This podcast interview originally aired on June 2, 2008:
There seems to be so much pessimism about the low-carb lifestyle in the United States that it can sometimes make you wonder if anyone in the world actually understands the science behind this way of eating for weight and health management. Unfortunately, the “low-fat diet religion” continues to rule the church of nutrition with a vice-grip that absolutely refuses to let go. But there is hope happening right now within the country of Sweden on behalf of the low-carb, high-fat dietary approach.
In Episode 143 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we catch up with one of the leading consumer voices on behalf of livin’ la vida low-carb in Sweden named Per Wikholm. He is a molecular biologist who stays abreast of the latest happenings in the world of LCHF in his home country and is a strong proponent of educating the people there about the benefits of the healthy low-carb lifestyle. There’s so much positive happening over there right now with low-carb, high-fat diets that it should encourage you that GREAT things are to come here in America soon, too!
Listen to the mp3: The LLVLC Show Episode 143 [21:18m]
Per Wikholm gets us all up-to-date on the things that have happened in Sweden regarding the high-fat, low-carb diet, or what they call LCHF, including this 44-month study by Jörgen Vesti Nielsen comparing low-carb with low-fat diets for diabetics published in Nutrition & Metabolism, the reaction to this study from Dr. Annika Dahlqvist, the revelation that the government leaders in charge of the new dietary guidelines are linked to the food industry (GASP–what a surprise! NOT!), and the real changes that are happening in the food purchasing habits of the Swedish people that reveal the LCHF message is sticking (sales of butter, for example, have been on the rise with a corresponding decrease in the obesity rate). You will be beaming with pride that this way of eating is not just surviving in Sweden, but thriving and on its way to producing BIG CHANGES in that country. If this can happen there, then I have all the confidence in the world we can make it happen in America as well!
A VERY special thanks to Per Wikholm for his willingness to come on the podcast show to share about the exciting news from Sweden. He did a fabulous job and I appreciate him for sharing. We need people just like Per in the United States who can call a spade a spade and challenge these hypocritical leaders dictating public health mandates.