Ron Rosedale/Dean Ornish Debate from 1999


Dr. Dean Ornish


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Dr. Ron Rosedale

Well over a decade ago, in 1999, Ron Rosedale and Dean Ornish agreed to meet for a debate that I recorded for KGNU Boulder/Denver about what’s healthier – a low fat, or a high fat diet.  


Dean Ornish’s low-fat, complex carb diet was then, and remains, one of the most well-known styles of eating for health.  Ron Rosedale was then, perhaps the earliest clinician/scientist, to recommend a high fat, adequate protein, low carb diet — a way of eating that continues to be an underdog in traditional health circles, but which continues to gain more ground based on science studies and popular interest in this way to eat.   This broadcast contains a lot of narration and is a blast from the past – from 1999.  It’s intriguing to hear, given what we know today about health and diet.  In it, you’ll hear some perspectives that have changed over time from each of these experts, and some that have not.  What’s still correct and what’s not?  We’ll let you decide.  We’re providing this recording at the request of a listener.  So, here it is!

  3 comments for “Ron Rosedale/Dean Ornish Debate from 1999

  1. November 25, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Very interesting. Had great fun listening to the debate. It is always useful to go back in history. Although a lot has changed, the debate today is not all that different.

  2. Craig
    July 18, 2012 at 5:27 am

    Thank you for posting this, Shelley. I’m glad Dr. Rosedale’s not afraid of saturated fat any more. I love my coconut milk too much. 🙂

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