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Is a low carb diet healthy ?

Is a low carb diet healthy ?

Absolutely, & Hi Fat: foods are healthy, opposite what Ancel Keys http://goo.gl/DKvdSI, Sen. McGovern's committee http://goo.gl/oMgBct & the medical industry http://goo.gl/Blh6rW have long promoted. Low fat diet never been supported by human clinical trials; was/is driven by $ (?ed $ to produce & ?ed $ for processing & sales). Cholesterol made by all animal cells. lipoproteins=key artery disease. http://goo.gl/k8x9LF ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Should I stick to a low carb diet if I want to be very healthy?

Should I stick to a low carb diet if I want to be very healthy?

Yes: The low fat dogma of the last 40 years has made our country fat, and sick. Low carb diets have outperformed low fat diets in every study. It is our natural diet. Carbs are only available in nature in late summer /early fall: to fatten up for winter when food is scare and hard to find (animals). Humans are a top level predator. We are top of the food chain. We are designed to eat other animals! ...Read more

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Sweden has reviewed 16000 peer reviewed articles and concluded a low carb diet is safe and good for health. Do american doctors agree?

Sweden has reviewed 16000 peer reviewed articles and concluded a low carb diet is safe and good for health. Do american doctors agree?

Low Carbs: Yes. Even the U.S. Government has changed and advocates this approach to nutrition and dieting. The U.S. Recommendations, backed up by science, is that 65% of calories should come from protein sources, 25% from carbohydrate sources and 15% from fats. ...Read more

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Is the Atkins diet healthy/safe low-carb diet?

Is the Atkins diet healthy/safe low-carb diet?

Maybe : It does result in weight loss however recent evidence suggest increased cardiac disease in patients on an atkins diet. ...Read more

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Should I start a low carb diet or is a balanced diet more healthy for weight loss??

Should I start a low carb diet or is a balanced diet more healthy for weight loss??

Interesting question: There are gazillions of fad diet programs out there & don't be hard on yourself if you feel like a deer in the headlights trying to figure out which one to select. Low-carb diets (depending on how low you go) work well, but you don't want to starve your brain from glucose. Healthy (polyunsaturated) fats are great appetite reducers, and you need protein as well to maintain your muscle mass. Cont-> ...Read more

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Is carbs are bad I mean whole carbs I want to lose wieght but eat healthy carbs in my diet can't follow low carb diet but some doc say low carb some ?

Is carbs are bad I mean whole carbs I want to lose wieght but eat healthy carbs in my diet can't follow low carb diet but some doc say low carb some ?

Whole grains: Your diet is part of a healthy lifestyle along with exercise. Carbohydrates are absolutely healthy and you should choose whole grains and high fiber carbohydrates that take longer to break down. Here is a guide on choosing whole grains:http://www.choosemyplate.gov/grains-tips ...Read more

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I am wondering what healthy food can I eat while drinking beer on a high protein low carb diet?

I am wondering what healthy food can I eat while drinking beer on a high protein low carb diet?

Avoid simple sugars: Avoid soft drinks, table sugar, bread, pasta, starches, ice cream, anything with high fructose corn syrup. Eat vegetables, salads, beans, whole fruits with low sugar contents, chicken, fish and lean meat. Keep in mind that a can of beer has about 13 grams of sugar and drinking a few can take the low out of your low carb diet. ...Read more

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Do excess carbs/sugars get converted into saturated fat in our bodies? And if so, then would a high fat/low carb diet be healthier than a high carb/low fat diet?

Do excess carbs/sugars get converted into saturated fat in our bodies? And if so, then would a high fat/low carb diet be healthier than a high carb/low fat diet?

Yes and No: Yes, you are right in that excess of carbs/sugars get converted into fat. So do eat carbs, but in moderation. Eating fat doe snot do any good, so i would say no to your second question. What you need to do is choose a balanced diet which has ample amounts of plant based foods which are free of both fats and avoid too much sugar. In addition, get a good amount of proteins by eating fish, nuts & egg. ...Read more

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Is a low carb diet for insulin resistance/losing weight okay? Im focusing on protein, healthy fats and, if any, its healthy carbs (I dont eat bread).

Is a low carb diet for insulin resistance/losing weight okay? Im focusing on protein, healthy fats and, if any, its healthy carbs (I dont eat bread).

YES: I recommend the paleo diet. If you do have carbs Stacy gluten free WholeApproach.com. Also vitamins to boost ATP production ubiquinol/ribose/carnitine. I recommend rejuvenation-science.com. Check them out. Gluten free and vegan ...Read more

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I am on a low carb diet, using mct oil. Which supplement is healthier to include to speed up my weight loss? Cla or calcium pyruvate? Or others?

I am on a low carb diet, using mct oil. Which supplement is healthier to include to speed up my weight loss? Cla or calcium pyruvate? Or others?

Pyruvate healthier: Research on the weight loss benefits of both is limited, but some studies suggest potential hazards of cla so i'd choose pyruvate- see http://www.Med.Nyu.Edu/content?Chunkiid=21676 ; http://www.Med.Nyu.Edu/content?Chunkiid=21633 the key to weight loss is not supplements but long term diet changes (like http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht). But I am impressed with http://bit.Ly/178bmuf ; http://bit.Ly/1hwyc46. ...Read more

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Please review this evidence and say if it supports that a high fat, low carbohydrate diet is safe/healthy? Http://www.Dietdoctor.Com/science

Please review this evidence and say if it supports that a high fat, low carbohydrate diet is safe/healthy? Http://www.Dietdoctor.Com/science

It does but...: There is good evidence that a properly-done low carb diet has benefits, but there is also evidence that a low fat diet diet is healthy too. Here is a good critique of the paleo diet: http://www.Drmcdougall.Com/misc/2012nl/jun/paleo2.Htm see the low fat vs. Low carb section of my essay on diet ; health for more analysis: http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/01/20/diet-and-health/. ...Read more

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Does a low carbohydrate diet good for health?

Does a low carbohydrate diet good for health?

One of many: You need to figure out some way to eat properly and exercise for the rest of your life. Lose weight if overweight. There's no magic, just burn off more calories than you take in. Don't artificially limit or increase any of the nutrients-- protein, carbohydrate or fat. Just eat a restricted total amount. ...Read more

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What is healthier between a low GI diet or a low carbohydrate diet?

What is healthier between a low GI diet or a low carbohydrate diet?

Similiar : Low glycemic and low carbohydrate diets are similar. Low glycemic diets try to keep people from eating simple carbs and direct them to complex carbohydrates . Simple carbs are readily converted in to sugers and raise blood sugers ...Read more

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Why is a low carbohydrate diet healthier than a low fat diet?

Why is a low carbohydrate diet healthier than a low fat diet?

See below: The common carbohydrates are the simple ones that make up so much of the american diet and sugar is actually dangerous for many (yudkin j. Sweet and dangerous, published in 1973) if you stick to "god made food" you don't have to worry about content. ...Read more

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Can anybody please help me work out a low carbohydrate diet to help improve my health and help aid weight loss?

Can anybody please help me work out a low carbohydrate diet to help improve my health and help aid weight loss?

More than diet: Low carbohydrate diets are effective tools for weight loss but it needs to be combined with a lifestyle change if you want lasting results. Look for a comprehensive program that helps you create new, healthy habits combined with coaching and support. ...Read more

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If i'm on low carb diet, can I have ice cream?

Depends: There are several brands of 'low carb' ice creams available at most supermarkets. You would need to check the nutrition label for the exact counts. Otherwise, regular ice cream is loaded with carbs (the bad ones) and will definitely not be acceptable on most low-carb diet programs. ...Read more

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What is the best fruit to eat on a low carb diet can you eat crackers with unsalted top on a low carb low colostrol diet ?

What is the best fruit to eat  on a low carb diet can you eat crackers with unsalted top on a low carb low colostrol diet   ?

Crackers are: carbs and its best to avoid them. Ezekiel bread is made from sprouted grains and is a good substitute for carbs. It's in the frozen food section at the market and comes in a variety of types. A bit expensive but dense so it goes a longer way than regular bread. Best fruit is what is low on the glycemic index. Search for a chart on the net. Berries are best. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more


Low Carb Diet (Definition)

A low-carb diet emphasis dietary protein and fats, but limits carbohydrates like grains, ...Read more