The Pyramid of DEATH – E 53 – Detail

In this episode we talked in more detail about the origins of the 1990’s Food Pyramid and how the very bedrock of it’s creation was based on bad science, greed, and a disproved theory known as the LIPID HYPOTHOSIS. Here are some links for further information:

Ancel Keys

Ancel Benjamin Keys was an American physiologist who studied the influence of diet on health. In particular, he hypothesized that replacing dietary saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat reduces cardiovascular heart disease. Wikipedia

In 1949 this chart was used to support Key’s hypothesis that there is a direct correlation between diets high in saturated fat and an increase of heart disease. It was the bedrock for the Food Pyramid which the USDA released in 1992. This 70+ year-old hypothesis still dominates and shapes the average American diet. It’s dead wrong.

Here’s a great article which discusses Ancel Keys and his lifelong crusade to end heart disease by reducing saturated fats and increasing so-called “healthy” carbs. The only problem? He was DEAD wrong.

Key’s Scientific Abandon – By Crossfit | December 31, 2018

The Cat’s Out of the Bag?

Links and Resources

Here are some of the links to books and resources that we cited in this episode. Beware, doing research into this topic will challenge your ideas of what a healthy diet is. It will scare the willey out of you. It will piss you off and will definitely change your eating habits forever!

Dr. Ken D Berry – MD

This guy has changed my (Mike’s) life. I’m not exaggerating. I stumbled onto his YouTube channel while trying to find solutions to my new diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes. After watching hours of his videos I ordered his book and it gave me insight into why things are the way they are.

Dr. Berry’s YouTube Channel

Dr. Berry’s Website

Dr. Berry’s Book

Dr. Jason Fung

This guy has such great information for those trying to free themselves from the bondage of out of control blood sugar, diabetes medications and insulin. Low carb diet and intermittent fasting; It works!

Dr. Fung’s YouTube Channel

Dr. Fung’s Website

The Great Cholesterol Myth – Johnny Bowden – PhD | Stephen Sinatra – MD

Diabetes and Insulin Resistance cause heart disease! Believe me, I know from experience. And what is the major cause of these things? Well, you are what you eat.

Full of history, scientific studies, and hard hitting information, this book opened my eyes to the connection between my diet, diabetes, and heart disease. It gave me answers, courses of action, and it really pissed me off.

Jonny Bowden’s YouTube Channel

Stephen Sinatra’s YouTube Channel

Death by Food Pyramid – Denise Minger

More information than you could ever want to know about the origins and impact of the Food Pyramid. Denise’s writing style and levity makes this read enjoyable despite the dire information it contains.

Ivor Cummins – The Fat Emperor

It took an engineer to take a hard look at the root causes of insulin resistance, diabetes, and heart diseases to finally explain the complex process that was destroying my health. I can’t say enough good things about this man.

Here’s a link to the video that started the Fat Emperor’s rise to notoriety:

Strange UFO’s – E41

In this episode we talked with an 86 year old woman named Jane who had a close encounter, along with her husband, with a UFO in the early 1980’s.

The sighting occurred in broad daylight in the Salt Flats in Eastern Utah. After the incident, Jane and her husband calculated the distance to the Nevada state line and determined it to be around 15 miles. Here is a screen grab from Google Earth looking NE 15 miles from the Nevada border:

Prior to the interview, Jane sat down with her grand daughter and had her sketch out the overall shape and look of the UFO they encountered that day. Here is the original sketch:

After the interview, we created at 3D model of what the craft might have looked like. Here is an isometric view of the model based on the sketch above:

In Jane’s description of the event, a strange craft approached them and then levitated 2 or 3 yards from their location. The craft was levitating 5-10 feet off of the ground while rotating slowly in the air. It made almost no sound other than something like a quiet fan. Here is an animation of the object levitating in the air:

So what was this strange craft Jane and her husband experienced out on the flats? We may never know. But one thing is certain, Jane and her husband saw something strange that day and we are very grateful for Jane’s willingness to tell her story. THANK YOU JANE!

Strange Quirks E26 – Detail

In this episode we talk about strange quirks, phobias, and behaviors. You might not be as strange as you think are.

A to Z: Strange and Common List of Phobias

Capgras Syndrome

Howard Hughes – Wiki

Nikola Tesla – Wiki

Types of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Pica Disorder

Austin and Mike’s VW Bug Project

Clips, Credits, & Cameos

The Thing – Movie – 1982

The Last Starfighter – Movie – 1984

Alone in the Dark – PC Game

Sexy and I Know It – LMFAO – 2011 – Song

To Thine Own Self Be True – Something Rotten! – Broadway

Howard Hughes Newsreel – 1935

E24 – Strange Holiday Traditions

The Caganer

The caganer is a typical Catalan Christmas figure characterized by its cheeky position in the nativity scene.


Caga Tio

Caga Tiós, Catalan Christmas logs stacked up at a market in Girona, Spai – Lindsay Patterson

NPR Caga Tio Article

Hiding the Christmas Pickle

Christmas Pickle?

Ancient Originations

Yule Log History

Christmas Tree History

Santa Claus



Clip Cameo Credits

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer; Caga Tio Song; Hide The Pickle; The Year Without A Santa Claus; Santa Claus is Coming To Town; Krampus Song; Frank Sinatra – Mistletoe and Holly; How The Grinch Stole Christmas