What does a clinician need to know about low-carbohydrate (LC) diets? This review examines and compares the safety and the effectiveness of a LC approach as an alternative to a low-fat (LF), high-carbohydrate diet, the current standard for weight loss and/or chronic disease prevention. In short-term and long-term comparison studies, ad libitum and isocaloric therapeutic diets with varying degrees of carbohydrate restriction perform as well as or better than comparable LF diets with regard to weight loss, lipid levels, glucose and insulin response, blood pressure, and other important cardiovascular risk markers in both normal subjects and those with metabolic and other health-related disorders. The metabolic, hormonal, and appetite signaling effects of carbohydrate reduction suggest an underlying scientific basis for considering it as an alternative approach to LF, high-carbohydrate recommendations in addressing overweight/obesity and chronic disease in America. It is time to embrace LC diets as a viable option to aid in reversing diabetes mellitus, risk factors for heart disease, and the epidemic of obesity.
Learn how The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a governmental description of what constitutes a nutritious diet, has become a political tool of the US Department of Agriculture. Listen to how the USDA operates under a large conflict of interest — they must maximize the sale of American farm products, mainly wheat and corn, while providing guidelines for what Americans should eat. This typically means that their definition of “nutritious” is crafted to coincide with what the farmers grow despite the negative impact on our health.
This is the story told by someone in the trenches — an expert in nutrition who has your health as her number one concern. Listen and be amazed. You’ll be outraged at what you hear.
Learn how to choose food during your pregnancy that keeps you healthy and prevents your baby from becoming overweight as a child or developing diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure as an adult! Moreover, you’ll hear from a mom and a nutritional researcher why this is so. Join us and hear how to eat a guilt-free diet that is good for you and your baby!
Adele Hite — Link to: http://fireofthegodsfitness.blogspot.com/2010/08/adele-hite-on-usda-food-guidelines.html
Valerie Berkowitz, RD develops “The Stubborn Fat Fix Study Guide” for Registered Dietitians, who can now receive Continuing Education credits for learning how to help people through a reduced-carbohydrate approach to health. Poster session at North Carolina Dietetic Association Conference Adele Hite presents information on the lack of science behind the Dietary Guidelines.
Members of the Healthy Nation Coalition respond to the release of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines at a press conference sponsored by the Weston A. Price Foundation.
Sally Fallon Morrell:
Weston A. Price Foundation
The Salt Institute’s Response to the 2010 Guidelines
The USDA’s Pyramid Scheme
Nutrition and Metabolism Society
Pam Schoenfeld, Registered Dietitian:
A Dietitian’s Response to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines
Dr. James E. Carlson B.S.,D.O.,M.B.A.,J.D.:
Well-Being Journal publishes an article co-authored by members of Healthy Nation Coalition.