Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright

CBC listeners were treated to a great interview with Gary Taubes this morning on Michael Enright's radio show, The Sunday Edition.  If you missed it as I did, you can listen to it online.

It's a half hour discussion on why Taubes believes carbohydrate consumption underlies obesity, and how, as a journalist with a solid science background, he came to write about it.

I believe his book "Good Calories, Bad Calories" is excellent, but at over 500 pages, it's not a quick read.  This is why he also wrote the much shorter "Why We Get Fat".  It covers most of the same material, but in a way that is more palatable for people who don't have the time or the inclination to work their way through the original book.

Whether you'd like to know more about why Taubes is making waves in the world of nutritional science before deciding which of the two books is best for you, or if you simply want to hear him speak, it's well worth listening to.

As Canadians celebrate their traditionally carbohydrate-rich Thanksgiving across the country this weekend, this interview couldn't have been more timely.

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