Gail, that's actually the article that's on my to-do list. I put in a help ticket to complain about the outright falsehoods that are in it. Liability in medical issues is a pretty big deal, and Becky tells some WHOPPERS in that one.
And yes, the other article is on my radar as well, but it will be weeks probably before I even have time to tackle the first one. I'm expected to furnish "peer-reviewed studies" backing up my points. I STILL don't know if they would consider a basic college level Biochemistry text adequate proof or not, but certainly some of the facts can readily be found in one. The article also says (not "implies", mind you, but SAYS) that your brain only functions on glucose. As if there's no other energy source. Peter Attia has a good point about how totally wrong that is:
"Why do we make ketones? For starters, itís a vital evolutionary advantage. Our brain can only function with glucose and ketones. Since we canít store more than about 24 hours worth of glucose, we would all die of hypoglycemia if ever forced to fast for more than 24 hours. Fortunately, our liver can take fat and select amino acids (the building blocks of proteins) and turn them into ketones, first and foremost to feed our brains. Hence, our bodyís ability to produce ketones is required for basic survival."
Of course, HE conveniently doesn't mention in this particular paragraph that our bodies also manufacture glucose from protein, so even when we are starving, the brain cells that actually DO require glucose still function. Here's a Mark's Daily Apple article on that question:
i didn't think it was such a bad article. although, i would doubt the veracity of anyone's article when they tell you potatoes and soy are grains. but, it led me to another article by becky hand, called the truth about carbohydrates. oh boy, she's got lots of misinformation there.
here's some quotes for those who can't be bothered to read such crap. for example: right out of the gate. sentence #2 -- "Low-carb diets do promote short-term weight loss, but are accompanied by some severe dangers." (what dangers?) "Exercise and fitness performance is reduced on a low-carb diet. Do not be surprised if your energy level is so low that you cannot make it through your normal workout routine." (the total opposite for me) "The risk of many cancers increases when fruits, vegetables, whole grain products, and beans are eliminated from the diet." (why do people persist in thinking low carb means NO vegetables or fruit?) "RULE 1: Include the following in your diet:
Fruits: 2-4 servings daily Vegetables: 3-5 servings daily Whole grain breads, muffins, bagels, rolls, pasta, noodles, crackers, cereal, and brown rice: 6-11 servings daily Legumes, beans and peas: 1-2 servings daily Low-fat and non-fat dairy products: 3 servings daily" (why would anyone need 11 serving of whole grain breads, etc and only 5 serving of vegetables?)
26) So I do not run without a goal. I fight like a boxer who is hitting something, not just the air. 27) I treat my body hard and make it my slave so that I myself will not be disqualified after I have preached to others. 1 Corinthians 9
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