A low carb diet is the key to weight loss, and it's also the key to preventing diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer's. How can that be possible?
Because a high carb diet is the primary reason so many of us are becoming overweight and succumbing to these chronic diseases.
The benefits of a low carb diet are now supported by solid scientific research done over the last decade, which has shown that the Dietary Goals for the United States, first published in 1980, actually had it backwards. When they told us to lower our fat intake, we raised our carbohydrate intake to compensate for the missing calories.
It is no coincidence that since we began following this advice, the rates of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's and other chronic diseases of modern civilization began a steep rise. Studies are showing that eating a low carb diet can turn this around.
These sequential maps show the incidence of diabetes from 1994 to 2015. Something is very wrong with how we've been eating.
We were told to avoid fat because it was believed that it caused heart disease. Researchers now know that fat does not cause heart disease - inflammation does.
Inflammation comes primarily from high blood glucose levels, as well as the so-called "healthy" unnatural vegetable seed oils they sold us when they took away our butter. (Ever wonder how they get oil from a soybean? It's not a natural process.)
Carbohydrates - in the quantity and form that we are now consuming them - not only create inflammation, they keep our insulin levels high, which leads to insulin resistance. All the chronic diseases mentioned above have insulin resistance at their base.
Our recent and distant ancestors did not eat these highly processed foods - they ate a very low carb diet. And they did not suffer the diseases of modern civilization.
Research - well designed, independent research - has now brought to light the mistakes made by early researchers and has proven that fat was never the demon it was made out to be.
I know it's hard to imagine that what doctors and scientists have believed for so long could be false, but doctors and scientists have also been gaining weight and getting sick following their own advice. Many have begun to question what they were taught in medical school (which when it comes to nutrition, is actually very little).
Many of these thought leaders are now banding together, sharing their research, and challenging the established paradigm. Low carb and keto conferences led by MD's and PhD's are springing up around the world.
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It can be challenging to go against the unhealthy, but now mainstream, way of eating. We are surrounded by friends and loved ones eating highly processed unhealthful foods, that taste delicious but that are harming us, cell by cell, on the inside.
I can say, from personal experience, that these foods no longer have power over me, no longer taste good, no longer satisfy me. I won't lie, it was not an easy transition at first, but on the other side of my carb addiction was amazing energy, clarity, joy and steadiness.
Armed with knowledge, evidence, inspiration and support, we can restore our own health, energy, and proper weight.
I hope you will explore this site a little. It is growing steadily, and my goal is to provide a wealth of useful information that will clarify and inspire.
I am available for one-on-one low-carb, ketogenic and paleo nutrition coaching via the Contact Me page.