The issue that just won’t go away, “too much protein” has taken another turn because a more visible person has adopted the theory. ZIOH (and ZCH) has been pretty clear about our position but Dr. Paul Mabry has invected some new arguments in a recent blog post. Because this is such a divisive issue within ZC communities, it’s important to define and sharpen our definition in the face of competing ideas. There are many things that appear close to ZC but are not the definite article. Hopefully, this post will set this aright for you and as always you’re free to make up your own mind.
By: 10 year Zero Carb Veteran
In response to a question about our cholesterol levels since we eat a high fat, Zero Carb diet.
Just a couple of points I might add to these thoughts: Excepting other rare/genetic conditions, it is having elevated levels of glucose in the blood which actually causes atherosclerosis, not the cholesterol itself being shuttled on lipoproteins through the blood vessels.
By – Dana
One of the most common questions we get in our Facebook group is “What about your cholesterol?!” So many doctors are behind the times and still don’t understand cholesterol and lipid profiles. High total cholesterol means nothing and is not an indication of anything. It is the triglyceride number of your cholesterol panel that is the most important. High triglycerides is an indication of heart disease and metabolic syndrome.
By – Dana Spencer
Marcy found this gem (Top 11 Biggest Lies of Mainstream Nutrition) on Authority Nutrition, so I thought posting about it so we can find it again would be a good idea.
In the Zero Carb Health Facebook Group, we often get people questioning us about these common diet myths.
By – Dana Spencer
Zero Carb Health does not advocate Fasting or IF (intermittent fasting) on a Zero Carb Diet. Fasting is beneficial if you are eating a diet that contains carbohydrates. The reason fasting is beneficial is because of the absence of damaging, inflammatory carbohydrates in the body, not the lack of food.
Sugar damages our bodies in many ways. There is no benefit of eating sugar, so eliminating sugar is a huge relief to our bodies. You can read all about the why and how sugar is so damaging in this article by Gary Taubes.
By Dana – 7/28/15
Her article, featured in Beef Magazine is here: A Visual To Add To Your Arsenal About Hormones And Beef.
For comments or discussion please join us in our Zero Carb HealthFacebook Group!
- Are eggs OK?
- I thought saturated fat caused heart disease.
- Don’t we need grains?
- Too much protein is bad for your kidneys.
- Low fat is better for me.
- Several small meals per day is better than 2 or 3 big meals.
- Omega 6 /3 Ratios
- Low Carb / Zero Carb diets are dangerous in the long term.
- What’s so bad about sugar?
- But, fat makes me fat.