Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Video: Understanding Why Carbohydrate Restriction Is Needed For Diabetes Control

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 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 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 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.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

After watching the V-issue with Dr. Vernon, it is my hope that the diabetesnewsstand website will eventually give organizations like the ADA and the AMA a run for their money by flooding the nation with scientific evidence that can no longer be ignored or discounted.
Lee in Nashville TN

5/01/2008 12:54 PM  
Blogger lovinglife said...

Well, Jimmy you've went and done it again! Just when I think you can't be topped - you go and top yourself!

The interview with Dr. Vernon was well...delicious! I was nearly moved to tears by her enthusiasim and knowledge.

When Dr. Vernon talked about how her patients are being helped, how they are getting better and better, well that was overwhelming for me. I know first hand how T2D is treated by majority of physicians in this country - horrible! To hear how much she cares about her patients, hear her knowledge about low carb and to know that those patients are going to live happy productive lives because of her care is just wonderful.

I went to a seminar recently given by a Cleveland Clinic physician who "specialized" in T2D. His announcement to the over 75 people in that room was, "Type 2 Diabetes is a debilitating disease!" Yikes! It was all I could do to stay in my seat. I wanted to shout out, "not if you follow a low carb lifestyle!!!" Grrrrrrrrrr

As you know, my husband has been diabetic for over 25 years - the last 5 years we have both been on low carb lifestyle and are doing fantastic.

My husband had a check up this week and the doctor is amazed at how well he is doing - he takes him OFF of meds at almost every visit!!!

At his check-up this week, I presented his doctor with a gift of the book, "Good Calories, Bad Calories" by Gary Taubes. Next time I will take him Dr. Vernon's latest book.

Thank you, again, Jimmy. Your blog is truly the best on the web. The information you present is up to the minute, factual and so sorely needed.

You're right on with kudos and thanks also to Melanie and Richard Vogan for a job well done! I will contribute whatever I can to keeping their fine work going.

Thanks, Jimmy. Keep up the fantastic job you are doing.

All my very best

5/01/2008 4:02 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

THANKS so much for sharing your comments, Mary! We need people like you to write letters and make telephone calls to the ADA. They NEED to hear how livin' la vida low-carb is changing the lives of real people. :)

5/01/2008 4:42 PM  
Anonymous Robert Morgen said...

Great video.

Thanks for helping to get the word out. :)

5/01/2008 5:06 PM  
Anonymous Teresa said...

wow!! The video is great!! I am also almost off my last med also,, the lowcarb lifestyle is the life saving way to live!! I am going to be sharing this with all my friends... Thanks so much

5/01/2008 8:47 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

This was very helpful.
Dr. Vernon is great!

5/02/2008 1:15 PM  

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