The Myths and Science of Losing Weight & How Humans Have Redefined Nature
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If you are booking a commercial flight, what is the best seat to choose? You might want to look at row 49. Listen as I explain why flight attendant Sandra Jeenie Kwon (who has 7 million social media followers) says row 49 is where you will find the best seat on the flight. Who hasn’t thought, “ I could stand to lose 5-10 pounds”? It seems like everyone wishes they weighed less. Yet, as anyone who has tried knows, it isn’t easy. One big reason it is hard is that there are a lot of myths about what works and what doesn’t work. Listen to my guest Robert Davis. He is an award-winning health journalist and author of the book Supersized Lies: How Myths About Weight Loss Are Keeping Us Fat ( . He explodes the popular myths and explains the most effective and efficient ways to shed pounds according to real science.  Humans have and continue to mess with nature - not necessarily in a bad way but we do make changes that would otherwise not be made. For example, we modify food, we domesticate animals, we protect other species and their habitats from danger, we eradicate diseases and so on. We have altered nature in many ways - sometimes good, sometimes not. Joining me to discuss what that means to us today and in the future is biologist Beth Shapiro author of the book Life As We Made It: How 50,000 Years of Human Innovation Refined—and Redefined—Nature (  If there was an emergency and something happened to you, how would medical workers know who to call or what medications you are allergic too? Listen as I explain how your cellphone can speak for you when you can’t - if you set it up right in the first place. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really like The Jordan Harbinger Show! Check out OR search for it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.  You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND get $15 off at Promo code: SOMETHING Make sure to follow and listen to Uncommon Ground on Amazon Music, Apple Podcast or wherever you listen. Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at Listen to Build For Tomorrow with Jason Feifer, our favorite new podcast, right here! or visit T-Mobile for Business the leader in 5G, #1 in customer satisfaction, and a partner who includes benefits like 5G in every plan. Visit Discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically and is accepted at 99% of places in the U.S. that take credit cards! Learn more at JUSTWORKS makes it easier for you to start, run and grow a business. Find out how by going to Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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