Episode # 224 – Gary Taubes is a National Treasure, Author, and Health Journalist – Wrote “Rethinking Diabetes: What Science Reveals About Diet Insulin and Successful Treatments”. This is a Wakeup Call from Calcified Thinking.

In this episode Ron interviews Gary Taubes, a renowned journalist, author, and Co-Founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative. Here Gary dives into his most recent book “Rethinking Diabetes: What Science Reveals About Diet, Insulin, and Successful Treatments”. In this interview Taubes also delves into the controversial world of dietary science, discussing the myths and misconceptions about nutrition that have shaped public perception for decades. He shares insights from his groundbreaking books, exploring the flawed science behind common dietary guidelines and the impact of sugar and carbohydrates on health. This conversation is essential listening for anyone interested in understanding the true science of nutrition and how it affects our well-being.

Gary Taubes is an investigative science and health journalist and co-founder of the non-profit Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI.org). He is the author of Rethinking Diabetes (2024), The Case Against Sugar (2016), Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It (2011) and Good Calories, Bad Calories (2007), published as The Diet Delusion in the UK. Taubes is the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research, and has won numerous other awards for his journalism. These include the International Health Reporting Award from the Pan American Health Organization and the National Association of Science Writers Science in Society Journalism Award, which he won in 1996, 1999 and 2001. (He is the first print journalist to win this award three times.) Taubes graduated from Harvard College in 1977 with an S.B. degree in applied physics, and received an M.S. degree in engineering from Stanford University (1978) and in journalism from Columbia University (1981).

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