Antonio Martinez – The Legal, Political and Public Health Policy Challenges of Low Carb

Antonio Martinez II  discusses the legal and political approach to create change in public health policy.

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Presentation slides are available here to download in PDF format

Antonio is an Attorney at Law and businessman who worked for the late Dr Robert C. Atkins MD in government relations and appeared on his radio show in the 1990s. Antonio was one of the principal lobbyists and strategists involved in the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA) and has been involved in health care issues in law and policy throughout his career. He has developed an interest in public health policy.

Back in the 90s Antonio adopted a low carb approach to lose weight for a time but says he then resumed a more moderate diet. It wasn’t until Antonio started to have his own health issues, including Type 2 diabetes and a heart attack, that he realised he needed to intensify his efforts.

Frustrated, he re-read a number of health and medical materials and told his doctors he would not be taking medications for the rest of his life. He also watched the documentary “Cereal Killers” which was a light bulb moment for him.

In July 2014, Antonio told his doctor and cardiologist that he was going on a high fat low carbohydrate diet. While his doctors did not advise against it, they were skeptical and warned him that he would have to have labs done frequently to monitor the impact of the diet.

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  • Bill Robinson

    Thanks for posting this.