23
Dec
08

The Low-carb Diet is without question, the healthiest diet

Vilhjalmur Stefansson lived with the Eskimos for approximately a year between 1906 and 1907. He was a Harvard educated anthropologist and he was a pioneer in the low-carb eating phenomena. The Eskimos lived on a virtually all-meat and fat diet. For the most part they consumed fish and seal. Stafansson was clinaically observed by professionals whilst he continues to experiment with the diet, and to all’s surpise, he remained healthy and very lean.

Years later, but before diet became an ideological forum, another man made inroads in destroying dietary myth. His name was Wolfgang Lutz, and he contributed to a book called, A Life Without Bread.  In the book, Lutz talks about his own work in Germany and Austria in using low-carb diets not only for weight loss, but to combat gastro-intestinal disorders and chronic disease related to aging.

Next came Dr. Atkins. Atkins is who people associate low-carb with and he did the most to reveal this diets benefits, though he was still unable to completely shatter the idea that fat is bad for us, because that idea been handed down by our grandparent’s grandparents.

But the results are declarative, the science sound. More carbohydrate in the diet leads to fat retention, cancer, heart disease and probably even dementia. Refined carbs, such as white sugar and bread are the worst. And it’s all because of the most important hormone in your body: Insulin.

I’ve seen too many results in my own body to argue that low-sugar/carb is the way to go. Of course, this does not mean that a person has to live without carbs, but I believe that all would be wise to severely restrict them. It takes time for your body to adjust, but you’ll see a difference.

For the final word on the low-carb phenomena, read Bad Calories, Good Calories. The book’s author is award-winning, scientically competent, and had access to all of the research. You’ll be throwing the Wonder Bread out the window when you’re done reading.

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6 Responses to “The Low-carb Diet is without question, the healthiest diet”


  1. December 24, 2008 at 1:14 am

    Word. Now, this is something on which we do AGREE.

    Yes, carbs – low-acting on your metabolism; think leafy greens, are the way to go.

    Nice piece.

    -beeha, http://2cob.wordpress.com

  2. December 24, 2008 at 3:24 am

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  3. 3 kernunos
    December 24, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Chippy isn’t going to be happy with this. I ended up with two black eyes the last time I tried to end our relationship.

  4. 4 Mike Rozos
    December 25, 2008 at 12:41 am

    Yup, carbs make ya fat. Eat ’em when you need them, but otherwise just eat enough to stay alive.

    Works for me, and I’m no Mr. Fitness, but I’m sure not fat.

    Still, a chocolate chip cookie feels sooooo good!

  5. December 29, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    I have tried attkins, made my breath smell though

  6. December 29, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Yes, it can do that. It’s a side-effect of the body using ketones instead of sugar. We must remember though, that there are phases to low-carb diets. In the weight-loss phase, you want to enter ketosis in order for your body to start burning fat for fuel. But after you reach a healthy weight level, you can eat a lot more carbs and maintain a healthy body-mass–without the side-effects and the discomfort of carb restriction.

    Thanks for stopping by!!


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