Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 8/16/2011

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Whole Foods Debacle – Tyler Simmons

Last weekend CP intern, Tyler Simmons, posted his latest blog on my Facebook page describing a little run-in he had with a doctor while standing in line at Whole Foods, and I HAD to share it here.

Here’s the Cliff Notes version:  Tyler essentially had what mounted to a dead cow in his grocery cart, along with a few pounds of butter.  Never a fan of just standing there twiddling his thumbs, Tyler struck up a conversation with a random man standing in line a head of him – noticing the look of horror on the man’s face.

Seriously, you HAVE to read the story – it’s classic.  All I’ll say on the matter is Cholesterol: 1, Pompous Doctor:  FAIL!

The Cholesterol Farce – Guy Schenker, D.C, and Ronald Grisanti, D.C. MS

Subsequently, after I re-posted Tyler’s article on my Facebook page, there was a nice dialogue between several people and someone linked to the article above, which I thought was a fascinating read.

And while this particular article was written by two chiropractors – not that it matters, it’s a well researched and informative piece – it should be noted that most physicians receive (maybe) two days worth of course work in the realm of nutrition during med-school (give or take a few days).  And, while I wouldn’t recommend going against your physicians word, just be aware that just because someone’s a “doctor” doesn’t necessarily mean they know what they’re talking about.   Case in point: Dr. McDouchington from Whole Foods (from the first article above).

The 50 Commandments of Commercial Gym Etiquette – Bret Contreras

I can tell that Bret had a lot of fun writing this one!  I’m just trying to find out if there’s someway I can head down to Washington to lobby Congress to make it mandatory that commercial gyms posts this on their front doors.  I’ll even write it in crayon and glitter paint – you know, to make it official!

Well said Bret.  Well said!


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Comments for This Entry

  • Michael Gray

    Holy crap, that cholesterol article was awesome...

    August 18, 2011 at 9:24 am | Reply to this comment

  • Barath

    I generally love your pieces, Tony, but forgive me when I say that the conversation between Tyler and the doctor looks extremely contrived. It might well be true that the doctor in question indeed was incorrect in his assessment, but I am inclined to believe that that was probably not a faithful reproduction of the conversation.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Reply to this comment

  • Danny Walker

    Dr. McDouchington, I think I've been to him.

    August 18, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Reply to this comment

  • Tyler Simmons

    Hey Barath, That was actually almost word for word the conversation we had. The "I feel sorry for your clients" was contrived, the rest was nearly 100% verbatim.

    August 18, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Reply to this comment

  • Barath

    Tyler - In that case, I retract my comment. A doctor that hasn't heard of medical journals - wow!

    August 18, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Reply to this comment

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