‘Good Calories, Bad Calories’ Gets A Major Boost From Dr. Andrew Weil

Filed under: Television — @ October 22, 2007


Dr. Andrew Weil shared some much-deserved kudos for new Taubes book

Did you have a chance to watch the debate last Friday night over the subject of livin’ la vida low-carb on CNN’s “Larry King Live?” I blogged about this major national television appearance last week for Good Calories, Bad Calories author Gary Taubes as he faced the proverbial lion’s den of health “experts,” including Oprah Winfrey diet guru Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Andrew Weil, Jillian Michaels from the hit NBC weight loss reality show “The Biggest Loser,” and guest host Joy Behar from “The View.”

If you missed this, then it was quite the “circus” as Gary described it with virtually every guest, including Behar who was supposed to be hosting this debate but she ended up adding her own personal commentary, blasted away at mocked Taubes for even daring to challenge the conventional wisdom regarding fat and carbohydrate. Read the transcript for yourself and see just how vicious it got (especially when Behar floated her own theory about whether Dr. Atkins had a stroke that led to his “slip” on the ice–it was utterly disgusting to watch her do that!).

Thankfully, though, there was one glorious, shining moment about fifteen minutes into the program that made this well worth watching. Surprisingly, it was the segment featuring Dr. Weil (who was the only guest besides Michaels not appearing in the CNN studio) where he basically endorsed Taubes’ book.

In fact, watch for yourself as Dr. Weil presents Taubes with what Behar described as a “Valentine” which Taubes graciously received and “agreed with everything he said.” See the video segment where Dr. Weil practically endorses Good Calories, Bad Calories and read what one upset viewer wrote to me following the show thinking I was Gary Taubes by clicking here.

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