On Tuesday, July 28th, I’ll be interviewed by Dr. Kimberly DeOre on Doctor Radio on the Sirius network.  I’m due to call in at 9:30 a.m. Eastern.  (That’s 6:30 a.m. in California.  I should’ve moved to Tennessee a month ago.)

I haven’t seen any questions, so I don’t know the exact topic, but I’m pretty sure she’s not going to ask my opinion on whether the Cubs can win their division this season.

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7 Responses to “On Sirius XM’s Doctor Radio Show”
  1. JCDowney says:

    Hey Tom, I watched Fat Head today. I have to admit I pirated it. I hope you don’t mind. I really do plan to buy a copy because I think your message is very important. Everything you said hit home. I’ve been a low-carber since well before the Atkins craze hit… I’d say 1996 or so. It’s all stuff I already knew and previously used to lose weight and feel healthier. However the brainwashing kept coming and I eventually gave up for the sole reason that I wouldn’t have to argue why eating low carb was a sensible choice to my partner Rudy. Since I gave up low carb I’ve gained 80 pounds.

    You have balls to be making the claims you are, there are big corporations out there with a pack of lawyers ready to attack anyone who has negative things to say about certain companies, products, and health claims. It’s sad that there is such a fight against the truth. Greed really does get ugly doesn’t it.

    I’d like to thank you for doing what you are doing. In America right now, the food pyramid is made by the USDA who are heavily invested in Agriculture (carbs, grains, corms, soybean, artificial oils, etc). The money is printed and distributed by an independent banking entity called the Federal Reserve (hey this is a good one for the next doc, seriously!), and all the white-coats are loyal to the research grants more-so than the scientific facts. It really is a sad state of affairs.

    Anyways, keep fighting the good fight. Know that people are cheering for you… at least I am. Now I just have to convince my boyfriend that he can go against his doctors recommendation and start eating cholesterol, lower intake of artificial oils, lower carbs, etc. and enjoy a nice steak, caesar salar or pork chop even though he had a heard attack 2 years ago… it may be a challenge.. lol. Since then he’s been eating soy this and that and avoiding any animal meats. I know it has worked for me in the past I just hope it works for him as well as it did for me. I’m sure I’m just paranoid from the marketing though. But of course I am getting a second opinion. lol. Not that Atkins, Eades et al are wrong. I just like to have the whole picture. Next topic of research: What causes inflammation and heard disease? What should be avoid?

    Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Best of luck.

    JCDowney

    I believe inflammation (which can lead to heart disease and many other ailments) can be caused by 1) high blood sugar, which you can control by limiting carbs, 2) unnatural oils, such as corn oil and soybean oil that are high in Omega-6 fats, and 3) grains, for some people.

    It’s probably not on the pirated copies, but the DVD includes a bonus interview section in which Dr. Mike Eades talks more about the damage high blood sugar does to the endothelial layer of the arteries (another reason to buy the DVD, naturally).

    There are some good articles linked on the blog. I hope you can get your boyfriend to read them. (Check the Recommended Reading sidebar on the left side of the page.) If you really want to delve into the science, I would highly recommend “Good Calories, Bad Calories,” by Gary Taubes. There’s a link on the Recommended Reading page (as opposed to the links on the left).

  2. Demian says:

    looking forward to hearing you on Sirius…. but on what channel??

    I’m not a Sirius subscriber. I just know it’s called Doctor Radio.

  3. Dana says:

    I have reason to believe from everything I’ve read that abdominal, visceral fat in excess amounts can contribute to inflammation too. I read someplace recently that the stuff is just crawling with macrophages, the white blood cells that attack invaders.

    I’ll vouch for grain foods aggravating it, though. I have had knee problems off and on for years, regardless of my level of overweight. In the early aughts it had gotten to the point that if I rode in a car for longer than two hours and could not stretch my legs, my left knee would almost freeze up. The first time I tried Atkins I was still going to Toledo every now and again, and was shocked beyond belief because I made the whole trip without needing to stop for anything but a potty break. Went off Atkins later and the knee pain came back. And it’s intermittent and unpredictable–it doesn’t seem to have been caused by anything specific and I never know when it will act up.

    Since then I’ve developed other joint problems as well, also intermittent, also not keyed to an injury. I’m getting my act together to go low-carb again and I intend that this will be the last time I have to switch over. I don’t want to have to be on prescription NSAIDs by the time I’m forty.

    I had the same experience. I used to get arthritic pains off and on, but they went away after I realized they were caused by grains. When I indulge in pasta or pizza once in a blue moon, the pains come back for a day or so.

  4. Doctor Radio is channel 119 on XM. I’ve had XM for about 3 years and didn’t even know this channel existed! I’ll have to check it out.

    Unfortunately, I won’t be able to listen in. Hopefully you’ll be able to post a recording of the interview here on the blog. Good luck!

    Not sure if I can post a recording or not. If so, I will. Thanks for the info on the channel.

  5. Demian says:

    I checked the guide… it’s channel 114 on Sirius.

    Thanks for checking.

  6. I don’t understand pirating. Its $9/month for unlimited videos on netflix or $15 to just buy the damn thing outright – you can probably even get it from Blockbuster for $4.

    Pirating IS STEALING. The reason why America works is because we (most of us) respect private property. That is one of the main reasons our country is better than say China.

    Its just a question of ethics and values – is it more important for you to be an ethical person or to save $4? The answer to that question is in your ACTIONS, not in your words.

    It doesn’t matter how broke you are, there is no excuse for stealing intellectual property.

    The fact that you stole his DVD means that it is that much LESS likely that you will ever be able to comfortably afford $15 in the future. Money is repelled by stealing and flimsy ethics.

  7. Ernie says:

    Tom,

    I heard your interview on Doctor Radio with Dr. Kimberly DeOre. That is how I found out about you. I listen to Doctor Radio a lot and most of the time I am rolling my eyes and yelling at the radio (in the privacy of my truck) because doctors today just don’t have a clue about so many things. Diet and nutrition being one of them. But still I listen because once in a while I can glean something from them that is useful.

    When I heard your interview, I said “yes, this man knows what he is talking about!”. It’s funny how some of us that aren’t brainwashed by society and are capable of thinking for ourselves can tell common sense when we hear it. I wish I could have recorded it so that I could share it with others. If you ever locate a link to a recording of it please post it on your web site. I was impressed with Dr. DeOre’s open mindedness on the subject and wish the interview could have gone on much longer. I would like to hear much more information like that on Doctor Radio. After all, it is the truth.

    I just finished watching your Fat Head movie and I must say Job Well Done! It was spot on target, and the cartoons, analogies, and Dr. interviews all helped greatly to drive the point home. I will be sharing this movie with friends and family and hope that they can see the common sense in it as well. I don’t expect much though. This low fat craze is very deep rooted.

    About 10 years ago I went on the Atkins diet and lost 50 pounds. I felt great and it was mostly all fat that I lost and not muscle mass. It was the best diet I had ever gone on and believe me I have been on many. I have been fighting obesity since I was 8 years old when my parents got a divorce and I am 52 now. Over my lifetime I have probably lost around 400 pounds on various different kinds of diets. I’d lose 40 to 50 pounds at a time dieting, and then over the course of a year or two I’d gain it all back. With the low fat diets and the calorie counting diets I lost a lot of muscle mass each time and ended up sickly by the time I reached my goal weight. But not with the Atkins diet. When I reached my goal I looked and felt good. But I constantly had to defend the way I ate because concerned friends and family would always tell me that I was going to die of a heart attack if I kept it up. So I eventually succumbed to their constant disapproval and gave in somewhat to their “healthy” advice. I have now gained 80 pounds back and am heavier now than I have ever been in my life. I am so disgusted with myself that I haven’t even been able to “think” about going on another diet. I had basically given up and decided that if people don’t like the way I look,.. then don’t look at me! The thought of going on yet another diet and having to lose 80 pounds this time was just too much. That is, until I heard your interview and watched your movie. :)

    You have inspired me to give it a try again. This time though it will be a total life change diet that will include a lot of animal fats, meats, proteins, vegetables, and fruits. Just like man ate for thousands of years before obesity, cancer, and heart disease became rampant. And to hell with anyone that wants to challenge the way I eat! I will just hand them your movie now and tell them to watch it and maybe learn a thing of two. If they would like me to help them learn how to eat right I’d be happy to help them.

    Thank you for your work and for guiding us to great books and doctors that know what the proper diet and nutrition is for the human race. Hopefully more people will be able to exercise their common sense too and see through this low fat nonsense as well.

    Dr. DeOre did seem pretty open-minded. I don’t have Sirius and haven’t heard her before, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.

    I wish you all the best on the new diet. Now that you know you’re not setting yourself up for heart disease while losing weight, you can enjoy the process. And of course I’m delighted to know Fat Head inspired you to try again. Stories like yours remind me why I made the film in the first place.

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