Saturday, April 30, 2011

"Low Carbohydrate Diets: Why You Don't Want the 'Experts' to Tell You What to Eat"

Dr. Feinman tells the simple truth:

"I don't know of any study on any other diet that shows such good effects on controlling glucose and insulin without increasing drugs. And it's not just the glycemic control. We recently summarized data in the literature showing that all of the features of the so-called metabolic syndrome-high triglycerides, low HDL, hypertension and obesity-are exactly the features that are improved by low carbohydrate diets [5]. If we had been describing a drug, everybody would have rushed out to buy stock in our pharmaceutical company."

But it's not a drug.  And there's no way to get rich by changing behavior.  So the medical establishment takes a pass on the most effective therapy for diabetes and other diseases, and counsels people on how to keep getting sick.  Wonderful.