Episode 231 – Nina Teicholz

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Featuring guest: Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise







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  1. Glen Nagy says

    Thank you Thank you thank you Nina. I have been waiting for someone to point out that 99% of the people who are on the low carb diet in any study in the last 40 years believe that if they stay on the diet it will give them a heart attack. Is it any wonder that some people don’t stay on the diet. It is actually pretty amazing that compliance is similar on the low carb diet people think will kill them and the low fat diets that people think will make them live forever. I can’t remember a low carb advocate pointing this out when someone says low carb diets are not sustainable and their advantages decrease over two years.

    • says

      Right on, Glen. I like to point out to people that Dr. Atkins, himself, was a *cardiologist.* What good would it have done his practice if all his patients lost weight and reversed their diabetes but then proceeded to drop dead from heart disease a few years later?

  2. Sergio says

    In the Nina Teicholz interview, she stated that Jeff Volek was a powerlifter who studied in kinesiology. This is true but he was/is a Registered Dietician. So he took to low carb diet despite being fed the opposite in regards to low fat diet

  3. jake3_14 says

    “The Big Fat Surprise” is the book I wish Gary Taubes had written instead of “Why We Get Fat,” which induced eye-glazing every 10 pages.

    The one thing that surprised me was that Teicholz didn’t distinguish between pasteurized and raw whole milk. The former’s harmful, and the latter’s life-giving, assuming one can tolerate dairy at all.

  4. Hannah says

    I really like where Nina is coming from and agree with 90% of what is being said based on research and the misguidance of our dietary guidelines. However, although I’m far from vegan, we need to get real about our meat industry – Nina mentions fruit production being water intensive. I found that comment to be gut wrenching when we consider the water consumption of one cow (especially with the drought problems in California). I don’t believe the world needs to go meat free, and believe that meat based clean proteins have an important place in a healthy diet, but I feel there is a lot not being addressed for the sake of everyone cheering on that paleo is the way to go. I’m interested in Robb’s thoughts on our current form of meat production and it’s impact on the destruction of our planet. The Cowspiracy documentary will be available on dvd soon and I’m anxious to get more info there.

  5. Cherylyn says

    Hi,Hannah. Good news -our planet is in better condition than it has ever been! No more smog days in California, air,rivers and lakes cleaned up nationwide. Perhaps you are not from the generation that lived through all the pollution of decades long past. I wish we could once and for all drop the dying planet senario. The planet is fine and resilient, and most definitely cows are not going to be its demise. I do agree that the agro industry methods of raising bovines probably uses more water than raising pastured animals. I know I’d be drinking a lot more water if I ate dried grains and greens. I wonder if pastured animals need less water because of the water they receive from the grass they eat? I live in an area in SoCal where the cattle and pigs are raised on pasture. No putrid smells! It’s beautiful, semi-forested country covered in green or golden grass year-round. The cattle and pigs have not ruined the land one bit, plus the “pasture patties” return all that goodness back to the soil.

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