Re: [IPk] extreme low carb diet
- Subject: Re: [IPk] extreme low carb diet
- From: Belinda Washington <email @ redacted>
- Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:04:07 -0800
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This may seem like a silly question, but how much time does he spend
A or in Ketosis?
That could cause the muscle wasting.
> On 19 Feb 2014, at 10:14, Nanette Freedman <email @ redacted> wr=
> 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
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>> Hi Nanette
>> Is he showing signs of muscle atrophy? Or are you worried that
>> 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
>>> few more besides (like chocolate and other carbs that I enjoy
>>> I myself have tried lowish carb diet with benefit to my BG's, but
>>> so far have never succeeded in sticking to them for long.
>>> But I have a brother who is drawn to extreme lifestyle options.
>>> one of those that he has adopted over the last several years is a
>>> low carb diet (probably not lower than Bernstein now - he told me
>>> he's modified his original version somewhat!), combined with an
>>> assortment of large amounts (probably never properly tried and
>>> of various herbs and spices recommended by an alternative
>>> practitioner which may well alter absorption of nutrients.
>>> My brother's wife is worried about him, and I'm worried about him
>>> - and since surpisingly enough he sometimes still listens to his
>>> sister, I'm trying to see what I can do to persuade him to make
>>> least minor changes for the better (can't hope for more than
>>> So I am grateful for all input.
>>> On 19 February 2014 11:19, Joel Milner
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>>>>>>> Does anyone know anything about potential adverse effects of
>>>> extreme low carb diet (more extreme than Bernstein)?
>>>> IIRC the Bernstein diet is pretty low carb as it is (??? <30 g
>>>> Most plant-derived foods contain some carbs, even something as
>>>> innocuous as lettuce or broccoli has a few carbs, so if you are
>>>> less than Bernstein, you are going to have to cut back all plant-
>>>> foodstuffs, running the risk of deficiencies in micronutrients,
>>>> Also, there's not much fibre in a skinless chicken fillet.
>>>> Why would you want to do this?
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