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‘Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show’ Episode 414: Dr. Donald Miller On The Health Benefits Of A Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet

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In Episode 414 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from a Seattle, WA-based cardiac surgeon Dr. Donald Miller who came on my radar screen with a column he wrote earlier this year on LewRockwell.com called “Health Benefits of a Low-Carbohydrate, High-Saturated-Fat Diet” where he dismantles the traditional dietary advice pushing cutting fat and calories while loading up on carbohydrates. It’s so refreshing to hear someone of this caliber in the medical community sharing these concepts that run counter to what many of his colleagues believe is true. Listen to Dr. Miller talk about his medical training in the conventional wisdom regarding heart health promoting a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet, why he began questioning the diet dogma that exists to see if there are alternative hypotheses, how the Weston A. Price Foundation helped shape his thinking about a low-carb, high-fat diet, how obesity and heart disease are a modern phenomenon in just the past 100 years, his response to the work of Gary Taubes, why saturated fats are so much healthier than the vegetable oils, how he convinces his medical colleagues of the low-carb, high-fat message, his experience with the low-fat diet program promoted by Dr. Dean Ornish, his promotion of low-carb to his students and the reaction to it, why he believes the low-fat, high-carb diet concept is “coming to an end,” the story about how we got Crisco in the human diet, the fight that happened over margarine and butter after fat and cholesterol phobia commenced, why the low-fat diet continues to rule the roost, why the insurance companies don’t take a more vested interest in the low-carb, high-fat message, and the future of low-carb, high-fat diets that’s coming. Hopefully listening to Dr. Miller encourages you that brighter days are coming for the healthy low-carb message!

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What did you think about Dr. Donald Miller and his defense of a low-carb, high saturated fat diet? Respond to what you heard in the show notes section of Episode 414. Visit his web site at DonaldMiller.com and don’t miss his LewRockwell.com column “Health Benefits of a Low-Carbohydrate, High-Saturated-Fat Diet.” Coming up next week we go to the opposite end of the diet spectrum on Monday when I’ll have Dr. Neal Barnard, President of the pro-vegan Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine, to discuss his views on why a vegan diet is optimal for people with diabetes. Obviously most of my listeners will not agree with Dr. Barnard’s conclusions, but hopefully this spirited conversation will open your eyes up to an alternative viewpoint from one of the biggest vegan advocates in the world. Then on Thursday we’ll have Dr. Jacob Tietelbaum, author of Beat Sugar Addiction Now!: The Cutting-Edge Program That Cures Your Type of Sugar Addiction and Puts You on the Road to Feeling Great – and Losing Weight!, who will talk about sugar addiction, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and other sugar/carb-related health issues. It’s another fabulous week of low-carb podcasting coming your way!

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  • JayCee

    Thank you once again Jimmy and Dr. Miller, great interview- lloooved it – posted the article to all my friends! :)