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Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 08-13-2019, 23:41
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By smorgan
Well, I have my first auto-immune condition I've...

Well, I have my first auto-immune condition I've ever known of. I had lots of weird problems with fingertips and nails like cracking skin, rough nails, etc. The specialist said it was a form of...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 07-13-2019, 22:26
Replies: 17
Views: 1,009
Posted By smorgan
Is your goal good nutrition and optimal health or...

Is your goal good nutrition and optimal health or to be able to eat a high-carb meal? That answers your question. Properly done keto appears to reverse insulin resistance over time (see Virta's...
Forum: Diabetes Symptoms 06-10-2019, 03:19
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By smorgan
Avocados supply more potassium than bananas with...

Avocados supply more potassium than bananas with minimal impact on blood sugar.
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 05-13-2019, 02:03
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By smorgan
OK, so the 100 capsules @1000mg each will last...

OK, so the 100 capsules @1000mg each will last just over 3 days, not on. Still, a HUGE dose of a processed, isolated and concentrated amino acid and probably something it would be impossible to get...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 05-12-2019, 22:29
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By smorgan
That's a HUGE dose! It mentioned 30g with each...

That's a HUGE dose! It mentioned 30g with each meal, not per day. 30g is 30,000 mg or THIRTY 1000mg capsules. 100 tabs for $9 would last just over one day.

L-Glutamine is somewhat involved in the...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 05-08-2019, 20:54
Replies: 35
Views: 1,874
Posted By smorgan
It's great when they finally decide to control...

It's great when they finally decide to control for things which make their original guess false. What nearly all of these "observational" studies fail to take into account is "NEWS", as well as the...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 04-26-2019, 19:44
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By smorgan
There's another very good reason to avoid bacon -...

There's another very good reason to avoid bacon - and all pork products for that matter - they have very poorly balanced fats which are too high in Omega-6 PUFA. (Whether "processed" or not).
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 04-21-2019, 16:05
Replies: 16
Views: 1,041
Posted By smorgan
I don't think so. For diabetics, there are really...

I don't think so. For diabetics, there are really bad carbohydrates and there are slightly less bad carbohydrates. NONE of them are good for us. However, gram for gram, those that result in glucose...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 04-19-2019, 15:54
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By smorgan
A few things you can try: 1. Get a blood...

A few things you can try:

1. Get a blood ketone meter. Precision Xtra is the most accurate. If you don't consistently maintain >0.5 in the morning and >1.0 in the afternoon/evening (measure at...
Forum: Diabetes News 04-17-2019, 19:17
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By smorgan
Cheese contains an amazing trans-fat (only the...

Cheese contains an amazing trans-fat (only the man-made ones are bad) the properties of which are still being discovered. Perhaps that could be the factor.
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 04-15-2019, 18:23
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By smorgan
Note that even though it says "dairy", pure dairy...

Note that even though it says "dairy", pure dairy fat is just fine with this diet. The diet doesn't even allow butter because of some trace amount of dairy proteins it contains. I don't know if...
Forum: Diabetes 04-11-2019, 22:37
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By smorgan
Of course, and as you can see from the actual...

Of course, and as you can see from the actual data from a larger group of healthy people, such people (rarely over 100) would be TWO STANDARD DEVIATIONS BELOW average for non-diabetics.

I found...
Forum: Diabetes 04-11-2019, 16:18
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By smorgan
I'm not sure exactly what you mean by "usually",...

I'm not sure exactly what you mean by "usually", but that's a pretty inaccurate depiction of non-diabetics' blood sugar adventures!

Here's some actual real data taken from young, healthy subjects...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 04-07-2019, 19:58
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By smorgan
I read it carefully and there are no serious...

I read it carefully and there are no serious limitations at all that would call the results into question. They looked at studies which "investigated" the association between LDL and all-cause...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 03-29-2019, 18:48
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By smorgan
That was an amazing article! Thanks for posting....

That was an amazing article! Thanks for posting. Every single word and every single line was scientifically CORRECT. It is very rare to see journalists get all the science exactly right. This person...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 03-28-2019, 04:04
Replies: 16
Views: 1,041
Posted By smorgan
This quote from the first link above is worth...

This quote from the first link above is worth posting:
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 03-27-2019, 17:40
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By smorgan
Let alone looking at the fact that it might not...

Let alone looking at the fact that it might not matter at all, based on LDL particle size. The breakdown into LDL, HDL, TriG, etc is only slightly less crude than the "total cholesterol" measure that...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 03-26-2019, 18:11
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By smorgan
the cost of going low carb...

the cost of going low carb (https://optimisingnutrition.com/2015/07/30/the-cost-of-going-low-carb/)

A diabetic-friendly LC/HF diet means a LOT less carbs, a LOT more fat and the same or slightly...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 01-26-2019, 18:05
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By smorgan
It's pretty self-evident. There is HUGE money...

It's pretty self-evident. There is HUGE money involved. If too many people start reducing carbs a MASSIVE changes in land use and allocation will be required. We already produce WAY more grains than...
Forum: Diabetes 01-20-2019, 17:23
Replies: 13
Views: 1,356
Posted By smorgan
I now PREFER it to sugar or any other sweetener,...

I now PREFER it to sugar or any other sweetener, not that sugar is an option. Then again, I don't use it to make things "sweet", just palatable. My Cappuccino or Bulletproof or plain yogurt is just...
Forum: Diabetes 01-20-2019, 17:12
Replies: 13
Views: 1,356
Posted By smorgan
As unlikely as that is, I'm not saying its...

As unlikely as that is, I'm not saying its impossible. Want to know? (BTW, you DON'T know from your experience so far!)

Do a DOUBLE BLIND. It's easy and doesn't cost anything (assuming you have...
Forum: Diabetes 01-11-2019, 17:33
Replies: 13
Views: 1,356
Posted By smorgan
Just FYI: I don't know what sweeteners you were...

Just FYI: I don't know what sweeteners you were using, but stevia is NOT an "artificial sweetener". It is a completely natural product, a simple water extract from a green leaf and is no more...
Forum: Diabetes 01-11-2019, 17:28
Replies: 13
Views: 1,356
Posted By smorgan
I would bet a lot of money on it being purely...

I would bet a lot of money on it being purely psychological. In order to eliminate that possibility, get a couple of friends to set up a placebo-controlled DOUBLE-BLIND test. It's easier than it...
Forum: Diabetes 01-10-2019, 19:05
Replies: 32
Views: 2,105
Posted By smorgan
I don't think any of the examples you cited are...

I don't think any of the examples you cited are the mainstream and accepted point of view, just some kooky doctors not following the "party line". Said party line is bad enough, but the nonsense you...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 10-28-2018, 05:50
Replies: 21
Views: 2,011
Posted By smorgan
Yes, it is virtually certain that the person...

Yes, it is virtually certain that the person mentioned was not doing keto properly. It seems he was eating too much lean red meat, a VERY common mistake people make on keto. Unfortunately, there are...
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