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‘Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show’ Episode 355: Adam Kosloff’s

Posted Apr 27 2010 10:25am

When science journalist Gary Taubes released his magnum opus Good Calories Bad Calories in September 2007, it was designed to reach the sophisticated medical professionals who wanted the scientific history of nutritional therapies with voluminous references (comprising 150 pages of this 600-page book!). But the average consumer took one look at Taubes’ book and it made their head spin. Sadly, the information contained in this fantastic book was overlooked by the patients who could stand to benefit from the information as a result and it begged the question–when will someone come up with a simplified version that the average Joe and Jane can understand (actually, there is a new book coming from Gary Taubes in early 2011 that will be aimed at the consumer–we’ll be interviewing him about that when it releases)? Today’s podcast interview guest read Gary’s book and turned much of what he read about into a neatly-packaged web site.

In Episode 355 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Yale-educated web writer Adam Kosloff who created his Taubes-inspired web site at that is a great destination point for anyone who would never read Good Calories Bad Calories but desperately needs to be exposed to the low-carb message. Hear Adam talk about the influence of Taubes’ book on his thinking about nutrition, how Taubes reacted to his web site, the ease of use of the web site, his experience writing 20,000+ columns online, why the thesis that obesity is a disease of fat accumulation is the most important issue in the low-carb community, how “eat less, exercise more” had made us worse, what the “good carbs” are, why the one-size-fits-all diet is a weird concept, speculation regarding the diet connection to autism and food allergies, the funding for low-carb studies, why nobody is talking about the diet/health connection to the healthcare and economy issues, why the Food Pyramid needs to be changed before healthcare can truly be reformed, the Kosloff Conjecture about why we continue to do the same failed approach, why it’s important to acknowledge the line of thinking and engage in conversation of those whose thinking runs counter to yours, why it’s next to impossible for people like Dr. Dean Ornish to change their mind about diet and health, the constructive energy needed to move the message forward, his dream of a low-carb “The Biggest Loser” show without exercise and lots of saturated fat-laden meats, the influence of using YouTube to educate people about the low-carb ideas, and what his ideal nutritional world would look like. Adam is a deep thinker and a dreamer which you’ll sense the entire time he shares his answers during this interview.

There are three ways you can listen to Episode 355:

1. Listen at the new iTunes page for the podcast

2. Listen and comment about the show at the official web site for the podcast

3. Download the MP3 file of Episode 355 [51:28m]

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR FINANCIALLY SUPPORTING THIS PODCAST! If these twice-weekly podcast interviews from the most provocative and thought-provoking diet, fitness, and health experts have helped you in any way over the past few months and years, then help us keep it going by clicking on the DONATE button on the official podcast web site . We love making these exclusive interviews available to you at no charge so that the positive low-carb message can get out there to the people who need to hear it the most. We are so grateful for your generous donations of any amount so we can keep this going all throughout 2010 and well beyond. I have a fantastic group of fresh new expert interview guests lined up for your listening enjoyment and can’t wait for you to hear them! Go to and you can give your gift to the e-mail address Your continued financial support and listenership is essential and we THANK YOU so very much for your support!

What did you think about what Adam Kosloff has done with his new web site? Talk about what you liked or didn’t like about it in the show notes section of Episode 355 . By all means, please check out and tell everyone you know who needs to hear the message of healthy high-fat, low-carb living to use this as a resource. Coming up on Thursday I’ll have Melissa Diane Smith author of Going Against the Grain: How Reducing and Avoiding Grains Can Revitalize Your Health . She’ll be here to talk about grains and their inevitable effect on your health. If you still believe in “healthy whole grains” then you HAVE to listen to this important episode! Thanks for listening to “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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