NY Biochem Prof Says The Low-Carb Science Is Irrefutable

Filed under: Health — @ February 2, 2010


Biochemistry professor Wendy “Dr. Pogo” Pogozelski teaches low-carb living

It can seem like a lost cause these days within the field of medical and nutritional academia regarding the low-carb nutritional approach. This healthy way of eating is basically ignored all the while obesity, diabetes, and disease are hitting people of all ages and we wonder why. But not everyone who is teaching the health leaders of the future are against healthy high-fat, moderate-protein, and low-carb diets. Today’s podcast interview guest is working in the trenches of a popular New York state university.

In Episode 330 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from SUNY Geneseo biochemistry professor Dr. Wendy Pogozelski, affectionally known as “Dr. Pogo” by her students, had a fateful trio of events happen — being asked to give a talk on the health benefits of the Atkins diet, wanting to spice up her biochemistry class, and a sudden diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes — that forever changed what she thought about nutrition and health. She spent hours examining the research and then penned a published paper in a scientific journal that got a lot of worldwide attention and now she’s refining it even more with her fellow biochemistry teaching colleague Dr. Richard Feinman.

You’ll hear “Dr. Pogo” talk about why she got extremely interested in biochemistry, what got her to study low-carb diets and then teach it to her students, her published paper on low-carb, her personal Type 1 diabetes diagnosis at the age of 40, what people don’t realize about diabetes, the difference between fat cells in diabetics vs. non-diabetics, what is so polarizing about low-carb, the stark difference between a popular men’s and women’s health magazine, what a carbohydrate is and the difference between sugar and slow carbs, why a slow rate of blood sugar rise is so important, glycogen’s role in the body, why insulin is so mysterious to people, how the ADA diet is making Type 2 diabetes out of Type 1 diabetics, the carb culprits that sometimes sneak back into her diet, what carbs she would never eat, why cardiovascular disease is not an issue with high-fat, low-carb diets, the primary benefits of lowering carbohydrates, the difference between a ketogenic vs. a non-ketogenic diet, what impact Gary Taubes’ Good Calories Bad Calories will have in the years to come, ketoacidosis and why it’s not the same as ketosis, why HDL cholesterol needs to be high, how dietary protein can raise insulin levels, why a high-fat, low-carb diet is not a starvation diet, the folly of fiber, ASP’s role in fat metabolism, whether a very high-fat diet will make you gain weight, and the barrage of bogus studies that come out lying about low-carb diets.

Click here and put on your thinking caps today because Dr. Wendy Pogozelski will give you a lot to ponder. ENJOY!

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