Comedian-Filmmaker Tom Naughton Delivers Amusingly Educational Response To Spurlock’s ‘Supersize Me’

Filed under: New Product — @ February 9, 2009


Funny-guy-turned-filmmaker Tom Naughton puts low-carb in a positive light

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it over and over again since I first started writing about the healthy low-carb lifestyle in 2004–when will we EVER get the positive message of livin’ la vida low-carb out into the mainstream of American and worldwide conscience? It’s a very good question and my response has generally been that it will likely happen on the grassroots level through people telling their circle of influence the truth about nutrition and health. But today’s podcast interview guest has stepped forward to arm low-carbers with a fun and exciting documentary film that can educate and entertain at the same time.

In Episode 226 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we are privileged to have stand-up comedian Tom Naughton with us for a fast-moving, fun-loving, hour-long interview to talk about his phenomenal new movie called FAT HEAD. It is being marketed as an “anti-Supersize Me” response film that challenges Morgan Spurlock’s assertion that he got fat and deathly ill from eating at McDonald’s for 30 days. In fact, here’s a clip from Tom’s film to this questionable math from Splurlock:

This is quite typical of what you’ll see in this FAT HEAD movie along with a healthy dose of truth, justice, and the American w…er, I mean, just the facts about low-carb nutrition. Naughton features commentary and information from low-carb experts like Drs. Mike and Mary Dan Eades, Gary Taubes, Dr. Al Sears, Dr. Eric Oliver, Mary Enig, Sally Fallon, Uffe Ravnskov, Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, and others who give the proper historical context for why obesity seems to be getting worse by the day–it’s the low-fat, calorie-restricted, high-carb diets that have been pushed on us for decades since Ancel Keys and his buddies on Capital Hill led by George McGovern in the 1970s made the official American policy on diet. Naughton cleverly demonstrates this in his film:

In my interview, you’ll hear what it was like working behind-the-scenes on a documentary film for a first-time filmmaker, why the premise of Supersize Me is severely flawed, how the REAL reason why obesity is totally missed (insulin and carbs, not fat intake), and the surprising early success of the film being shown in Israel. This is arguably one of the most entertaining podcasts I’ve ever conducted, so I hope you take the time to listen from start to finish and then go out and get your own copy of the FAT HEAD DVD for your personal collection. It is THE low-carb event of 2009!

There are FOUR ways you can listen to Episode 226:

1. Listen and comment about the show at iTunes:

2. Listen and comment about the show at the official web site:

3. Download the MP3 file of Episode 226 [61:28m]:

4. Calling (818) 688-2763 to listen via Podlinez

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People have been asking us to make certain classic episodes of this show available to purchase on CD, and we’re seriously considering it. The problem is that this will be either very labor intensive or will require some serious up-front investment from us, and we want to be sure that a) there is enough interest and b) that we choose the episodes that people really want. What we’re considering is either CDs of specific interviews, or theme-based CDs (on topics like diabetes, for instance), or a mix of both types of discs. We’d love to hear from you about this in the comments section at the podcast web site. THANKS so much for your help!

Did my interview with Tom Naughton get you excited about watching FAT HEAD for yourself, your family, and your friends? Do you think this DVD can have as great or an even bigger impact than Gary Taubes’ book Good Calories Bad Calories has? Let’s hear what you think in the show notes section of Episode 226. Do yourself a BIG FAVOR and pick up several copies of FAT HEAD to spread the message of the healthy low-carb lifestyle and personal responsibility to the masses. Then go check out the official web site for FAT HEAD movie, the FAT HEAD movie YouTube channel and my previous blog interview with Tom Naughton from December 2007. Let’s rally behind Tom and his FAT HEAD project and make this movie a GIGANTIC blockbuster hit–putting livin’ la vida low-carb on the radar screen!

Coming up on Thursday, we will hear from one of the most special and sweetest people in the health and weight loss community I’ve met online by the name of Karly Pitman from “First Ourselves” who gives some excellent tips for a good low-carb Valentine’s Day. She provides quality information that will refresh your soul and make you feel loved and appreciated perhaps like never before. I can’t wait for you to hear this interview!

So many people have asked, “How can I help you get your podcast noticed by a larger number of people?” I appreciate the willingness of my regular listeners to help me and actually there’s a VERY EASY thing you can do RIGHT NOW to put “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore” in front of potentially tens of thousands of BRAND NEW listeners every single day. Here’s what you should do: go to the iTunes page for my podcast, click on “Write a Review” and share what the podcast means to you. Whenever a new review is added to iTunes, it is factored into the rankings of the show which is currently sitting in the Top 25 of “Fitness & Nutrition” shows on the Health channel. The show has really hit a good stride in the past year and I’d like to keep that momentum going with your assistance. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

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