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Life Without Bread: How a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Can Save Your Life Paperback – July 1, 2000
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Life Without Bread accomplishes a number of important things. First, it collects a body of evidence for the low-carb way of eating that is carefully thought out, and based on sound research and extensive clinical experience. Second, it debunks the pervasive cholesterol neurosis that has made much of the developed world phobic about fats. This is very important, since there are still relatively few scientists willing to put their reputations on the line in opposition to the cholesterol theory of heart disease. Allan and Lutz join their ranks. Third, it offers good arguments for the positive virtues of saturated animal fats, perhaps the most maligned dietary suspects of the past 100 years.Read more ›
To deal with PCOS effectively, one must correct the imbalance and also the diet that caused it. Reading books by Dr. John Lee on natural hormone therapy, I came to the realization that the imbalance was essentially "estrogen dominance" (very common in the US) and later verified this with a saliva test from ZRT labs (more accurate than blood testing, which wasn't showing the imbalance) Estrogen dominance needs to be balanced with USP grade progesterone - preferably a sublingual version. Creams containing progesterone tend to deposit in fat cells, which is not good in the long run.
In addition, a diet low in carbohydrates is necessary. Most MD's only treat the symptoms of PCOS, not the underlying causes. In other words, get off the prescription meds (including birth control pills) and use progesterone and a low carb diet and see how you feel.
If anyone reading this has PCOS please note that it is not safe for you to eat any animal products that are not hormone free - synthetic estrogens are still used to fatten cattle and other animals. Just being "estrogen dominant" puts one in a high risk category for cancers such as breast cancer, according to Lee.
Atkins in his earlier work mentioned the phenomenon of certain thin people who could eat mostly carbohydrates and would remain underweight. Lutz goes over this in more detail and recommends a low carb, high fat diet which will correct this problem of underweight by bringing the body back to a normal, healthy weight.Read more ›
Blood: glucose 79, BUN 15.0, Creatinine 0.90, Trig 76, HDL 58, LDL 122.
Urinalysis: glucose NEG, Protein 5.00, Creatinine 67.70, Hemoglobin NEG. My blood pressure pre-diet was 140/90 and the doctor wanted to medicate me, now my blood pressure routinely comes in 110-115/60-65 when I visit the doctor or dentist.
In less than three months my (10 years ago now) my weight dropped from 205 lbs to 166 lbs (at a height of 6'), I now weigh 179 lbs, this is three pounds over my peak high school weight of 176 lbs, the same weight that I played basketball at. I added weight training some years ago. But did zero exercises for the first two years on the diet. I feel it is hard enough switching your diet to low carb fare, exercise can make you so hungry that you might be tempted to cheat. I didn't start exercising until I felt comfortable on this diet, which took a little over two years.Read more ›
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The explanation of the dangers of consuming excess carbohydrates is really interesting and very convincing. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mary