I would guess most of you are frequent readers of Jimmy Moore’s blog, but in case you missed it, I wanted to point out that he recently interviewed one of my favorite medical writers: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, author of “The Great Cholesterol Con.”
Dr. Kendrick possesses a rare ability to explain medical concepts clearly, while managing to be laugh-out-loud funny at the same time. If you haven’t read his book, I can’t recommend it highly enough. Buy an extra copy and give it to anyone you know who’s in a panic over cholesterol or (worse) taking statins — in fact, buy a copy for your doctor as well.
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We just bought the book! My husband is loving all this new information – he has been told to go on statins but NO WAY! this book is very enlightening.
Glad you’ve got your own copy. Maybe you could sneak one into your doctor’s office as well.
I’m still waiting for my copy. 🙂
Thanks for posting this interview. It will relieve the pain of waiting.
Yes, he’s the best. I loved his column on the redflagdaily site. I registered there only for him. What a pitty that he hasn’t a regular column in a publication anymore. I still have a copy of all articles, which were the dry run for his book.
I don’t think we’ve heard the last of Dr. Kendrick. He’s too good a writer not to get back to it sometime.
That was a great interview! And an equally great interview with Dr. Bernstein follows it! Some part of me wonders, though, if part of the reason the low-carb, cholesterol-and-fats-in-your-diet-are-good message is so slow to get through to the general population is because its most knowledgeable advocates all sound like my crotchety grandpa. Maybe they just get that way after years of being totally ignored by the mainstream.
I suppose there is an anger factor. But I’ve seen Dr. Kendrick interviewed before, and he’s quite witty. If we could put him and Mike Eades front and center on TV, we’d win this battle.
It’s sad Jimmy doesn’t follow the wisdom of the experts he interviews. These days he subsists on pizza toppings, diet soda and low-carb frankenfoods while piously claiming to be “livin’ la vida low-carb” (this is not a guess, he posts his menus on another blog and gets upset with anyone who even delicately points out that just because it’s low-carb doesn’t mean it’s good). Meanwhile he’s gaining weight and inches but it has nothing to do with the frankenfoods, oh, no.
Getting back to the OT, Kendrick’s pretty awesome and an Eades/Kendrick throwdown would be epic.
Love to see the two them take on the anti-fat hysterics in a debate. The opposition would be a butt-whoopin’.
Great interview. Thanks for posting link here. Found it through Googling Malcolm Kendrick. Sorry for mentioning global warming on that other thread. The story is almost identical with the science and conventional wisdom. I won’t bring it up any more.
I agree there’s a lot of bad science and outright bias involved — Prof. Robert Carter details it nicely in his book “Global Warming: the counter-consensus” — but it’s one those topics that makes people a little nutty.
Yep, a religion to some.
So, thank you so much for your movie and all you do. It has really changed my life for the better. I went from 6’0″ 208lbs. in late Feb. down to 187 today. I had done Atkins in 2000 or so but always had the fear of cholesterol and heart disease and chucked it. No longer have those fears.
So glad I found Fathead on Hulu. Cheers!
Cheers to you too. That’s an impressive weight loss in a relatively short time.