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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.
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.