You’ve heard me saying we need to stop eating so many carbs for the last 20 years. Over the last few years it’s been starting to become common knowledge but still the standard advice from diabetes educators and medicine has been high-carb/low-fat.
Finally it looks like that’s starting to change.
Here is a compelling series of three interviews on the Health Report on ABC Radio National.
Dr Troy Stapleton is a radiologist on the Sunshine coast and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 41. He tried to follow the standard advice and found it both impossible and ineffective. Listen to his amazing story.
We hear all the time that the amount of calories we eat is the cause of getting fat… but when you look more closely it just doesn’t add up (literally). This interview with author Gary Taubes shows this very clearly. If you want to lose body fat or control sugar levels, this is a must-listen interview.
Dr Maarten Kamp, an endocrinologist and the President of Diabetes Queensland gives his counter-point to the previous two interviews. His basic position is this: “Most people don’t want to change, they just want to take a medication and keep doing what they’ve always done… so we don’t talk about low-carb”. Click here to listen. Do you agree? Post your comments below. I’d love to hear.