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Hmm…

30 Jan

Very interesting!

I’m telling you, it is NOT fat that is the problem. It is sugar. And remember, ALL wheat and wheat-like products are fundamentally sugar. Yeah, Cream of Wheat is different than steel-cut oats. Wonder Bread is different than Quinoa. But only in degree, not in type. They all elevate blood sugar. They are all, in essence, sugar. And THAT is what you desperately want to avoid in order to maintain brain health. Avoid it like the plague that it is.

What doesn’t raise blood sugar? Green vegetables, animal products, and meat. And that is about it. If it’s green or it’s meat, you are OK (milk is almost always sugared, but cream is usually intact). Low carb is the only healthy way to go in terms of health. The data are quite clear. You wouldn’t want to be a science denier, would you?

I mean, one can be a vegetarian and go low-carb, but you need to eat a TON of leafy greens. And not much else. Moo!

Trust me, having seen family members struggle with Alzheimer’s, you really don’t want it. Low-carb is the healthy way to go. Do it for you, and do it for your loved ones! DO NOT EAT SUGAR!

 
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Huh,

29 Jan

surprise, surprise. The high-carb. low fat diet was associated with heart disease. You have been lied to and misinformed for decades and decades.

I’m telling you yet again: The problem is sugar, not fat.

 
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I’m telling you,

24 Nov

we all have been lied to, and it has very much affected me. And you. If I had know the truth 20 years ago, things would have been very different. Very.

 
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I’m telling you,

09 Sep

we have long been snookered. The lie caused me material damage. Huge damage.

Let’s just say that I am wiser now, though in this area it is too late for me. The “official” guidelines have been horribly and tragically wrong. That’s what you get for trusting the gummint… <sigh>

 
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Yes, and it’s tragic

05 Jun

for many of us. Tragic.

MY life would have been very different if we had had the truth. I struggled with the weight requirements in the Navy and was passed over basically because of it.  If only we hadn’t been lied to.

I am pissed about this. If there were someone I could sue over this, I would.

 
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Oh, the gummint

28 May

fat guidelines are a bunch of crap. <yawn>

 
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Gee, how

26 Apr

things change. Turns out that salt does NOT increase high blood pressure. Gee, whoda thunk? Oh yeah, me and every scientifically-minded person around. Oh, and perhaps dietary fat is NOT linked to heart disease after all!

I think many of us have been saying this for YEARS. That said, it is far harder to lose weight when you are older, and I really wish I had not been snookered when I was in my 30’s. But alas, I was. I personally was really damaged by crappy research and socio-political ax-grinding. The truth has been known for way over 50 years, yet I was given a pack of lies that I foolishly believed.

My life would have been very different were it not for those lies. Now it’s too late.

 
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Yeah,

24 Jan

sugar is bad for you. The problem is NOT dietary fat, people. It is sugar.

So cut the sugary sodas, the doughnuts, the cakes, tranches of bread with honey and butter, the big pieces of pie, etc. Know that ALL flour and grain products and white rice almost immediately turn to sugar in the bloodstream (which is why we all love them so!). Green vegetables (NOT corn), eggs, unprocessed meats, and water are what you want for intake. Mainly. There is a real reason why diabetics have to keep close track of carbohydrates in their diet! And that’s what they base an insulin injection calculation on!

Unprocessed and whole-grain is better as a rule, but even those are not without significant issues when talking about wheat or wheat-like products. Diabetic guidelines can be helpful, so look there. Here is some information from the American Diabetes Association. It’s important to keep the sugars/carbs low.

It’s starting to look like that is a major issue in brain health, as well. Glucose metabolism seems to be related to Alzheimer’s Disease. There are big hints of that, anyway. And ketone metabolism appears to be much less associated with inflammation than glucose metabolism, while Alzheimer’s (and many other diseases) seem to be strongly related to inflammation.

Say it with me: Green leafy vegetables with some unprocessed meat.

Your body (and brain) can burn ketones instead of glucose, though they really don’t want to. And it will take a few days (about 3) for the body to burn ketones instead of holding out crankily for glucose. So you have to force it. But it is very possible to dramatically decrease sugar intake, to the point that you are burning ketones rather than glucose.

Oh, and one final thing: Diet sodas typically report zero calories and zero carbs. But be VERY careful–there is a significant subset of people who react to the sweetness of artificial sweeteners in much the same way as they react to sugar. Yes, it may be less dramatic, but diet sodas can cause spikes in insulin and should also be rare. A couple a month probably won’t hurt you, and a 6-pack a day almost for sure will. In any case, water is much better for you.

 
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Gee,

22 Dec

whoda thunk?

Oh yeah, anyone who is directed by science rather than every wind of trendy nutrition fashion. They are adrift on a Godless sea. They truly don’t know what they’re talking about.

 
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I have

27 Nov

very much suspected this for several years now, and I think I will change what I am doing now.

I had to get fasting labs. On the way, I stopped and got a diet (no calorie) soda, because another lab I needed required a urine test and I wanted to make sure I was, uh, PRIMED for that. The diet soda should have had no effect on blood sugar–I had no sugar at all!

Yet the blood sugar was indeed elevated an hour later. Not so much that it was pathological, but almost. The no-sugar soft drink had raised my blood sugar. In later fasting glucose tests where only water was consumed, the glucose level was not elevated at all. Ingestion of Aspartame was the only difference.

So at least for me, it was clear that the diet soda raised my blood sugar levels.

Now there is formal research show that that can indeed happen.

Look, diet soda is not as bad as full-sugar soda. But be aware that it can raise your blood sugar, just the same.

 
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