Bernstein has remained healthy for years and years and has certainly hit on what will control his t1. I have often wondered about using this method for t2 since a t1 MUST use insulin and I wonder if insulin resistance is a problem at all for them.
If you are familiar with the Atkins diet which seems similar to me, Atkins said in his first book that his diet was perfect for t2s and he treated his t2 patients with this ultra low carb diet. However he did say in his first book that if you are getting a glucose tolerance test to go off his diet for a few days because otherwise you will test diabetic. Now why is this? If one is not insulin resistant won't that show up in a glucose tolerance test? And if the ultra low carb diet does not make you insulin resistant then why would you do poorly on a gtt?
In his book Dr. Atkins Nutrition Breakthrough he says that some of his diabetics adjust to the new regimen and start to spill sugar again. He then came up with the "meat and millet" diet for t2s which adds grains to the diet. Which is why I asked about the length of time you have been doing this. On other groups I have read that some have been low carbing for as many as eight years.
Sometimes even a diet of twinkies might cause risk factors to improve as long as you are losing weight.. Although he is not diabetic, perhaps you are familiar with Jimmy Moore who went on the atkins diet and lost lots of weight--then regained it back although he made a living from his books and speaking engagements etc. He is now on a diet of about 85% fat which he calls a diet of nutritional ketosis and is losing weight again. It sounds like the bernstein diet might keep you in a permanent state of ketosis.
This is a board where there are differences of opinion but no opinion is unwelcome. So it is good to have you describe your own experience with very low carbing.
well, an old saying---there is a time and a place for everything. and good manners are never inappropriate. Sometimes I wonder if some would rather win an argument than truly convince someone of something important. Choosing the wrong time and place to speak could sabotage your attempt to make a point. If people aren't disposed to listen to what you are saying your message will never get through no matter how true it is. Ever raised children?
jc, I was not on a total plant diet because I ate fish, some chicken, olive oil, ice cream, some chips at my daughter's etc. I would read something good about fish and eat fish or something good about olive oil and eat olive oil. After the MI I got serious. I had lots of ham for easter just before the chest pain started.
That some may have problems with the McDougall diet has nothing to do with me. I am doing fine with eating lots and lots of vegetables and fruits and beans and a few starches. Probably fewer starches than most. It would not convince me to change the way I am eating because someone else is not successful at the same diet. H's diet is fine with him. I personally am not interested in persuading anyone but members of my own family whose health I worry about.that this diet is the most healthful. But I like to challenge my own ideas.
Jc, I do not think anyone on the McD website even thinks of Heretic and probably most don't even know who he is. I wouldn't even know where to look for his posts and I am on the site quite a bit. I do think anyone should be able to ask questions and get explanations. But to debate on that group and promote another way of eating and criticizing the starch diet is inappropriate---like standing up during mass at a catholic church and asking people to consider lutheranism. Perhaps acceptable in another situation but not at sunday services.
jc, I didn't get who was saying what in the above. Are you a fan of the popper method or is Jim? Is it you or Jim who never banned anyone? Who said insult is your primary method of communication? Just couldn't follow who said what.
JC, I asked about gerd on the McD Group. Did any find that gerd did not abate when using the high starch diet. I only got an couple of answers but one person says that gerd often goes away when you lose weight so if people with gerd lost weight on low carb perhaps that is why the problem disappeared. Some wrote that their gerd disappeared when they started either Fuhrman or McD. No one wrote in to say that they got worse or developed the problem but that does not mean they are not out there.
jc, the point is that no matter what anyone thinks about someone else's diet, if that diet is not causing health problems and in fact improves health then one cannot be charged with fanaticism. Maybe in the long run they will be proved wrong but they are not fanatics. I just wonder why someone whose health has suffered for two years insists it isn't the diet. I also wonder about Jimmy Moore who insists that he is healthy despite the weight gain, high cholesterol and necessity to go without food for long periods in order to get the weight down. He also uses glycosolve to keep his blood sugar down.
On the other hand, I do not think you can even accuse those like Jimmy Moore and others who are making money from their promotion of certain diets of fanatacism. Thar's gold in them thar ills.
I didn't make that clear. Whole grains do not raise the risk of diabetes. If they did then people in parts of the world where whole grains are staples would have lots of diabetes, and they don't . Even the refined rice eaten in asia has not produced diabetics.