this week but you can get his tips every day at our new website www.wellnessminutes.com or on iTunes here. Or our blog www.drfitnessblog.com
Amazingly the Fat Guy is being followed by over 3 dozen
people who are interested in what he eats each day. Who would have
thought? Anyone can follow the Fat Guy's eating exploits on
Twitter. Food journals are great ways to lose weight and the Fat Guy is
always trying anything in order to lose those last 20 pounds. So take a peek
into his food diary. You never know what he'll write. Somehow he can stay
compliant to writing on Twitter but he can't fit in exercise each day. That's
right, moments after he eats something the Fat Guy Twitters about it and you
can follow him so that one day if you try real hard you too can look like the
Fat Guy. Please go to www.twitter.com/fatguy