This is completely overblown! An effect of insulin resistance while eating high fat low carb is temporary and quickly reversible upon resumption of carbs. You don't need to be insulin-sensitive while eating fat! It is a normal physiological reaction! See this study:
Finally, returning to a chow diet rapidly reversed the effects of KD on insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance. These data suggest that maintenance on KD negatively affects glucose homeostasis, an effect that is rapidly reversed upon cessation of the diet.
If you or some authors exaggerate some benign irrelevant effect portraying it as supposedly harmful, you will be hurting yourself and those who believe you by excluding a viable nutrition scheme. 10 years ago, when low carb diets were very rare, nutrition "experts" like Ornish et al were trying to scare people about ketone bodies in urine and bad breath. Those like him and others are inventing more and more bogus issues to scare people, while the others are wasting their time having to debunk that kind of nonsense all the time! What else are they going to invent? H.View Thread
Re: One must also know that I had my MI when I was 68 years old after years of being very overweight and 20 years diabetic (despite normal blood sugars and HbA1c)
Dolores, Vegetarians and vegans do not have a much lower or even just lower rate of heart disease than the rest of the population! It is a myth propagated by you know who. Your MI at the age of 68 was not unforeseen as much as my dad's at an age of 64. (He was also told to and followed a low fat diet, reduced cholesterol as much as he could and all that). Look through the vegan forums, including McD's and you will find plenty of examples! Some younger than you. You can rationalized and trying to whitewash all that "theory" by saying that a sliver of a salmon once a week did you in. This is a pure irrationality. If an ounce of salmon a week could do a MI then the humanity would have perished millions of years ago.
Do not fear anything! Your true health comes from within not externally from some people, doctors etc. If doctors and their theories really worked then my dad would have lived!
It is true, but I think it would be beneficial for you and Jimmy Moore or EG, if you said all that to him rather than about him. You may find that the reality is quite different from what you and I think. In some situations I would not attempt talking to a person, but in this case we should. He will not attempt a verbal abuse or browbeating us into submission, as some other people have tried from you know where... I am quite selective about people. In this case I am quite certain (90% sort of) that you will like an interaction and he may benefit as well.
Yes Dolores, but I would like to defend him. He is promoting his diet indeed but not by himself but by mostly by inviting scientists and true experts to talk about it on his programs. He is not hiding the fact that he is only a broadcaster/journalist (professional) with only an amator knowledge of some metabolism. His is not hiding the fact that his experience is N=1 and does not claim that that it must be good for everyone. He said so talking to McDougall! He does however claim that it is good for him,. It probably is, he knows better. One can also probably call his diet "less bad", in the sense that for him, Atkins could be called "more bad" and (for him too) a high carb diet would probably be "really bad". He is after all glucose intolerant and has got a metabolic syndrome, that he could not cure on Atkins. Your own metabolism is also somewhat damaged, according to your accord but it is hard for me to compare it since the underlying causes could be different. If he were provocative he could have said more less the same derogatory comments about your diet being bad for you, as you disparagingly described his diet as being bad for him.
Once you start communicating with him (rather than only criticizing) , I predict that you will be surprized that you both will probably share more in common than not. How about sending him a comment asking to come here and have a chat with you and the rest us?
Yes that's me, I got banned by McDougall around late 2008. Incidentally my last message there contained an advice to someone to up vitamin D3, K2 and A as a supplement. I would post it again, any time since it is very important! McDougall must have disagreed. I predict that one day many of his former patients and followers may come back to him with questions, on a forum that he would not be able to delete...
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It would save them money in the long run but it would lose them in the short run, which is what they (i.e government employees and politicians) are after.
Acidity (stomach) is increased by high starch diet since HCl is needed for breaking down starch into sugar. Calcium sequestration (including leaching from bones if there aren't enough) is prompted by glucose metabolism that requires Ca, Mg and Zn as microelements. One can induce diabetes (t2) symptom by feeding a high carb diet poor in those metals. It also requires large amounts of vitamin C, that's why it is important, on a high carbohydrate diet to consume real food (i.e. fruit and veg) that contain ascorbate, rather than fake manufactured high carb food that usually does not have it.