In Part One of the two-part series on science and health with T. Colin Campbell, PhD., Campbell discusses his findings on what science is actually saying about health and nutrition and the vegan benefits to health. Dr. Campell is the author of The China Study, a Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University and the Project Director of the China-Oxford-Cornell Diet and Health Project.
Click here to read how Dennis McCuistion applied the principles of this episode in his vegetarian diet experiment.
There is an obvious health problem in the United States. While, American citizens spend more on health care than any other country, two-thirds of the country is overweight. Greater than 15 million Americans have diabetes, more than 1 million have high cholesterol and half of all Americans have a health problem that requires them to use a prescription drug. Dr. Campbell sought to discover what, if any, are the changes that could be made to the American diet to better prevent disease. Partnering with Cornell, Oxford and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine, Dr. Campbell conducted his study.
The American diet consists of high quantities of protein. However, the findings of The China Study suggest that there are significant vegan benefits to health. Disease increases when a person consumes more than 10% protein in comparison to his or her daily caloric intake. The average American has a protein consumption of 17-18% and 70-75% of that is from animal foods. Through Campbell’s research, it became very clear that there is a direct relationship between animal protein intake and disease increase. The findings showed that as soon as animal protein started to show up in the diet, there was an increase in cholesterol, cancer and heart disease.
Dr. Campbell, closes his conversation noting that his intention in his message is not to push an opinion on listeners, but rather to provide information to the public that unfortunately has not been taught. His concern is that the information the public tends to receive is incorrect, therefore consumers cannot make educated choices on healthy diets. The facts from his study clearly point toward strong vegan benefits to healthy living.
04.12.09 – 1713
Joining the McCuistion TV program this coming Sunday is John Mauldin, author of the new book: ENDGAME: The End of the Debt Super Cycle and How it Changes Everything... the subject of this program.
Virtually every sovereign nation in the world is over indebted with the United States leading the way. We’ve all seen the fiascos in Greece and Ireland and are awaiting the meltdowns in Italy, Spain and Portugal. While we may be familiar with the debt our federal government owes and what the implications are, we may not be aware of just how over leveraged other nations are.
ENDGAME examines the effect and impact of the present financial crisis on the world and the USA economy and examine what may happen when all these countries can no longer borrow.
Join us on Sunday, April 15th at 12:30 PM on KERA, Channel 13, Dallas
The direct debt of the Federal government is over 14 trillion dollars and increasing at a trillion dollars a year; not to mention the tens of trillions in unfunded liabilities.
Joining host, Dennis McCuistion are:
- Mike George: Founder of Strong America Now and developer of the Lean Six Sigma Process; a technique for determining and eliminating waste, and
- David Walker: Former Comptroller General of the United States and CEO of the Government Accountability Office from 1998 to 2008. He is the author of Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility.
The discussion focuses on the sustainability challenges which threaten the US economic future. According to both guests, the survival of the Republic is at stake and in some cases we don’t even understand what the problem is. Waste in government is at an all time high, with the Department of Defense being one of the government’s biggest wasters of resources.
The conversation differentiates between corruption and waste, spending increases between 2009 and 2010, and how much higher spending still is compared to receivables. The challenges and solutions may surprise you.
Tune in to discover what needs to be done to reclaim our children and grandchildren’s future, and where, as always, we continue discussing things that matter with people who care…
Thanks once again for joining us…
Niki Nicastro McCuistion
Executive Producer/ Producer
Airing this Sunday, September 18th at 12:30 PM on KERA, Channel 13
Dan Burrus is considered, one of the top three gurus in the country on the future. In the 90’s he wrote the best seller Technotrends and many of his key points have become fact. His newest book, Flash Foresight: How To See the Invisible And Do The Impossible, takes a look at what we can do to transform our lives- in this century and decade- and pokes holes at the traditional ways of looking at the world and how we run our businesses.
He asks, “wouldn’t it be amazing if you could predict the future and be right?” Dan states that we can indeed predict the future. And we can have a better future as a result. Dan who bases his predictions on scientific principles tells us, “we all have a sense of foresight, but we don’t know how to trust or use it, yet it is a sense we can accurately make sense of”.
In part two of this series Dan talks about how to see invisible opportunities and solutions to seemingly impossible problems. He covers several additional points from his book:
- The key to doing something that seems impossible is to see invisible solutions.
- Take your biggest problems and skip them. You’ll often find that if there is a recurring problem, that isn’t the real problem you have to solve.
- Opposites work better.
- Anticipate by solving tomorrow’s problems before they happen.
- Direct your future or someone else will. Take charge of it.
His rapid fire dialogue and common sense solutions to many of the quirks of life and business challenges we all share will leave you saying, “Now why didn’t I think of that?”
Tune in and hear more of these incredible insights, as we talk about things that matter with people who care…
Airing this Sunday, September 11th at 12:30 PM on KERA, Channel 13
Our guest: Dan Burrus is the author of Flash Foresight: Seven Radical Principles That Will Transform Your Life and is considered one the world’s leading forecasters, corporate strategists and visionaries. In the early 1990′s, he joined us for two programs based on his then best seller: Technotrends.
In his newest book, Flash Foresight, Dan Burrus takes a look at what we can do to transform our lives in this century and decade and pokes holes at traditional ways of looking at the world and how we run our businesses.
He asks, “wouldn’t it be amazing if you could predict the future and be right”?
Burrus states that we can indeed predict the future. And we can have a better future as a result. Dan bases his predictions on scientific principles. He tells us, “we all have a sense of foresight, but we don’t know how to trust or use it, yet it is a sense we can accurately make sense of.”
In Part One of Flash Foresight, Dan Burrus gives input on the key points in his book related to how to use your sense of foresight to shape a better future for yourself and your family. “Not flash hindsight because we can’t change the past,” which is what many of us do. He asks that we:
Start with Certainty:
Transformational change brings personal opportunity. We’re in the process of changing everything we do. And humans like change, contrary to popular belief. We need to blow away the thought of bad news and believe that under it all there is a tremendous need to discover opportunity.
He counsels us to:
Redefine and Reinvent your career. While it used to be job security, now it’s about adaptability. We can and must learn new things. This part one of Flash Foresight will truly help you determine the future you.
So thanks for joining us on a must watch conversation about things that matter…
Airing this Sunday, July 24th at 12:30 PM on KERA, Channel 13
What do Martha Washington, Sojourner Truth, Abigail Adams, and Ayn Rand have in common? They’re just four of the twenty women who impacted the cause of freedom in America.
John Blundell: Fellow at Atlas Economic Research Foundation and author of the new book Ladies for Liberty; offers a series of insights into twenty American ladies who made a difference in the history of our country. John spent 16 years at the Institute of Economic Affairs in London and he is past president of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University and the Atlas Economic Research Foundation in Washington, DC.
While Mr. Blundell is a Brit, he lived in the United States for many years. He was always fascinated by the American women who truly impacted our society: in politics, the arts, economics, science, education etc. Looking at the landscape available of the giants in the field, he chose twenty women from our past to represent his premise. He brings the lives of these incredible women to life, and he explores, from his perspective, why each was a leader and tells us how they changed the history of our country. He addresses each of their accomplishments, and what made their character and their contributions to society.
This cross section of women includes: Marcy Otis Warren, Abigail Adams, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman, The Grimske Sisters, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Bina West Miller, Madam CJ Walker, Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder, Isabel Pattersen, Lula Bell Wallace, Vivien Kellams, Taylor Caldwell, Clare Booth Luce, Ayn Rand, Rose Friedman, Jane Jacobs, and Dorian Fisher.
Tune in Sunday, July 24th on KERA Channel 13 for a journey into the past – of some incredible well known icons in US history.
Thanks again for joining us as we continue talking about things that matter with people who care.
The Tea Party of 2009 began as a protest to the stimulus plan supported by the Obama Administration. But there quickly became other reasons for its protests. This program examines what Tea Partiers want and why, how they influence political conversations and perhaps the last election, and how they will continue to protest government involvement in economic decisions.
Mark Davis: Radio Talk Show Host – WBAP
Thomas Brunell, PhD: Professor of Political Science University of Texas Dallas
Ken Emanuelson: Head of the Dallas Tea Party
Join us as always as we talk about things that matter… with people who care.
Niki Nicastro McCuistion
Steve Forbes joins Dennis McCuistion to discuss his support of the flat tax, issues surrounding the global economy, his views on Washington policy and his perspective on where the government should be focusing. Steve Forbes is the Editor-in-Chief for Forbes Magazine and the author of Flat Tax Revolution.
As a forerunner in the proposal of the flat tax, Forbes is adamant that the flat tax issue should be on the forefront of the Presidential agenda. He states that it not only needs reformed, but health care and social security for young Americans must also be addressed. He goes on to discuss public opinion and his belief that although the flat tax will make the most sense long term, public opinion will be something that will need to be monitored and addressed as well and his suggestions on how to do that.
It’s the complexity of the current code that creates the problem. He sited a study where one average family’s tax information was given to 45 of the best preparers in the country and they came out with 45 different results on the amount of money the family owed.
Forbes continues the discussion by candidly addressing what he would have done differently if had been elected and the different place that would have put the country. He offered suggestions and support of off-shore drilling and nuclear power plants, saying it would offer 1 million new jobs, manufacturing and construction jobs, highly skilled and highly paid jobs, thus increasing jobs, energy and national security.
He finishes off the discussion by referencing some fundamental moral problems that have left America in the spot it is in today, demographics, social security, medicare and medicaid and his suggestions as how to fix the issues.
09.21.08 – 1718
In this segment from the McCuistion Program, Charles Murray, author of The Bell Curve, Losing Ground and the recently released, Real Education, explains and expounds on four controversial truths as they relate to the educational system.
Real Education has a simple premise: the way that we are educating our children is based on educational myths and disregards four distinct truths. The lack of concern for these four truths is detrimental to the futures of our children.
Truth #1 – Ability varies. Mr. Murray talks about the “No Child Left Behind” campaign and fallacies of thought. Schools draw on verbal, linguistic, visual, spacial and mathematical skills. However, there are many more skills that aren’t covered in school that should not be disregarded.
Truth #2 – Half of all children are below average. This statement refers to the skills that are taught and graded in school. He goes on to discuss the segregation that goes on from school to school and how that plays into this truth.
Truth #3 – Too many people are going to college. In Murray’s research he concluded that only 10-15% of kids have the ability to actually graduate from college courses, if they were in fact doing college-level work. However, 28% of Americans have bachelor degrees. He then expounds on the educationally elite and the effect that that has had on society.
Truth #4 – The future of America depends on how we educate the academically gifted.Mr. Murray believes it is our bright kids who will be leading the country, and they need to be trained better in those areas they are not currently trained in. According to Murray one of these areas is virtue. He goes on to explain the misunderstanding of true virtue among the rising generations.
He believes, “real education” is needed in order to eliminate the education myths that are being taught in our schools today.
10.12.08 – 1721
WASHINGTON — Abdullah al-Kidd, born in Kansas and once a star running back at the University of Idaho, spent 16 days in federal detention in three states in 2003, sometimes naked and sometimes shackled hand and foot, but was never charged with a crime.
On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to decide whether he may sue John Ashcroft, the former attorney general, for what Mr. Kidd contends was an unconstitutional use of a law meant to hold “material witnesses.” Mr. Kidd says the law was used as a pretext for detaining him because he was suspected of terrorist activities.
“The iPad,” writes Deutsche Bank’s Chris Whitmore in a note to clients issued Monday, “is driving a rapid, unprecedented shift in the structure of the computing industry.”
To illustrate that point, Whitmore has taken a chart of domestic PC market shares over the past seven quarters as measured by IDC, which doesn’t consider tablets to be personal computers, and redrawn it with the iPad added in (see table on right).
Citigroup Inc. managed to grow its core businesses broadly in the third quarter. Revenue and profits rose from the year-earlier period despite wobbly capital markets as Chief Executive Vikram Pandit appeared to turn the ship in a new direction.