OK all you lecture lovers, here's a free UC Berkeley lecture by Gary Taubes, author of Good Calories, Bad Calories, that you won't want to miss. The topic is The Quality of Calories: What Makes Us Fat and Why Nobody Seems to Care, given by Taubes on November 27, 2007, 04:00PM in Sibley Auditorium. It is rather long, almost two hours, but if you stick with it, it is full of interesting information for everyone, not just those watching their weight.
It is refreshing to find that Taubes was given no time limit to state his hypothesis, that there were no competing opinions to bog the whole thing down like most interviews with Taubes that I have seen, and that he does not pull any punches when describing the science that led to his conclusions. Hopefully, by speaking directly to young students of the School of Health, he will get them to be at least curious about the benefits of a low-carb diet so that the necessary studies will be done and perhaps the future will be different for our children and grandchildren.
Over at the Protein Power website, the Drs. Eades are offering free copies of their best book, The Protein Power Lifeplan until December 20th. All you have to pay is the shipping costs. What a deal! Get over there and get your free copy! Only one per customer, though. If you already own a copy, send one to a friend for the holidays. You'll be giving them the gift of good health.