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Old 10-03-2015, 20:58   #1
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how come you guys seam to have a handle on lchf diet when American doctors have preached the opposite to me for the last 50 years ?

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how come you guys seam to have a handle on lchf diet when American doctors have preached the opposite to me for the last 50 years ?
Because we listen to our meters.

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Not sure their Dr's preached it rather they found it on their own and found it really works! Atkins was a Dr, not mine or yours but he knew better. We all have to do our own research and test test test. Your meter is your own personal Doctor. My doctors nearly killed me, literally. I keep my meter as close as I can and stick to LCHF.

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Because we tried what our doctors preached and it didn't work. That's when we realized we were on our own and when we went in search of what DOES work, we all found LCHF. And it isn't just American docs - this is a world-wide problem.



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How many complications do u have? If I listened to my doctor's I would have died by now.

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I guess the broader question that you are asking is, that if LCHF is a science supported way of eating which solves so many health problems, how is it that the medical world still prescribes something completely different & contrary to this. The problem is global rather than American. Usually the other nations, follow the lead of American research, as the US is far ahead and advanced in this respect. Because of this, IMO the US doctors will also wake up faster than the rest of the world which will take some time to catch up on the latest. I've already compiled a list of some of the doctors & scientists who vouch for LCHF, and that list is growing each day.

Coming to the question itself, the answer to which has also been given a number of times in several threads. The food / pharma industry is heavily invested into a carby way of life & until they have extracted the principal & the dividends out of their investment they are not willing to let go of it. And they are not going to promote / propagate something that doesn't make business sense to them. The medical community is in a vice like grip between these two industries, which control them tightly through funding. Technologies using cleaner fuels for cars already exist, but we're going to continue using fossil fuels for a long long time to come. In the same way, the world will continue to eat / live in the present fashion for a long time, before things start to change.
When, is a good question.

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I have to agree with everything that SBK has said. As I mentioned in your other thread, both the UK and the French systems are modelled precisely on the US approach.

I compared the leaflet given me in the French hospital with the US stuff that I found on the web. The text had been translated into French and the units to metric but it was the same leaflet.

On the positive side, the books that I have tracked down over the last five years that discuss the low carb way of eating are virtually all American.

Have a look at Gary Taubes' books or staying with diabetes, Dr Richard Bernstein's "Diabetes Solution" that describes his approach to managing his own type 1 condition as his first 'case study'.

But while commerical pressures continue to support high carb and medication, the changes in ADA recommendations will proceed with glacial slowness.

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how come you guys seam to have a handle on lchf diet when American doctors have preached the opposite to me for the last 50 years ?
Several have given you some good reasons why doctors are promoting carbohydrates, but I would like to present another. The USDA (dept of agriculture) every five years puts out dietary guidelines and they are promoting agricultural products, hence the whole grains mantra. There is little definitive science behind the guidelines.

Most healthcare professions follow the USDA guidelines, especially the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. They steadfast promote whole grains and carbohydrates and claim we need them to keep the brain functioning. What they forget is that there are other foods that can be substituted that supply the same nutrients as whole grains and sometimes are more nutrient dense without the carbohydrates.

Australia and South Africa are two recent hot spots when dietitians have been fired (Australia) and a concerted effort has been made to discredit a person that can't be fired (South Africa).

At least the ADA has acknowledged low carb/high fat, but they are not ready to endorse it. Most doctors are not ready to give up their belief in Ancel Keyes about fat causing heart problems and still promote carbohydrates and low fat as a result.

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Well worded summary, Bob

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