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This review is from: Life Without Bread: How a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Can Save Your Life (Paperback)
This is a truly invaluable book. Many people, myself included, have written about low carbohydrate diets from the perspective of our own personal success with them (How I Gave Up My Low-Fat Diet and Lost 40 Pounds (Revised and Expanded Edition)), and that of friends. We speak from personal knowledge, and are confident, because of our own tremendously improved health, that carbohydrate restriction is healthful.
But we are not doctors, and the media has spread so much misinformation about low carb that people are afraid. Dr. Atkins was a Cornell-educated cardiologist, and Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades are physicians who have been treating people for obesity for many years. But they have written diet books -- excellent diet books, with very useful information -- but diet books nonetheless, and to much of the population all diet books are suspect, a part of the "diet industry."
Dr. Wolfgang Lutz has written Life Without Bread solely from the perspective of a doctor who has been treating patients for over forty years by carbohydrate-restricted nutrition. He is not a "diet doctor," but a doctor who uses diet. This is not a book touted to make you lose weight, but a serious exploration of the dramatic health benefits of a low carbohydrate diet. Because of that very difference, it will be taken more seriously by many.
And it should be. The studies demonstrating not only the safety but superiority of a low carbohydrate diet over a low fat diet continue to stack up, and will continue to stack up. But so long as people see low carb only as "that fad weight loss diet," they will be vulnerable to the misinformed nonsense the media spews.
Have you been scared away from a low carbohydrate diet by that misinformation? Please, read Life Without Bread.