Taubes’ UC Berkeley Webcast Gives Low-Carb A Big Plug

Filed under: In The News — @ December 10, 2007

Gary Taubes gave an outstanding talk at UC Berkeley recently

Ever since the September 2007 release of his book Good Calories, Bad Calories, I have tried to keep you up-to-date on all the latest news I can find about Gary Taubes. Although it has slowed down considerably from a few months ago, there was one event in particular that you just can’t miss.

It’s making the rounds on the Internet right now, but Gary Taubes participated in a televised web cast at the University of California at Berkeley on November 27, 2007 entitled “The Quality of Calories: What Makes Us Fat and Why Nobody Seems to Care.” If you can set aside the time to watch this from start to finish, then you will learn more about nutritional science and why it’s so whacked out in our society today than anywhere else (he even shares a lot more than what was in Good Calories, Bad Calories). Taubes was brilliant despite being in the midst of the lion’s den. THIS IS WELL WORTH WATCHING!!!

And the buzz around this webcast is still raging at places like Dr. Mike Eades’ “Health & Nutrition” blog, Seth Roberts’ blog (who quotes some rather damning information about the American Heart Association’s bias against the Atkins diet!), and the “Heart Cipher” blog, among others. Gary told me that while there were a lot of skeptics in the audience at the beginning of his talk, several of them were open to the idea that carbohydrates play a more important role in weight and health than they realized. That’s progress!

Click here for a few more news and notes about Gary Taubes and his book floating around the Internet and the blogosphere.


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