While at Low-Carb Down Under in Gold Coast last week, Richard Morris interviewed Dr. Peter Brukner, a well-known sports-medicine physician in Australia. Peter is leading a war on sugar with a campaign called Sugar By Half, aimed at reducing the sugar hiding in industrial foods (schools, hospitals, etc.) by 50%. He talks about working with sports teams, advocating a low-carb diet, and getting great results. Lots of great nuggets in this show.
Dr. Peter BruknerPeter Brukner OAM, MBBS, FACSP, FACSM, FASMF, FFSEM is a specialist sports and exercise physician and the founding partner at the Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre in Melbourne. Peter is a world renowned sports medicine clinician and researcher. He has recently been Head of Sports Medicine and Sports Science at Liverpool Football Club and is currently Team Doctor for the Australian cricket team.
Peter is Associate Professor in Sports Medicine at the Center for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine at the University of Melbourne. He has served two terms as President of the Australian College of Sports Physicians during which time he was instrumental in the establishment of a specialist level training program in Australia for sports medicine physicians. Peter was the first Australian to be elected to the Board of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Peter has published widely internationally with a number of books, book chapters and over 90 original research articles. He is the co-author of Clinical Sports Medicine, a best selling general sports medicine text in its fourth edition as well as Stress Fractures, Food for Sport, Encyclopedia of Exercise and Sport Health and Clinical Sports Anatomy.