10 popular thoughts that I disagree with
I only came up with 8 for now.
1. Cholesterol is bad
Cholesterol has been blamed for what sugar does. Do the research. Cholesterol regulates all sort of vital body processes.
2. We need to eat "healthy" whole grains
Every recommendation related to the food pyramid has made us sicker, fatter and now our average lifespan is decreasing.
3. Any reason to watch contest shows
Like American Idol and America's Got Talent. Fiat television that makes us dumber.
4. Older people should not lift weights
We being to naturally lose muscle mass at 30. The rate at which we lose muscle mass accelerates as we age. Losing muscle mass makes us frail. Things like cardio and walking do not build/maintain muscle mass.
5. Red meat is unhealthy
Conflicts of interest on this point abound, do the research.
6. Upward career mobility should be a priority
Is double the money worth triple the work and stress?
7. Just about any "everyone should..." investing advice
Often in the comments on investing articles someone will say everyone should just own dividend stocks and someone else will say everyone should just own index funds. There's nothing that everyone should do. Dividend stocks and indexing are both valid along with dozens of other approaches.
8. The government has our best interests at heart
I don't know people could think the gov't cares about us at this point but to the extent anyone still does, I vehemently disagree.