Adam sends this along. Meat & eggs, over some greens. Never thought of putting eggs with greens, but why not?
Do you sometimes want something light, different, and a little unconventional for breakfast? Brigitte emails this one.
Well why not give the other side of the spectrum a little recognition? Just doing a quick round of research on Rebee Gabriel Cousens, he seems a fine gentleman to me. Now, I don’t know why anyone would want to adopt the diet of hominids that went extinct about 2.5 million years ago, but on the other hand, modern civilization now makes it possible for a modern human to eat vegan and survive.
So be it. Not my preference; not only am I essentially an animal — one with a very carnivorous side; naturally — but I think there are tons of important nutrients in the muscle, fat, organs, milk, and eggs of other animals — nutrients that are very important to a healthy and fulfilled life as a human being. After all, our lines didn’t go extinct. It was the high-density nutrition of animals that not only carried us but gave us the huge energy-gobbling brains we have — brains that can now be put to work resurrecting failed evolutionary paths. Knock yourselves out, I guess.
But, and it must be emphasized, we’re on the same page about a lot of things: whole, natural, preferably organically produced real foods. Moreover, seems that they can cure diabetes, too. Watch, but ignore the “Super-Size Me” crapola. Morgan Spurlock has been shown to be a lying, manipulative ass-bastard. This should be about full-context honesty, science, and most of all: freedom to choose one’s own values. There’s nothing that taints the cause of sensible, clean eating more than to have an opportunistic con-man employ the easy manipulation of The Big Bad Greedy Corporation — fodder for average non-thinkers. McDonald’s isn’t my first choice or recommendation, but it provides nutritious, safe, inexpensive food for millions. It also employs millions around the world and it gives lots of kids a good shot at learning how to hold a job and some responsibility. McDs isn’t getting many of my dollars, anymore, but that’s by my choice, and not the activism of Spurlock and others who would remove that choice from me and you, forcing us to adopt their values.
Alright; off the rant, and here’s the short film. By the way, I was alerted to this by a commenter on that entry I linked, above.
The message is clear, folks. Almost everyone can cure Type 2 diabetes that has not progressed to Type 1. How does it progress? By not taking care of Type 2. Long-term supplementation with insulin is an extremely dangerous process. Very few people have the skill, patience, or work ethic to manage Type 2 with insulin supplementation, and not have their insulin and blood glucose readings all over the map. Low carb helps, but getting off all grains, processed foods, and sugars are what’s essential.
That’ll work for carnivores and vegans, alike.
Well just as I was finishing up a comment on Stephan's latest entry (the whole "acid-base balance" thing) — ironically enough about not being so obsessed with food — I decided to go check out Debs' fabulous food blog, as it had been a while (I'm gonna have to put that in my Other Resources roll).
Holy Brassicaceae, Batman; it's Cauliflower-Crust Pizza!
I think I know what's for dinner, tonight. And what was I saying about obsession? Seriously, I love love love pizza. It hates hates hates me. In a big way. We're talking nuclear heartburn, virtually every time. Of course, it doesn't ever help that because I love it so much, I tend to hugely pig on it when I eat it — or used to, anyway. I've probably had a total of less than a dozen slices in the last year, a slice or two at a time, at various events. That didn't seem to bother me as much. In the old days, a dozen slices was an average pizza night. Here's Debs' creation, but you'll have to head over there to get the recipe.
I'll let you know how it goes. This sounds very promising, as I've gotten to where I can do a stove-top started, oven-baked finished frittata in such a way that the cold leftovers from the fridge resemble left-over pizza (which I also love).
By the way? It's not the fat in the pizza that gives me the heartburn (for those as yet unaware). It's the high carb, wheat, and gluten.
Well this one thrills my heart. Back when I decided to go all out and leave the politics and other ramblings to others, one of the things I did was to send out an invitation to essentially my entire email contact list. I included descriptions of some of my own results and offered that people to receive an email notice with each post. All but about four have opted remain on the list
One gentleman, someone I've not seen in a few years, replied to say that my notice was very timely, that he has breached the 300 pound barrier, and feels both physically and mentally awful. We exchanged a couple of emails where I gave a tip or two, and then I haven't heard from him. Just the other day I was wondering if he was sticking with it, but decided I'd leave it to him to let me know. I woke up to this wonderful email this morning.
Well, I emailed you one month ago… and I have been rock solid, I still need to increase my workout, but I have not “cheated” on carbs for 4 or 5 weeks, and I am down about 30lbs! I finally dropped below 300lbs. Your blogs and emails have been fantastic. I felt you should know that your time spent HAS been useful and helpful to others. So thanks. What is funny is how much better I have felt. The carb rich diet was making me feel horrible.
It really is possible, folks. This is real. It's not diet and weight loss delusions, fads, and scams like green tea and acai berries (nothing wrong with either, but neither is any more particularly special that any other real food).
Stephan has up a couple of follow ups to those studies I posted about the other day.
It's a really nice roundup of the whole thing, which you can find here and then here. Most interesting is that the Paleo diet seems to have cured Type II diabetes with 100% effectiveness, and it may not even be primarily the low carbs that did it, but simply the elimination of grains completely.
I'm becoming convinced of this view. It's the grains way more than the carbs. Perhaps my "cheating" by eating a potato now and then isn't even a big deal at all.
If I were a Type 2 diabetic, I'd sure eliminate all grains from my diet and see how things go. By going this route and eating your other carbs (fruits and vegetables), you could avoid some of the problems with ultra-low carb while still remaining on insulin therapy, but of course, anyone ought to check with their doc. On that subject, Jimmy Moore has provided a wonderful resource in creating a blog to list doctors who specialize in low-carb dieting. They're listed on the right sidebar, by state. If you're diabetic and your health insurance doesn't have a low-carber you can consult with, then do yourself a big favor and consult with one of these guys out of your own pocket.
Just do it.