Dec 23, 2020
We are very happy to have Gary Taubes on the show with us today. Gary is an investigative science and health journalist, author of several books, co-founder of the non-profit Nutrition Science Initiative, and a legend in the low-carb world. He has won multiple awards for his journalism over the course of his career. He graduated from Harvard College with an S.B. degree in applied physics, and received an M.S. degree in engineering from Stanford University and in journalism from Columbia University.
In our discussion with Gary, we talk about the cognitive dissonance between those who follow conventional wisdom and people who adhere to and advocate for diets like low-carb or other “fad” diets, the history of the development of the standard American dietary philosophy, we discuss different theories on the cause of obesity, studies in obesity research, the possible harms/advantages of artificial sweeteners, whether or not there are any good long-term studies on the ketogenic diet and other diets, regenerative agriculture, and to what degree anecdotal evidence is valuable in medical research.
For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening!
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