JISSN | Full text | Metabolic Effects of the Very-Low-Carbohydrate Diets: Misunderstood “Villains” of Human Metabolism
I wonder..so much misunderstanding, lack of investigation-or pharma/gov interference-resulting is the obesity diabetic crisis. A simple solution. Do not eat carbohydrates to any degree. Personally that is a much more attractive solution to me than the alternative of lousy and deteriorating health.
How has it happened that this simple, exquisite, common sense solution has not prevailed?
Even with Type 1 diabetes-it seems that a ketogenic diet may be a health promoting alternative as per Dr Richard K Bernstein. (YouTube speak on low carb)
edited Dec 28 to add.
I recently picked up a Blood Ketone/Glucose Monitor (free with a few stix) to see exactly where I am as I have not lost any weight at all for several months even though I am very low carb (most of the time- I have had the odd day up in the 70s and maybe 1-2 days around 10 g/carbs in several months). I have learned I am very carb sensitive and it does not take much to knock me out of ketosis. I like being ketoadapted and feeling SOOO much better and energetic. I began looking into monitors and decided to check at my local pharmacy where lo and behold could get a free Precision Xtra with the purchase of some strips. I mixed and matched some ketone/glucose strips and they also gave me a lancet pencil that I like much better than the one included with the Precision Xtra.
I began to monitor both levels December 26, 2012.
I almost forgot why I am editing this post :). The pharmacist also suggested I pick up the booklet on Diabetes called “”Living Healthy with Diabetes”. Well I am in my
3rd 4th year low carbing and my the huge influence in my life was Gary Taubes. Suffice to say I know a bit (possibly a lot more) about diabetes control and insulin than most dieticians/doctors. it would certainly seem so when you read the recommendations.
- 45-60% of daily food should be carbohydrates !!?? from whole grains, legumes, fruits and veg! Pardon me?
Never mind reduce your carbs..if you want to eat more the advice is -can you believe it- to increase your insulin. ie adjust you insulin according to your diet instead of adjusting your diet to reduce your insulin.
Here is the killer-literally-
- Choose starchy foods at each meal, such as bread, cereal, pasta, rice, potatoes. (and they later suggest that exchanging high glycemic foods with low may aid in controlling blood sugar.)
- How good of them. and did I correctly read that 10% as “sugar” is Okay!? “It is helpful to consider the glycemic index ?
I have to say I am appalled at this most irresponsible,unethical information. These are either the most stupid uneducated people in health care or they do not give a rats ass as to what happens to any diabetic. Possibly both are true. How can anyone have any faith in a system that clearly does not know what it is talking about or chooses to ignore the truth. We know the answer. Look at all the money the one “disease” of diabetes creates for BIG PHARMA and related. Billions.