Seattle Heart Surgeon Pushes High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet For Optimal Health

Filed under: Health — @ October 28, 2010

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In Episode 414 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from a Seattle, WA-based cardiac surgeon Dr. Donald Miller who came on my radar screen with a column he wrote earlier this year on LewRockwell.com called “Health Benefits of a Low-Carbohydrate, High-Saturated-Fat Diet” where he dismantles the traditional dietary advice pushing cutting fat and calories while loading up on carbohydrates. It’s so refreshing to hear someone of this caliber in the medical community sharing these concepts that run counter to what many of his colleagues believe is true. Listen to Dr. Miller talk about his medical training in the conventional wisdom regarding heart health promoting a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet, why he began questioning the diet dogma that exists to see if there are alternative hypotheses, how the Weston A. Price Foundation helped shape his thinking about a low-carb, high-fat diet, how obesity and heart disease are a modern phenomenon in just the past 100 years, his response to the work of Gary Taubes, why saturated fats are so much healthier than the vegetable oils, how he convinces his medical colleagues of the low-carb, high-fat message, his experience with the low-fat diet program promoted by Dr. Dean Ornish, his promotion of low-carb to his students and the reaction to it, why he believes the low-fat, high-carb diet concept is “coming to an end,” the story about how we got Crisco in the human diet, the fight that happened over margarine and butter after fat and cholesterol phobia commenced, why the low-fat diet continues to rule the roost, why the insurance companies don’t take a more vested interest in the low-carb, high-fat message, and the future of low-carb, high-fat diets that’s coming.

Click here to listen to Dr. Miller encourage you that brighter days are coming for the healthy high-fat, low-carb message!

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