I was trained like the average internist to prescribe pills. Now I take pills away, and heartburn pills are some of the first pills I take away when people go on a low-carb high-fat diet. Even cancer is responding in animal models to lowering the carbohydrate in the diet.
Not just my bike racers were on low carb diets, but the roughly 3,000 patients that I used a low carbohydrate diets on during the 20 plus years of clinical practice consistently told me they had less colon problems, less concerns about constipation or diarrhea, when they were on a low carb diet, containing very little fiber, compared to a fiber rich, “optimum balanced” diet. It’s not so much the bulk. It’s the quote, happiness, of the lining cells of the colon. If the cells lining your colon are happy, it’s going to function well.
The surprise death rate has led some U.S. physicians to push an uncommon diet as a way to lower blood sugar.
Miriam Vincent, MD, SUNY Downstate, explains why high blood sugars might cause diabetes by killing the beta cells the produce insulin
How the Inuit of the Arctic Circle ran 30 miles a day on a low carb diet and how professional bicyclists can eat this way.
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