In a roundabout way I came here due to health concerns. I have pcos, a hormonal imbalance (/disaster) - one of the most common symptoms being easy weight gain / difficult weight loss, usually leading to obesity.
Speaking to other women with this same problem, a lot are being put on Xenical / Orlistat / Alli in order to lose weight. These work by making fat go straight through your system - so if you don't eat low fat, you poop it out..... (ewwwwwwwww!)
Anyway, reading up on the roles and importance of fat, and effects of grains, in fact the whole blooming concept of primal/paleo vs CW - this stuff is possibly THE worst thing to give them! Is there anywhere I can point these ladies to that will run through the "Fat is okay because..." whilst bearing in mind they *do* have a chronic medical condition, are female (as opposed to the mainly male experiences I've seen online), have often tried anything / everything?
Some ladies are very well read and can cope with scientific journals etc; the majority seem to be frustrated by doctors that can't help but are still "the Law".
Hope that makes sense!