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.
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.