Dealing with doctors over your diabetes diet
Q: But can I be sure it's safe? There are no long-term clinical trials of your diet.
A. Oh, yes there are. Observations over the past couple of centuries have shown that where humans live with a natural diet such as recommended here, they get none of the 'diseases of civilisation' we do. And if you need a long-term clinical study to back these observations up, one such was published in November 2006. This 20-year study of 82, 802 women as part of the Nurses' Health Study, found that women who ate a diet composed of carbohydrates and processed foods nearly doubled their risk of heart disease; those who ate a low-carb, high protein and fat diet, on the other hand reduced their risk of heart disease by up to 30%.23
The nutritionists who complain that there are no long-term trials of low-carb diets have it completely wrong. There are hospital-based clinical trials and studies, as well as epidemiological studies dating back at least as far as 1862. It is their low-fat, 'healthy' diet that has no long-term evidence of either safety or effectiveness. Judging by the dramatic rises in a range of diseases since its inception, there never will be!
Q: But could your diet lead to other diseases?
A: There is no evidence of it. In fact, the opposite is true. The low-carb, high fat way of eating recommended here significantly reduces the risk of a wide range of modern, chronic degenerative diseases. These are listed on the Second Opinions website, under 'Diseases'.
Over the past century or so, many studies have looked at possible adverse effects from eating a low-carb, high-fat diet. Not one has ever demonstrated that it is anything but beneficial.