I am in the final months of my dietetic internship. If you’re not sure what that is, it’s the year of supervised practice that has to be completed by all dietitian-hopefuls before they are eligible to sit for the exam and become registered dietitians. I…
Nutritionally complete beverages ensure a boost in patient complications #primal #wapf #realfood #tubefeedings
Ingredients: water, corn syrup, milk protein concentrate*, vegetable oil (canola, high oleic sunflower, corn), soy protein isolate, and less than 0.5% of magnesium phosphate, potassium citrate, potassium chloride, cellulose gel and gum, salt, calcium…
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Sorry, it’s true. The Paleo/Primal community is almost obsessively single-minded. Food. Recipes. Photos of primal dishes. Arguments about almond milk versus coconut. Drilling down into the most arcane discussions about glucose. Or fructose. Or grass-fed pork.
As I noted in a recent Tweet, #
awesome points! as a nutrition student, do i get a free pass to obsess so (hopefully) no one else has to? :)
Science writer Gary Taubes has done more than anyone else to deconstruct the Keys mythos and replace it with a more sensible view, informed by better science. I recommend his book, Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control and Disease. It presents more than 600 pages of evidence that lead to these conclusions:
- Dietary fat, whether saturated or not, is not a cause of obesity, heart disease or any other chronic disease of civilization.
- The problem is the carbohydrates in the diet, their effect on insulin secretion, and thus the hormonal regulation of homeostasis — the entire harmonic ensemble of the human body. The more easily digestible and refined the carbohydrates, the greater the effect on our health, weight and well-being.
- Sugars — sucrose and high-fructose corn syrup specifically — are particularly harmful, probably because the combination of fructose and glucose simultaneously elevates insulin levels while overloading the liver with carbohydrates.
- Through their direct effects on insulin and blood sugar, refined carbohydrates, starches and sugars are the dietary cause of coronary heart disease and diabetes. They are the most likely dietary causes of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic diseases of modern civilization.