Feb 13, 2023
Entrepreneur and soon-to-be author Calley Means’ recent Twitter post exposed the racist agenda of Coca-Cola and racked up a whopping 12 million views, 13,000 retweets, and close to 60,000 likes in just one month.
And that’s just one tiny piece of Calley’s incredible journey to exposing the problems of our current healthcare and food system.
But instead of just complaining and highlighting the issues, Calley’s actively working on a solution through his latest company, TrueMed, which aims to use food and exercise as medicine instead of relying on pharmaceuticals that actually make things worse.
When you tune into this episode, you’ll learn more about his latest company, along with Calley’s first-hand experience seeing big pharma and food companies funneling money to professors, universities, and research studies on nutrition to skew the data in their favor. You’ll also hear about how companies like Coca-Cola continue to target low-income families through food stamp programs and how they lobby to avoid having a sugar tax placed on their products.
Calley also discusses how our current system has been making people with chronic diseases worse off instead of better, why weight loss drugs are not the answer, especially for obese kids, and what can be done to turn things around.
Calley also shares his personal experience and how he found himself in this space, what he believes the root causes of chronic diseases are based on science and research, and more about his company TrueMed.
Here’s a look at what Calley and Dr. Anthony Gustin discuss in this episode:
Calley’s backstory and why he started caring about health and fixing the healthcare system
How it’s become normalized for people to be chronically sick and taking a handful of prescriptions each day, and what that stems from
How the food system is designed to be efficient at making food cheap and addicting
Calley’s Twitter post that went viral and shed light on how food companies are funding research on nutrition and skewing the results in their favor
The two biggest lobbying spenders and why this is a massive problem for our healthcare system
How our chronic disease management process is actually causing diseases to go up and get worse instead of making things better
What can be done to fix our healthcare system?
Will our healthcare system eventually work itself out?
What can be done to address rising mental health issues?
How the scientific community has let Americans down and what can be done about it
Calley shares his thoughts on treating obese kids with prescription drugs and shots
The problem with weight loss drugs and why this is a huge issue
The root causes of chronic diseases and how it’s preventable
Calley’s latest business, TrueMed, and the problems it’s actively working to solve
Mentioned in this episode:
Calley Mean’s website
Calley’s website for TrueMed