Dr. Eric Westman lets science and his patients prove low-carb to him
If I were to name you the most ardent supporter of livin' la vida low-carb within the realm of low-carb science today, then one man would win that distinction hands down--Duke University researcher and practitioner Dr. Eric Westman.
I LOVE this guy because he lives and breathes low-carb as a means to an end not just for obesity, but also for treating such diseases as diabetes. In fact, he authored this groundbreaking study revealed at the 2006 ADA meeting that sent shock waves among the attendees. Dr. Westman has positioned himself as THE leader on low-carbohydrate diets and should be lauded and supported for allowing the evidence in favor of low-carb speak for itself without any preconceived nutritional biases.
This man's work in the low-carb community earned him my respect last year as I included him among my Top 10 Low-Carb Movers & Shakers and even had the privilege of interviewing him at my blog. I was honored to meet with Dr. Westman in person while attending the 2007 American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) conference in Nashville, TN a couple of months ago to record this podcast interview. He exudes confidence with the breadth of knowledge he has about livin' la vida low-carb.
That was on full display during Dr. Westman's recent interview on the Nashville-based television program "Comments with Dr. James Haney." It was filmed the same week of the ASBP meeting. We've seen how eloquent Dr. Westman can be communicating the low-carb message in this local TV documentary that aired in the Durham, NC market last month.
Watch this 10-minute snippet from Dr. Westman's interview about diabetes:
Don't you wish we had more people like Dr. Eric Westman communicating this simple, yet effective message that livin' la vida low-carb can help you not only lose weight, but also manage the diseases that afflict modern society. I LOVED that old 1923 medical book he read out of because it's true low-carb has been recommended for much longer than Dr. Atkins was around.
And Dr. Westman articulating that we have a sugar problem, not a fat problem just hammers the central theme of low-carb living home. THANK YOU, Dr. Westman! Can we clone you? :D