Low Carb Video Links

Below are 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. 

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1. ZoŽ 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.


In 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.




2.  Dr. Jason Fung explains the theory of what causes obesity and why reducing carbohydrates is at the core of its treatment:



3.  Andreas 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.



4.  Dr. Mary Vernon, bariatric physician, explains her practice of prescribing low carbohydrate diets.




5.  Is sugar toxic and the cause of the obesity epidemic? Hereís a great new video called Toxic Sugar. Itís a recent segment from the major Australian science program Catalyst, on ABC.

6.  And here's a Catalyst show on why saturated fats became to be associated with heart disease:

7.  And 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:



12.  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 at http://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.


17.  The story of fat and why we were wrong about health

18.  Why your body makes you fat and hungry


19. An interesting talk by Ivor Cummins on the cause of heart disease

20.  Jeffrey Gerber discusses why it's important to measure post-meal insulin and the strong relationship between hyperinsulinemia and heart disease


21.  Carb-Loaded, A Culture Dying to Eat


22.  Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Dr. Aseem Malhotra, an interventional cardiologist consultant in London, U.K., who gained quite a bit of publicity after the publication of his peer-reviewed editorial about the conventional view on saturated fats

23.  Dr. Mark Hyman from the Cleveland Clinic talks about saturated fats and their link to heart disease. What research tells us may surprise you!


24.  Dr. Mecola and Gary Taubes on  Gary's new book, "The Case Against Sugar"

25.  Gary Taubes is interviewed in the Carb-Loaded documentary

26.  Gary Taubes speaks at "Together for Kindergarden" and explains the role of sugar in the development of diabetes.

27.  Gary Taubes talk about how the Federal Government got nutrition science wrong and perpetuated it for the past fifty years!  

28.  Gary Taubes speaks at UMass Medical School Diabetes Center of Excellence, April 20, 2016  

29. Gary Taubes on "Why we get fat" at the Icelandic Health Symposium, March 16, 2017 "

30.  David Diamond, Ph.D. talks about the demonization and deception in research on saturated fat, cholesterol and heart disease.

31.  "There is something wrong with our food paradigm." Take back your plate with Jenni Calihan.

32.  "Insulin vs. Ketones: The Battle for Brown Fat" 
Benjamin Bikman, Ph.D. of Brigham Young University helps us understand the 
difference between these two types of fat and their role in weight loss.

33.  "Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off" 
Bob Briggs explains how a high fat, low carb diet works to lose weight and reverse diabetes.

34.  "A Nutritional Model of Inflammation" 
Dr. Gary Fettke describes how sugar, refined grains and polyunsaturated oils cause inflammation.

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