Post Edited (LanieG) : 10/22/2007 2:05:31 PM (GMT-6)
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.
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,