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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tired of Contradictory Nutrition Info? (Paleo Podcaster Roundtable)

From the Inbox courtesy of Sean Croxton:
I'll be honest.
As a podcaster, there have been many days when I've felt like my shows have actually confused listeners more than helped them. One week, a guest will advocate a particular way of eating as the absolute BEST diet ever. Then the next week, another guest will advocate something completely different. Ugh! 
So, who's right? How do you navigate all of this contradictory info without losing your mind? 
In this week's episode of UW Radio, guest host Jimmy Moore poses these very questions to a panel of fellow podcasters -- Stefanie Ruper, Abel James, Dr. Colin Champ, and Dean Dwyer.

No comment.   No wait.  Jimmy Moore is the king of conflicting nutritional information with a hopelessly biased twist.  Ruper?  She bills herself as a nutritionist and ED counselor yet has no formal training in either and her inspiration for paleo is Nora all-body-fat-comes-from-glucose Gedgaudas.  Abel James is a hopeless TWICHOOB judging from the podcasts of his I've listened to.  Don't know Champ though I think he's another newbie on the podcasting block.  Dwyer?  What can you say about a guy who fell for the "Dude I'm a Neurosurgeon" line.  Jeez.  Yeah Sean, this oughta clear up a lot of confusion!   ROFLMAO.

9 comments:

Charles Grashow said...

Colin E. Champ, M.D. = http://www.cavemandoctor.com/

CavemanDoctor.com is written and managed by Colin E. Champ, M.D.

Dr. Champ’s passion for exercise, nutrition, and health started at a young age due to his involvement in sports. This interest grew during his time at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied chemical engineering. At MIT, he focused the majority of his time on learning the intricacies of health, exercise, and nutrition. This obsession continues to this day.

In an effort to receive formal medical training, he attended and graduated from medical school. However, the lack of tangible information taught in medical school and in medical training in general left him underwhelmed. He continued to learn as much as possible on his own, with the primary goal of constructing a healthy lifestyle and diet backed by credible clinical and lab-based research. Through his research, he has concluded that mimicking many aspects of the caveman lifestyle and diet, one that the human body has adapted to over millions of years, may have the greatest potential to fight obesity and chronic disease. He is currently completing his specialty training in radiation oncology and has a keen interest in the dietary effects on the prevention and treatment of cancer. The connection between the modern diet, obesity, and cancer has been remarkable, and he hopes that this website can help its readers fight all three.

http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog/the-llvlc-show-episode-599-roger-dickerman-and-dr-colin-champ-bring-a-fresh-perspective-to-paleo-podcasting/15116

Evelyn aka CarbSane said...

Ahh ... the Caveman Doctor. Another "they don't teach this stuff in medical school" type ;-)

bentleyj74 said...

Is it even worth a sigh anymore?

Victor Venema said...

This sounds similar to asking Jimmy Moore to moderate the safe starch panel at the AHS12.

skipperdon said...

A *podcaster* thinks it's confusing? Try being a podcast *listener*, sometime! I've been doing the Paleo Thing for just under 2 years now, and I'm still quite confused about what's "best"... Sheesh.

screennamerequired said...

Just how many carbon copy cave man paleo diet woosters can one community regurgitate before it all becomes a bit stale.

Evelyn aka CarbSane said...

Diet woosters bwa ha ha.

How many docs who "didn't learn this stuff in medical school" do we need either?!

Chris Ford said...

I listened to a couple of shows of his new podcast after a recommendation from Keith Norris. Sadly I ccouldn't bear to listen for very long - definitely a TWICHOOBer. I had thought paleo had moved way past the "ancestral diet is clearly low carb" idea (in fact, it should never have been "there" in the first place!) but I guess not.

Chris Ford said...

I guess there weren't enough people audibly questioning that decision?! Oh Sean.... :(

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