anytime we eat ANYTHING, insulin rises, that's normal and healthy. nobody is saying it's not. but that is a far cry from the krazee spike induced by a 34 oz. blizzard or a box of oreos. what people ate pre-agriculture and pre-industrial society vs. our choices with grocers and restaurants and pepsico and general mills is like another world. they ate what was available, during the seasons and common to their area. western people now face choices of food so processed, so jacked with sugars and industrial oils and SO CHEAP it would boggle the mind of somebody from even 100 years ago, never mind 1,000 or 20,000.
Originally Posted by Timthetaco
other than diabetics, i don't know anybody with a glucose meter. and nobody is saying glucose is poison. you're being hysterical.
there are lots of folks here, and elsewhere, with severely deranged metabolisms and bodies from decades of eating sad. they are trying to heal and get healthy. one of the ways they do it is to get off the sugar merry-go-round.
in a past life, i could easily eat 300 gms of carbs just from fruit, on top of all the whole wheat and legumes i'd eat the rest of the day. i thought i was being healthy. it broke me.
as for veganism, many of its historical proponents felt consuming meat led to carnality -- wanton sexuality. so abstaining from meat and animal products was a way to promote and abet abstinence. this is not a way of life chosen by people who ever faced true starvation in the natural world.
have some bacon slathered in butter and calm down.
Last edited by noodletoy; 09-03-2012 at 07:26 AM.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.