Right now, a lot of people are sitting around, jaws agape, at this fervent crackpot, YADA. I figure everyone’s mandibular condyle needs a good workout, so I’m sharing.
Beware of the BLACK devils!!!!!! Having a menstrual cycle is unhealthy and the only reason a woman has one is because her body is sick. The same people that told you about your menstrual cycle are the same ones that gave you your diet… Yada
Posted by YADA on Monday, March 7, 2016
Obviously, this is bad science and non-factual, despite the vehemence of his assertions.
Basically, he’s a huckster, peddling what he calls a “detox” with a mixture of religion, charisma, and bad racial history. He says it is not a diet, although he also does a lot of fat-shaming and promoting his “detox” as a weight loss scheme. Despite being not-a-diet, he also makes strong claims about what you should eat: no meat, but also no wheat, broccoli, carrots, potatoes, bananas, celery, or starches because they are “all man made” and “acidic”.
This is actually a very common quack nutrition claim, that the pH of a food is somehow deleterious or beneficial, and that the wrong foods can “acidify” your body. Of course, your body is actually pretty good at stabilizing at a narrow, constant pH, and eating a banana isn’t going to send you spiraling into acidosis. It’s also the case that everything you eat is going to have a mix of acidic and basic components. I don’t think his grasp of biochemistry is very strong.
If it’s acid-based it’s not natural. Only carbon-based diets are natural.
I agree that only carbon-based diets are good for you — that rock salt diet will kill you — but will his brain explode if he learns that most of the acids in your diet are also carbon-based?
But a lot of his advice is just plain dangerous. He claims that African women have a different biochemistry than white women, and further, that menstruation is unnatural and bad for you. So he’s advocating a diet (excuse me,
detox) that he claims will gradually make your periods disappear.
That’s easy. Low fat, starvation diets will shut down the cycle, and you’ll also lose weight. That’s not a good thing. Fasting until your periods stop is probably not a wise nutritional choice.
Furthermore, if you suffered any pain during childbirth it’s your own fault — with the proper
detox, labor is painless, because, as he claims,
Nothing that is natural is painful.
Apparently, Neil deGrasse Tyson has been learning his biology from Yada lately.
Oh, and he does have a lot of praise for mathematics, as I’m sure you mathematicians will be pleased to hear. It’s fundamental to science, don’t you know, so he has equations.
blood + waste = death
blood – waste = life
That’s not math, I want to scream. Those are non sequiturs inappropriately linked by simple arithmetic operators.
He has a youtube channel that is full of entertaining lunacy. I’ve learned that white people come from Mars. Literally. Do you know why white people can’t dance? Because Mars vibrates at a different frequency than the Earth.
It’s good to have an explanation for that. I’ll tell my wife.