Frank makes reference to Why We Get Fat, by my colleague, friend and fellow author Dr. Gary Taubes. I suggest you learn more about his book, as it’s a great read too. – Dr. Perlmutter
I am a retired police sergeant, 66 and originally became interested in low-carb dieting after reading Gary Taubes’ book Why We Get Fat. Since I was diagnosed several years ago with pre-diabetes I realized I had to do something to avoid going into full diabetes. Taubes made a convincing case to put good fats back in the diet and cut all processed carbohydrates out.
I have been following your message since you first appeared on the Dr. Oz show. You not only document the basis behind your recommendations with peer-reviewed studies, but with the success of the patients you have counseled. In addition, I have never heard an expert in the area present the information in such a convincing way. I realize every time I hear you talk on a show that you honestly care about making a difference in getting the message out that could potentially save millions of lives. After hearing the story about your father I can understand where all of that passion comes from.
I have been following the exact guidelines you have recommended including eliminating grains and it has turned around my health completely. No pre-diabetes. A loss of 30 pounds. A loss of body fat. Loss of BPH symptoms. I feel better than ever and do not even get a cold now. I also work out 6 days a week and feel my mind is sharper than ever.