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The Case for Keto with Gary Taubes

This Podcast Burns Fat!

Over the last fifty years, the medical establishment has supported the same rules for losing weight and staying healthy. Yet in that same time, obesity has skyrocketed. So it is only natural that after repeated failure, it's time to seek out an alternative approach to handle this epidemic. To make the case that Keto should be considered a solution, we invited Gary Taubes to the show. Gary is one of the original pioneers in the low carb movement and is the author of many books, including his latest: The Case For Keto.


5 Sep 2022

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Gary Taubes - Look back 👀 | Ep. #124

UK Low Carb

This is a gem from the archives of UK Low Carb. Gary Taubes is genuinely a wonderful man to spend time with. We had a brilliant conversation and listening back to it I decided that I think I need to invite him back onto my show soon. I hope you enjoy listening to this show as much as I did making it. Connect with Us:• uklowcarb.com• Instagram @uklowcarbpod• Facebook @UKLowCarbPodcast• Email: admin@uklowcarb.comThis show is sponsored by my business Deliciouslyguiltfree.comFancy some low carb cake? You know where to head 😉 

1hr 5mins

19 Aug 2022

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The Case For Keto with Bestselling Author Gary Taubes! 268

Boundless Body Radio

Gary Taubes is an award-winning investigative science and health journalist. Taubes is the author of several critically acclaimed books: Good Calories, Bad Calories; Why We Get Fat; The Case Against Sugar; and The Case For Keto. Taubes is the only print journalist to have won three Science in Society Journalism awards, given by the National Association of Science Writers. He has contributed articles to The Best American Science Writing 2002 and to the 2000 and 2003 editions of The Best American Science and Nature Writing. Taubes’ 2002 New York Times Magazine cover story “What If It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie?” caused a big stir in the ongoing fat-versus-carbohydrate discussions. Through his research, Gary Taubes shakes up our preconceptions about diet and health, and he challenges scientific studies that have been misinterpreted and prescribed as advice for the general public for years. He offers instead new ways to eat, live, and think about health, based on the highest caliber of scientific research.Find Gary at-http://garytaubes.com/Amazon- The Case For KetoTW- @garytaubesFind Boundless Body at-myboundlessbody.comBook a session with us here! Find Boundless Body at- myboundlessbody.com Book a session with us here! Check out our new Patreon page!

1hr 23mins

25 Apr 2022

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Gary Taubes Makes the Case for KETO

True Health Revealed

In this episode of True Health Revealed, we interviewed nationally renowned low carb advocate and author of the 2020 book “The Case for Keto,” Gary Taubes.Gary is known for being a passionate advocate for low carb approaches to nutrition, and by so doing, improving insulin sensitivity. From the perspective of many on “my side” (believers in plant rich eating patterns inclusive of legumes, whole fruits and whole grains), Gary is often thought of as someone that has an almost zero tolerance for all (even 100% whole) grains, root/tuberous (a.k.a. “starchy”) vegetables, legumes and most fruits that we consider strongly associated with vitality and longevity.Yet we had a very comfortable discussion reverting back and forth from personal experiences (including his addiction to smoking and my binge eating disorder) to discussing randomized controlled trials of nutrition (including the renowned DIETFITS trial of healthy low-carb versus healthy low-fat diets, led by Christopher Gardner at Stanford). I found Gary not to be “scary.” To me, our discussion revealed a humble, at times charmingly self-deprecating man who is, dare I say, flexible (e.g., pointing out correctly that the maintenance phase of Atkins diet phases has many similarities with plant predominant Flexitarian eating though most only focus on Atkins initial, ketosis inducing “induction phase”). He is also curious (for instance, about the nothing-but-meat “carnivore diet,” about which he’s curious more than anything). I heard no outright denial of the fact that a plant rich, flexitarian or even vegan approach (keeping in mind his wife, he makes clear, is close to plant pure) wasn’t appropriate and healthy for many.But he absolutely made clear his belief that controlling insulin via a low carb approach and titrating (adjusting) carbohydrate was key from his perspective to managing insulin resistance and weight control. Now, I don’t fully agree with that, obviously. Yet I saw no reason not to look at the mass majority of where we agreed… And yes, we could meet and “break bread” (minus the bread of course) over a fresh bed of vegetables and sustainable fish. In the spirit of the words he wrote to me in a personally signed copy of his newest book, “Here’s to Switzerland…!” Some of Gary’s summary points• Colorful low starch vegetables are healthy! He never ate more before going low carb.• Low-carb/keto is for metabolic correction in the insulin resistant and certainly is compatible with transitioning to a Flexitarian type eating pattern. But if weight gain/insulin resistance recurs…titrate back on carbohydrate, especially CRRAHP™ (calorie rich, refined and highly processed) carbs, but also whole grains, legumes, starch based vegetables and most whole fruits.• Foods containing CRRAHP™ carbs add addictive qualities and many people, though not necessarily all, may need to consider them like an addictive drug to be “dosed” carefully and with honest personal admission to susceptibility for drug like dependency.• Gary’s approach to low-carb and ketogenic diets is about personal experimentation and finding what works best to achieve metabolic health, unlike caricatures of him as someone who believes in absolutism. • Healthy populations such as Blue Zones and the Bolivian Tsimané tribes are different from westernized populations, particularly the United States with our insulin resistance and obesity epidemics. This is particularly in the sense that traditional (e.g., Blue Zones) and forager-horticulturalist based (for example, Tsimané) populations have never experienced the metabolic disruptions that drive our obesity epidemic, nor the epigenetic pressures that come from such, including those that occur in utero (e.g., upon unborn children to mothers who are insulin resistant). So while their eating patterns of high intakes of the legumes, root vegetables, whole grains, whole fruits and vegetables is quite justified considering the difference in their current and historical metabolic health (including lots of natural movement), the US population, which has been “raised” on the CRRAHP-SAD (SAD = Standard American Diet) is a different animal (no pun).• Social support is critical for any substantial transformational lifestyle change based on food behaviors, particularly in the inner circle of our lives such as life partners/spouses, is very important and otherwise makes any eating pattern that would be different than the CRRAHP saturated SAD (Standard American Diet) a struggle of a potentially insurmountable nature.• Gary is as human as anyone else when it comes to binge tendencies (like Dr. Rifai), and isn’t averse to the occasional slice of pizza or a dessert, although he probably fights the urges more so than most of us. 


14 Apr 2022

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Gary Taubes | Why Calories In, Calories Out Is A Terrible Way To Lose Weight KKP: 397

The Keto Kamp Podcast With Ben Azadi

Today, I am blessed to have here with me an investigative science and health journalist and co-founder of the non-profit Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI.org), Gary Taubes. He is the author of The Case Against Sugar (2016), Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It (2011), and Good Calories, Bad Calories (2007), published as The Diet Delusion in the UK.  Taubes is the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research and has won numerous other journalism awards. These include the International Health Reporting Award from the Pan American Health Organization and the National Association of Science Writers Science in Society Journalism Award, which he won in 1996, 1999, and 2001. (He is the first print journalist to win this award three times.)  Taubes graduated from Harvard College in 1977 with an SB degree in applied physics and received an MS degree in engineering from Stanford University (1978) and in journalism from Columbia University (1981). In this episode, Gary Taubes joins the show to speak about his work shining a light on bad science in the nutritional realm. After publishing What If It’s All Been A Big Fat Lie?, Gary faced loads of backlash. However, that didn’t stop him. Gary has published countless books about why we need to ditch carbs, stop eating sugar, and start eating fats. Gary speaks about the inspiration behind his book, The Case For Keto. After interviewing 120 doctors from around the world that recommend the keto lifestyle, his book talks about why the established rules about eating healthy might be the wrong approach to weight loss. Tune in as we talk about why calories in, calories out is a terrible way to lose weight.  Order Keto Flex: http://www.ketoflexbook.com -------------------------------------------------------- / / E P I S O D E   S P ON S O R S  NutriSense Continue Glucose Monitor. Visit. nutrisense.io/ketokamp The coupon code is Ben30 for $30 off any subscription to a CGM program.  [00:20] About Gary Taubes Gary is a science journalist who is obsessed with bad science.  He found a disconnect between medical research and public research. The disconnect is especially terrible in the nutritional world.  After reporting about the DASH diet study, Gary found that eating a low-sodium diet wouldn’t help lower your blood pressure.  Then, Gary decided to start researching the low-fat diet. Gary keeps exploring different aspects of nutrition by shining a flashlight on dark science.  [06:50] The Backlash From Gary’s Work Gary found that fat doesn’t make you fat; it’s carbs.  After the New York Times ran his story, What If It’s All Been A Big Fat Lie?, there was a massive uproar. Gary even lost a few friends because of the article.  People thought Gary made the research up to get a book deal.  All sorts of magazines did take-downs of Gary.  When Gary’s first book came out, there was still an uproar. People assume that he’s a quack.  [20:35] About The Case For Keto Carbs are the reason that you get obese. However, the counterargument is always Asia. These people have lived primarily on rice. The answer is that they are low sugar consumers.  After we discovered insulin, people thought they needed carbs to balance the insulin. Insulin and carbs should not be the answer to people with diabetes.  Doctors will argue that patients do not want to give up carbs. However, most doctors agree that their patients should not be eating sweets. As keto started to catch on in mainstream media, Gary knew he needed to create a book for people who are trying keto for the first time. For his book, Gary interviewed about 120 doctors from all over the world.  [37:35] Being In Ketosis Long-Term Gary interviewed 120 doctors from all over the world; most of them don’t care if people are in ketosis long-term.  These doctors are mostly concerned with people getting off of carbs.  Ben says that it is healthy to reset the metabolism and work on carb-cycling.  [43:45] Why Calories In, Calories Out Is A Terrible Way To Lose Weight    You can starve yourself and lose weight – however, you will be starving all of the time, and it’s not sustainable.  The idea that people get fat because they overeat is a thin person’s perspective on obesity. However, it’s a tautology. Insulin tells your body to store calories as fat. By the end of the 1960s, it was clear that people who are obese tend to be insulin resistant; carbs stimulate insulin, which tells your body to store fat. Overall, people with obesity don’t respond normally to insulin.  AND MUCH MORE! Resources from this episode:  Check out Gary’s Website: http://garytaubes.com Follow Gary Taubes Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GaryTaubesAuthor/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-taubes-942a6459/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/garytaubes Order The Case For Keto: https://amzn.to/35LpXzp Read Why We Get Fat: http://garytaubes.com/works/books/why-we-get-fat/ Read Good Calories, Bad Calories: http://garytaubes.com/works/books/good-calories-bad-calories/ Read The Case Against Sugar: http://garytaubes.com/works/books/the-case-against-sugar-2016/ Read Gary’s articles: http://garytaubes.com/works/articles/ Watch Joe Rogan Experience #904 – Gary Taubes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0ffswUVoxA Watch Joe Rogan Experience #1267 – Gary Taubes & Stephan Guyenet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA3QavPp1Ho Join the Keto Kamp Academy: https://ketokampacademy.com/7-day-trial-a Watch Keto Kamp on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUh_MOM621MvpW_HLtfkLyQ Order Keto Flex: http://www.ketoflexbook.com NutriSense Continue Glucose Monitor. Visit. nutrisense.io/ketokamp The coupon code is Ben30 for $30 off any subscription to a CGM program.  Order Keto Flex: http://www.ketoflexbook.com Free Keto Webinar: www.ketosismasterclass.com Text me the words "Podcast" +1 (786) 364-5002 to be added to my contacts list.  *Some Links Are Affiliates* // F O L L O W ▸ instagram | @thebenazadi | http://bit.ly/2B1NXKW ▸ facebook | /thebenazadi | http://bit.ly/2BVvvW6 ▸ twitter | @thebenazadi http://bit.ly/2USE0so ▸clubhouse | @thebenazadi Disclaimer: This podcast is for information purposes only. Statements and views expressed on this podcast are not medical advice. This podcast including Ben Azadi disclaim responsibility from any possible adverse effects from the use of information contained herein. Opinions of guests are their own, and this podcast does not accept responsibility of statements made by guests. This podcast does not make any representations or warranties about guests qualifications or credibility. Individuals on this podcast may have a direct or non-direct interest in products or services referred to herein. If you think you have a medical problem, consult a licensed physician.

1hr 2mins

6 Apr 2022

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Co-Hosting the Connected by Controversy Podcast with Gary Taubes! 253

Boundless Body Radio

Today we are releasing another bonus episode! Prof. Chris White recently invited me to co-host an episode with the one and only Gary Taubes, and I wasn't going to turn him down! Gary is the author of several bestsellers, including Why We Get Fat and his most recent book The Case For Keto, among others. This was an amazing opportunity, and I very much enjoyed it. Chris is an amazing host, and he was a great guest on our show on episode 56 of Boundless Body Radio!  As always, it was a fun chat, and I'm always so grateful to be a guest on someone else's show!Find Connected By Controversy with Chris White Podcast on YouTube!Find Gary at-http://garytaubes.com/TW- @garytaubesFind Boundless Body at-myboundlessbody.comBook a session with us here! Find Boundless Body at- myboundlessbody.com Book a session with us here! Check out our new Patreon page!

1hr 18mins

27 Mar 2022

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#11 Gary Taubes: Are Our Modern Diets Killing Us?

52 Insights Podcast

How did we become so incredibly unhealthy? How did obesity and diabetes become some of the most prevalent diseases of our civilisation? It is now estimated that cases of autoimmune diseases are rising between 3% and 9% a year because of our westernised diet. As soon as the western diet started leeching off white flour and sugar, people across the world became inordinately unhealthy as a consequence. How should we then, in 2022, think about health? Science journalist Gary Taubes has been reporting on the inadequacies of the nutrition science industry for decades. A bestselling author behind the recently rereleased The Case For Keto and The Case Against Sugar. Rather than take the word of science at face value, he tends to see nutrition and health science being littered with methodological sinkholes.For decades his hunch behind the causes of obesity has attracted the intense ire of the scientific community. But the nutrition and health community can at least agree on one thing with Gary; sugar has captivated us for all the wrong reasons. It has become the cornerstone of our deterioration. At the dawn of the new year, this being the first interview for 52 Insights, it is fitting to look at our health and what we put into our bodies. In this fascinating discussion with Gary, he reveals the mechanisms that lie behind the food industrial complex, how it shaped the way we eat and think and its many attached conspiracies that go with it.Ultimately many of us face a myriad of chronic illnesses if we don’t change our behaviour, and Gary gives us a glimpse of what we can do to fix this. Gary says the most important thing is not what about you put in your body but getting your thought environment right. Tune in to my latest podcast with best selling author behind the Case Against Sugar, Gary Taubes who takes me on a whirlwind tour of the sugar industry of the 20th century and what the full picture of obesity really is.

1hr 7mins

18 Jan 2022

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142. Building a Case for Keto with Gary Taubes #WellnessWednesdays

Be Well By Kelly

Have we been analyzing obesity wrong this whole time? Investigative science and health journalist Gary Taubes knocked the medical world for six when he boldly claimed that America’s chronic obesity issue was a hormone problem, not an overeating one. His first two books, Good Calories, Bad Calories and Why We Get Fat punctured the traditional belief that a low-fat diet is the answer to optimal health. Now, he’s on a mission to show how a ketogenic diet can prevent or reverse diabetes and obesity. In this episode, Gary grounds the science into digestible chunks, presenting an enthralling case for keto that will make you rethink how you approach weight loss, health, and conventional nutritional advice. You will learn about...The nutritional myths you believed to be true Obesity and societal eating habits Insulin and the obesity connection Decreasing and increasing glucagon Fat storage being regulated by carbsThe benefits of keto for chronic conditions Resources:Read: The Case for KetoRead: The Case Against SugarRead: Why We Get FatRead: Good Calories, Bad CaloriesWebsite: garytaubes.comTwitter: @garytaubesThanks to Sound Tea for sponsoring this episode! Use the code “bewell20” for 20% off sparkling water (without the sugar) at drinksound.comConnect with Kelly:kellyleveque.comInstagram: @bewellbykellyFacebook: www.facebook.com/bewellbykellyBe Well By Kelly is a production of Crate MediaMentioned in this episode:Be Well Protein Powder Grass-fed protein powder with organic monkfruit extract, organic cacao & vanilla, and NOTHING else. Get $5 off your order at bewellbykelly.com with promo code 'PODCAST5'.

1hr 4mins

13 Oct 2021

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#241: Why We Get Fat and How to Actually Lose Weight with Gary Taubes

Dhru Purohit Podcast

Why We Get Fat and How to Actually Lose Weight with Gary Taubes | This episode is brought to you by Vivobarefoot and InsideTracker.For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet despite this advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Gary Taubes, an award-winning science and health journalist, and co-founder and director of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI). He is the author of The Case Against Sugar, Why We Get Fat, Good Calories, Bad Calories, and, most recently, The Case for Keto.  Gary is a former staff writer for Discover and correspondent for Science. He has written three cover articles on nutrition and health for The New York Times Magazine, and his writing has also appeared in The Atlantic, Esquire, and numerous "best of" anthologies, including The Best of the Best American Science Writing (2010). He has received three Science in Society Journalism Awards from the National Association of Science Writers, and is also the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. In this episode, we dive into: -The real cause of weight gain and obesity (7:53)-The missing piece when it comes to obesity research (8:55) -Why people who fatten easily can get fat eating exactly as lean healthy people do (14:39) -Why the obesity and diabetes epidemics continue to get worse (19:33) -The safety of a low-carb, high-fat diet (29:09)-Why obesity is not a calories in, calories out problem (42:44)-The carbohydrate-insulin model and obesity (47:26) -Foods that cause hormonal imbalances and cause our body to store excess fat (53:29)-Why carbohydrate abstinence needs to be approached the same way we approach other addictions (1:02:01)-The connection between insulin resistance and chronic disease (1:07:48) Also mentioned in this episode:-The Carbohydrate-Insulin Model: A Physiological Perspective on the Obesity Pandemic -  https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ajcn/nqab270/6369073-How a ‘Fatally, Tragically Flawed’ Paradigm has Derailed the Science of Obesity -  https://www.statnews.com/2021/09/13/how-a-fatally-tragically-flawed-paradigm-has-derailed-the-science-of-obesity/-What If It’s All Been A Big Fat Lie - https://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/07/magazine/what-if-it-s-all-been-a-big-fat-lie.html -The Doctor’s Farmacy Podcast Episode #166 - Who Should Eat Keto and Why - https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/04/14/podcast-ep166/ -Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health by Gary Taubes - https://amzn.to/3CTeWXr For more on Gary you can follow him on Twitter @garytaubes, and through his website http://garytaubes.com/. Get his book The Case for Keto: Rethinking Weight Control and the Science and Practice of Low-Carb/High-Fat Eating, at https://amzn.to/3m2eAai.For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Sign up for Dhru’s Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by Vivobarefoot and InsideTracker.Vivobarefoot footwear is designed to be wide, thin, and flexible, so you feel as close to barefoot as possible. They promote your foot's natural strength and movement and studies show that foot strength increases by 60% in a matter of months just by walking around in them. Right now they’re offering my community 20% off their first order at vivobarefoot.com/DHRU.InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. It even tests your cortisol levels to help you better manage stress and you have the option to see how your inner age compares to your chronological age. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and even provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 23mins

4 Oct 2021

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2KD Classic: Catching up with Gary Taubes

2 Keto Dudes

In a rebroadcast from 2017, the dudes sit down with investigative journalist and best-selling author Gary Taubes to talk about bad science, the sugar problem, and all things ketogenic.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-keto-dudes/donations

1hr 18mins

27 Sep 2021