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For any who still think LCHF is a fad ...

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by sanguine, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Good :)
     
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  2. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Calm::))
     
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    Randburg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  4. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Sorry to disagree, I was as a child deprived of many things including a diet that was a choice, my family didn't. We went hungry often and especially cold in the winter because of lack of suitable clothing, heating etc. since the seventies when the lower underclass in this country was certainly better looked after by the country as a whole. Things have slowly got worse again. The number of people who have had less than a living standard has increased year upon year. The food banks have rocketed. A new opens every day in this country! The working class ARE paying for the banking fiasco of 2008. The number of youngsters that have no viable working future is unbelievable. The housing stock is at sits lowest and completely unaffordable for eighty percent of the population. New high levels of personnel debt. The prison populTion is rising. Burglary is on the increase. Education, national health, sport, libraries, cost of living, need I go on?
    I fear for the future for us Brits as the politicians pamper to the banks, multi nationals and the super rich!
    They are completely ignoring the people who vote for them as they are bought and don't care!
    Things are getting better? No way!
     
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  5. sally and james

    sally and james Family member · Well-Known Member

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    Having just read "diabetes without borders", recommended above, I very glad that James and I did NOT come across it when he was diagnosed. It recommends way too high blood sugar levels, tells you that you can eat anything and that, unless you go under a fed-ex truck, you WILL end up on insulin. Sounds like a Desmond course and, no, we declined that, fortunately.
    We went low carb. Drugs soon abandoned as "unnecessary" (the doctor's word, not ours) and never a blood sugar out of the normal range.
    Sally
     
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  6. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    I wonder what sort of thread was wanted ...when it was posted here last night ....
     
  7. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Interesting ...and perhaps the thread was already being watched ....not nice at all ......
    Maybe it's the games people play ...again not nice to play games then sit back and watch ....
     
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  8. sally and james

    sally and james Family member · Well-Known Member

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    If you've found a way of reversing a "progressive", potentially killer disease, you want to tell everyone. It's not playing a game, even if there is sometimes a twinkle in your eye, it's sharing something that could turn around someone else's life, just as those who posted about low carb, some 18 months or more ago, turned round our lives.
    Sally
     
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  9. paul-1976

    paul-1976 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't get what you mean Kat...It's a fair topic that has remained quite civil IMO.
     
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  10. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I sure a bus would work just as well as a fed-ex truck.
     
  11. sally and james

    sally and james Family member · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, buses, fed-ex trucks and a low carb diet are all worth trying to stay off insulin.
    Sally
     
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  12. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure when the cook book was written, you stayed off insulin as well, and wouldn't have the risk of a fed-ex truck either.
     
  13. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Yes civil that is good ...
     
  14. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Playing games in a way where people are played games with or talked about ....content does not have to be about diet ...
    However I am pleased that people find a diet which works for them ....
    Twinkle in my eye ...at my age ...nooooo way .
     
  15. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Drs and nurses .....part of the training ....
     
  16. Indeed. Ms Oppenheimer's book in the OP's link makes sense to me (apart form the large onion bit!) It perplexes me that the current NHS guidelines are so far removed from her suggested diet. I was fortunate to meet some low carbers when I joined here who shared her ideas about diet. It has really changed my life around.
     
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    modesty007 Other · Well-Known Member

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    But today's grains have very little resemblance if those grains and loaded with gluten which no man can complete digest and the last couple years the knowledge of what gluten can cause including non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Gluten together with sugar cause problems with the microbiota in the gut leading to many diseases and conditions.
    Comparing the wheat we have today with the wheat in the 50s will show you a huge difference.BTW when human started eating grains their health got worse, caries and stunted height.
     
  18. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I would be interested to see the links for that, and what period it states humans started eating grains, and what evidence they're giving for that conclusion.
     
  19. modesty007

    modesty007 Other · Well-Known Member

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    I've seen several sources including a documentary at BBC, will come back
     
  20. equipoise

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    In the meantime, @douglas99, could we have a source for 'most adults died in their mid 40's, if they weren't violently killed before, in war or accident' please?
     
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