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Nice Program from BBC on the History of Low Carb

Nice Program from BBC on the History of Low Carb
March 17, 2011 Patrick Nemechek, D.O.

I recently found this program that aired on the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) 2 years ago about the history of low carbohydrate dieting. 

It’s well done, interesting¬†and gives some useful background.¬†

My only caveat is that in spite of showing that low carbohydrate approach¬†is better than low fat diets¬†for weight reduction, the program ends¬†with¬†some doomsday¬†scientist saying how scared he is of low carbohydrate diets¬†until more “long term studies” are performed.

As far as I’m concerned, human civilization¬†fared pretty well with only rare occurances of diabetes, heart attacks and cancer¬†eating a generally low carbohydrate diet for the past 50,000 – 100,000 years¬†while the last 30 years has demonstrated that¬†a lowfat/high processed carbohydrate diet¬†caused castastrophic¬†increases in diabetes, obesity and heart disease.

I think 50,000 – 100,000 years¬†qualifies¬†as a¬†“long term observational study”¬†if you ask me.

Each link is a separate 10 minute segment on You Tube.

  1. Part 1
  2. Part 2
  3. ÔĽŅPart 3
  4. Part 4
  5. Part 5

Enjoy.

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John S
John S

Doctor N,… just wanted to let you know that I finally did something about my high carb intake. About 3 months ago I got tired of taking all the diabetes meds and the awful side effects so I began a real effort to improve my diet and eating habits. I was totally addicted to carbs and sugar. I’m now consistently under 100 carbs a day… I feel so much better! I have more energy. I no longer take diabetes medication and my A1C levels are normal. My triglycerides have dropped to normal levels (good cholesterol up and bad down) and… Read more »

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