Re: [IPk] extreme low carb diet
Yes, he's been showing visible signs of muscle atrophy over several
years, and has had umpteen tests but as far as he's been told, none of
these tests have revealed an obvious cause for the condition. My
brother is highly intelligent and articulate, though entirely
non-scientific and non-technical in his background - given what I know
well about lack of good communication within the NHS, I sometimes
wonder about what is really going on.
On 19 February 2014 11:57, Diana Maynard <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Hi Nanette
> Is he showing signs of muscle atrophy? Or are you worried that that might
> result from a low carb diet?
> On 19/02/14 09:52, Nanette Freedman wrote:
>> I don't want to do this - for all the reasons that you state, and a
>> few more besides (like chocolate and other carbs that I enjoy eating).
>> I myself have tried lowish carb diet with benefit to my BG's, but alas
>> so far have never succeeded in sticking to them for long.
>> But I have a brother who is drawn to extreme lifestyle options. And
>> one of those that he has adopted over the last several years is a very
>> low carb diet (probably not lower than Bernstein now - he told me that
>> he's modified his original version somewhat!), combined with an
>> assortment of large amounts (probably never properly tried and tested)
>> of various herbs and spices recommended by an alternative medicine
>> practitioner which may well alter absorption of nutrients.
>> My brother's wife is worried about him, and I'm worried about him too
>> - and since surpisingly enough he sometimes still listens to his older
>> sister, I'm trying to see what I can do to persuade him to make at
>> least minor changes for the better (can't hope for more than that).
>> So I am grateful for all input.
>> On 19 February 2014 11:19, Joel Milner <email @ redacted> wrote:
>>>>>> Does anyone know anything about potential adverse effects of a very
>>> extreme low carb diet (more extreme than Bernstein)?
>>> IIRC the Bernstein diet is pretty low carb as it is (??? <30 g per
>>> Most plant-derived foods contain some carbs, even something as apparently
>> > innocuous as lettuce or broccoli has a few carbs, so if you are going to
>> > go
>>> less than Bernstein, you are going to have to cut back all plant-derived
>>> foodstuffs, running the risk of deficiencies in micronutrients, vitamins
>>> Also, there's not much fibre in a skinless chicken fillet.
>>> Why would you want to do this?
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