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👊On mission to expose + change food/health incentives 💻 Co-Founder, @TrueMedPayments ✍️ Co-author of upcoming book on health 📚@stanford @harvard
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Mar 27 18 tweets 7 min read
The playbook is being used again:

@novonordisk is paying the NAACP to say opponents of lifetime obesity injections (Ozempic/Wegovy) for kids are racist.

I saw these tactics firsthand. They are evil and hurt children of color the most.

Here’s why: .@novonordisk wants to define obesity as a disease (not related to food) to ensure taxpayer funding.

This will ensure it is the most successful drug in history (80% of Americans are overweight)

They've paid think tanks, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the NAACP to help. Image
Feb 28 12 tweets 3 min read
We're building an experienced, mission-driven team @TrueMedPayments -- and looking for one more senior software engineer.

We will wire $10,000 to whoever refers the person we hire.

We'd much rather give this $ to this community than recruiters.


More👇 The mission of TrueMed is to move healthcare incentives to promote metabolic habits like food, exercise and sleep.

We now have a sick-care system that profits off interventions once patients are sick.
Feb 16 7 tweets 4 min read
I debated a Harvard Dr. about Ozempic on @bariweiss podcast.

Dr. Anekwe argued taxpayers should subsidize lifetime obesity injections for teens.

I put my heart + soul into arguing another direction.

Our kids' lives are at stake.


Several clips 👇 The biggest problem: children are being told that obesity is genetic and not a result of what they eat - and that Ozempic is the cure.

This is a lie.

Unless kids are encouraged to move and eat healthy food - they’ll get other diseases and live a worse life.
Feb 14 7 tweets 3 min read
I’m very proud of this podcast with @APompliano - I think it’s one of the best overviews of what patients should know about food incentives - with some actionable tips.

Give it a listen on YouTube (link below). One topic covered:

Remember that study that said Lucky Charms were healthier than beef? Those ratings were supposed to be on children’s food labels co-founder @jwmares’s article on @micsolana’s substack led to a halt these efforts - which saved lives.
Feb 13 4 tweets 1 min read
Semaglutide (obesity drug) could cost taxpayers more than $500 billion per year.

It would be significantly cheaper to buy every overweight American healthy food for life.

We are at a precipice moment.

Here's the math: (200,000,000 obese or overweight Americans)
(50% drug penetration)
($13,000 annual cost)
(41% of drug costs paid by government)
Feb 6 5 tweets 3 min read
This former @a16z and @jpmorgan exec is saying to “f” a “grifter” high school student (who is motivated by personal history to help cure cancer).

It shouldn’t take a high schooler to realize Coke wants something for this $. And that health groups shouldn’t accept it. Thanks @travelingenes for speaking out and thanks also to @Matt_Levine_1 for showing the delusion form “adults” she’s up against. Matt actually arguing that 2m of coke money to the American Doaberws Assocairikn is not notable because… the ADA take money from others…
Jan 25 6 tweets 3 min read
Your tax dollars at work...

A recent @UMich government-funded stated that PB&J sandwiches on processed white bread INCREASE life expectancy...

And eggs + red meat DECREASE life expectancy...

It gets worse... Image The study says with a straight face that there are "no conflicts of interest."

It then notes the authors have been paid by "numerous members of the food industry," Unilever and Nutella (!)

Unilever is the maker of Skippy peanut butter. Image
Jan 19 8 tweets 3 min read
There is a playbook that PR consultants use to help Big Food and pharma rig the system. I helped them implement it early in my career.

It’s the same playbook cigarette companies used in the 1980s.

Step 1: form a “third party” group. Step 2: label opponents as the “nanny state”

Today, PR companies say it’s “patriarchal” to take Coke out of food stamps or curb Medicare spending on drugs - even though those policies are the result of a rigged system.
Jan 9 8 tweets 3 min read
Anyone who cares about the health and competitiveness of America should speak out against Ozempic approval for pre-teens NOW.

HALF of users experience severe gastrointestinal issues that require additional drugs.

95% of serotonin (regulates contentment) is produced in gut. By all accounts, the majority of patients who stop using Ozempic gain weight back.

This is what makes the immediate FDA approval for PRE-TEENS so disturbing.

It will create life-long dependency and carry obvious side effects (the drug's purpose is to alter metabolism).
Jan 8 5 tweets 2 min read
Our children are being thrown under the bus by Big Food and a complicit government.

This is a @TuftsUniversity study funded by processed food and the NIH.

This is what we use to make nutrition policy.

This is unconscionable. Tufts and the NIH need to respond. Image "Cereals aren't inherently bad."

This is an actual quote from the lead author of the study - who is paid by processed food companies and the NIH.

Wrong. Highly processed grains and sugar going into children's bloodstreams every morning is very bad. Image
Jan 5 6 tweets 2 min read
Here's how the rigged system works to poison kids:

Step 1: Coke has a transactional meeting with a Heritage fundraiser: "we want a study to say this.

Step 2: Fundraiser sits in on a meeting with Coke lobbyists and the "scholar." High-level concepts discussed.

👇 Step 3: Fundraiser follows up with Coke saying they got assurance from scholar that analysis will be what they want it to say, and Heritage will do PR work after report is done.

Step 4: Coke wires money.

Step 5: "Scholars" like Peter get paid and say they worked for Heritage.
Jan 5 15 tweets 5 min read
Conservative think tanks like the Heritage Foundation have blood on their hands.

They are paid by Coke to rig the food system.

They are paid by pharma to keep Americans addicted.

They are paid by oil to denigrate @elonmusk

Here's how it works: Heritage is at the center of the spoke of hundreds of inter-connected groups that essentially dictate the votes of Republican lawmakers.

Their towering HQ contains a 230-seat auditorium and housing for 100 interns.

But who is paying for this?
Jan 2 11 tweets 4 min read
Early in my career, I consulted for Coke to ensure sugar taxes failed and soda was included in food stamp funding.

I say Coke's policies are evil because I saw inside the room.

The first step in playbook was paying the NAACP + other civil rights groups to call opponents racist Coke gave millions to the NAACP and the Hispanic Federation - both directly and through front groups like the American Beverage Association.

This picked up in 2011-2013 - when the Farm Bill and soda taxes were under consideration.… Image
Dec 31, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
We have been gaslighted to think that it is illegitimate for us to ask medical questions.

At the same time, we are becoming more sick, overweight, depressed and infertile.

Patients should question things that don't make sense. They should be empowered, not fearful.

👇 The medicalization of chronic conditions, which now make up 85% of healthcare costs, has been a disaster.

In the past 50 years:
Dec 30, 2022 9 tweets 3 min read
40.2% (!) of Coca-Cola's U.S. revenue comes from SNAP benefits (food stamps)

What an evil use of taxpayer money.

Here's the math: $113 billion spent on SNAP benefits (2021)….
Nov 8, 2022 13 tweets 3 min read
Why I am devoting my life to put food at the center of how we think about health...

(1) Last year, my mom abruptly died of pancreatic cancer. I always thought cancer was random, but was surprised to learn it was heavily mom’s challenges with blood sugar (I.e., food). (1) Food it at the root of heart disease (#1 cause of death), cancer (#2), COVID death (#3), stroke (#5), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (#6), Alzheimer’s disease (#7), diabetes (#8), influenza & pneumonia (#9), kidney disease (#10), and depression (suicide is #11).
Mar 16, 2022 17 tweets 5 min read
🧠Last November, @COMPASSPathway announced Phase IIb results.

📉The result? $CMPS is down 75%.

🤔Why? The adverse events reported have been completely misread by the market.

It is the clearest risk/reward stock opportunity I've seen.

Here's why: I want to start by saying this topic could not be more serious.

The second leading cause of death for Americans under 34 is suicide

It is imperative that we interpret $CMPS data correctly, especially if it suggests we can *reverse* the root causes of depression for the 1st time
Mar 13, 2022 11 tweets 3 min read
The best health tip I learned last year:

🩸Take your most recent blood test

🙅Do not listen to your doctor if they say "levels look fine"

➗Divide your Triglycerides/HDL

‼️If your ratio is over 2:1, take immediate action to get it below

How this test changed how I think: The first question is: "What actionable information are we trying to learn from our cholesterol tests?"🩸

The answer: "Gauging our risk of metabolic dysfunction"

🔋This is our cell's ability to regulate energy, which is the foundation of disease (heart, diabetes, cancer, etc.)