15 square inches lost! 

In Episode 148, David Crowe speaks with David Smith of the UK charities Genital Autonomy and 15 Square. The conversation covers male genital mutilation (circumcision), female genital mutilation (FGM) and transgender changes of minors. They cover the reasons why circumcision still exists and why it is so much less common in the UK than in the US. They discuss the purpose of the foreskin and  what harms occur from its removal. Circumcision is contrasted with FGM, where the autonomy of the child is

* Duration: 57:52

* Published: 2017-07-19 9:46:30 AM

* Episode Download Link (79 MB): infectiousmyth.podbean.com/mf/feed/c3waks/TIM_071817.mp3

* Show Notes: infectiousmyth.podbean.com/e/the-infectious-myth-david-smith-on-genital-autonomy-071917/

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Shaken Baby Strikes Again. And Joe Whitaker Sits in Jail

This syndrome may be fake, but its consequences are real (unless this story is a hoax). 

In 2013 Joe and Charlotte’s baby Jaden suddenly collapsed. The parents called 9-1-1 but almost immediately doctors suspected child abuse. Despite a number of medical experts testifying that Jaden had a genetic or nutritional defect that caused weak bones and other health problems, Joe was convicted of child abuse and sentenced to 15 years, the minimum the judge could give him. David talks with his wife, Charlotte, who has not only lost her husband, but has completely lost Jaden (who recovered fr

* Duration: 57:42

* Published: 2017-06-06 3:32:17 PM

* Episode Download Link (79 MB): infectiousmyth.podbean.com/mf/feed/sfgux8/TIM_060617.mp3

* Show Notes: infectiousmyth.podbean.com/e/the-infectious-myth-shaken-baby-strikes-again-and-joe-whitaker-sits-in-jail-060617/

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Pediatricians Say Scrap The Fruit Juice

Real fruit and filtered water in metal flasks the only way to get your water intake.

Pediatricians Say Scrap The Fruit JuiceFruit juice has been marketed (and in some cases, recommended by physicians) as a healthy, natural source of vitamins and calcium. Kids like the way it tastes — in fact, children and adolescents continue to be the highest consumers of fruit juice and juice drinks, but nutritional benefits are very questionable.

Source: Pediatricians Say Scrap The Fruit Juice

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Code Blue Zone

Look at the diets of those that live to 100 for inspiration. 

Just off the coast of Turkey, very close to Samos, where Pythagoras and Epicurus lived, is a Greek island named Ikaria that is renown as “the island where people forgot to die” because of the exceptional lifespan of its inhabitants. Included in what is referred to as the Blue Zones — five regions in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the US with the highest concentrations of centenarians in the world — the people of Ikaria live about eight years longer than average and have exceedingly good health.

wakeup-world.com/2017/04/24/new-study-standard-american-diet-causes-nearly-half-all-deaths-heart-disease-stroke-type-2-diabetes/

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