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"The Truth About Carbs"?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Soapbox - Have Your Say' started by Indy51, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Wonder if the show will live up to the title or not?

    Apparently showing this week on BBC1, Wednesday 6th June, 8pm.

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    Wish I could watch it - will probably take months to show up on Oz TV.
     
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  2. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Oh I do hope it is based on science as opposed to dogma. I shall put this in my diary, thanks for the heads up.
     
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  3. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I’m looking forward to it, but agree with @Guzzler I hope it’s science based.
     
  4. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am cautiously optimistic.
     
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  5. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Seems like there might be a couple of familiar faces on the show - Drs David and Jen Unwin:

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  6. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    It will be on SBS after the World Cup probably Indy. :D
     
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  7. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    I do so dislike the Fail.

    Knowledge and research into the gut biome is in its infancy. Why not just eat real fibre instead of eating frozen reheated foodstuffs to get the resistant starch?
    And I would love to know about these particular 'good' carbs that Dr. Xand speaks of. It is to be hoped that the Fail's journalist has made as good a job of reporting on the programme as he/she has on every other report in this rag.
     
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  9. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It may mean good carbs outside the context of type 2 diabetes. It may also mean this current push from those avaocadoating a green diet and green protein. I suspect, though, it will be all about the fruit.
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  11. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You know this bit about:

    I do think that if people knew what a vital thing this was, they would change their mindset about it. For example, my friend is lactose and cheese intolerant. She loves cheese. But recognizes that she cant have it without bad stuff happening. There are a illion other foods she can have. Taking her intolerance seriously improves her life, making the mindset to make that choice easy

    If excess carbs were presented as the danger they truly are, the danger would be seen as sufficient to stop us eating them.

    After all, the media dont use this argument bout smoking or alcohol to alcoholic, do they?

    We train our small children to deal with not being able to have something, why is it seen as impossible for the majority of adults to do the same?

    I think the bottom line is that the carbs problem is not given the seriousness it needs, due to pressure from the food lobby. The whole carbs thing is the same as the smoking thing in the 70's.
     
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    #12 lucylocket61, Jun 5, 2018 at 10:15 AM
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  12. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Can you not VPN into a computer in the UK?
     
  13. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Only method I have is Hide My Ass and I know from past experience that it doesn't work with Iplayer/BBC. If someone can suggest another method that doesn't cost a fortune, I'd be grateful.
     
  14. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I have seen PIA mentioned a lot at the Whirlpool forums, price seems reasonable if you must watch stuff that is geoblocked.

    https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/
     
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    Dr Xand is normally pretty good with the science (he often uses his twin brother as a guinea pig to demonstrate various concepts), and today's article on the BBC website looks very good indeed:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-44368601

    It seems the question being asked here is whether carbs are bad for you, but why, which is a huge step forward in the debate.

    The BBC are typically quite relaxed about their documentaries ending up on Youtube for free, and typically someone uploads them (either in 12 minute chunks or in their entirety) fairly quickly. I'll keep an eye out and post a link if I see anything.

    Am quite excited about this.
     
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  16. lindisfel

    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    We might be disappointed,
    they usually have to set up a two sided unequal debate.

    However, as always, a pessimist wins! I shall either be right or really happy! :) ;) Derek
     
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    #17 lindisfel, Jun 6, 2018 at 11:57 AM
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  17. Goonergal

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    There are some interesting discussions on Facebook under the BBCs post about the programme. Have been putting my 2 cents worth in.

    Am recording as I’ll be out when the programme starts. Will be interesting to see the approach they take.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-44368601
     
  18. dbr10

    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep.
     
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  19. 4ratbags

    4ratbags Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I will have to make a note to watch it when its available in this part of the world
     
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