#48: Diet Info Wars

Dr. Oz Bullshit

This is episode 48 of Evil Sugar Radio. In this episode, we answer more of your Listener Questions. We received so many questions that we had to break them up into two shows. In this show, we clarify a few things from recent shows, then dive into your questions about various fad diets.

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Episode 48 Overview

Here’s an overview of what we’ll be talking about in this episode:

  • Intro – 0:00
  • Is there something wrong with being a white male? – 1:10
  • How diet gurus evoke your sense of outrage – 17:40
  • Mercola, Food Babe, and other fear mongers – 25:00
  • More anti-sugar fallacies – 30:40
  • Blood Type Diets – 34:30
  • Fixing a Damaged Metabolism – 42:20
  • Dr. Fuhrman & “The End of Dieting” – 50:30
  • The GAPS Diet – 54:20
  • Wrap-Up – 1:01:15

Show Notes

Louis CK – Being White (YouTube)

Why Don’t You People Just Get Over It? Here’s Why ( http://tinyurl.com/oqsp7x4 )

Feminism 101: Helpful Hints for Dudes, Part 3 ( http://tinyurl.com/7duka6b )

Alzheimer’s Disease—Yes, It’s Preventable! ( http://www.donotlink.com/lvH )

3 Ways Sugar Is Ruining Your Mental Health ( http://www.donotlink.com/lvI )

Skeptic’s Dictionary – Blood Type Diet ( http://www.skepdic.com/bloodtypediet.html )

ABO Genotype, ‘Blood-Type’ Diet and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors ( http://tinyurl.com/km3lkjp )

Blood type diets lack supporting evidence: a systematic review ( http://tinyurl.com/qjrdpqa )

Science-Based Medicine – GAPS Diet ( http://tinyurl.com/otslxmm )

Music Credit

Intro music from Baba Brinkman’s Revenge of the Somatic. Purchase any of Baba’s music at http://bababrinkman.bandcamp.com/


  1. I respect you both. I wanted to give James a high five when he mentioned white men are very privileged in the last show.

  2. According to my blood type I’m not supposed to eat pork, kidney beans, bananas. When I read that I was like that is such bullshit because when I go too long without eating pork or bananas I feel like crap. I love lamb burgers however I can’t stand broth made from lamb bones. I found my balance I incorporate everything. When I have a taste for something I eat it and enjoy it.

  3. Jovani, that is one of the most important factors to determine your ideal diet: do you like it? Good. Eat it.

  4. You guys are hilarious. I have a friend who loves Mercola, Gerson (not remembering the name, nor that other cancer quack in Texas), and every other fear monger-er. I can’t even listen, won’t let him show me videos, we mostly have agreed not to go there. It works for the most part, though I roll my eyes more than with my other friends, and he shakes his head more frequently. I really don’t like any appeals to emotion, I’m a woman of science. I think he likes Fuhrman, too.