Mediterranean Diet Expert Dr. Steve Parker Examines Ketogenic Low-Carb Nutrition

Filed under: Health — @ May 19, 2009

Dr. Steve Parker is intrigued by making the Mediterranean diet low-carb

One of the most encouraging trends I’ve seen over the past few years is the open-minded attitude that a lot of traditional medical professionals are beginning to have towards carbohydrate restriction for weight loss and improved health. Sure, there are still those physicians who have deep-rooted beliefs in the diet-heart health hypothesis that says consuming fat and cholesterol increase the risks of heart disease. But my podcast guest today is one such Mediterranean diet-supporting doctor who is factoring in the latest evidence from the research world to help people live healthier and better than before.

In Episode 254 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Dr. Steve Parker, author of The Advanced Mediterranean Diet: Lose Weight, Feel Better, Live Longer, who is keeping an open mind about the possibility that a ketogenic, low-carb approach can improve the Mediterranean diet. He wrote about a study by a group of Spanish researchers who showed some pretty phenomenal results in their health. Hear Dr. Parker dissect this study, what his concerns are about low-carb diets, why he is open to looking at all the research even if it runs counter to what he’s been taught, the purpose of the work he is doing to educate patients, and the incredible benefits of Vitamin D supplementation. After interviewing Dr. Parker, I was encouraged that there is still hope for the general medical community if more of them would take on his philosophy about helping prevent disease and improve health regardless of their own personal dogmatic beliefs.

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What’s your take on what you heard from Dr. Steve Parker in today’s interview? Did you appreciate his pragmatic approach to treating his patients with what will work best for them, including a low-carb Mediterranean nutritional approach? Talk about it in the show notes section of Episode 254. Pick up a copy of his book The Advanced Mediterranean Diet: Lose Weight, Feel Better, Live Longer and visit his official web site at AdvancedMediterraneanDiet.comas well as his accompanying blog. And if you want to learn more about that Spanish Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet, be sure to check out this blog post by Dr. Parker about it.

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