A 90-minute TV special saying that wheat, carbohydrates, sugar and statins should be replaced in the diet with healthy fat from grass fed beef, free range chicken and wild caught fish is airing on more than 110 PBS Stations from early December through Dec. 11.
Dr. David Perlmutter, neurologist and nutritionist, author of Grain Brain: Your Brain’s Silent Killers, says the airings are a “trial run” to see how big an audience they pull.
Many major cities are on the list but no New York area stations have yet signed up for it. Also missing is Chicago.
The list of stations airing the program from Dec. 3 to Dec. 11 is at the end of this story.
Perlmutter takes dead aim at statins, whose sales were estimated at $29 billion in 2012 by the nutrition site Mercola.
Mercola is among those urging caution in the use of statins.
One in four Americans over 45 are now taking them and sales will double if new guidelines of the American Heart Assn. and other groups are followed.
AHA, declaring that statins lower cholesterol in the blood and most side effects are “mild” and go away, advises statins for anyone over 21 who has more than 190 milligrams of low-density lipoprotein LDL per deciliter of blood.
Perlmutter says statins help people with heart disease by reducing inflammation rather than by lowering cholesterol.
Inflammation can be reduced by other means such as not smoking, drinking in moderation, regularly exercising and having a diet low in carbohydrates and high in “healthy fat” such as extra-virgin olive oil and low sugar fruits and vegetables.
AHA in 1956 was promoting the “prudent diet” which said to replace butter, lard, eggs and beef with margarine, corn oil, chicken and cold cereal. AHA has “an unyielding claim that cholesterol caused coronary heart disease,” says Perlmutter.
Big Boost for Eggs
Eggs, which have been on the lists of numerous federal government and private groups as something to avoid, are touted as “among the most nutrition-dense foods.”
Another quote is that “Eggs are quite possibly the world’s most perfect food.” The yolk is call the most nutritious part, containing “all of the essential amino acids we need to survive—vitamins and minerals plus anti-oxidants known to protect our eyes.”
This is good news to two PR firms with egg accounts-Edelman and Coyne.
Edelman represents the American Egg Board and American Egg Farmers and has won awards for its work, which includes “Good Egg Project 2.0.”
Coyne PR represents Eggland’s Best, which it says is the No. 1 branded egg in the U.S. Its work in 2012 resulted in 558 million impressions in national and local media.
PBS stations carrying the special:
|Arizona||Tucson||December 6, 4:30AM||KUAS-DT, KUAT-DT|
|Arkansas||Little Rock||December 5, 8:00PM||AETN-2, KEMV-DT2, KETG-DT2, KETS-DT2|
|Arkansas||Jonesboro||December 5, 8:00PM||KTEJ-DT2|
|Arkansas||Fayetteville/Ft. Smith||December 5, 8:00PM||KAFT-DT2|
|Arkansas||Monroe/El Dorado||December 5, 8:00PM||KETZ-DT2|
|Arkansas||Monroe/El Dorado||December 5, 11:00PM||KETZ-DT|
|Arkansas||Jonesboro||December 5, 11:00PM||KTEJ-DT|
|Arkansas||Little Rock||December 5, 11:00PM||KEMV-DT, KETG-DT, KETS-DT|
|Fayetteville/Ft. Smith||December 5, 11:00PM||KAFT-DT|
|California||Fresno||December 6, 6:30AM||KVPT-DT|
|California||Sacramento||December 9, 5:30AM||KVIE-DT|
|California||Fresno||December 11, 6:30AM||KVPT-DT|
|Colorado||Denver||December 5, 9:30AM||KBDI-DT|
|Colorado||Colorado Springs/Pueblo||December 5, 9:30AM||K32EO|
|District of Columbia||Washington||December 8, 5:30PM||WFPT-DT, WWPB-DT|
|Florida||Tampa||December 5, 9:00AM||WUSF-DT4|
|Florida||Tampa||December 5, 10:00PM||WUSF-DT4|
|Florida||Tampa||December 6, 5:30AM||WUSF-DT4|
|Florida||Tampa||December 6, 9:30PM||WUSF-DT|
|Florida||Tampa||December 7, 1:00PM||WEDU-DT|
|Florida||Miami||December 9, 3:30AM||WLRN-DT|
|Florida||Tampa||December 10, 2:00AM||WEDU-DT|
|Florida||Jacksonville||December 11, 12:00AM||WJCT-DT|
|Florida||Tampa||December 12, 4:30PM||WUSF-DT4|
|Georgia||Atlanta (Statewide)||December 10, 7:00PM||Georgia PB|
|Indiana||Ft. Wayne||December 6, 9:00PM||WFWA-DT4|
|Indiana||South Bend||December 7, 11:30AM||WNIT-DT, WNIT-DT2|
|Indiana||South Bend||December 9, 1:00AM||WNIT-DT|
|Louisiana||Lake Charles||December 7, 12:00PM||KLTL-DT|
|Louisiana||Lafayette||December 7, 12:00PM||KLPB-DT|
|Louisiana||Alexandria||December 7, 12:00PM||KLPA-DT|
|Louisiana||Shreveport||December 7, 12:00PM||KLTS-DT|
|Louisiana||Monroe/El Dorado||December 7, 12:00PM||KLTM-DT|
|Louisiana||Baton Rouge||December 7, 12:00PM||WLPB-DT|
|Maine||Portland||December 8, 3:00PM||W18BO|
|Maryland||Salisbury||December 8, 5:30PM||WCPB-DT|
|Maryland||Baltimore/Annapolis||December 8, 5:30PM||WMPT-DT|
|Maryland||Oakland||December 8, 5:30PM||WGPT-DT|
|Massachusetts||Boston||December 8, 3:00PM||WENH-DT, WEKW-DT, WGBH|
|Michigan||Grand Rapids||December 6, 1:00AM||WGVK-DT, WGVU-DT|
|Minnesota||Rochester||December 5, 1:30PM||KSMQ-DT|
|Minnesota||Duluth||December 7, 1:30PM||WDSE-DT, WRPT-DT|
|Minnesota||Rochester||December 8, 2:00PM||KSMQ-DT|
|Minnesota||Duluth||December 8, 3:00PM||WDSE-DT, WRPT-DT|
|Minnesota||Rochester||December 9, 1:00PM||KSMQ-DT|
|Missouri||Kansas City||December 7, 1:30AM||KCPT-DT|
|Missouri||Kansas City||December 7, 10:30AM||KCPT-DT|
|Montana||Billings||December 5, 2:30PM||KBGS-DT|
|Montana||Bozeman||December 5, 2:30PM||KUSM-DT|
|Montana||Great Falls||December 5, 2:30PM||KUGF-Dt|
|Montana||Missoula||December 5, 2:30PM||KUFM-DT|
|Nebraska||North Platte||December 7, 1:30PM||KPNE-DT, KPNE-DT5|
|Nebraska||Rapid City||December 7, 1:30PM||KRNE, KRNE-DT|
|Nebraska||Lincoln||December 7, 1:30PM||KHNE-DT, KLNE-DT, KMNE-DT, NET1, KUON-X, KUON-DT, NETE, NET-HD|
|Nebraska||Alliance||December 7, 12:30PM||KTNE-DT, KTNE-DT5|
|Nebraska||Omaha||December 8, 1:30PM||KXNE-DT, KXNE-DT5, KYNE-DT|
|Nebraska||Alliance||December 8, 11:30AM||KTNE-DT, KTNE-DT5|
|Nebraska||Lincoln||December 8, 12:30PM||KHNE-DT, KLNE-DT, KMNE-DT, NET1, KUON-X, KUON-DT, NETE, NET-HD|
|Nebraska||Omaha||December 8, 12:30PM||KXNE-DT, KXNE-DT5, KYNE-DT|
|Nebraska||North Platte||December 8, 12:30PM||KPNE-DT, KPNE-DT5|
|Nebraska||Rapid City||December 8, 12:30PM||KRNE, KRNE-DT|
|New Hampshire||Hanover/Littleton||December 8, 3:00PM||WLED-DT, W50DP-DT, W50DP-DT2|
|New Hampshire||Pittsburg||December 8, 3:00PM||W18BO|
|New Hampshire||DurhamKeene||December 8, 3:00PM||WENH-DT, WEKW-DT|
|New Mexico||Albuquerque||December 6, 11:30PM||KNME-DT|
|New Mexico||Las Cruces||December 8, 11:30AM||KRWG-DT|
|New York||Plattsburgh||December 7, 1:00PM||KCFE-DT|
|New York||Buffalo||December 14, 10:30AM||WNED|
|North Carolina||Raleigh-Durham||December 6, 3:30AM||UNCMX|
|Ohio||Cleveland||December 7, 3:00PM||WEAO-DT|
|Ohio||Akron||December 7, 3:00PM||WEAO-DT|
|Oklahoma||Tulsa||December 5, 8:00PM||KRSC-DT|
|Pennsylvania||Philadelphia||December 8, 4:00PM||WYBE-DT|
|Pennsylvania||Pittsburgh||December 8, 5:30PM||WGPT-DT|
|Pennyslvania||Philadelphia||December 9, 8:00PM||WHYY|
|Texas||Houston||December 5, 1:00PM||KUHT-DT2|
|Texas||El Paso||December 8, 11:30AM||KRWG-DT|
|Vermont||Burlington||December 7, 1:00PM||KCFE-DT|
|Vermont||Burlington||December 8, 3:00PM||WLED-DT, W50DP-DT, W50DP-DT2|
|Washington||Yakima||December 7, 2:00PM||KYVE-DT|
|Washington||Seattle||December 7, 2:00PM||KCTS-DT|
|Wyoming||Cheyenne||December 7, 12:30PM||KTNE-DT, KTNE-DT5|
|Wyoming||Cheyenne||December 8, 11:30AM||KTNE-DT, KTNE-DT5|