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Very much worth the effort !



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4/6/13 5:51 P

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Agreed with what you said about diet not being the only part that is important. And Thank God for modern medicine, it is often necessary. But if everyone does their part about doing what they can to have a healthy heart then there will be a lot more health insurance money available for those people who have serious heart conditions that can only be treated with modern medicine. I have not experienced heart disease but my Dad has and I understand that it can be very challenging to change one's diet but it is worth the effort. I made the change myself because of pre-diabetes which is now almost gone without any needs for meds.

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4/6/13 4:58 P

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We will watch for your next thread.

I have heart disease. I had a heart attack 6 years ago. My father died of one massive heart attack at 39 years. My grandfather died from complications of diabetes and my young cousin also a juvenile diabetic has had kidney transplants
My younger son is now 45 and was diagnosed at 5 with juvenile diabetes and has taken insulin for 40 years.
I work hard to follow a low carb diet . But there is more to heart disease ( & diabetes) then just low carb eating. Low carb diets have been around for many years now. It works wonders for many. But it is not a cure all. People still die everyday from these diseases. There are many disciplines that play a part including drugs. I am alive and healthy today because of the treatment that saved my life in the ER.

Know your risk factors and your family history , healthy eating, physical exercise, medications if needed, no smoking, no stress, and a healthy attitude towards life all play a part.

Edited by: MARI-SERV at: 4/6/2013 (17:27)

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4/6/13 4:35 P

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Mari-Serv,
I do start topics on here from time to time and will again, in this case I was answering the direct question to me from Junebug.
My original comment on this thread was because I felt that low-carb diets were seriously misrepresented by the Web MD quiz and given their particular helpfulness for people with heart issues I considered it important to give the other side so people can make up their own mind about it. emoticon

Birgit

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4/6/13 4:12 P

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HOUNDLOVER1 , as a member of Healthy Hearts I am sure that you and all members of our team know that they have the option to start a topic at any time on any subject they choose.

Why not start your own thread here on HH to share your information and encouragement.

105,000+ is a large audience.









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4/6/13 2:31 P

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Mari-Serv,
I do not believe that any of my posts were insulting other members at all, they were simply stating a different opinion about what healthy nutrition is. Still I am sorry if anybody took offense, this was not at all my intention. My intention was to encourage people to learn more and empower them to take control of their own health.
You may also want to consider this part of the Spark community guidelines:
" Keep an open mind as others talk about their beliefs, goals and opinions- you might learn something!
Give everyone the benefit of the doubt that they are trying to help and have good intentions."

Birgit


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4/6/13 1:47 P

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HOUNDLOVER1 since you are an educated woman I would expect that you would know that your post below is insulting to the members who posted here. This topic is not about you or convincing you of anything.

We all here read and think - with open minds - and have our own knowledge of nutrition.

You may want to review the Spark Community Guidelines

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat
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Edited by: MARI-SERV at: 4/6/2013 (13:52)

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It's not my credentials that matter, I have a degree in education and psychology with a minor in philosophy so my only credentials are having learned to read and think for myself and to question conventional wisdom based on outdated science. emoticon
Please look at the credentials of the authors I have linked below. Their credentials are longer than my arm.
Let me add two more on the topic of low-carb diets: Stephen Phinney and Jeff Volek, longtime leading researchers in the field of low-carb nutrition whose excellent books have undoubtedly saved many lives and have saved many from heart disease, obesity and diabetes, in particular this one:

www.amazon.com/Art-Science-Low-Carbo
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We can't all be nutrition researchers to find out what is the most healthy way of life, but we can all read and study important books on the subject. Our health is too important to leave it up to others to determine it.
Most of my health problems, ranging from thyroid issues, to lack of energy, poor sleep, dental problems, to cholesterol issues, to pre-diabetes have disappeared eating a low-carb diet, my body fat is down to 21% from almost 30% .
I suggest that people talk with their doctor (if he/she is open-minded) and give it a try. believe there is nothing better for heart health in particular, but it will take a big shift in thinking and it will take people taking responsibility for their health rather than just taking the pills their doctor ordered.
Birgit

Edited by: HOUNDLOVER1 at: 4/6/2013 (11:11)
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4/6/13 6:16 A

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HOUNDLOVER1 , will you share with us what your credentials are in the field of nutrition?


Edited by: MARI-SERV at: 4/6/2013 (06:18)

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Alright, here I go:
1. Fasting is a good way to drop pounds quickly. The correct answer was False.

But it is true that fasting will help drop pounds quickly. There is no reason to assume that this will slow the metabolism down. Fasting is often used under medical supervision for people who have to lose weight quickly, for instance because they need surgery.
Our body does not store as much food as it can as the answer says. Food is stored more as fat if there is more insulin circulating in our body and stored less (and burned in the muscles for energy) if there is less insulin available. In healthy people the amount of insulin that is produced depends on how many carbs we eat, no carbs, no insulin, no fat storage. The weight that is lost during a fast is only regained if a high-carb diet is chosen after the fast ends.
The recommendation to always eat breakfast and to have 3 meals and two snacks is also only necessary on a high-carb diet to prevent insulin levels from going up and down a lot and keep from getting too hungry.
2. Carbs are bad for you. The correct answer is False.
It is true that white carbs are bad for us, but whole grains are not any better. They are very high on th glycemic index which means they spike insulin levels, the most common ones cause digestive issues via gluten intolerance in many people and wheat, the most popular grain, is highly addictive to many people just like sugar and whole wheat is worse because of the gliadin protein in it. For more info take a look at the book or blog Wheatbelly by the cardiologist William Davis. Both grains and legumes contain anti-nutrients and have no benefits that we can not get from eating vegetables. Even fruit can be very high in sugar and should be consumed only in moderation for most people because fruit has been selectively bred for sweetness compared to wild fruit. Just look at the ads in seed catalogs, everything is advertised as very sweet. The claim that cutting carbs too much causes bad breath, constipation and bloating is ridiculous. In many cases the opposite is true. When people skip grains and legumes and their gut can heal, bloating often stops. Bad breath happens for many reasons and a well constructed low-carb diet has nothing to do with it. Constipation can happen on any diet that is low in fiber, but a well-balanced low-carb diet contains a lot of fiber in the form of vegetables and the higher fat content and adequate water intake and moderate exercise all work very well to prevent constipation. Atkins does not mean to eat mostly meat for most people.
4. Fat-free foods are the healthiest. The correct answer is False.
But this statement makes no sense: "Unsaturated fats -- like those that come from plants like avocado and nuts -- are best. They are a healthier choice than saturated fats in chips, mayo, or cheese dip:" The fat in chips and mayo is usually unsaturated. Some saturated fats are extremely healthy, including virgin coconut oil, raw full-fat dairy like milk, cream, butter and cheese from pasture-raised animals and even fat from the meat of pasture-raised animals.
Some of the questions I found ridiculous. Is there anyone on the face of the planet, including most 5-year-olds who would get the Twinkie question wrong?
It seems that this questionnaire was made by someone who has an interest to keep people from using a way of eating that will significantly reduce the occurrence of a lot of chronic disease in this country, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes just to name a few.
I would highly recommend for anyone to do their own research about low-carb eating by reading books by Gary Taubes "Why we get fat"
www.amazon.com/Why-We-Get-Fat-About/
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and "The great cholesterol myth" by Jonny Bowden and Stephen Sinatra

www.amazon.com/The-Great-Cholesterol
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yth-Disease/dp/1592335217/ref=pd_bxgR>y_b_img_y


Birgit

P.S. Almost forgot, this quiz was reviewed by a physician. Shall we consider this proof that a lot of physicians do not know anything about nutrition? emoticon

Edited by: HOUNDLOVER1 at: 4/6/2013 (00:57)
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4/5/13 5:14 P

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I got 100% also. What do you disagree with Birgit?

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Whoever wrote this quiz does not understand nutrition. This test is pretty superficial and based on outdated information. Sorry folks, scoring 100% on this one is not going to convince me you are knowledgeable about healthy eating. emoticon

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4/5/13 12:02 P

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67%...got 6 out of 9 correct...Interesting little quiz

I'm Not Where I Need to Be...BUT...Thank God I'm NOT Where I Used to Be!


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4/5/13 8:58 A

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100% here too!

Giving God the glory each day for the all the bounty in my life

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I got 100%, too. 6 years ago, I may not have!

I can do it!!


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4/5/13 8:21 A

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I also scored 100% !

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My Score: 100%



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4/5/13 8:11 A

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Take the quiz and see how you score: emoticon


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