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Go West, Young Man, But Don’t Forget to Bring Your Insulin

Episode: 151

On this week’s episode of, Let’s Get Real, Erica waxes nostalgic about, the classic film, Annie Hall,, and, its derisive depiction of California health food restaurants in, the 1970s. Before arugula and Whole Foods were invented, California pioneered the health and organic food craze, which has become ubiquitous in today’s society. However, it seems the glimmering, shimmering bubble of The Golden State may have burst, according to some new statistics which indicate that, 55% of, the adult population in California are diabetic or pre-diabetic. Could hyper-processed foods and new drugs pushed, by Big Food and Big Pharma, respectively, be, to blame for this, self-perpetuating cycle of unhealth?

“As the middle class shrinks in size, it gains in girth.” [20:30] 1 Erica Wides

 

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