Nice Program from BBC on the History of Low Carb

I recently found this program that aired on the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) 2 years ago aboutĀ the historyĀ of low carbohydrate dieting.Ā 

It’s well done, interestingĀ and gives some useful background.Ā 

My only caveat is that in spite of showing that low carbohydrate approachĀ is better than low fat dietsĀ for weight reduction, the program endsĀ withĀ some doomsdayĀ scientist saying how scared he is of low carbohydrate dietsĀ until more “long term studies” are performed.

As far as I’m concerned, human civilizationĀ fared pretty well with only rare occurances of diabetes, heart attacks and cancerĀ eating a generally low carbohydrate diet for the past 50,000 – 100,000 yearsĀ while the last 30 years has demonstrated thatĀ a lowfat/high processed carbohydrate dietĀ caused castastrophicĀ increases in diabetes, obesity and heart disease.

I think 50,000 – 100,000 yearsĀ qualifiesĀ as aĀ “long term observational study”Ā if you ask me.

Each link is a separate 10 minute segment on You Tube.

  1. Part 1
  2. Part 2
  3. ļ»æPart 3
  4. Part 4
  5. Part 5



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John S
John S
March 19, 2011 12:51 pm

Doctor N,… just wanted to let you know that I finally did something about my high carb intake. About 3 months ago I got tired of taking all the diabetes meds and the awful side effects so I began a real effort to improve my diet and eating habits. I was totally addicted to carbs and sugar. I’m now consistently under 100 carbs a day… I feel so much better! I have more energy. I no longer take diabetes medication and my A1C levels are normal. My triglycerides have dropped to normal levels (good cholesterol up and bad down) and… Read more »

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