Dr Oz on TV on May 18th did a piece on carb addition which is really quite good as far as he went....suprisingly so. I am not a Dr Oz fan but my wife is and records on our DVR every show.
He lays out how refined carbs trigger a dopamine/seratonin response in the brain similiar to what happens to a cocoaine addict. Once the seratonin/dopamine is not there anymore, the addict does more of the addicting substance to feel good again. It wears off, and the cycle repeats itself.
He has four very overweight carb addicted women who agree to withdraw from processed carbs and all the classic symptoms of low carb flu appear immediately.
To give Oz credit he does have a four week weaning off the processed carbs program...that seems a little nieve to my thinking.
But nowhere does he ever mention replacing the carbs with meat and fat. No mention of Gary Taubes meat and fat piece nor any mention of Gary's excellent lipid profile that we know Oz received several hundred times over.
Please watch the 5 part piece. Suffer through the Allegra allergy 15 sec commercials. And then come back and report how you viewed the piece in light of what you know about low carb/paleo...the low carb flu...the addition aspect...the lack of willpower of the women...the craving...the headaches, depression, inability to cope...and whatever else you would care to mention.
I am still mad that Oz never mention fat and meat can play in inducing the good feeling of seratonin in the body. And that these overweight women can lose those refined carb pounds by paleo.
What say you PaleoHackers?
http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/are-carbs-new-cocaine-pt-1 There are five parts.