Next week I’ll be in Philadelphia for the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) Spring Conference (obesity doctors).
It’ll be my fifth year attending the conference, and the interest in a low-carb diet as a treatment for obesity is clearly growing every year. Having pro-low-carb Dr. Eric Westman as new president for the ASBP doesn’t hurt either.
This year will be the first time that I’ll be presenting myself. I’ll do two talks, 45 minutes each. One is about insulin and weight regulation, the other about the reasons behind the extraordinary popularity of low-carb diets in Sweden.
If you want to travel on short notice to Philadelphia on March 12-16th, 2014, you are welcome to join us!
Obviously there’ll be reports here from the conference.
I’m about to leave South Africa after a great week. Apart from just enjoying this fantastic place we (me, Monique Forslund and professor Tim Noakes) did three lectures on LCHF, and one debate, at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa and at the University of Cape Town Medical School.
It really feels like professor Noakes has started a LCHF revolution in South Africa that might one day catch up to the one in Scandinavia. A lot of smart people – like doctors, students and health coaches – are starting to fully get it. It feels like it did in Sweden a couple of years ago (we’ve gotten even further now).
I’ll end by quoting a tweet from professor Noakes from after the last event – that went two hours over because of all the questions – at UCT:
“Fat power”. I like it.
Half a year ago I uploaded this video of my presentation from the AHS conference in Los Angeles. It’s now been viewed more than 100 000 times on YouTube. I think that’s fantastic.
I’ll continue studying how to improve my online interviews and presentations, to spread the knowledge about healthy real low carb food for free. The next target? One million views.
I’ve done more than a hundred talks on diet and health in recent years. I calculate that more than 10 000 people have listened to them. A good start, but there was a lot of work and travel involved.
Four months ago I uploaded this video of my presentation from the AHS conference in Los Angeles. It’s been viewed more than 60 000 times on YouTube already. Just one talk has reached far more people than all those before it combined.
Obviously there are big (infinite?) possibilities here. There will be more videos this year, specially designed to be shown online. I’m studying how to do it well.
One of the people who have taught me the most about presentations is the American-Japanese guru Garr Reynolds. We met when I attended his excellent presentation seminar in Paris this past winter. Mr Reynolds is also interested in LCHF, and he has now analyzed my lecture video on his blog:
Fairly good grades and I got some extra pointers by mail. Next time the sound recording will be much better, I’ve ordered some equipment for that.
If you want to change your world then it’s like mr Reynolds says: “presentation matters”. I highly recommend his first book: Presentation Zen.
One of my idols is Nancy Duarte, the presentation guru who wrote two of my favorite books on the subject. Her company, Duarte Design, developed the presentation for the Oscar winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, the one that won Al Gore a Nobel Prize.
I sent her a tweet about my talk at AHS. It would not have been the same without her books.
I did not expect an answer. I’m sure Duarte gets loads of similar mails every day.
But she did answer. Continue Reading →
After quite some work it’s now on YouTube – my talk from Los Angeles last month, edited with the slides included.
These 44 minutes (+ Q&A) summarizes what is about to happen. How uncovering the mistake behind the obesity epidemic makes it possible for us to help others eat real food and improve their weight and health, without hunger.
If you like the lecture please share it with friends who may be interested. Share it on Facebook, tweet it, embed it on your blog (like above), mail it to friends. Like it on YouTube. Whatever suits you. Let’s spread the revolution across the world.
All comments are welcome.
PS: Once again a special thank you to Jimmy Moore who made this possible by generously giving me his speaking spot at AHS.
Hopefully it will be uploaded to YouTube within 24 hours.
This was a bit scary but a lot of fun. I’d say the talk was very well received. A big thanks to Jimmy Moore who actually gave me his speaking spot a year ago.
During the Q&A none other than professor Robert Lustig was the first one to step up to the microphone. He basically agreed with everything, but wondered if removing most of the sugar and adding more fiber to the diet would not be enough. This to avoid being “extreme”. Continue Reading →
The conference so far is absolutely great. Probably the best I have ever been to. Today I’ve listened to some fascinating talks from Robert Lustig (even better than his Bitter Truth-talk), Mark Sisson (about play) and a mindblowing talk on dental caries and malocclusion (overbites, crooked teeth etc).
Updates will have to wait a few more hours because I’m preparing for my own talk called “The Food Revolution”. Links for those of you who have just seen it:
- 1Is There a Safe Amount of Sugar?92
- 2Should Everyone Be Taking Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs?82
- 3Long-Term Study on the Paleo Diet: The Results53
- 4New Study: Is Today’s Wheat Bad for You?49
- 5Is It Dangerous to Eat Meat Before Age 65?45
- 1Could that Low-Fat Diet Make You Even Fatter?340
- 2Dr. Oz Positive to LCHF Against Alzheimer’s!192
- 3What Happens If You Eat 5,800 Calories Daily on an LCHF Diet?168
- 4Butter has an Undeserved Bad Reputation, According to New Analysis149
- 5Dr McDougall in Shocking Vegan Interview139
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- 1LCHF for Beginners
- 3How to Lose Weight
- 4Science and Low Carb / Paleo
- 5Questions and answers about LCHF
- 6About Diet Doctor
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