414: Cardiac Surgeon Dr. Donald Miller Tells Dr. Dean Ornish To Take A Hike

Dr. Donald Miller

Dr. Donald Miller, cardiac surgeon and low-carb advocate, is our guest today on The Livin’ La Vida Low-Cab Show with Jimmy Moore.

Today’s guest shares his thoughts on the medical community’s poor acceptance of the validity of low-carb science and how he has the opportunity to teach young doctors and interns what he has come to realize about this healthy way of eating. Inspired by Sally Fallon of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Dr. Miller shares his experience of going from a solid Ornish Diet supporter to a dyed-in-the-wool advocate for the kind of medicine called for by people like Dr. Atkins, Gary Taubes and the modern carbohydrate-restriction movement.

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Dr. Donald Miller bio
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– Dr. Miller’s LewRockwell.com column “Health Benefits of a Low-Carbohydrate, High-Saturated-Fat Diet”

12 Responses to 414: Cardiac Surgeon Dr. Donald Miller Tells Dr. Dean Ornish To Take A Hike
  1. R Dunn
    October 28, 2010 | 6:14 am

    Good interview, Jimmy. It’s always nice to get affirmation for the decisions we make from professionals who are willing to look at the evidence and change their minds.

    The bit of trivia about Crisco being named from crystalized cottonseed oil was new to me.

    I always thought it was short for “crispy cooking”- a verbal form of shortening, I guess.

    • Jimmy Moore
      October 28, 2010 | 9:41 am

      Lots of good info in this interview.

  2. Frank G
    October 28, 2010 | 7:56 am

    Excellent interview as always Jimmy and THANK YOU Dr Miller!!! There are so many out there who see LCHF as some kind of new-fangled quackery (like this diet is anything new?!?) that it often feels like an uphill battle.

    I agree with you that “The 60-year reign of the low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet will end.” I know there are smart, intelligent people out there… in fact I think most of us are! I recognise the huge role that access to the internet and great shows like yours play Jimmy.

    Keep up the good work!

    Cheers
    Frank

    • Jimmy Moore
      October 28, 2010 | 9:40 am

      Thanks man! We’ll keep pressing on.

  3. Jennifer
    October 28, 2010 | 11:16 am

    Gotta say, it’s chilling to hear him say how some of his students “close their ears” to his thoughts on low carb. They will come out of medical school and be killing people off for the next 40 years with their bad advice.

    Good interview!

    • Jimmy Moore
      October 28, 2010 | 2:37 pm

      So true, Jennifer! Sad, but true.

  4. Peter Silverman
    October 29, 2010 | 9:40 am

    I eat low carb, though I don’t know anybody else who does. And I know only two people who eat low fat. Everybody else that I know eats what they like, and aren’t interested in following any dietary advice, incliding the USDA’s. I don’t think low fat advice is the enemy, since so few people take that (or any) dietary advice.

    • Jimmy Moore
      October 29, 2010 | 5:52 pm

      Peter, your points would be valid but for a convenient and very critical missing element. The Dietary Guidelines are used as the justification for the diets promoted by the AHA, ADA and other health organizations, welfare programs, school lunches, and more. The unintended consequence of promoting incorrect nutritional principles flippantly as the USDA has done for decades is more obesity and chronic disease than ever before! We’re reaping that legacy in 2010!

      • Violet
        October 29, 2010 | 8:29 pm

        You are so right Jimmy it is such a widespread problem. Many people may say that they don’t follow any dietary guidelines, but I am sure that the low fat message, that has saturated the minds of the masses, influences their buying decisions. I would bet that quite often they put the milk in their coffee instead of the cream. The message to steer clear of saturated fat is so embedded in our society that it must be influencing most people, at least to some degree.

        • Frank G
          November 2, 2010 | 6:00 am

          I agree, the low-fat dogma has become so ubiquitous that many don’t even notice the constant barrage from oh so many sources…

          You could sum it all up in just one word “arterycloggingsaturatedfat”! :-0

          Hey Jimmy maybe we could have a contest to see what anagrams we can make out of that word.. I already see “daft” in it!

          Cheers
          Frank

  5. Susan
    October 30, 2010 | 8:40 pm

    Thanks for that interview Jimmy! I go to the VA hospital in Spokane, Wa and my doctor is always hammering me to go back on statin therapy. I believe if I were to ever have a heart issue that they would send me to the VA in Seattle. Maybe I can get MY doctor to conference with Dr. Miller and he might be able to convince her to let me be! Just a thought. Nice to know that there is a like minded doctor in the VA system in the Great North West.

    Sue

    Sue

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