#50: Jahed Momand – Big Pharma, Technology in Fitness, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Jahed Momand

This is episode 50 of Evil Sugar Radio. In this episode, we interview Jahed Momand about life with a new baby, the fitness and diet industries, Big Pharma, Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s perspective, and fitness gadgets.

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Episode 50 Overview

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

  • How’s it been going? How’s life with the new baby? – 1:15
  • Banter about Facebook – 2:20
  • What are some of the worst things about the fitness/diet industries? – 8:15
  • What are some of the best things about the fitness/diet industries? – 8:15
  • What about arrogance and dogmatism in the fitness/diet industries? – 15:45
  • What is your perspective on diet and nutrition? – 18:45
  • Why does Ray Peat advise avoiding muscle meats? – 23:25
  • Overall thoughts on Ray Peat – 24:15
  • What are the traits that people that live long, healthy lives have? – 31:00
  • You were reading the book Drugs for Life by Joseph Dumit on the pharmaceutical industry. Can you comment on that and how it affects our healthcare industry? – 34:15
  • What is your take on Nassim Nicholas Taleb? – 42:00
  • What do you think of him embracing Art DeVany and low-carb Paleo? – 44:00
  • What do you think of Taleb’s perspective on GMOs? – 46:45
  • Racism in Paleo – 54:05
  • Sometimes people say “Racism has always been here and will always be here.” What do you think about that? – 1:06:05
  • Since you’re in technology, what are your thoughts on using technology and gadgets to help manage nutrition and fitness? – 1:12:30
  • What is your take on willpower? – 1:14:30

Show Notes

Drugs for Life: How Pharmaceutical Companies Define Our Health by Joseph Dumit

The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Exogenous plant MIR168a specifically targets mammalian LDLRAP1: evidence of cross-kingdom regulation by microRNA (Cell Research) ( http://tinyurl.com/ae6dxqo )

Music Credit

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


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