Classic Doc Joe:
For the next several weeks I will be re-posting some of my original writings. Sadly, the last several months, I lost sight of what I had previously written.
In many ways WILK is an egregious bastion of erroneous information. But, when it comes to health, wellness and fitness — this Northeast Pennsylvania talk station rarely, if ever, get’s it right. The worst of the bunch are Steve Corbett and LA Tarone. They are diametrically opposed in philosophy and I would venture it a safe bet that the two don’t like one another, but when it comes to their views on health, they are talking twins with views so devoid of accuracy that, the dreaded silence of dead air would be preferable.
In my little world, it is no secret that I hold Steve Corbett on par with an anal fissure. From his mouth, a fountain of misinformation flows forth. He spews the supposed virtues of his extreme vegetarian views. He proclaims, with non-expert aplomb, that meat is bad and soy based tofu is good. He promotes this in the face of many studies that demonstrate that soy’s benefits have been overstated and that in men, soy can have many detrimental effects including; thyroid issues, estrogen like effects and decreased testosterone levels. Even if I believed that a vegetarian diet was in fact healthy; Steve does not present an outward appearance of physical vitality such as high carb, vegan advocate Harley “DurianRider” Johnstone.
However, what is worse is that the self proclaimed promoter of healthful living spends so much of his programing promoting unhealthy eating and drinking choices. He waxes poetic about drinking wine nightly, for a few pieces of silver he endorses foods that are nothing more than over-processed starch and sugar products and extolls his haphazard exercise regiment. Combined, his attitudes will promote the ever expanding waistlines of Northeast Pennsylvania’s citizens, leading them to the fate of obesity, type II diabetes and a lower quality of life. So I ask, how responsible is it for someone, who so desires a Nanny State of America to protect every citizen’s health and well being, to outwardly glorify the consumption of obesity causing foods and drinks?
L.A. Tarone is a former newspaper writer, current T.V. host at station WYLN and a weekend and occasional fill in host at WILK Entertainment Radio. I have met L.A. on a few occasions. He interviewed me when I ran for congress. I think he is a nice guy and he was an extremely fair interviewer.
After saying all those nice things you must be asking, why is he on the list? Well, he often talks about obesity , Michelle Obama’s efforts concerning childhood obesty, steroids and sports and he is never, ever correct in his facts or conclusions. One show that stands out, was when he was filling in for Sue Henry and blew his lid ranting about a possible new rule in Pennsylvania. It seems the Board of Education was considering new rules that would limit parents to a single sweet treat at school parties and allow classrooms one birthday celebration per month.
Look, I don’t like the state getting involved in our day-to-day lives, but children are in schools about seven hours a day. It is the purpose of the schools to educate our children. So, what is the problem with teaching them how to eat properly? What is the problem with maybe instilling in them a little self-control?
Our education system has failed our children terribly when it comes to health and fitness. Gym classes have been reduced or cut, recess is out the window and school lunches are refined carbohydrate laden piles of slop. Now the board of ed. actually steps up to the plate and attempts something positive and they are going to be dragged over the coals?
Tarone is a nice person, but he is a skinny little guy. He probably still fits into the same sized clothing he wore when he was a young man. Hell from what I have seen, it appears he is still wearing those same clothes.
L.A. Tarone is very knowledgeable on many subjects, but this isn’t one of them. Considering rise in the rate of childhood obesity — something needs to be done. We live in a country where young, preteen children are developing type II, adult onset, diabetes and hypertension. If we don’t educate them in school, then where do we educate them?
L.A. if you would like to have a serious discussion on this topic please feel free to email me at FatThenFitNow39@gmail.com. I will be more than happy to come on any of your shows.
As far as appearing on Steve Corbett’s show, I would rather have the anal fissure.
Life is lived in color, but sometimes the answers remain black and white.
Aloha, Ciao and Stay Healthy,
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For over three and half years I maintained a 130 pound weight loss, then last year I lost my way and found a relapse in obesity. I am discussing my battle with recidivism.
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