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In my quest to find out every single thing about diabetes :) I stumbled across this wonderful piece of advice and thought that I would share it for anyone who has doubts about taking up a low carbohydrate diet...

I know when I switched to low carbing I heard the words FAT and ARTERY CLOGGING and HIGH CHOLESTEROL come up again and again by well meaning friends and family....but let me share this with you....

This is from livestrong.com and it is an article discussing the health risks associated with a low carb diet...

Saturated Fat and Heart Disease

A low-carb meal is usually high in fat, although the type of fat it contains can vary, depending on your food choices. Low-carb diets are often labeled as high in saturated fat, which is if your low-carb diet includes a lot of animal-based products, such as high-fat meat, eggs, butter, cream, cheese, bacon, sausages and mayonnaise. Although most people fear saturated fats, often labeled as "artery-clogging fats," there is no conclusive evidence showing that their consumption is associated with heart disease


it gets better though!....IT's OFFICIAL!!!!!!!!

In fact, a comprehensive and rigorous meta-analysis published in January 2010 in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" looked at the data from over 347,747 participants followed for five to 23 years and found no correlation between saturated fats and cardiovascular disease. Whether your low-carb meals are high in saturated fats or unsaturated fats, your heart health is not at risk.



That is a massive group of people who were followed for a VERY long time to get those results.....

Hope that helps anyone tossing up the idea of low carbing :)

http://www.livestrong.com/article/425173-health-risk-of-low-carb-meals/
 

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Have you heard of her before Shanny?
 

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My father-in-law had eggs and bacon for all of his adult life and then had an accident requiring brain surgery and his surgeon came out of the operating room to tell us that he had never seen such clean arteries in a 65 year old man before. This was in 1976 when low fat was the rule. The surgeon was a young man who had been trained in the low fat time-zone.
 

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No - this my first introduction to her & her writing . . . but she sure has a handle on the low-carb way-of-eating! I'm going to work my way through all of her articles as time permits, and I found her blog linked on Livin' La Vida Low-Carb where Jimmy says
- Not all registered dietitians are spouting the same old low-fat, calorie-counting nonsense. Read “Fat on a Low Carb Diet” at Livestrong.com by Ashley Jacob, RD. I think Ashley is like a growing trend of RDs and other medical professionals who are becoming enlightened by the science.
 

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My father-in-law had eggs and bacon for all of his adult life and then had an accident requiring brain surgery and his surgeon came out of the operating room to tell us that he had never seen such clean arteries in a 65 year old man before. This was in 1976 when low fat was the rule. The surgeon was a young man who had been trained in the low fat time-zone.
Isn't that something? I hope that young surgeon opened his mind after seeing that for himself.
 

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I have no idea, but I remember it like yesterday. I had tried Atlkins, but quit it at the time when my doctor scared me of it. I can say that last week seeing a new to me 47 yr. old cardiologist and he asked me if my weightloss had been on purpose and I told him "YES" that he asked me how and when I told him Atkins, he said he'd had a teacher who recommended it, but he was scared of it. I then told him my cardiologist had been delighted when I told him and he asked who that was, and said he knew him and would discuss it with him soon.
 

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There was a different nurse at the endo office today and when she saw I went from 11.4 to 5.1 in 3 months she asked how... I told her insulin and a low carb diet... She was very impressed. I wish that my numbers were what they were 3 months ago... Having to eat two meals at work is hurting me big time...
 

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When my husband went in for his last labs his numbers were amazing and he had lost 15 pounds. The nurse wanted to know what his secret was. He told her that he now eats eggs, protein, coconut oil, veggies and only natural real carbs nothing processed. I think fats got a bad rap over the years because people consumed fats with high carbs. So they always assumed it was the fat, not the carbs that did the damage. I am glad now that they are beginnging to get it right. I got into an argument with a SIL last week. Her husband has diabetes and is on the ADA high carb , low fat diet. I told her we eat the exact opposite. We eat lots of meat, even red meat, lots of fat, lots of cheese and just limit our carbs. She kept telling me that we would drop dead. Of course she is the one who was overweight and had the heart attack on her diet.
 
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Before diagnosis, I had chronic heartburn, and I blamed it all on meats, dairy and spices.

Being "prudent," I always "buffered" those goodies with bread/tortillas/rice/pasta/potatoes or whatever. And took a lot of pills.

Post-diagnosis, and after conversion to low-carb, my heartburn pills and antacids sit and gather dust while I eat lots of spicy stuff, meats and cheeses. Weight and blood levels are down, too. (I'll find out about lipids in a month or two.)

Gee, I wonder what food category was at fault?

Someday, our sheer numbers (both in bodies and our sugar/lipid levels) will turn the tide. In the end, you can't argue with math!
 

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She kept telling me that we would drop dead... seriously people astound me...they can't get that someone else might be doing something differently and it's work while they keep doing the same thing that doesn't work and criticising people are getting it right....

I have a friend who constantly tells me how to eat and what to do...her mother had both her legs amputated and was an out of control diabetic...she died last year...this woman is still telling me what she did for her mother was better than what I'm doing eating organic whole foods and low carb...I'm not sure they ever learn
 
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Thank you for appreciating my work! =) I was happy to read your comments! :eek: ;) :D

Ashley Jacob, MS, RD
You're more than welcome! Come around anytime - we'd love to have your input!

And Ashley? If some of the options aren't working right for you, it's only because you need a few more posts to gain "active" member status, and then all the perks like private messaging & profile pix will be available.
 
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