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VP, EXECUTIVE EDITOR
SR. STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Joy Pape, RN BSN CDE
Keith Berkowitz, M.D.
Debbie Judd, RN
Jonny Bowden, MA, CNS
Keith Berkowitz, M.D.
Center for Balanced Health
Richard Feinman, Ph. D.
Professor of Biochemistry
Michael R. Eades, M.D.
Mary Dan Eades, M.D.
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V.P., Expert Foods
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Fred Pescatore, M.D., MPH
CSO, DynaPure Nutrition
Pres. Low Carb Connoisseur
Gil Wilshire, M.D., FACOG
"Peace cannot be kept by force.
It can only be achieved by understanding."
— Albert Einstein
April's here, Spring is here, and seeing the crocus bloom is always a glorious sight for us. March was an interesting
month. Neil and I attended Expo West in Anaheim (as we do every year), but this year was a bit different. Not only
were there fewer "low carb" packaged products, but many of those we're all familiar with had changed their names or their
focus, feeling the stigma of the title as conferred by the press. What was happening? Was low carb "dead", as the media
Cover photo "First Tulip of the Season" Copyright © 2005 Neil Beaty for Low Carb Luxury
That same weekend, Low Carb Luxury sponsored a Press Event entitled, "Low Carb Lives", and we presented a panel discussion
that featured Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades (who wrote Protein Power), Dr. Fred Pescatore (who wrote The Hamptons Diet),
Dana Carpender, Linda Langdon, Andrew DiMino, and myself. Neil was the panel moderator, and asked questions of the panel for
the first hour, with the audience making queries after that. It was a lively discussion and the general concensus was that of course "low carb" is not dead... how
could it be when the diet has been proven over and over as effective and healthy? What's happened is clearly a shakeout in
the industry, and we are all beginning to see a rebound effect at this time. The months ahead will see many changes in the
low carb arena, and in the way specialty products are manufactured, labeled, and marketed.
But how was this panel received by the press? Well... "What if you gave a press conference and nobody came?" It wasn't actually
that bad, but attendence was far lower than it should have been, showing the disinterest the press has in low carb right
now. It just doesn't push a button with them anymore... it's so yesterday.
No matter, it was wonderful getting to have the discussion and spending the weekend with so many of our dear friends in this
industry. Andrew did his best to play host (since CarbSmart is located right there in Huntington Beach), and even helped to bandage
up my foot when I managed to get a nasty cut the first day in. Time spent with Linda was fun and crazy like always, and that girl
eats more salmon than any other human alive, I think... I had a blast with Dana Carpender as she and I discovered we have far more
in common than we ever dreamed. We've done some remarkably similar things in our past. Don't ask. :)
It was a fun 4 days and our meals were shared with some of our favorite people... Kantha Shelke of Corvus Blue, Drs. Eades, the Gang from
Midwest Low Carb Distribution, Jonny Bowden, and of course, those I mentioned before. Neil and I feel blessed to know such talented and
And to all of you who write each day, and who keep us so aware of consumer interests and concerns, we thank you. Have a wonderful
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Our product review team features a "Product Of The
Month" in each issue of our
magazine. These products are a group consensus of those we find to be the most
innovative, healthy, tasty, and/or helpful to the low-carber's daily dietary regime.
Looking for a great cracker to sub for Chees-its or Ritz? Hungry for a crunchy crispy
snack? But the ones you've tried in the past seemed "so cardboard", or simply have too
many carbs? We think you'll want to check out Chip's Chips
They come in 5 varieties:
Nacho Cheese Snackers,
Sour Cream & Onion Snackers,
BBQ Snackers, Cheddar Cheese Thins, and Extra Cheese Thins.
Other than taste and versatility, there are some other very good reasons to enjoy Chip's
Chips. They're made without trans fats, sugar alcohols, or any other "questionable" ingredients.
They contain 16 grams of protein per serving (without tasting like they do), and offer up a mere
2 grams of carbohydrate for the Snackers, and 0 grams for the Thins. And when they give a
carb count, they mean it. They're not "net" carbs, there's no math to do... the bottom line
is the bottom line. A serving size is a full 28 gram package, and they're only 130 to 140 calories
Our favorites were the Cheddar Cheese Thins by a minor majority, but the Extra Cheese and BBQ
were close seconds. Choose your own favorites!
Can you think of a good reason not to try these all-natural zero (or 2) carb snacks? We
didn't think so... If you can't find them locally, order them online at The Low Carb Connoisseur
Neil's Photo of The Month:
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Copyright © March 2005 Low Carb Luxury. Photography
Copyright © 2005 Neil Beaty.