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Life Without Bread: How a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Can Save Your Life Paperback – July 1, 2000
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In my humble opinion "Life Without Bread" ("Leben Ohne Brot") is a must read for any IBD and Crohn's patient! He provided real data and statistical results from his private practice and years of personally conducted clinical research. As far as I know it is the ONLY published research to date on using the high-fat, low-carb diet in this context and it is great shame that Life Without Bread took so long to be translated into English. He explains autoimmune disease very simply and gives one hope of remaining in remission by eating less than 72 carbs a day.
This should be required reading for folks with other autoimmune diseases including MS, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and diabetes. The greatest tragedy of WWII was that all the magnificent research done by the German doctors was forgotten or debased. At the same time, the Americans took over the field and erroneously promoted low-fat, high-carb diets, the use of Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acids and high fructose corn syrups, while often receiving financial benefits from it while our population becomes increasingly obese and suffers from cancer, heart disease and a variety of other ills.
Also, the chapter on heart disease effectively debunks the phony widely held notion that saturated fats and cholesterol from animal foods cause this condition. The authors explain the physiological benefits of saturates and simultaneously point out the flawed reasoning behind the Lipid Hypothesis. Buy this book today, as it will save your health and your life.
PS As of November, 2011 I gave up eating all wheat products and went off of Lialda in March, 2012. I have only had one minor flare-up during the summer and that was because I started eating too much sugar. I cut that out and feel really fine again. I believe that UC sufferers must abstain from all wheat products which is not something that Dr. Lutz really discusses.
I have been a good patient for that whole time, taking what was prescribed, with never any improvement, just deterioration.
Thankfully through an online support group I heard about this book. I had already begun some diet modification using SCD diet principles but it was not quite enough of a modification for me. Removing all carbohydrates from my diet was extremely difficult, in fact the authors of this book recommend eating more than I do currently, but after 6 weeks and incredible improvement I can say without question that carbohydrates are the root of my illness.
I have often wondered why my grandparents, country people, could eat eggs, butter, bacon, ham etc and live long lives. Their son, my father just died, after many years of ill health at an earlier age.
This country is in deep trouble with rampant obesity, diabetes and multitudes of ailments. If only this information was made standard knowledge we could solve our health care crisis. These are real doctors with real scientific background for their principles. Why has none of my doctors ever told me to at least try this diet?
Perhaps it is better for them that I remain their patient year after year. It certainly suits the pharmaceutical companies, my Rx costs a LOT.
I have never been so positive about a book and how it can improve a person's life without drugs. Buy this book. It's not easy for a non-scientist (like me) to read but I got the basic idea. Cut out carbohydrates and get healthier.
good I don't have the time, I would be embarrassed! THIS book, out of all
my 'high protein low carb' eating/diet books, is THE BOOK. It is the ONLY
one I use now, its almost not enough info for me after reading all the OTHER
books that have SO much minutia that I often found myself snoring before I
knew it! This is a no nonsense book, they tell you like it is, tell you how
to figure your personal needs and tell you the basic foods you need to eat to
change over to being a 'fat burner' vs. a 'carb burner'. I am now collecting
dust on my other "Atkins" type plans/diet books...yes, I am that impressed with
this book and the authors. Don't buy it if you need your hand held and cute
little drawings throughout the book, you won't find that here...but you WILL
find all the info you need to eat a MUCH lower carbohydrate, healthier way.