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Old 05-09-2013, 14:47   #1
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Default Very interesting book!

Hopefully I can add a link. :-)

It is free on amazon if you have a kindle or kindle app. It is called "The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes" written in 1914 I found it very interesting that they were reducing the carbs to a ketogenic level, limiting protien, and were also limiting fat (to 150-200g a day I may add, I guess back then that was considered low-fat!).

While I would not starve myself, or even go as low as 700 calories a day, I find it fascinating that the LCHF diet we have adopted was used then to treat diabetes.

It also has a recipe section, which is cool. I may have to google Lyster flour, I have no idea what it is.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Starvation...words=Diabetes

I hope the link works. If not go to Amazon and search for the title!

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I just got it and will gladly read. I found the comments fascinating by the way.






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Wow that sounds like a sweet deal. I will for sure pick that book up sounds very fascinating especially since it is free

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I have no idea about Lyster flour either, but I found a more complete name for it, just in case your research yields better results than mine did! Lyster’s Prepared Casein Diabetic Flour.

And for those of you who don't have Kindle, you can still have a look: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26058/26058-8.txt




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I can't find much about it, thanks Shanny. They don't make it anymore, I guess. It was supposed to be a starch-free flour. Wonder if there is a modern equivalent? I found a label

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I've seen this book online before. They were for the most part successful in controlling blood sugars of T2 diabetics (although I don't think at that time in history they really understood the difference between T2 and T1 or even had those labels.)

Certainly a very low carb diet. I don't think one needs to drop carbs as low as they did, but this was new research at the time and still in the experimental stage. Certainly they saved lives with this approach.

It's a crying shame that half a century later diabetics are being force-fed carbohydrates.

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Just downloaded it

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And it was seven more years after publication of this book that insulin was isolated in a pure and usable form.




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Interesting, I picked it up, heck the price was right!

I guess the people complaining that it is an old out of date book in the comments section didn't bother to "Look Inside" and see the publish date of 1916.

I also have an old diabetic cook book from 1917 that has some interesting recipes in it. I got the link to download the book for free from this thread from 2011. It is a far better diabetic cookbook than what is available today!!


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I like that GrammaB! It has the Lister's flour as an ingredient. I wonder what Aleuonot (sp?) is?

I am going to try the almond muffin recipe!

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