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Old 08-06-2013, 08:15 AM   #31
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My mom died from Alzheimer's disease, and I plan to prevent those health problems in my own body. My mom ate a lot of carbs. She did not like healthy food.
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My mom died of ALS, which can also be caused by overconsumption of carbs, and I have a 52-year-old sister with Alzheimer's Disease and a 57-year-old sister with Lewey Body Dementia. Both of my sisters eat carbs like crazy and cannot be convinced to stop, believing that it has nothing to do with their dementias.

I am eating zero carb, nutritional ketosis in order to avoid these diseases.

I started a website to collect articles about the connection between carbs and neurological diseases. If you are interested in that, click here to take a look at it.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:19 AM   #32
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I think you're making big sweeping statements that do not apply to everyone. Saying that the body CANNOT absorb more than four ounces worth of protein is simply not accurate.

I eat much more than that within that time frame, and my body is clearly not converting it to glucose. I have a loose protein goal of 120g per day (yes, higher than some people), and I often eat only two meals per day, so I'm obviously not parsing it out a little at a time. I have been in constant ketosis since the beginning of the year, losing fat, not muscle.

I took a week and weighed and tracked every morsels of food I ate, so I could see what, if any, effect it had on my blood ketone levels. Finally ordered my first ketone strips! Even on the days when I ate far above my protein range, I was still within the optimal range for nutritional ketosis set forth by Drs. Phinney and Volek.


While I do agree that eating too much protein isn't helpful, and can be detrimental to goals, "too much" isn't universal. I don't think it's helpful to tell people that there are hard and fast protein maximums, when it is clearly an individual thing.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:54 AM   #33
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My mom died of ALS, which can also be caused by overconsumption of carbs, and I have a 52-year-old sister with Alzheimer's Disease and a 57-year-old sister with Lewey Body Dementia. Both of my sisters eat carbs like crazy and cannot be convinced to stop, believing that it has nothing to do with their dementias.

I am eating zero carb, nutritional ketosis in order to avoid these diseases.

I started a website to collect articles about the connection between carbs and neurological diseases. If you are interested in that, click here to take a look at it.
Rebecca, so sorry to hear of your loss and that you have sibs that are suffering from metabolic disease in the way that they are. It must be incredibly painful to know that they could help themselves and yet they refuse. A tragic example of just how addictive some carbs are to some people.

I have long realized that my beloved Mother could have been saved from her type 2 diabetes if she only had had the correct information. She was a very compliant patient and that cruel disease did not give her one single break despite her efforts. It is heartbreaking to know now how things could have been so different.......

Off to read your web site. Thank you so much for doing that! It is these things that will eventually turn the tide!
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:09 AM   #34
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Thank you for your kind thoughts, Cathy! I surely do hope that, little by little, we can get the word out.
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My mom died of ALS, which can also be caused by overconsumption of carbs, and I have a 52-year-old sister with Alzheimer's Disease and a 57-year-old sister with Lewey Body Dementia. Both of my sisters eat carbs like crazy and cannot be convinced to stop, believing that it has nothing to do with their dementias.

I am eating zero carb, nutritional ketosis in order to avoid these diseases.

I started a website to collect articles about the connection between carbs and neurological diseases. If you are interested in that, click here to take a look at it.
I checked out your web sight. It looks great!
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Thank you for your kind thoughts, Cathy! I surely do hope that, little by little, we can get the word out.
Some people just like their carbs and will not give them up even if they had tons of proof that would help their health. Also since there is so much differing information out there, people choose to believe what they want. It is their body, and they can eat what they want. People look at me with glazed over eyes when I tell them what I have learned. They just do not want to hear it. Most say, "I like eating bread."
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My sister, the one with Alzheimer's, said this right before she was diagnosed:

"I'd rather die than give up eating chips."

So sad.
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My sister, the one with Alzheimer's, said this right before she was diagnosed:

"I'd rather die than give up eating chips."

So sad.
My mom would not have given up her sugar and starches either. She liked those foods.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:21 AM   #39
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Does that not speak to the absolute power carbs have over us? Every time I hear something like this, it strengthens my resolve to keep them out of my diet entirely.... always.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:21 PM   #40
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Does that not speak to the absolute power carbs have over us? Every time I hear something like this, it strengthens my resolve to keep them out of my diet entirely.... always.
Amen.
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