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The Low-Carb Fraud Audiobook

The Low-Carb Fraud

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By now, the low-carb diet's refrain is a familiar one: "Bread is bad for you. Fat doesn't matter. Carbs are the real reason you can't lose weight."

The low-carb universe Dr. Atkins brought into being continues to expand. Low-carb diets, from South Beach to The Zone and beyond, are still the go-to method for weight loss for millions. These diets' marketing may differ, but they all share two crucial components: the condemnation of "carbs" and an emphasis on meat and fat for calories. Even the latest diet trend, the Paleo diet, is - despite its increased focus on some wholefoods - just another variation on the same carbohydrate fears.

In The Low-Carb Fraud, longtime leader in the nutritional science field T. Colin Campbell outlines where and how the low-carb proponents get it wrong: Where the belief came from that carbohydrates are bad and why it persists despite all the evidence to the contrary. The foods we misleadingly refer to as "carbs" aren't all created equal, and treating them that way has major consequences for our nutritional well-being.

If you're considering a low-carb diet, read this book first. It will change the way you think about what you eat - and how you should be eating to lose weight and optimize your health, now and for the long term.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2014 T. Colin Campbell (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Jason 08/10/2016
    Jason 08/10/2016
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    "My diet is better than yours!"
    What would have made The Low-Carb Fraud better?

    I was expecting some cogent discussion on the pitfalls of low-carb diets (which the book does contain in small parts).

    However, the book primarily focuses on Campbell's insecurities and displeasure with the low-carb diet which runs counter to the principles in "The China Study" (of which he is the author) and his advocacy of the Whole Foods Plant Based (WFPB) diet.

    Basically, the book is mostly just him saying, "My diet is better than yours!"


    What could T. Colin Campbell have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Less complaining and expressions of discontent and more rational discussion on the alleged drawbacks of low-carb diets.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator was fine, if a little monotone in his narration.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Low-Carb Fraud?

    Campbell's childish, obviously unhappy and insecure tone which unfortunately makes up a significant proportion of the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Don 11/03/2015
    Don 11/03/2015

    78 year old, New Zealander, planning to live to at least 100 and still remember my name.

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    "Thought food for everyone!"

    Everyone should read/listen to this book. Your future health depends on what you can learn here.
    Awesome information ! Wow!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • YellowBlueGreen
    Florida, USA
    20/11/15
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    "Clear audio, great voice, wonderful book"

    I love the work of Dr T Colin Campbell, and this book is no exception. I wish it was narrated by him, however I really enjoy listening to Don Hagen. :)

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • dspiegel
    7/07/16
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    "Eye opener!"

    This is a good read and an eye opener. I see the need to learn much more. I recommend this book to anyone who wants or needs better health.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joplin, MO
    28/02/14
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    "Careful when using the word fraud . . ."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Be careful when you see the word Fraud. I am a physician, and suggest the interested reader listen to both sides of this question. This PhD author seems somewhat jealous of his peer group, and even perpetuates the myth (from the "vegetarians") that Dr. Atkins died from low-carb diet consequences. (Dr. Atkins was 6 ft., 195 lbs when he suffered from a head injury. He died bloated, with organ failure, in a coma.) This author also clings to the "cholesterol is the problem", soon to be arcane. There is valuable information here, but only if tempered with some outside information. (Fat comes from carbs, not from fat.)


    Would you ever listen to anything by T. Colin Campbell again?

    Yes


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    Every decade, we learn the new truth. I suspect we are not finished yet. iDoc

    41 of 66 people found this review helpful
  • Andrea M.
    27/06/15
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    "good information"

    another great book by Dr Campbell. easy read. enjoyed it. a good book to read if you are thinking about going plant based or just want to improve your health

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Melbourne, Australia
    25/10/16
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    "Great short listen on why all carbs are not evil "

    This was a real short book. It discusses the authors perspective on good carbs and the not so good carbs. Backed by his meticulous research as always.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carl
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    1/08/15
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    "The low-carb diet threatens our health and our planet we must put it into this nonsense"

    I recently watched a documentary that shows that 51% of global greenhouse gas emissions aredue to the animal agriculture business only 13% is from transportation the shocking truth of the matter is that not only is a low-carb diet devastating for our planet it is also devastating for a Health long term.

    6 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • alan
    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, United States
    22/06/14
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    "I guess this book really changed my mind"
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    Mostly because I was unaware of the biases I had formed in the presence of all the noise that's out there. I'm glad there are people paying attention to what the general public is perceiving and trying to correct it. I think awareness is the best outcome of the book, and not really a change in diet or opinion.

    6 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • F. Chambers
    orlando, florida
    31/12/14
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    "So true! Eye opening!"

    Eye Opening! It really works! Is all I can say. Way too many testimonials out there in the reviews to evidence that! Wake up people!

    4 of 16 people found this review helpful
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  • Leo'sMa
    11/10/16
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    "Interesting and factual"

    This is an interesting and factual book, it was well read and I like the fact that Colin Campbell has no agenda apart from helping the planet become healthy individuals! Thank you.

    It's a quick book especially after reading both the China study and Whole; both great books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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