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LanieG
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   Posted 10/22/2007 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Fortunately, more and more articles are being published about studies involving saturated fats and carbs.  Check this one out from Men's Health online.  A longer article from this month's magazine (the hard copy) will make you run out and eat a steak wrapped in bacon.
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fergusc
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   Posted 10/23/2007 4:05 PM (GMT -7)   

Great stuff, Lanie.

It sounds counter-intuitive to many people who haven't had cause to question the 'conventional wisom' continually reinforced by the media, but personally I'm convinced that saturated fats are one of the healthiest things we can eat. But the looks on the faces of people when you tell them! - it's almost as if you've suggested eating their childrens pets. Actually.......mmmmmm. yeah


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   Posted 10/23/2007 6:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Fergusc, let's not get into a discussion of 'alternative' protein!

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   Posted 10/23/2007 10:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Lanie,

I'm glad you fixed that link. The first time I tried I couldn't get to it. That article was pretty fascinating, but did you go on to read the link about "The Cure for Diabetes"? It pretty much supports everything that's been talked about on this forum. :) The only thing it didn't cover was Dr. Bernstein. But there is a doc in Kansas that believes as he does...low carb, high fat. It's great reading!
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LanieG
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   Posted 10/24/2007 6:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Karen, I just cannot understand that with all the articles that are published about this topic the medical establishment continues to endorse an eating plan that worsens the symptoms of diabetes and by extension increases cholesterol levels.  I was hoping to find the same article online as is printed in the magazine this month, "What if Bad Fat is Actually Good for You?" by Nina Teicholz.  This article cites several studies done over the years on dietary fats and carbs but whose results were only partially reported, so the results appeared that dietary saturated fats contributed to heart disease, not true when the entire studies' facts were examined.  I couldn't find it on the online version of the magazine but came across the one above.  Gosh, trying to get the link right took me several tries.  I'm glad it finally worked!  Anyway, it might be worth buying the November issue of Men's Health just to read that and a companion article.  An important point from the article also pointed out that if a person does not overeat and participates in regular exercise, the carbs will not be converted to fat but will be used for energy.  Overeating, in my opinion, is a very big part of the problem here in the States.  (I am not a stock holder in this publication and do not benefit from its sale, for the record!)  The doctor in Kansas pretty much takes all her diabetes patients off carbs, and some of them have been able to stop using medication.  That wouldn't work for everyone to be sure, but rather than feed the medication, she believes in a diet which reduces the blood sugar naturally.  I mean, the ADA diet makes sure our blood sugar stays elevated so we can take the medication!  How much sense does that make?
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fergusc
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   Posted 10/24/2007 7:02 AM (GMT -7)   

Karen and Lanie,

Both of those articles ought to be required reading for any diabetic. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the medical industry simply doesn't want to know unless you can present them with large scale clinical trials and epidemiological studies over at least 6 years. Even 4 million years of evolutionary history doesn't really cut much ice with that lot. Incidentally, there is also an Austrian doctor, Dr Wolfgang Lutz, who has been successfully treating diabetics using a low-carb diet in Germany and Austria for over 40 years now.

I've been living this way for 7 years now which I'll use as my staring position in our NHS debate next week, but I know I'll get a very hard time from the qualified medics. They're not terribly keen on anyone unqualified challenging their wisdom.

Overeating and lack of exercise play their part too, you're right. But then overeating is much, much harder to avoid when you're eating carbohydrates, for all sorts of reasons. And who wants to exercise when they've overeaten?

Thanks again for those links - it's nice to know we're not just whistling in the wind.

All the best,

Fergusc

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