I listened to a fifteen minute debate on South African television between a dietitian and a professor. Marthie Leach is a sports diet dietician in South Africa, and Professor Tim Noakes is a professor of sports science, he is the namesake of the “Noakes Diet” which is a paleo diet.
They are both trained regarding what people eat, they are both recommending that people eat one way or the other. I can’t adequately paraphrase the things that are conveyed by them. I feel that the ‘eat meat’ argument wins the day, exhibiting my own confirmation bias. See if your bias is confirmed by her arguments, let me know.
This here is not a scientific study but simply a study on a sample n=1. Me. I went low carb and lost 40 pounds. I went low carb and while my overall cholesterol is entirely the same as before, my triglyceride levels plummeted. My HDL to LDL levels are beyond the curve — very very little LDL at all. On a more important level, I’ve stopped having angina attacks. I am on no drugs or supplements (other than vitamin D3 — which since I have a day job away from sunlight, is necessary — although a little melatonin for sleep regulation might be in order here.) Note, I gave up potato chips, most heavy carbs, processed deli meats, corn oil, and eat lots of veggies,I eat a lot of eggs (mostly farmer’s market), have minimized dairy to yogurt and a few other cheeses. I eat meat, not deli; not ground from hundreds of animals. I am satisfied with my personal “study” of an n=1 to continue on my course.
That’s my summary too. It’s doing what I want. I can afford to eat good meat. Maybe someday the system will be able to feed everyone good meat that they can afford. My family is eating meat not carbs. I liked his line “osteoporosis isn’t killing us. Insulin resistance is killing us.”
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PS, I am 61 years old. Being a “real food” omnivore, eating healthy fats and healthy veggies, little sugars, and on no prescribed meds. AND better off than I was about four years ago, in spades.