I hadn’t heard of ZDogg MD until his video, A Real Doctor Watches “What The Health” went viral.
The irony is that it popped on my radar initially from being attacked by vegan YouTubers I follow. Suddenly many of them were making “debunk” videos going after ZDogg and challenging his statements in the video. In case you’re wondering why I follow vegans among many anti-low carbers, you should know I try to proactively find counter opinions to the foundations of my knowledge constantly, as I think it is the best way to learn. (In fact, I’m currently making many local vegan friends here in town for a coming experiment of my own, but that’s for a later post.)
I then started watching the many, many other videos ZDogg was making with the help of his talented two-man crew, Tom and Logan. Without question, they are charting very new ground and actually making topics on medicine both interesting and entertaining. Sometimes he goes full music video, sometimes it’s a solemn discussion about healthcare workplace violence, but most of the time it’s ZDogg’s special blend of new perspectives mixed with impromptu humor that is wildly addictive.
When I found out they were based in Vegas like yours truly, I considered reaching out once I was back from the Low Carb USA conference. Finally, I fit it in at the end of last week, sending him to my Breckenridge presentation and in a matter of days we worked out my being booked to come for that Sunday’s “Against Medical Advice” show.
ZDogg and I had an instant rapport. Best of all, in just 10-15 minutes before the interview, I was able to chat up some key biochem stuff on lipids that he instantly followed. He was repeating back big-picture concepts I was trying to convey, but in his own words and I was extremely impressed. I remarked how I find that difficult to communicate to even low carb doctors most of the time. But would that convert okay for the camera?
No question, it was one of the best (if not the best) interviews I’ve had. We covered quite a bit and I was pleased with how natural and easy our dialog flowed. Afterward, we talked about my coming back for more appearances which I’ll definitely be looking forward to.
The entire experience was incredible and I can’t emphasize enough how much I admire ZDogg, Tom, and Logan for their impressive work. Mark my words, these guys are building something truly new and innovative, and I’m excited to see how far it goes.