Never let peace and good health stand in the way of a good war and health management.
I’ll make a prediction. In the coming months, you are going to witness an intensifying in the role of low carbohydrate and/or ketogenic diets to manage Type 2 diabetes, and then crickets. It is, arguably, the best management intervention ever, and it makes sense, since it goes to the source. The source is, of course, blood glucose, concomitant insulin response, et cetera, et cetera.
Management is the key that lost sight of the lock.
The business plan flows from pretty solid stuff. I recall as a lad in the 70’s, people in naturalistic-wholististic—we got raw eggs and milk from friends—were all on about the nefarious nature inherent in treating symptoms rather than curing foundational causes.
Damn my damn memory. So what causes Type 2 diabetes?
…Whilst one can short circuit blood glucose via carbohydrate restriction, its only true virtue is that it’s not a drug. One of the reasons the low-carbohydrate / Atkins community embraced the Paleo community is that they were both whores, in a sense. They feed off one-another; and initially, it was wizbang and the general movement that Paleo was brining to the table was too much for the LCers to resist and in exchange, Paleo was like: see, fat gluttony!
Both movements are really mostly about [nutritionally vapid] fat gluttony.
It’s just that Paleo showed the Low Carbers a marketing and promotional way that didn’t rely only upon a supermarket isle of processed shit in packages. In turn, LCers showed the opportunist Paleos how to market a supermarket isle of shit in packages.
In the end: ‘fat is OK, it’s good,’ was destined to turn into fat gluttony.
From my perspective now, it’s hopefully the last gluttony. Gluttony is probably not a good strategy for anyone ever, regardless of macronutrient mix.
We live in a world of Yins and Yangs….that’s what we got from those who saw Enlightenment a bit different.
I’ll deal with one potential argument, first:
Anyone can easily say that controlling BG by restricting carbohydrate is dealing at the source and that’s true. But there’s premise smuggling going on. It is the notion that humans can’t handle glycemic, insulin spiking foods.
A couch potato can’t handle a flight of stairs or a 30-minute stint on a treadmill at an 8-minute-per-mile pace.
Congratulations! You’ve managed exercise.
I previously blogged about the best Type-2 Diabetes solution here:
- Low-Carb & Keto Diets Are Good At Managing Diabetes; But Is There a Cure?
- Type II Diabetes Reversal On 800 Calories Per Day
You’re completely welcome to continue for as long as you can tolerate—up to a point of your own outrage—managing your incurable affliction.
Here’s another one and you’ll be seeing more. D.M., an old SPX credit-spread options trading buddy who watched me make and lose as much money I saw him make and lose, just emailed me this:
But MANAGEMENT is where the money, prestige, influence, and authority is at. This will be ignored up until the point it’s embraced. I’ll be interesting to watch how the merchants of fat gluttony and calories-never-matter pull their underpants from around their ankles when person after person flips them off, cured of diabetes in 8 weeks.
Keep pulling their underpants down around their ankles. It’s simply repetitive. We know that figuratively, they’re halfway there. They simply can’t manage their way around this. Make them fess up or at least, be the pussies they are, about it.
A cure puts a lot of people out.
…Oh, BTW, Glenn, part of that post in #2 above, just rang in on week six results on 800 kcal per day, potato-only version:
Starting weight: 199.1
6th Week weight: 182.2
Starting fasting blood glucose: 242
6th week fasting blood glucose: 138
Monica – Yes I am primarily using potatoes only. I say primarily because I did try a rice and fruit a couple of times just out of curiosity. I also ate pizza once ‘just to see what would happen’.
Even though I am not through the eight week course, my number trend weight and glucose would suggest that if I were to drop further, I will certainly have better glucose numbers. That is a good thing and certainly doable.
I see everything. What I mostly see is intransigence.
I also see guilty people; gurus, managers, authorities. I’m going to be charitable, however. For now.
…But if you’re perceptive you will note. Many will opt for management attention over cure. And once you understand how that’s possible, you’re well on your way to red-pill digestion.