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7/27/12 3:36 A

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I don't know anything about Carb Blockers - I did read a VERY concerning article on Slate yesterday about Olympic Athletes and suppliments.

However, what concerned me was learning:

"Supplements are risky thanks in part to a piece of legislation passed in 1994 called the Dietary Supplements and Health Education Act. The DSHEA essentially deregulated dietary supplements, including vitamins, herbs, protein shake mixes, nutritional supplements, and other powders and pills that millions of people of all levels of athletic ability might take to improve their health. Most people assume that if a product is available on store shelves, it must be OK. But supplements are not required to be evaluated or proven safe or effective before they’re sold."

Here's the whole article:
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7/26/12 1:28 P

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I was recently taking a supplement that was supposed to act as a carb blocker, kinda. I found that it didn't work for me. It was making it so I couldn't eat any starchy carb at all. It's one thing to give up sugar and other refined carbs. It's an entirely different matter to give up all grains. I refused to do it. I do best if I eat whole grains and leave refined anything behind.

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7/26/12 11:31 A

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So I've been in a plateau for going on 4 months. My PCOS isn't being treated right now, I have an appointment to see a dr. in about 6 weeks. I hadn't found a dr in MD and mine's still in wisconsin. I was on metformin now i'm not on anything. I was wondering if my insulin resistance is really the cause of the plateau and if anyone had ever tried carb blockers. I thought about taking them with dinner until i see my new dr.



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