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Read This Before Starting a Low-Carb Diet

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ELRIDDICK
6/17/2018 8:25:26 AM

Thanks for sharing
5/25/2018 5:30:45 PM

EDIFIER1's SparkPage
This is false:

"Long term usage can bring about nutrient deficiencies, malnutrition and increased risk for certain diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, cancers, diabetes, gout and kidney stones."

Not a good article, mostly rubbish.
ROSSYFLOSSY
5/25/2018 7:57:04 AM

Great information!
5/20/2018 4:35:36 PM

MSROZZIE's SparkPage
Excellent article, great need-to-know information, Very helpful, thanks!
JWCOLBY
5/17/2018 8:49:17 AM

Diabetes is caused by eating too many CARBS. Science not bunk. Read on to learn the truth.

I "am" diabetic. My A1C was 12.2 when diagnosed. I was put on Metformin and sent home with the tired old "Eat less / exercise more / lose weight / it's all your fault" nonsense. I tell you this because I was killing myself and the medical establishment was assisting my suicide (by Carbs) .

High blood glucose is a SYMPTOM of diabetes, it is not the disease itself. BEING FAT is a SYMPTOM of high blood glucose, but more importantly a symptom of HIGH INSULIN levels.

Diabetes is insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is CAUSED BY, in 98% of the cases, eating high levels of carbohydrates. Science not bunk. Here's the REAL DEAL...

1) When you eat sugar (and non-fiber carbs are just sugar to the body), that sugar gets into your blood stream within an hour. Insulin levels spike to cause the body to do something with that sugar. The cells of your body cannot deal with all that sugar, but the insulin is forcing the cells to take it in. Since the cells cannot use it, they turn it into fat for use at a later time.

So eating cookies, crackers, pies, cakes, potatoes, rice, pasta, pizza, breads etc. (the typical american diet) CAUSES BLOOD GLUCOSE SPIKES. Which CAUSES insulin to spike. This is a direct cause / effect relationship here. Science not bunk.

2) Now you eat more carbs a few hours later. You are advised to eat "six small meals a day" right? And the advice is to eat CARBS right? So a few hours later, while your blood glucose levels are still above normal, you eat MORE CARBS. Which gets in the blood immediately, causing insulin to spike, causing the sugar to get in the cells, which can't use it and so turn it into FAT.

Are we seeing a pattern here? Have you seen ANYTHING about the fat coming back out of the cells to be used by the body for energy? Nope! So you eat more carbs, more high insulin, more fat stored. Ad Nauseum day after day, week after week, year after year and soon you look like a FAT WALRUS lying on the beach. And guess what, no FAT ever comes back out of your fat cells.

3) As the insulin remains high constantly, the cells start to resist the effects of insulin. That is the body's way of saying "I DON'T NEED MORE SUGAR, GO AWAY WITH THAT POISON!". You now have insulin resistance.

So the pancreas just makes more insulin. which works for awhile and you get FATTER STILL. And the cells up the resistance game. "STOP FEEDING ME SUGAR!!!"

So the pancreas makes even MORE insulin. NOTICE that your blood glucose levels are normal, all that insulin has succeeded in driving the enormous quantities of sugar you are consuming into the cells, but you are FAT! Being FAT is a sign that you are eating too much, and specifically too much SUGAR / CARBS.

Remember I said that high insulin levels was in and of itself bad? Insulin itself DIRECTLY causes:

1) High blood pressure, causing heart disease
2) Fat storage (and critically! the disability to pull the fat back out)
3) Plays havoc with the sex hormones.
4) Fills the arteries with plaque.
5) Increases the risk of prostate cancer.
6) Exacerbates polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

And many other diseases. We are talking about the results of high levels of insulin, NEVER MIND high blood glucose.

http://danettemay.com/the-health-hazards
-of-high-insulin-levels/

So folks, we DO KNOW what starts the vast majority of us (myself included) down the path to diabetes, and in fact what keeps us on that path. The fact is that eating ungodly amounts of high glycemic carbs is DIRECTLY CAUSING diabetes. So why on earth would the author say "we don't know what causes diabetes"? Because they are toeing the American Diabetes Association line and they have gotten this wrong for 50 years and still refuse to change their recommendations.

And the ADA says eat a high carb low fat diet. Eat six small (carb) meals a day PLUS snacks to "Keep your blood sugar level (at a value that is WAAAAYYYYY too high!!!) And oh yea, TAKE DRUGS!!!

Listen their garbage at your own risk of a gruesome diabetic death. Diabetes is a dietary disease. It is directly caused by what you are eating and can be cured by changing what you eat! And the drugs are treating the SYMPTOMS (high glucose levels) NOT the disease (High INSULIN LEVELS)

I "am" diabetic. My A1C was 12.2 when diagnosed. I was put on Metformin and sent home with the tired old "Eat less / exercise more / lose weight" nonsense.

I now use a keto diet and intermittent fasting to control my diabetes. I have lost 65 lbs total (305 down to 240). My blood pressure has dropped 20 points from 140 down to 120 / 70. My fasting blood glucose is now well below 100. My A1C was 6.1 the last time I checked and dropping. I am off metformin.

ALL CONTROLLED BY DIET. No drugs, and specifically NO CARBS, and no "six small meals a day (of carbs) nonsense.

And BTW, I never suffer from HypoGlycemia. The reason is quite simple, I do not eat carbs. My body uses fat almost 100% and since I have enormous fat stores around my middle, if I need energy my body just takes fat out and uses that.

BTW, Ketoacidosis is a symptom of Type ONE diabetes and is virtually impossible for Type 2 diabetics to have. More nonsense scare tactics from the medical establishment. Ketones are a PRIMARY FUEL for the body and is what your fat gets turned into IF you EVER manage to get the fat back out. And only low levels of insulin will allow you to do so. You want ketones, your body and brain prefer them as fuel and having them in the blood indicates that your body is burning fat!
5/10/2018 7:07:31 PM

CORALSUMMER's SparkPage
Thank you for providing science based information, not just in this article, but in every one of yours I've read so far. I hope if enough people keep stating the facts, the myths will eventually be recognized for what they are. A girl can dream, right?
5/9/2018 1:27:59 AM

LADYWATKINS32's SparkPage
Um this article is false. I already got diabetes and high blood pressure from eating fruit, dairy, wheat and so on. Plus those foods cause bloating, the runs and allergens, leaky gut. Recommend a diet that actually works besides the carb and exercise diet Americans are doing and are falling with heart attacks every year. . If it worked we would all be skinny. It best to eat green in season and stay away from gmo modified fruits and plants with micro toxins on them. Fructose gets stored in the liver and cause fatty liver. A avocado has more health benefits then a banana. Just like cigarettes, too much sugar kills. Even with diabetes medicine you go blind, get your foot cut off and stroke. My body should run on my stomach fat., not insulin and sugar. And since we are made of fat, I say eat it!!!
4/27/2018 7:59:16 PM

HOLLYLPRINCE's SparkPage
I’m not sure what is right anymore. One says one thing, one says another. I do know that since Keto I am feeling better. I have no more than 20 g of carbs a day usually only about half that. I am now off my metformin for my sugar. My blood pressure is now under control and my cholesterol numbers are almost back where they need to be. The weight has came off. Maybe for once we needs facts and not opinions.
ROSSYFLOSSY
4/27/2018 7:49:30 AM

Great information. Thanks!
4/27/2018 7:30:21 AM

FRISKYCRITTER's SparkPage
Can't trust science either as mentioned below. Best to do your own research and decide for yourself. Unfortunately, we've been lied to for so many years, it's difficult to get to the truth. This article says some rather harsh things about nutritional ketosis, should have said *it may cause* instead of putting it out there as an absolute truth. With a year of this way of eating behind me, I'm never going back to the carb coma days with relentless cravings for more and more. Agree the info needs to be updated.
4/15/2018 7:22:21 AM

SUNSET09's SparkPage
It’s so important to educate yourself before you start a diet plan, SpaekFriends. Everything is not for everyone.
4/3/2018 4:24:27 PM

KATHRYNGC's SparkPage
These comments are very interesting. I am fortunate not to need to follow a specific diet due to health issues. Follow moderation, not deprivation. However, am concern by the amount of responses stating this is out dated. How much info is being given to us that is wrong on anything? I keep most of my food as close as possible to how God made it. If I decide to sweeten something, it is with maple syrup. Not much to use that onto. Guess all we can do is research and go with what works for us.
3/4/2018 10:58:16 AM

MEADSBAY's SparkPage
DISAGREE with so much of this.
You are recommending the exact daily diet that has led to a nation of obese people and way to many diabetics.
3/3/2018 10:31:31 AM

ENCHANTEDALANA's SparkPage
Medicine likes to drag it's feet when it comes to change. Helicobacter pylori wasn't accepted as a cause of gastric ulcers for 10 years....in the meantime, how many lives were affected. Real shame that keto is where H. pylori was.... give it time!
3/2/2018 10:32:23 PM

STRNGNGRNDED's SparkPage
just to add:
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheTdelauer
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I think this person is better informed on the subject

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