Next week Tuesday (November 20th), I’ll be interviewing Dr. Spencer Nadolsky on the first #CholesterolScience series. This show is meant to incorporate many different viewpoints on cholesterol and lipids. (See his page here: drspencer.com)
As many of you know, I’m a bit more cautiously optimistic with regard to higher LDL cholesterol and particle count where I believe there is insulin sensitivity and metabolic health, often reflected in low fasting insulin, low triglycerides, and high HDL.
This is why I’m extremely excited to have Spencer as our first guest as he will be giving a different opinion — you could say, a cautiously pessimistic point of view. In fact, he’s currently working on an article to be published right here on CC in the coming future on this very topic.
I’d particularly like to laud Spencer for being the most curious of those outside the low carb community with regard to the lipid energy model, prominent studies cited in favor of cholesterol, and the general opinion of low carbers in general to best construct a rebuttal. If you all know me well by now, you know how seriously I take moving this conversation forward and truly welcome serious discussion and constructive feedback.
This will not be a formal debate with Spencer and myself. Rather, I’ll be collecting questions here and on social media that we’ll curate and let him know about in advance. I want this to be generally relaxed and productive. I want any/all who have great information to share, whatever their viewpoint, to feel they can come on the show and express their ideas and research.
With this in mind, I want to ask everyone to be sure they are especially respectful of differing opinions on this show. Please don’t personalize. Feel free to attack their ideas (constructively), not the people themselves.
Naturally, if this series gets legs, more and more guests may remark on prior guest appearances. As with a more formal debate, if one guest references a previous one specifically and their position, I’ll do my best to allow the targeted guest to have a rebuttal response in a separate video, blog post, etc.
How to Ask Your Question
You can ask questions of Dr. Spencer Nadolsky in advance of the broadcast one of two ways:
- Comment to this blog post down below
- Comment on twitter using the hastag: #CholesterolScience
Again, keep it respectful and fun.