changing times

Interesting times!

Seems medical researchers are progressively coming to the realisation that the case against dietary fat is baseless.

This recent editorial by Osama Hamdy the medical director of Joslin obesity centre and Harvard University in the journal Diabetes Management could have been written by Nina Teischolz or Gary Taubes.

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Let’s hope more people with the power to change the the dietary recommendations realise the tide is turning and try to get in front of the wave.

The only problem I have with this is that Dr Hamdy recommends LESS THAN 40% dietary carbohydrates.

High levels of carbs might work for someone who is insulin sensitive and doing a lot of exercise, though remember that some of the most passionate LCHF advocates such as Tim Noakes or Sami Inkinen are athletes who found themselves fat and diabetic because of their high carb diet.

People who are not gifted with invincible insulin sensitivity need to do whatever it takes to achieve normal blood sugars.

For people with type 2 diabetes this is likely to be less than 20% carbohydrates (or less than 25% insulinogenic calories).

A type 1 diabetic might need to drop to 5 to 10% carbohydrates (or less than 20% insulinogenic calories) to get off the blood sugar roller coaster.

[See full article here.]

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