Which new study about diets do you believe? What are good foods to eat? How does the latest diabetic medication compare with what’s already out there, and what potential pitfalls are there to using it? How can I find out if I’m insulin resistant or have PCOS? Is the latest study on Fill-In-The-Blank true? Should I follow that advice?
You’ve got good questions. Now you have a good place to ask them. All comments will be pasted into the thread itself and answered here to make it easy for readers to follow.
Ask SugarFree is open to anyone. You ask; I’ll try to answer. 😀 Think of this page as the place to help wade through the Junk Science propagated through the medical journals and mainstream media on a daily basis.
For example: Want to know why we’re still a nation (and, increasingly, a world) of chronically ill, fat, insulin resistant people? Take a gander at the U.S. NEWS “Best Diets Overall” ranking. There are twenty-five recommended diets, most of which will ultimately create more adipose fat tissue while diminishing your overall health. The list contains the Atkins diet, which is then disparaged through a series of ignorant misstatements and a few outright lies. And it comes after the “Eco-Atkins” diet — a perverse misnomer that must have the good doctor rolling in his grave. It prescribes eating nothing but plants and plant fats. Like vegetable oils. Shudder. The average person however, will read this piece of junk (it doesn’t deserve the word science attached to it) and follow it as they follow the current food pyramid, with the same results: all bad.
Then there’s this recent horrific piece in the NY Times, on one teen’s stomach banding surgery. If the article itself isn’t enough to turn your own stomach, and make you want to be on the committee to ban the doctors cited in it from ever practicing medicine again, read the 369 comments.
This page is for you, Dear Reader, and I hope you will use it.