Dr. Michael Eades of Protein Power fame thinks he knows why we’ve gotten fat starting 35 years ago (at least in the U.S.:
Along with carbohydrates, vegetable oils have increased dramatically in the typical American diet. Over the same time period, we’ve all started eating away from home more and more, so that we’ve lost control of exactly what kinds of fats we’ve been eating.
Click the link for the details of his hypothesis, which involves the effects of various dietary fats and carbohydrates on intracellular energy metabolism and insulin resistance.
Steve Parker, M.D.
Two diet books in one
Dr. Michael Eades has a new post on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and it’s treatment with carbohydrate-restricted eating versus drugs. A quote:
Most people who have GERD, have it for the long term. It’s not something that comes and goes. So these folks go on GERD therapy for the long term, and the most prescribed medications for long-term GERD treatment are PPIs, which, you now know, keep stomach acid neutralized for the long term, and, as you might imagine, creates a host of problems.
The scientific literature has shown long-term PPI therapy to be related to the following conditions:
- Vitamin B12 deficiency
- Impaired calcium absorption
- Impaired magnesium absorption
- Increased rate fractures, especially hip, wrist and spine
- Osteopenia [thin brittle bones]
- Rebound effect of extra-heavy gastric acid secretion
- Heart attacks
Read the rest if you or someone you love has GERD.
Here’s a scientific report supporting Dr. Eades’ clinical experience. Carbs were reduced to 20 grams a day.