Mary Vernon leads the charge for low-carb diets for diabetics
I have lots to share with you that I heard and saw at the ASBP/Nutrition & Metabolism conference in Phoenix, AZ I attended earlier this month. It was an amazing experience being around the superstars of the low-carb scientific world and hearing the very latest research that unequivocally supports livin' la vida low-carb. Anyone who tells you there isn't any real evidence that low-carb is a viable nutritional approach has chosen to ignore the literature. It's there!
As I previously noted, I met an extraordinary couple while in Phoenix who head a television production company called Atlanta Teleproductions. Richard and Melanie Vogan have over three decades of filming experience each that was put to good use with all these amazing low-carb researchers in one place. Anyone who was attending that meeting would have seen Richard behind the camera taking video footage of Melanie interviewing everybody they could during those few short days. They were kept quite busy moving their equipment from location to location.
Although the original plan was to try to piece together a documentary of sorts with all these experts, Richard and Melanie now believe the videos they shot are much too important to chop up and remove key elements. For the sake of the integrity of the answers that were provided and to expose the positive message to a wide online audience, they are posting the interviews commissioned by the Nutrition & Metabolism Society individually in an exclusive Internet series.
"The interviews that we got are so incredible we realized they should not be edited," Melanie explained to Livin' La Vida Low-Carb. "We now have lots of content and the possibility of lots more. As much as I would love to do a documentary, for now this is the most viable option."
And that's why they created a new web site called DiabetesNewsStand.com which is "dedicated to the education and prevention of the diabetes epidemic." How is gonna do that? By sharing amazing videos online with the most knowledgeable and successful doctors and diabetes experts in the world today. It's am ambitious project that certainly warrants the support of anyone who cares about taming the exploding diabetes epidemic with real, innovative solutions to the problem--not more of the same failed treatments centered around prescribing more and more medications and insulin.
Regular "V-Issues" will be presented on this new web site to share from the researchers, physicians, authors, nutritionists, and advocates of healthy living for people suffering from diabetes. As they are posted, I will highlight each of them here at my "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" blog so you'll be made aware.
First up is this interview with Dr. Mary C. Vernon, who discusses insulin resistance, the role of insulin in the body, blood sugar abnormalities, traditional vs. dietary measures for controlling diabetes, and so much more. As you will quickly notice, Dr. Vernon is arguably the most articulate and ardent supporter of a low-carbohydrate dietary approach for controlling diabetes in the world today. Her enthusiastic and impassioned plea for people to take notice of livin' la vida low-carb is difficult to ignore.
Of course, my regular readers are already very familiar with Dr. Mary Vernon who I nominated for "Diabetes Educator Of The Year" last year (hint, hint for those of you who haven't entered by blogiversary contest yet), was featured on dLife, has appeared on my podcast show and in an interview at my blog, and was the subject of a highly-publicized Men's Health magazine column by Adam Campbell on the low-carb "cure" for diabetes. This diabetes doc from Lawrence, Kansas is the real deal and she's making a difference in the lives of her patients who embrace the concepts she talks about with them individually as well as in the book she co-wrote with Jackie Eberstein entitled Dr. Atkins' Diabetes Revolution.
Kudos to Richard and Melanie Vogan for starting off their new "V-Issues" series with a bang by presenting this fabulous interview with Dr. Mary C. Vernon to the online world. You'll be seeing a lot more of these in the coming months, so be sure to check DiabetesNewsStand.com for even more outstanding interviews and comments from the biggest names in low-carb living!
If you would like to support this effort to share even more videos from low-carb experts in the future, then e-mail Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her in her Atlanta office at 770-777-1265. After spending some quality time with Richard and Melanie, I can tell you they are as committed to the cause of sharing the truth about livin' la vida low-carb as I am. Whatever you can donate to this cause I know will be used for the greater good of promoting low-carb to those who need to hear it the most.