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Post: #1 Herman Taller , 06-25-2012 12:45 AM
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I know I have mentioned my grandmother who was so obese that we had to drive her to the feed store to be weighed who was losing a lot of weight on a low carb diet where she ate gluten bread.

I got my hands on an out of print book called, "Calories Don't Count" by Herman Taller and after reading the book, I realize it was the exact diet that was causing my grandmother to lose weight and get healthier.

She ate like one or two slices of gluten bread a day and drank safflower oil. I definitely remember her drinking safflower oil.

So I googled and found out that they put Herman Taller in prison for selling safflower oil capsules (apparently his patients complained about drinking safflower oil so he came up with capsules to make it less distasteful). He was conviced of mail fraud.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Taller

I don't understand what the man did wrong? I often read book reviews on amazon where the critiques complain that the doctor who wrote it is endorsing his own supplements, some of which work and most of which don't work but they don't go to jail!

Barry Sears wrote a book and promoted his particular brand of fish oil. They haven't thrown him in the slammer yet. Not that I think they should, but I don't think Herman Taller deserved to be prosecuted either.

Wow, this book was written a long time ago and other than the fact that taller didn't know (nor did anyone else at the time) about transfats, he was really on to something and recommended a high fat, low carbohydrate diet.

I can't believe he was convicted of mail fraud. I read that he lived to be 87 years old but it didn't say if he actually went to jail, was put on parole only or appealed the case or what?

I can't help feeling that he was seriously persecuted.
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Post: #2 RE: Herman Taller , 06-25-2012 09:36 AM


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Calories don't count is a classic. Once you poke your head above ground like Jimmy has done. It becomes a dangerous world. Sad

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Post: #3 RE: Herman Taller , 06-25-2012 10:27 AM


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(06-25-2012 09:36 AM)Mackay Wrote:  Calories don't count is a classic. Once you poke your head above ground like Jimmy has done. It becomes a dangerous world. Sad

It's that way in just about anything.

I have known and done business for people for years, and all seems good, then one thing happens that exposes an inconvenient truth and they turn into completely different people, even paranoid and dangerous.

I think I know what Taller was doing with "calories don't count," but that is the wrong message. It's no wonder some people think low carbers are living in a fantasy world.

Of course calories count. They just don't tell the full story that most people think they tell.
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Post: #4 RE: Herman Taller , 06-25-2012 04:20 PM


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(06-25-2012 09:36 AM)Mackay Wrote:  Calories don't count is a classic. Once you poke your head above ground like Jimmy has done. It becomes a dangerous world. Sad

Now I understand why so many low carb advocates tip toe around the low carb issue and try to distance themselves from Atkins.

It really is dangerous.

OMG, this man was a hero to my grandmother and is to me. I wonder what happened to him eventually. He deserved a reward not punishment.
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Post: #5 RE: Herman Taller , 06-25-2012 04:34 PM


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Science is not supposed to behave this way. Food "science" that hangs on to dogma ceases to be science and instead it's just political.
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Post: #6 RE: Herman Taller , 06-25-2012 04:46 PM


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(06-25-2012 04:34 PM)DFH Wrote:  Science is not supposed to behave this way. Food "science" that hangs on to dogma ceases to be science and instead it's just political.

Very political. So sad. I guess no good deed goes unpunished.
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Post: #7 RE: Herman Taller , 06-25-2012 05:54 PM


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I just wanted to say that my dad lost a ton of weight using Calories Don't Count also. He went from an obese teenager who was always made fun of to a very lean, popular Homecoming King in college. Too bad he didn't keep it up ... he's now probably over 400 pounds with all of the diseases that go along with it.
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Post: #8 RE: Herman Taller , 06-25-2012 06:36 PM
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(06-25-2012 05:54 PM)fireballgirl Wrote:  I just wanted to say that my dad lost a ton of weight using Calories Don't Count also. He went from an obese teenager who was always made fun of to a very lean, popular Homecoming King in college. Too bad he didn't keep it up ... he's now probably over 400 pounds with all of the diseases that go along with it.

I'm sorry to hear that. I'm sure that the fact that Herman Taller was indicted caused your father and my grandmother to have serious doubts about the diet.

Shame, shame shame on the people who were responsible for that indictment. Actually he was tried and found guilty the article says.

I guess Herman Taller is getting his reward in heaven cuz he sure didn't get what he deserved here on earth.
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Post: #9 RE: Herman Taller , 06-25-2012 07:45 PM


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I included a reference and an ode to the work of Herman Taller in my chapter on the "State Of Low-Carb" for the upcoming LOW-CARBING AMONG FRIENDS VOLUME 2 coming soon. Smile http://amongfriends.us

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Post: #10 RE: Herman Taller , 06-25-2012 08:34 PM


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(06-25-2012 07:45 PM)Jimmy Moore Wrote:  I included a reference and an ode to the work of Herman Taller in my chapter on the "State Of Low-Carb" for the upcoming LOW-CARBING AMONG FRIENDS VOLUME 2 coming soon. Smile http://amongfriends.us

I'm glad to hear that. Will look forward to getting that book when it comes out too.

Will it come out for Kindle?
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Post: #11 RE: Herman Taller , 06-25-2012 11:43 PM


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