Dr. Richard Johnson: Vitamin C Can Neutralize The Negative Impact Of Fructose

Filed under: Health — @ January 29, 2009

Dr. Richard Johnson contends fructose explains why we’re fat and sick

In recent years, the research community has been looking into what exactly is causing the population to become obese and diseased. While many of us in the low-carb world believe that carbohydrates drive insulin which leads to fat storage and health decline based on the historical science (shared by Gary Taubes in Good Calories, Bad Calories) as well as recent research, not everyone is on board with this message. My podcast interview guest today says fructose and fructose alone is the culprit in obesity and health.

In Episode 223 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” you will hear from Dr. Richard Johnson who authored a book entitled The Sugar Fix: The High-Fructose Fallout That Is Making You Fat and Sick that you may have seen and wondered how it fits into your own health regimen. I’ve previously blogged about his contention that fructose is detrimental towards health and that consuming starchy foods plays no role in obesity and disease. This runs counter to what many of my readers and listeners believe which is why Dr. Johnson was such a great guest for an interview. Listen closely to his rationale about why he contends fructose and not all carbs are culpable (except for 15-20% of the population dealing with insulin resistance conditions such as pre-diabetes or diabetes). I had to educate him a bit about what a genuine “low-carb diet” really is, but this was still a rather FASCINATING TOPIC!

There are FOUR ways you can listen to Episode 223:

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What about this idea shared by Dr. Richard Johnson that fructose is the culprit in why people are fat and sick? Do you buy his reasoning why it isn’t all carbohydrates that explain this? We’d love to have your comments shared in the show notes section of Episode 223. Pick up your own copy of The Sugar Fix: The High-Fructose Fallout That Is Making You Fat and Sick to learn more about the work Dr. Johnson is doing. And I appreciate his appearance on my podcast to talk about his life’s work.

Coming up next week, we have Mackay Rippey, an acupuncturist in New York state, who discusses healthy living from a rather unique standpoint on Monday. Then on Thursday, you’ll hear from Patrick “The Diabetic Warrior” Lecky as he talks about how to NATURALLY clinically “cure” this terrible disease. You won’t want to miss these interviews! SEE YA!


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