#30: Jake Johnson – Science Literacy, Rationality, & Skepticism

Jake Johnson of JJ Strength.com

This is episode 30 of Evil Sugar Radio. In this episode, we’re going to interview Jake Johnson. Jake writes at JJ Strength.com. He’s currently finishing his degree in Health & Exercise Science and has a lot of great ideas about the diet and fitness industries.

Just a heads up, there are a few parts with some technical difficulties.

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Episode 30 Overview

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

  • Jake, what do you do?
  • What are you wanting to do with your degree?
  • Which fad diets did you get into?
  • What is carb backloading?
  • What about the “you didn’t do it right” argument?
  • How do you eat today? Do you have a particular philosophy?
  • What do you do for training?
  • Can you talk about your recent article on Antonio’s site?
  • What about your contribution to the bundle?
  • Thoughts on general debating skills and scientific literacy
  • What else are you working on these days?
  • Does sugar cause cancer?
  • If you could suggest positive advice to the fitness industry, how can the industry do better?
  • Is sugar evil?

Show Notes

JJ Strength

Jake’s guest post on Antonio’s blog: Scientific Illiteracy in the Diet Industry (http://healthyurbankitchen.com/blog/scientific-illiteracy-in-the-diet-industry/)

Australian paradox (http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/13/898)

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

Let us know what you think in the comments


  1. Nice one again guys.

    Really enjoying some of the content provided by a lot of these speakers you have coming in. You’ve got a fan in Australia that’s for sure!

    The paradox is interesting over here, yet it still continues to play out the role of crazy better than most as people are continually and exceptionally paranoid about sugar consumption.

    Despite what I’m learning about more and more as regards nutrition in the past three or four years, I still have these mental lapses where I have to take a step back and not beat myself up if I feel like a chocolate bar or slice of banana cake!

    These belief systems are so well engrained now it’s can be a mental battle to compete with the variety of insane assertions out there.

    Keep up the great work.

  2. Great information Guys! Keep it coming!