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In Episode 415 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from arguably one of the biggest advocates of a plant-based diet on the planet. His name is Dr. Neal Barnard from Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and he is the author of a new book for diabetics called Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program For Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System For Reversing Diabetes Without Drugs. It was months in the making and I’m happy to have this voice of opposition clearly articulating why he believes what he believes so we know where he stands. Agree or disagree, you can’t deny he’s passionate about the plant-based diet.
Listen to Dr. Barnard talk about how he got interested in health after growing up in the cattle industry, how medical school made him change his diet to a meat-less one, why he considers a meat-based diet unhealthy, the results of the NIH study he conducted on a plant-based diet and the impact on Type 2 diabetes, why his diet tends to be a low-glycemic index nutritional approach, why eating low-fat, vegan diet without controlling the kind of carbohydrate intake can lead to higher triglycerides and increased blood sugars, the lipid changes that happened in his study (although particle size was not measured), why he’s not worried about HDL cholesterol dropping, why he didn’t measure LDL particle size in his study, whether there are any alternative hypotheses for controlling weight and diabetes, how the American Diabetes Association gives the green light to veganism for diabetes, why he doesn’t think veganism isn’t an extreme way of eating, his specific concerns over red meat and colon cancer, why he thinks even white meat isn’t any better than red meat, why he believes a plant-based diet is the way we were meant to eat, the reason why he believes meat is toxic, his concern that restaurants are hiding the carcinogenic aspects of their meats, his thoughts on local farmers who are producing grass-fed beef and why he’s not impressed with these higher-quality meats, why he believes the glycemic index from David Jenkins is vitally important to controlling diabetes, whether a person who consumes a meat-based diet can be healthy, which he thinks is worse for kids–meat or sugar, the non-meat-based fat sources he believes are healthy, a sample menu of what he eats, what he thinks will happen with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines from the USDA, how people are supposed to determine what’s right from wrong in nutrition, whether it is ludicrous to have a “one-size-fits-all” diet plan for everyone, what percentage of the population eats vegetarian/vegan, why former President Bill Clinton went vegan, whether he read Gary Taubes’ Good Calories Bad Calories, his recent CBS News slideshow “15 Food Myths That Can Kill You,” why he chooses to be provocative and hit hard with his message, the reason why he created the Atkins Diet Alert web site and his concerns with low-carb diets, and the confusion over what is most important regarding the health markers.
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I doubt you’ll agree with much of what you heard from Dr. Neal Barnard, but how did you like what you heard from him in this interview? Talk about it in the show notes section of Episode 415. If you want to learn more about the work he is doing on a vegan diet and diabetes, then pick up a copy of Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program For Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System For Reversing Diabetes Without Drugs and keep up with his vegan advocacy group Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine (PCRM). If you want to see what his specific concerns are with the Atkins/low-carb approach, then also check out the Atkins Diet Alert web site.
Coming up on Thursday, I have a very special double-interview episode in store for you. First up is my scheduled interview with Dr. Jacob Tietelbaum who wrote the book 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! to talk about what you can do to overcome your addiction to sugar and the negative impact it has on various aspects of your health. Then in the second interview, I have an exclusive conversation with attorney John Tiedt who represented the plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit filed against Kimkins diet founder Heidi Diaz. A judgment was handed down against Diaz last week and Tiedt will be here to share about the 3+ year journey to convict this woman who scammed tens of thousands of unsuspecting dieters through lies and deception. If you ever wanted to get the full scoop of all that happened behind-the-scenes of this real life soap opera, then you WON’T want to miss my conversation with John Tiedt on Thursday.
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