Want to spend a very confusing day? Watch a bunch of TED talks on the T2D subject by different speakers.
Here’s a sampling:
- Vegetarian guy who says meat is the problem with everything that ails us. His buddy the vegan weightlifter. Another vegetarian guy. They tell me I am not getting enough starch. They have not got the slightest clue about insulin resistance. My conclusion is they own stock in casket manufacturers.
- Paleolithic diet critic who is an archaeologist who points out the holes in the Paleo diet. Seems like the truth is we no longer have the ancient grasses food nor range fed animals so we are pretty much screwed either way.
- Food pyramid critics who say all those carbs aren’t all that good for us. (All of them fall into this category).
- Fat has been good for us all the way along woman. She is right. The belief that fat makes us fat is flawed and disproven.
- Guy who says everything we can possibly eat is poison.
- Sugar is the problem guy.
- Throw out the food pyramid woman. Fits in with Low Carb advocates.
They all have some unique insights. They all have some overlapping points.
The last one is the best (IMO) of all of the talks.
Her key points are:
- Carbs are making us sick.
- We don’t need carbs.
- Cutting carbs helps T2Ds by lowering their insulin.
- 40%+ of heart attacks are caused by insulin resistance.
- Lowering carbs lowers insulin requirements.
- Diabetes is reversible via low carb diet.
- Protein and carbohydrates all create glucose.
- Fat is what remains and it is good.
Practically this means eating food from the outside ring of the supermarket. Nothing out of the middle rows. No pasta, no cereal, nothing made of wheat, none of the processed foods in the middle. Outside ring is vegetables, meat, dairy, eggs. Maybe 15% of the stuff in the store.