Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Science writer Gary Taubes wrote a survey of scientific studies on diet and nutrition called "Good Calories, Bad Calories." He says the sacred "food pyramid" is all wrong, and that much of what we've been told about diet doesn't hold up under scientific scrutiny. We should cut down on sugar and carbohydrates. Predictably, he has been maligned by the diet establishment. The book is jammed with research, but highly readable, and Taubes makes a convincing argument.

Here, popular health guru Dr. Andrew Weil gives a thoughtful response to the book on Larry King Live, guest-hosted by Joy Behar, also featuring Taubes and Oprah's doctor Mehmet Oz.

This is a heated panel discussion on the Charlie Rose show, featuring Gary Taubes; Dr. Mehmet Oz, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center; Dr. Dean Ornish, Founder and President, Preventative Medicine Research Institute; and Dr. Barbara Howard, American Heart Association.

Buy the Taubes book from Amazon here.

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