The LLVLC Show (Episode 458): Exercise Scientist And Low-Carb Researcher Dr. Richard Wood
Posted Mar 24 2011 8:58pm
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In Episode 458 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from an Assistant Professor of Exercise Science from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts named Dr. Richard J. Wood who has been investing his time and energy into examining low-carb diets ever since he worked with the great low-carb researcher Dr. Jeff Volek while a student at the University of Connecticut. He just so happens to think that low-carb has been given a bad rap over the years and wants to get the message out there that this way of eating is a lot healthier than the so-called “experts” out there give it credit for. His exercise science background provides him with a unique perspective to want to take a closer look at the nutritional component of how the human body functions–and that’s exactly what he is doing!
Listen to Dr. Richard Wood share why he researches low-carb diets:
How he got interested in exercise science to begin with
His work with Dr. Jeff Volek at UConn to learn more about low-carb diets
Why a carb-fest for exercise is total nonsense for the “weekend warrior”
The concept of carbohydrate tolerance that varies from person to person
Why Dietary Guidelines continue to push high-carb, low-fat diets
How we can break the stronghold the USDA has on nutritional policy
The paradigm shift that is already underway regarding low-carb diets
The common misconceptions people have about low-carb nutrition
Why dietary fat intake doesn’t go up in absolute terms on low-carb
The metabolic difference between a high-fat diet with carbs or without
How many “low-carb” studies aren’t actually measuring carbohydrate-restriction
Whether zero-carb diets are better than going on a low-carb diet
Why some people can eat more carbs in their diet than others
Why some people who go very low-carb can struggle with losing weight
How health improvements on low-carb are more important than weight loss
The powerful therapeutic effects of low-carb diets that are as powerful as drugs
Why physicians and patients are so confused about cholesterol
How the LDL number may not indicate the particle size percentage
Why it’s important to tell your doctor and dietitian about your low-carb success
The importance of HDL cholesterol and triglycerides more than LDL and total cholesterol
How lowering carbs drops triglycerides and raising fat increases HDL cholesterol
Why low-HDL cholesterol is a huge warning sign of heart health concern
The prevalence of people taking statin drugs that complicates doing research
Why his low-carb study participants feel satisfied without counting calories
His theory that carbohydrates can mask satiety and the fullness we can feel
The challenge to get funded and published for real low-carb diet studies
Why he continues to pursue low-carb research despite the roadblocks
His concern about the coming sarcopenic (age-related muscle-wasting) obesity
What’s next for him–more research, a low-carb clinic, other pursuits?
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