I don't remember if I posted my lipid profile shown below here before, but no harm even if it is a repeat post
And I guess the point I was trying to make is that two VERY different diets gave rather similar results. OK, so LC/HF carnivorous "won" , but it was close. I wonder what that means?My main point was that I didn't have to take statin to bring my lipid profile to a normal and healthy level. Another point was that I didn't have to "up the fat" and go lchf way to do that. Incidentally, I never intend to go the carnivorous way. I am pretty confident that my present lifestyle, and eating what I consider a reasonable amount of all necessary macro and micro nutrients, and enjoying very much what I eat, will keep me fit and healthy till the end
Yeah, except as I recall, Rad is not very low-carb. I don't recall his numbers but maybe he can chime in. What I's also really like to know in addition to the lipid and glucose numbers are liver condition, visceral fat and LDL particle size/particle count. My suspicion is that LC/HF uber-carnivore would do better on all of those.The most probable explanation is that the reduced carbs even if done by reduced portions reduced insulin resistance enough to make you more carb tolerant. The body has a protection mechanics that it works with food, drugs or in this case the hormone insulin too much and with time it just develop tolerance. That is why most medications require a bigger and bigger dosage and with time they may stop working all together. By reducing your circulating insulin that a highly insulin resistance individual will produce when ingesting carbs it dials down their tolerance and your insulin function may improve. This may also help reverse fatty liver even if there is not much weight loss, because lipids metabolism in the liver improve with the better functioning insulin. Because insulin is also involved in lipid metabolism improved control improve lipids profile for most people.
In my opinion being vegetarian makes the diabetic diet more difficult and may on the long term create negative health problems. It does to most healthy long term vegetarians I have known and there were many. Being diabetic it just compound the possibilities of negative effects.
Yeah, it's REALLY weak. It's filled with total speculation and he doesn't back up much of what he says. It's really more of a "political" objection than a scientific one because of Lustig's crack about taxing sugar (instead of fat).If you reduce portions, change for types of less rapid acting carbohydrates and you exercise you change insulin dynamics and probably end up with less insulin resistance.
Have your read Prof. Richard Feinman contrary views on Lustig fructose ideas.
Wait a Minute, Lustig. The Threat of Fructophobia. And the Opportunity. | Richard David Feinman