David Goggins
Former Navy Seal
Career Development
Bryan Cranston
Critical Thinking
Liv Boeree
International Poker Champion
Emotional Intelligence
Amaryllis Fox
Former CIA Clandestine Operative
Chris Hadfield
Retired Canadian Astronaut & Author
from the world's big
Start Learning

How Raw Milk Is Like Marijuana

Question: What are a few \r\nthings people can\r\ndo to eat healthier?


Nina Planck: \r\nIf\r\nyou want to change your diet the quickest way is to think about a couple\r\n of\r\nthings you can eliminate and a couple of things you can add.  I gather from the latest studies on\r\nweight loss diets that most people try to do too much and I expect that \r\nis the\r\ncase with real food too.  So do you\r\nknow how they refer to marijuana as a gateway drug to harder drugs like \r\nheroin?  Well I find that real milk is a gateway\r\nfood to other real foods, so one thing you might do is just raise the \r\nstandards\r\nof your dairy consumption a little bit. So if milk is a staple in your\r\nhousehold buy whole milk, not skim milk. \r\nBuy organic milk and not industrial milk.  Buy\r\n local, regional, grass-fed, un-homogenized milk.  And if\r\nyou can, buy raw milk.  Buy better\r\nquality dairy products.  Eliminate\r\nany fake foods.  That is an easy\r\none to remove.  If there is fake\r\nbutter in your fridge, throw it away. \r\nClear out your pantry of anything that is ersatz, imitation or \r\nfake,\r\nanything that has been injected, engineered, reengineered. \r\n You might consider eliminating\r\nindustrial corn from your diet altogether – so that would be corn syrup,\r\n corn\r\noil and all its friends actually, the yellow grain and seed oil, \r\nsafflower oil,\r\nsunflower oil, soybean oil.  They\r\nare not good for you for a host of reasons we haven’t had time to \r\ndiscuss\r\ntoday.  You could eliminate corn-fed beef, which \r\nwould be industrial beef and eat only better beef and you could\r\neliminate corn syrup from your diet. \r\nThese would be quick ways to start.  And I \r\nwould also just add if you have children in your house\r\nit’s a great time to get motivated to do these things. 

\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAbove\r\n all, be\r\nan omnivore.  Eat things in\r\nmoderation and eat the best quality food you can find and afford. And \r\neat the\r\nfoods that suit your body, your cuisine, your culture and your history. \r\nAnd\r\ndon’t worry if the guy next to you loves lamb and you don’t.  If beef is your thing, make it your\r\nthing and don’t look over your shoulder. \r\nDon’t ask your mother what to eat. \r\nDon’t ask the USDA.  Don’t\r\nask the guy next to you.  Learn how\r\nto eat for yourself and you’ll be liberated.

Raising the standards of your dairy consumption can be a "gateway" step toward a healthier, more natural diet.

Live on Tuesday | Personal finance in the COVID-19 era

Sallie Krawcheck and Bob Kulhan will be talking money, jobs, and how the pandemic will disproportionally affect women's finances.

Women who go to church have more kids—and more help

Want help raising your kids? Spend more time at church, says new study.

Culture & Religion
  • Religious people tend to have more children than secular people, but why remains unknown.
  • A new study suggests that the social circles provided by regular church going make raising kids easier.
  • Conversely, having a large secular social group made women less likely to have children.
Keep reading Show less

Bubonic plague case reported in China

Health officials in China reported that a man was infected with bubonic plague, the infectious disease that caused the Black Death.

(Photo by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Getty Images)
  • The case was reported in the city of Bayannur, which has issued a level-three plague prevention warning.
  • Modern antibiotics can effectively treat bubonic plague, which spreads mainly by fleas.
  • Chinese health officials are also monitoring a newly discovered type of swine flu that has the potential to develop into a pandemic virus.
Keep reading Show less

Leonardo da Vinci could visually flip between dimensions, neuroscientist claims

A neuroscientist argues that da Vinci shared a disorder with Picasso and Rembrandt.

Christopher Tyler
Mind & Brain
  • A neuroscientist at the City University of London proposes that Leonardo da Vinci may have had exotropia, allowing him to see the world with impaired depth perception.
  • If true, it means that Da Vinci would have been able to see the images he wanted to paint as they would have appeared on a flat surface.
  • The finding reminds us that sometimes looking at the world in a different way can have fantastic results.
Keep reading Show less

Education vs. learning: How semantics can trigger a mind shift

The word "learning" opens up space for more people, places, and ideas.

Future of Learning
  • The terms 'education' and 'learning' are often used interchangeably, but there is a cultural connotation to the former that can be limiting. Education naturally links to schooling, which is only one form of learning.
  • Gregg Behr, founder and co-chair of Remake Learning, believes that this small word shift opens up the possibilities in terms of how and where learning can happen. It also becomes a more inclusive practice, welcoming in a larger, more diverse group of thinkers.
  • Post-COVID, the way we think about what learning looks like will inevitably change, so it's crucial to adjust and begin building the necessary support systems today.
Keep reading Show less