Carbohydrate Metabolism, Diabetes, and the Paleo Diet

With the 2nd  Bloggers Digest post, I’ve included posts on explaining Carbohydrate metabolism and the Paleo Diet, plus a humorous look at how PBS sort of but not quite got it right in one of their videos on carb restriction.  Let me know what you think of these!

  • Andreas Eenfeldt, MD, reported on this excellent infographic provided from Massive Health.  For anyone who is new to the low carb/high fat approach to losing and controlling weight and improving health will appreciate this straightforward explanation of how our bodies metabolize carbs and fat.  There has been so much misinformation in the media and from government agencies that many people today mistakenly think that dietary fat is bad for you.  The opposite is actually true, as long as you maintain a relatively low carbohydrate intake.  The low carb/high fat diet is the easiest and healthiest diet around (along with Paleo) and this infographic goes a long way towards explaining why:  How Carbs Make You Fat
  • As a humorist, Tom Naughton almost always finds the quirky and funny perspective on the low carb scene.  In this article he pokes fun at the following PBS video which almost but not quite got it right on the power of carb restriction in limiting the symptoms of Diabetes:  Diabetes, Kidney Damage, and Ketogenic Diets
  • Dr. Cate Shanahan (Dr. Cate) provides a balanced and complete introduction to the Palo Diet in this article.  She covers the basis for the diet, its nutritional elements, and even the topic of dairy, which has cropped up recently.  Here is her excellent article  :  What is the Paleo Diet?

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