Monday, March 03, 2008

'Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show' Episode 117: Does Dean Ornish Now Support A Low-Carb Diet?

Dr. Dean Ornish continues discussing his new book The Spectrum

We pick up with Part 3 of my four-part interview with low-fat diet activist Dr. Dean Ornish today talking about his new book The Spectrum: A Scientifically Proven Program to Feel Better, Live Longer, Lose Weight, and Gain Health (Click here to listen to Part 1 and Part 2). In Episode 117 of "The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore", Dr. Ornish shares why he believes the theories espoused by people like Gary Taubes (author of Good Calories, Bad Calories) are foolish and irrelevant, why HDL cholesterol is not as good as we think it is, and how taking a few moments to reflect on life in the quiet moments of the day is just as important to health as what you eat.

Click on the "LISTEN NOW" link below or download Part 3 to your iPod to hear Episode 117:

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Although I treated Dr. Ornish with nothing but respect, you'll notice I openly challenged him at times about what he believes and why he believes it. So when I asked him point blank if he supports the idea that people should find the plan that works for them, follow that plan exactly as prescribed, and then keep doing that plan for the rest of their life, Dr. Ornish replied that he agrees a customized program for the individual is indeed the approach he supports with The Spectrum. Ergo, you can say that he now has shown support for a low-carb diet, right? Because we all agree a low-carb diet is a healthy one, right Dr. Ornish? THANKS for agreeing with us finally.

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With only one more segment to go in my four-part interview with Dr. Dean Ornish, please leave your remarks in the show notes section of Part 3 in Episode 117 and let us know what you think about Dr. Ornish and his new book The Spectrum. Are you buying anything he has to say so far? Has his recommendations evolved at all from his radical high-carb, low-fat diet dogma from the past three decades?

Be sure you tune in on Thursday for Part 4 of my interview with Dr. Dean Ornish at "The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore." When the podcast has finished, I'll probably write a blog post with my afterthoughts of this interview like I did with my previous interview with Dr. Ornish. I've got a whole lot to say about this one as you can imagine!

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Blogger Lora said...

I don't think any Doctor or Nutritionist can really agree or want to agree that a low-carb lifestyle can actually be good for you. I follow the plan that works for me.

3/03/2008 1:20 PM  
Blogger Tom Bunnell (TB)--TB said...

Hybrid Potatoes, Hybrid Corn, Hybrid Rice and Hybrid Wheat are all pure poison!

That's a tough pill to swallow but it's nothing but the purest of truth.

All of our grains and fruits and vegetables have been hybrid a thousand fold to increase there starch-sugar-carbohydrate levels, to the point of being almost pure sugar with some few nutrients and fiber thrown in.(They had to house this sugar in something)! or they would have bred that out too!

It tastes good! We love it! We feed it to our babies!

Ask Dr. Ornish about the 'Hybrid' plants and fruit and vegetable factor and I bet he will blow that off too! Just like he did the "Inuit' factor!

3/04/2008 1:50 PM  
Anonymous Michael Christian said...

Let's face it, Gary Taubes is monumentally persuasive in Good Calories, Bad Calories, and anyone who continues to argue for anything other than a low carb diet is likely to sound like a throwback to the days when doctors just didn't get it. The connection between high carb diets and the development of diabetes is clear. We're on the cusp of a Copernican revolution in the field of nutrition, and carbohydrates are finally and conclusively going to be identified as the bad guys.

6/27/2008 4:07 PM  

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