links to over two dozen videos on-line that outline the case for lowering
dietary carbohydrates and increasing fat in order to halt weight gain and
treat pre-diabetes and diabetes.
here for more low carb resources including videos, audio recordings,
journal articles, books and PowerPoint presentation and in print.
here for the Low
Carb Lessons page that
features over 20 classes on low-carb eating taught by Dr. Weed
Harcombe, Ph.D. is a researcher, author, blogger and public speaker in the
field of diet and health with a particular interest and expertise in
public dietary guidelines.
the first video below, she looks at the research that supposedly supported the current dietary guidelines regarding saturated fat. Her analysis reveals that there is no substantial evidence to support a causal link between saturated fat in the the diet and coronary disease.
In the second video below, Dr. Harcombe examines the causes of the current obesity epidemic and
gives a detailed explanation of how it came about. She then goes on to
make specific recommendations about how to change our dietary
recommendations to take us back to a diet of real food. Click
here for a pdf of the slides that accompany the first presentation and
here for a pdf of the slides that accompany
the next presentation.
Jason Fung explains the theory of what causes obesity and why reducing
carbohydrates is at the core of its treatment:
Eenfeldt, MD., lecturing at the Ancestral Health Symposium in 2011, talks
about the Low Carb High Fat food revolution in Sweden since 2008 and the
effect it has already had on their obesity rates.
Mary Vernon, bariatric physician, explains her practice of prescribing low
sugar toxic and the cause of the obesity epidemic? Hereís a great new
Itís a recent segment from the major Australian science programCatalyst,
here's a Catalyst show on why saturated fats became to be associated with heart
here is a follow-up Catalyst program on how statins have been marketed to
treat blood cholesterol that was never a problem to begin with:
8. Here is another Catalyst program on why low carb diets are best for those with diabetes:
9. The cause of obesity - Robert H. Lustig, M.D., an obesity researcher and
endocrinologist from UCSF describes the carbohydrate-insulin-obesity hypothesis:
Robert Lustig explains the biochemical shifts that sugar causes, making us
store fat and feel hungry at the same time:
University researcher Christopher Gardner describes the results
of the A to Z Diet Study comparing Atkins Diets against the traditional
LEARN Diet, the Ornish Diet and the Zone Diet over a one-year period among 311
women aged 25-50 in this 1997 study:
11. Diet, Health and the Wisdom of Crowds by Tom Naughton, speaking at Springfield College on how the dietary wisdom of crowds was replaced by advice from the so-called
experts or read the JAMA article about his findings athttp://jama.ama-assn.org/content/297/9/969.abstract
Professor Grant Schofield of Auckland University, New ZealandI
explains what carbs do to blood sugar and insulin levels in the first video and suggests how a low-carb approach could address the major public health crises of obesity and diabetes in the second.
13. University of Connecticut's
Jeff Volek, Ph.D. explains how obesity
is a condition of excess fat accumulation in adipocytes where the person
is literally stuck in storage mode diverting a disproportionate amount of
calories into fat cells as opposed to oxidation. Thus it is more
productive to think of obesity as a problem in 'energy flow' rather than
energy expenditure (i.e., calories in, calories out). This presentation
discusses the physiologic effects of very low carbohydrate diets with an
emphasis on their unique effects on both features of metabolic syndrome
and human performance.
14. Duke University's Dr. Eric Westman answers viewer questions about the
Atkins diet during a live "Office Hours" webcast interview,
January 19, 2012. Westman is the director of the Duke Lifestyle Medicine
program and co-author of The New Atkins for a New You.
Moderating is James Todd from Duke's Office of News and Communications.
Learn more athttp://www.dukeofficehours.com
15. Dr. Peter Attia: The limits of scientific evidence and the ethics of dietary
guidelines -- 60 years of ambiguity from Peter Attia on Vimeo.
16. Dr. Donald W. Miller on why eating saturated fat is good for you.