Dr. Richard Bernstein: Diabetics And Obese Are ‘Orphans’ Because Of Nutritional Miseducation

Filed under: Health — @ June 23, 2009

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Legendary low-carb diabetes care expert Dr. Richard Bernstein

Diabetes has quickly become one of the most pressing health issues of our day. It used to be that juvenile diabetes (Type 1) was the prevalent form of this terrible disease, but adult onset diabetes (Type 2) has quickly overtaken it by a long shot in the 21st Century. Millions of people are walking around right now with elevated blood sugar and insulin levels and don’t even know that they may be well on their way to developing diabetes because of their excessive carbohydrate intake that is promoted as “healthy” by the leading diabetes health organizations like the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Today’s podcast interview guest who has been bravely trumpeting the low-carb solution to diabetes for decades while being scorned, ridiculed, and lambasted for holding what has been described by the conventional medical community as “extreme, radical” views.

In Episode 264 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” it is my sincere privilege and honor to bring to you a very special one-hour interview with somebody I rank right up there as a personal nutritional hero along with the late, great Dr. Robert C. Atkins. He is 75-year old living legend Dr. Richard Bernstein, author of the recently revised and updated bestselling low-carb diabetes book The Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars. If you are unfamiliar with this amazing man in the world of low-carb and diabetes, then you owe it to yourself to listen to everything Dr. Bernstein has to share.

In my interview, you’ll hear Dr. Bernstein’s discuss his personal story of dealing with Type 1 diabetes for nearly six decades, how his engineering background helped him come across self-monitoring for effective blood sugar control, the politics that dominate diabetes care, the research he has conducted on this disease, why he decided to pursue a medical degree at the age of 45, why his books were banned from being advertised to patients in the ADA publications, why he describes the obese and diabetics as “orphans,” the impact President Obama’s Supreme Court justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor who has Type 1 diabetes could have on diabetes care, why the ADA seems to want to keep diabetics sick, why he believes the work he has done on behalf of diabetes is only “tiny,” how a top entertainer with diabetes could put low-carb diets on the map, his classic face-to-face dLife debate with the ADA’s top dietitian Hope Warshaw, the reasons people come to see him, why hypothyroidism and immune deficiency disorders are so prevalent in diabetics, the reason Metformin is the #1 medication he prescribes for diabetics or prediabetics when low-carb diet alone is ineffective, the fallacy of consuming fiber for diabetics, the lack of evidence against saturated fat consumption impacting blood sugar and insulin, his “star athlete” lipid panel because of his low-carb lifestyle, why taking a statin drug is detrimental to health, and the lasting impact of the work he has done.

Click here to listen to this podcast for the ages that it is probably one of the best “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” interviews of 2009!

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