#300 With Barry Sears
I'd been skipping out on a lot of the recent episodes, but decided to listen to this one because none of the other podcasts i listen to had anything new this morning, and i was pleasantly surprised to hear some stuff that wasn't all product hyping and actually countered some of the bulletproof dogma. What? you mean grass fed butter isn't 100% the greatest health food ever created? MCT oil might actually not be the greatest discovery since fire? I do wish Dave would've engaged with him a little more on those points instead of just saying "oh, that's interesting, i'll have to look into that". I mean, the butter and MCT oil are cornerstones of his empire aren't they? And this dude just casually told him those cornerstones have what may be some pretty weak points. Butter actually has PRO-inflammatory processes? MCT oil wipes out liver glycogen? It also would've been interesting to hear more about their difference of opinion on macronutrient recommendations beyond just "should women have more carbs?".
Regardless, definitely a step up from a lot of the other recent episodes.
And, i don't know if anyone else has mentioned this, but constantly saying stuff like "dumb this stuff down for the listeners at home or driving in a car because i'm a level 9 biohacker who reads studies 25 hours a day" comes across as a little...condescending, smug, underestimating peoples' intelligence...douchey... but who knows, maybe there are people out there listening like "oh geez, quit with all the big words and just tell me how good butter is and how much exercise sucks!".