He is merely advocating healthier alternatives to eating low-carb long-term, for those who can. And that those who have healed their metabolism can move up to moderate carbs or even high carbs for better long-term health outcomes.
Can you see the irony that a low-carb diet for someone who doesn't need it in the first place is just as unnatural and extreme as the low-fat diets that cause metabolic derangement and require low-carb eating as a cure?
F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.
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Are you not talking about blood tests? How can you test all those blood levels yourself?
Things like splotchy redness on face and chest, tightness in chest, palpitations, difficulty regulating body temperature, digestive pain and diarrhea, fatigue... etc.
High serotonin levels (the type that shows up on tests) is not an indicative test for serotonin of the way we think of it as involves mental well being and the brain.
And you'll likely be referred to an oncologist. It's an indicator for carcinoid cancer.
“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.
I have a lot of little capillary breaks on my face, and I'm looking at getting that treated with the laser treatment. The dermatologist is also talking about scar removal (resurfacing) on my chest, but i'm not sure that's necessary for me. I'm also considering tattoo removal (same treatment as the capillaries). It's actually extremely affordable ($80/treatment with 1 treatment for capillaries, and 3-4 treatments for the tattoo).
I know that it's a lot of money for some, but for me, saving up $320 is not that difficult for something that I want, and, it's once-and-done really.
I do as much as I can naturally, and take good care of myself, but sometimes a little help goes a long way.
It all comes down to individual food choices. There is very little nutrition in chicken breast and brown rice. That is some awful quality insoluble grain fiber for your gut and it is strongly linked to colon cancer due to the abrasions it causes to your intestines as it...passes. Brown rice is one of nature's greatest source of phytic acid, so what little nutrition you're getting from that diet isn't being absorbed by your body. This will be further compounded by your low intake of quality fats, so whatever fat soluble vitamins are still bioavailable after they make it past the phytate can't be absorbed efficiently. Prolonged low fat diets can be an absolute disaster, especially in the presence of grain carbohydrate.
Low carbohydrate diets generally do not suffer as badly because they inherently eliminate grains, legumes and sugary junk foods due to the carb count. You accidentally wind up eating more meat and vegetables, which increases the bioavailability of vitamins and, obviously, increases the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. Low carbohydrate diets are going to be superior strictly by accident in almost all cases. But the effects still slowly creep up. Generally, you wind up taking in too great of an amount of polyunsaturated fat and your CO2 production falls (due to less robust mitochondria forced to solely produce energy from FFA's). Your thyroid slows, your adrenals lag, adrenaline increases, serotonin increases, you lose sleep quality, digestion becomes impaired as gut bacteria declines due to the lack of fermentable sugars in your diet, you begin to develop food sensitivities (like lactose intolerance) due to the gut flora die-off, weight gain begins to occur as your metabolic rate decreases...it is a slower road, but it happens to a lot of low carbers.
What I am simply stating is to give all food groups a fair shake. There are a handful of people where low carbohydrate dieting is truly medicinal, but they're in a minority, and unfortunately, some may really be too far gone from years of abusive dieting and poor lifestyle control. But it is very important to not let the tiny outliers outweigh the voices of the people that can be saved. Most of us can be saved, and we're doing more harm than good by avoiding perfectly healthy food. I try and speak for those people, because their voices are often drowned out as they're not zealots like the outliers tend to be.
You also can't stick to a ketogenic diet for weeks, then dump in 3-4 sweet potatoes in a sitting and be upset when you bloat. 3-4 of almost anything in one sitting is probably too much, and when you combine fat and carbohydrate, that's when you'll see the most bloat of all as it's easiest to overeat in the presence of both. Greasy, fatty starch...that is a recipe for overeating...a delicious, delicious recipe for overeating...ommmmmmmm.....
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