Was reading Taubs' "Why we get fat" this morning and found this
A low carb doctor a decade ahead of Atkins charged with a crime for promoting a low carb diet, lol!!!!
In 1961, Dr. Herman Taller, an obstetrician, published ''Calories Don't Count,'' which preached that one could banish fat while eating three full meals a day - provided that one ingested three ounces of polyunsaturated vegetable oil daily, along with a high-protein and low-carbohydrate diet. The Government denounced that diet as a ''worthless scheme foisted on a gullible public,'' and Dr. Taller was eventually [URL="http://www.trivia-library.com/c/history-and-benefit-of-diets-calories-dont-count.htm"]convicted[/URL] of fraud and conspiracy for using the book to peddle a particular brand of safflower capsules. Meanwhile, the book sold 2 million copies.
[URL="http://www.amazon.com/Calories-Dont-Count-herman-taller/dp/B00176DRMY"]Calories Don't Count[/URL]
I am wondering when Mark will be led off in chains for the horrendous sales he has promoted? Seriously, what a world!?!
(Of course [URL="http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1162588"]conventional doctors[/URL] were happy Taller was arrested and convicted)