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Old 11-17-2010, 08:48 AM   #61
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I attended a luncheon yesterday and the speaker was Dr Duane Graveline, a former astronaut and researcher as well as family Dr. The primary focus of his discussion was his research into the dangers of statin drug use and the disconnect between research showing high cholesterol is not the problem the Drug companies want us to believe it is.

Anyway to bring my comments back on topic with this thread, he also mentioned diet and weight control. Perhaps the first publication on low carb diets is Banting's letter on Copulence found here: http://ia311238.us.archive.org/3/ite...ulen00bant.pdf

Also, a website where I found more information on health issues Dr Graveline's has written about (perhaps a contender for Nord's list of Worst Website Design" is found here: Spacedoc.net

I'm still doing due diligence, but I'm leaning towards adopting a low carb lifestyle. Perhaps the key to healthy eating was so easy a cave man actually did do it.
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Anyway to bring my comments back on topic with this thread, he also mentioned diet and weight control. Perhaps the first publication on low carb diets is Banting's letter on Copulence found here: http://ia311238.us.archive.org/3/ite...ulen00bant.pdf
Think that highlighted word has some different meaning, Corpulence deals with large bodies unless I'm in error..

Just joshing. With all my mis-spellings it is fun to note them.

Will read the reference, thanks for the link.
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Banting's letter is so interesting in many ways apart from laying out the low-carb basics so many years ago:

1. He writes so well. I thought maybe he was a writer by profession, but he was an undertaker. I've noticed this in other texts from that time. Did everyone write that well back then?

2. Just like today, he was worried about liability, although perhaps not in the legal sense. He advised people to consult their own physician.

3. As today, he was concerned that people would think that he published this information to profit in some way. That's why he published it free.

4. He was just like people today who have blogs to pass on information just because they think it's important and want to share it.

Finally, note that in Swedish, the word "to diet" is "att banta."
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Want to lose weight, decrease blood sugar, and lower cholesterol? Go on the spuds-only diet.

Washington state potato booster in spuds-only protest - Yahoo! News
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I skimmed through all the posts. Lots of talk about eating meat, but I don't believe I read anything about eating fish.

A few servings of fish (like salmon) instead of meat can't hurt.
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Scientists now saying carbs, not fat, are to blame for America's ills - latimes.com

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"Fat is not the problem," says Dr. Walter Willett, chairman of the department of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. "If Americans could eliminate sugary beverages, potatoes, white bread, pasta, white rice and sugary snacks, we would wipe out almost all the problems we have with weight and diabetes and other metabolic diseases."
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This rings true for me- but what do you think of the dude who lost a lot of weight and imporved his metabolc blood markers eating only potatoes?

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but what do you think ...
That there is a lot not being told.
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This rings true for me- but what do you think of the dude who losa lot and weight and improved his metabolic blood markers eating only potatoes?

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I think the main culprits are refined sugar and refined grains. I wouldn't recommend an all-Twinkie or all-potato diet...
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