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Yet another good reason to keep blood sugars low

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Here is a story from today's LA Times.
This is not entirely new information for many but there seems to be more and more research confirming it. This is just a small study, but nevertheless significant:

I can tell that my memory is improving as my blood sugar levels are getting lower. It's a pretty good motivator for me. emoticon

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 11/2/2013 9:27AM


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SKATER787 10/30/2013 10:54PM

    Yes, I've seen this and kept the link. Thanks.

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AKHEIDI 10/30/2013 12:58PM

    Another small step forward for LC'ers everywhere!

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HOUNDLOVER1 10/30/2013 11:40AM

    Woubbie, you are right, saturated fat is only a problem when eating together with high levels of carbs. I eat over 100 grams of saturated fat every day (in the form of coconut oil, butter, meat etc.) and my cholesterol levels are so good that my doctor sees no need to check them more than once a year, and then only on my request.
we have been misinformed about this for years but all the more recent research points to carbohydrates as causing the inflammation, not the saturated fat.

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 10/30/2013 11:07AM

    Keeping my sugars is key. Thanks for the link

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JSTETSER 10/30/2013 10:34AM

    I just posted the article on my Facebook page. Thanks.

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JSTETSER 10/30/2013 10:32AM

    I agree. Thanks for the post!

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WOUBBIE 10/30/2013 10:23AM

    @Glenn - Most studies looking at saturated fat in the diet do not control for other variables, particularly carbohydrate content. Saturated fat stuck to wheat flour and coated in sugar will increase inflammation. Natural saturated fat on a low carb diet will just make you healthier.

Birgit, that looks like a very promising line of research! I've liked how I've felt mentally on low carb since Day One, but now that I'm adding a tablespoon of coconut oil every day I can see a DEFINITE improvement in memory and focus.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/30/2013 7:42AM

    Thanks for sharing this! Alzheimer's is often referred to as type 3 diabetes for the reasons described (i.e. high glucose affects on the brain).

Any sugar level over 140 causes damage to arteries, veins and nerves. So, for me, definitely extra reasons to keep it in check!

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JANET552 10/30/2013 7:21AM


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ERIN1957 10/30/2013 6:57AM

    I so agree, and Dr. Perlmutter and many other experts prove this time and time again through their studies, research and practices.
I always find it almost laughable, when people just don't get it, what makes them unhealthy. The combinations of so much, create their issues not just one factor. Saturated fats are not the evil cause by it's self, it is the sugars(CARBS) and junk we eat along with it.
Healthy fats are a healthy solution for so much when we eat it correctly and is such a wonderful aide to health (especially brain health), when used for health, not obsessing pleasures along side a horrible diet of empty killing carbs.
Thanks Birgit for adding a positive message in this battle of health and sad to say it will be a battle until people(me included) get the true message and stop allowing food to kill them.

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YMWONG22 10/30/2013 5:04AM

  Great. Thank you. emoticon emoticon

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REJ7777 10/30/2013 3:54AM

    Good to know! emoticon

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 10/30/2013 3:34AM


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JUST-ELIZ 10/30/2013 1:18AM

    Very interesting- and I know first hand that high blood sugar made me tired, lethargic and therefor how am I able to think well and remember things? Makes sense to me! I've experienced it.
Thanx! emoticon

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WEARINGTHIN 10/30/2013 1:08AM

    It's kind of funny that you are citing studies to come out of who knows where about blood sugar, when it is studies from all over that link saturated fat with inflammation, and thus greater risk of heart disease, and those are "flawed" studies. But maybe I'm the only one with the clogged arteries. (PS I do honestly believe that lower blood sugar, to a point, is good for the brain.) Glenn

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NASFKAB 10/30/2013 1:05AM

  thanks for the link

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