Is the Food Industry Using the Tobacco Industry Playbook?

Posted in Uncategorized on February 28, 2015 by mboyle1959

mboyle1959:

This is a great article that will really make you question whether you can believe anything the food industry writes.

Is the Food Industry Using the Tobacco Playbook?

Originally posted on Michael Boyle's Strengthcoach.com Blog:

Recently I received an article that was as disturbing as any I have read. The title is The Perils of Ignoring History: Big Tobacco Played Dirty and Millions Died. How Similar Is Big Food?  The really scary part is that the authors, Kelly Brownell and Kenneth Warner, are not two easily dismissed fringe nutritionists but rather work at a couple of places you may have heard of, Yale University and University of Michigan. The authors have studied the actions of the tobacco industry beginning in the fifties and have come away with some frightening parallels.

The findings of the paper are, as I said, disturbing;

“The tobacco industry had a playbook, a script, that emphasized personal responsibility, paying scientists who delivered research that instilled doubt, criticizing the “junk” science that found harms associated with smoking, making self-regulatory pledges, lobbying with massive resources to stifle government action, introducing “safer” products, and simultaneously manipulating…

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Highly Processed Foods Can Be Addicting

Posted in Fat Loss, Guest Authors, Nutrition on February 27, 2015 by mboyle1959

Nice, simple, non-scientific article that does reference a study that shows that processed foods can be addicting. The number one food? Pizza.

Highly Processed Foods Can Be Addicting

Origins of the Workout Warrior- How Mike Mamula Changed the Combine

Posted in Guest Authors, MBSC News, Media, Training, Uncategorized with tags , , on February 26, 2015 by mboyle1959

I was just interviewed for NFL.com in a great article on the history of combine training. Take a second and read it if you get the chance.

Origins of the Workout Warrior

 

Become a Better Player by Not Playing!

Posted in Guest Authors, Hockey, Injuries, MBSC News, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags on February 25, 2015 by mboyle1959

Confusing headline? I hope it makes you read this.

Athletes Are Made In the Off-Season

If your child is a hockey player from 6-15 PLEASE don’t sign them up for spring and summer leagues! The only people who need spring and summer leagues are rink operators and league operators. ALL THE EVIDENCE SAYS NO.

Athletes Are Made In the Off_Season

Want To Read A Scary ( and informative) Article?

Posted in Fat Loss, Guest Authors, Media, Nutrition, Random Thoughts with tags on February 24, 2015 by mboyle1959

This article from the Organic Consumers Association has some really interesting and informative stuff that is also a bit scary. Bottom line is that it’s really hard to eat well. You need to keep reading labels and reading articles like this.

Why Does the Dairy Industry Oppose GMO Labels?

Take 5 Intervals and Call Me in The AM?

Posted in Fat Loss, MBSC News, Nutrition, Random Thoughts on February 19, 2015 by mboyle1959

Fitness professionals may be the best medical practitioners in the world. We actually do something to deal with the underlying disease as opposed to treat the symptoms. Doctors have been reduced to simply giving us something that masks our symptoms. A friend once hypothetically compared doctors to mechanics. Imagine bringing your car in for service because the “check engine” light was on and getting handed some duct tape. The mechanic looks you straight in the eye and says “put a piece over the light, you won’t see it anymore”. You’d probably laugh and never go back to that mechanic, right?

Why don’t we laugh when the doctor gives us a statin, or blood pressure medication, or Metformin? Does anyone think that statins actually do anything to deal with why your cholesterol is high? If you do, you’re crazy. They just change the test results. The reason you have high cholesterol is still there? ( PS- lets not even get into the whole cholesterol debate, just think symptom and treatment)

High blood pressure? Take this. It will lower your blood pressure. Again, the drug will change the test result so that it appears more favorable. Does the drug deal with why you have high blood pressure? No, the drug just makes you “ignore the light” until something more serious happens.

To stay with our mechanic analogy, you now back a few weeks later and say “my oil light is on now too”. The mechanic says “no problem, have another piece of tape”. You just keep driving until the car stops working, with all these pieces of tape covering your warning lights. What’s the life analogy for that scenario? Not a pretty picture is it?

I’d love it if someday you went to the doctor to complain and they said. “Here’s a prescription for exercise, take 5 intervals three times a week for six weeks and come back. And also, lose a pound per week while you’re at it. If you come back and you’re not down six pounds and have an attendance note from your trainer I’m going to cancel your health insurance”. Now that would be practicing medicine.

We can dream can’t we?

Certified Functional Strength Coach at Perform Better HQ in Rhode Island

Posted in MBSC News, Seminars, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training with tags , on February 18, 2015 by mboyle1959

Saturday March 28th we will be doing a Certified Functional Strength Coach course in Rhode Island.  The reviews on these courses have been amazing.

For more information, click the link below.

http://cl.publicaster.com/ViewInBrowser.aspx?NWD=1&pubids=0231%7c15379%7c666311%7c45597&digest=h9Xssbft3eYC2tbhYHaqyw&sysid=1

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