I wish Gary Taubes wouldn't be so monomaniacal. Low carb high fat diets work for weight loss for many reasons but that isn't anywhere nearthe whole story. Nowhere in any of his interviews or his book (I think, I was half asleep reading most of the carbohydrate hypothesis section) does he mention leptin resistance, the thyroid or inflammation. Hrmf.
I do love how Oz is so defensive about his conventional medical dogmas