I can't rave enough about the book "KETO CLARITY Your definitive guide to the benefits of A LOW-CARB, HIGH-FAT DIET" by Jimmy Moore with Eric C. Westman, MD. Jimmy Moore also co-authored "CHOLESTEROL CLARITY".
I am learning so much from this book. On chapter 8 now.
Learning this in chapter 7 totally blew me away....and explains why not to eat too much protein and holds the key why some LC diets work and some don't!
from page 77 of the book..."Gluconeogenesis (sometimes abreviated GNG) is the body's way of creating glucose by breaking down proteins, and it occurs mainly in the liver. You may have heard that the body needs carbohydrates to function --- and it does --- but Gluconeogenesis allows your body to make its own carbs from protein you consume, so that you don't have to get carbs from dietary carbohydrates. Pretty nifty, huh? The body is incredibly effiicient at making exactly what it needs from the raw materials we feed it. In this case, if glucose levels in the blood are low because there is little to no carebohydrate in the diet, then protein becomes the body's source of glucose."
I've carried extra lbs most of my life! Started 9/27/13 determined to release myself from my 'FAT' cocoon ~ the colorful butterfly is emerging & flying!
I found this paper today, full text, from the UK. Since it concerns saturated fat and we all consume lots of that I thought you might be interested in this interventional cardiology specialist's assessment.
Saturated fat is not the major issue, Letís bust the myth of its role in heart disease BMJ 2013;347:f6340 doi: 10.1136/bmj.f6340 (Published 22 October 2013)
The mantra that saturated fat must be removed to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease Has dominated dietary advice and guidelines for almost four decades.
Yet scientific evidence shows that this advice has, paradoxically, increased our cardiovascular risks. Furthermore, the governmentís obsession with levels of total cholesterol, which has led to the overmedication of millions of people with statins, has diverted our attention from the more egregious risk factor of atherogenic dyslipidaemia.
Edited by: LUV2LAQUILT at: 10/25/2013 (06:44)
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Consuming a hypocaloric high fat low carbohydrate diet for 12weeks lowers C-reactive protein, and raises serum adiponectin and high density lipoprotein-cholesterol in obese subjects.
OBJECTIVE: High fat, low carbohydrate (HFLC) diets have become popular tools for weight management. We sought to determine the effects of a HFLC diet compared to a low fat high carbohydrate (LFHC) diet on the change in weight loss, cardiovascular risk factors and inflammation in subjects with obesity.
CONCLUSIONS: Relative to the LFHC group, the HFLC group had greater improvements in blood lipids and systemic inflammation with similar changes in body weight and composition. This small-scale study suggests that HFLC diets may be more beneficial to cardiovascular health and inflammation in free-living obese adults compared to LFHC diets.
SOURCE: PUBMED article 24075505
I think many of us struggle with cholesterol issues and our drs subsequently prescribe statin drugs. There are reasons we have cholesterol and not all cholesterol is bad or a risk for cardiovascular disease. This small study shows that our HFLC diet can actually lower our triglyceride levels and boost our HDL, the good guys. It also show LOWERS inflammation following this WOE and all of the above help to lower our cardiovascular risks. Seems like a WIN, WIN to me!!
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My nature has always been to question well everything. I'm an analyst so I guess it's my nature? When I have health issues, I seek out the science that may help me. I've just begun searching medical articles and have found some on Low Carb High Fat so I thought I'd share that in this thread. As I find them, I'll post bits and links here. Never hurts to have something to back up your improvements, especially for all those who think we've gone off our rocker....;)
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