Why We Get Fat, with National Bestselling author, Gary Taubes
Our conversation continues with Gary Taubes, journalist and author of the bestseller Why We Get Fat. In this episode Gary reveals a pet peeve of his: the establishment still considers Ketogenic and Low Carbohydrate/High Fat (LCHF) diets unhealthy ways to eat, even though the recent resurgence of those diets has generated scores of clinical trials that appear to support the safety and effectiveness of this way of eating.
Exasperated, he wrote an article on the subject, which was published in Canada’s, The Globe and Mail. Gary gets emotional when he relates a story a doctor told him about a patient, newly diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, whose health improved dramatically by following a LCHF diet. We discuss President Clinton’s success on a vegan diet.
Gary has a strong response for those who think that such success stories are just anecdotes, not science. We then consider what to do when your doctor tells you to get off the LCHF diet regardless of your success. The episode ends with speculation on whether LCHF diets will ever be endorsed by the American Dietary Association (ADA) and the American Heart Association (AHA).
Gary mentioned during interview, ‘The Physiology of Taste’ by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin:
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