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5.0 out of 5 stars Read this Book!, 21 Feb 2013
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This book is one of the most important I've ever read, and I've been a GP for 34 years. I wish I'd known the stuff in here years ago, as all thru my career the official mantra has been "eat less fat, do more exercise" and, sadly I've repeated this message to many many patients. And yet the population is fatter, diabetes & metabolic syndrome have become epidemic and orthodox advice has clearly failed. This book tells you why - not all calories are equal, fructose (the villain) is a type of carbohydrate but is not metabolised as glucose and so causes damage, processed food is a disaster (sugar added to almost everything, the good stuff, eg. fibre, taken out). Yes, there's an American slant in the stories and background, but the issues raised are worldwide - wherever sugar intake has increased, obesity, diabetes, etc have rapidly followed, whatever the previous traditional diet was (high fat, low fat or whatever). I can't recommend the book highly enough and only hope the politicians, supermarkets, and food producers listen and act on its message. Assuming they won't, change your own life and those you influence by following its advice!
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Initial post: 28 Nov 2013 18:48:02 GMT
If you are impressed you might be able to imagine what the rest of us lesser mortals feel.

Posted on 18 Feb 2014 14:45:26 GMT
scribbler says:
I read "Grain Brain- Wheat, carbs and sugar - the brain's silent killers by David Perlmutter"
It takes this message a step further. I wish more GPs read these sort of books.

Posted on 17 Mar 2014 23:56:49 GMT
The problem is 'we are left in the dark' and the food industries already know all this, its been the worlds biggest scam to make money and make people sick and ill. If an individual was poisoning someone they would be sent to jail and/or labelled insane but the food industries are allowed to do this. And then we have too many people living in the world, all seems a bit fishy and too coincidental. I would advise you to read a book from Tony Wright called Left in the Dark. Even research the book on Amazon, it has astounding reviews.Left in the Dark

Posted on 18 Mar 2014 21:04:07 GMT
bessie says:
You appear to have included both types of Diabetes as a problem related to the wrong food.Type 1 Diabetes is an auto-immune disease.As a GP,you are in an ideal position to promote understanding of the types of Diabetes,and that Type 1 cannot be prevented. I had a son diagnosed with Type 1 at eight months of age, had no time to become overweight as he was only just weaned.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Mar 2014 21:04:48 GMT
bessie says:
not if they link both types of Diabetes together as this GP appears to have done.
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