His concern that they would try to make him look like Dr. Atkins redux
The absurdity of the “24-hour low-carb diet” that Dr. Oz went on
Why he refused to take the cholesterol test on the air
What The Dr. Oz Show producers were doing with the cholesterol test
His cholesterol numbers when he had them run around 2005
How he explained about LDL particle size, but they edited that out of the show
The concerns he has with a single measurement of LDL cholesterol
How he felt the producers set him up on the show
AND MUCH MUCH MORE!
(You can watch my interview with Gary Taubes that includes images from the television show on YouTube: Part 1 , Part 2 and Part 3 )
In the main interview today, we hear from Ben Hewitt who has written a fantastically inspiring book about real, local food living called The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food detailing the transformation of a Northern Vermont town thanks to the infusion of the local food movement. If you want to see the financial power of how local food can improve a community, then you have got to hear what Ben has to say!
Listen to Ben Hewitt share about the unique role local food played in Harwick, VT:
Why he got interested in local food and Hardwick
The influence of Michael Pollan and Food, Inc.
The history of the economy of Hardwick and how it all changed
His solar-powered home as a commitment to the cause
Why it’s so important local food should be made available and affordable
The circular agriculture that happens in a local food system
The wastefulness of food in America
Why someone shouldn’t eat a banana if they’re not native to their local area
His blueberry crop on his farm
Whether he would change anything about his sustainability model
What his young sons think about local farming
Why he doesn’t have a Facebook or Twitter page
How and why they eat like a “caveman” as a family
Why he thinks the low-fat, high-carb diet is a “travesty” in America
The influence of The Weston A. Price Foundation and real food leaders
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