Arthritis Aches And Pains
Do you suffer daily with join pain, inflammation and arthritis?
New study was published in the November 29, 2007 issue of the scientific journal Lipids shows how a low carb high fat diet improves your health beyond weight loss and keeping blood glucose under control.
Research concluded that a very low carb diet resulted in reduced inflammation for you compared to a low fat diet.
The researchers in this study were Dr. Jeff Volek from the University of Connecticut and Dr. Richard Feinman from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and they were absolutely fascinated by the obvious link of a natural dietary approach like low carb improving nearly every single area of metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome can lead you towards diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
But it may also cause other problems for you such as obesity, high triglycerides, low HDL “good” cholesterol, high blood sugar, hypertension and insulin resistance.
Dr. Volek believes this excess levels of insulin circulating in your blood relative to the level of glucose is the root cause behind obesity, diabetes, and a whole host of other preventable diseases that all improve with the use of a low-carb diet.
It should be no surprise to you.
After all, sugar spikes your blood glucose and insulin levels and all carbohydrates are some form of sugar.
Now if you do your research you will find that there is study after study telling you that you need to lower your total and saturated fat levels to reduce inflammation and thus your pain.
But in the Volek study showed lowering total and saturated fats only had a small effect on circulating inflammatory markers while reducing carbs had much greater reductions in pro-inflammatory markers.
Dr. Volek says this puts the liability of health risks back on you eating carbohydrates.
Conclusion is dietary carbs and not fat is your major nutritional factor that causes inflammation.
Meanwhile, Richard Feinman, PhD from the biochemistry department at SUNY Downstate Medical Center says this new research demonstrably shows why carb restricted diets can work so remarkably well for you.
Dr. Feinman said that diets lower in carbs work better because carbs stimulate insulin secretion which will then store the fat you eat rather than burning it.
The inflammation results demonstrates that a low carb diet is more beneficial than a low fat diet for you in improving metabolic syndrome and thus your health.
Here is a fact you may find contrary to common-sense expectation (but often nevertheless true).
In this study it found that the low fat diet, although the low fat participants ate 3 times as less saturated fat than the high fat group, experienced higher saturated fat in the blood!
This shows that old saying “you are what you eat” is not true. It should be stated “you are what your body does with what you eat.”
Now I could go on and on for you about the different studies and how a low carb high fat diet reduces your inflammation and improves your metabolic syndrome but I will now talk about what it has done for me.
I had joint pains so bad I walked up and down stairs slowly because of the pain.
When I first started on a low carb diet that was one of the first things to disappear was the pains from all the inflammation in my joints.
So for me, I don’t need studies to let me know how much better I feel. Give it a try for a couple of weeks to see how much better you feel.
But it does make me sick when I realize I suffered with pain for years on a low fat diet which is promoted by the majority of healthcare practitioners out there.
It’s hard for you not to appreciate the benefits of a low carb high fat diet when your life has been so radically changed for the better. Now the research is showing me why.
“I think even if you allow for tremendous error, it says that if carbs are low, saturated fat doesn’t have much effect on the plasma composition,” Dr. Feinman remarked.
In other words if you are following the correct low carb high fat diet, not the low carb high protein diet, you can eat all the quality healthy saturated fats you want and it will not affect you in a negative way.
And that is why I don’t worry about how much saturated fat I consume as long as my carbs are reduced. Now we have the science to back us up!
Because you see, fats have little to no effect on blood sugar and insulin levels but protein affects both your blood sugar and insulin.
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