Carbohydrates Are Pathogenic
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Carbohydrate Death Curve
Biochemistry of Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates cause nearly all age-related diseases. Age-related diseases are thought of as unavoidable. Many people consider it normal to get one or more of these diseases as they age. They rationalize that they are simply unlucky or that others have "better genes," neither of which is true. Their health problems are most likely caused by their belief in the many popular myths and distortions about nutrition. Most likely they got hooked by the low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet craze and are now suffering as a result. The most common excuse used instead of identifying the real culprit, carbohydrates, is heredity. People flippantly say, "It runs in my family." or "My mother also had diabetes." or "My father also had high blood pressure and heart disease." Age-related diseases could best be described as "Excessive Carbohydrate Consumption Syndrome."
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The scientific evidence is clear. Carbohydrates are a sinister, sly food category that has been getting away with murder. Carbohydrates have powerful allies. They grow, manufacture, and market thousands of different carbohydrate products made from fruit, grains, and starchy-vegetables. The supermarket floor space allotted to these manufactured carbohydrate foods is about 80% of the store, yet the scientific minimum requirement for carbohydrates in the diet is ZERO. Carbohydrates are not an essential element for health. In fact, optimal health lies in keeping the amount of carbohydrates in the diet to a minimum. The body can maintain a perfectly normal level of blood glucose by gluconeogenesis of either dietary protein or fats. The figure in the following reference book shows the entire process in graphic form. The process is reversible and can go either way in order for the body to maintain the proper blood glucose level without eating any carbohydrates.
"Both triglyceride molecules and protein molecules may be broken down and converted to glucose in the liver. The process by which new glucose is formed from noncarbohydrate sources is called gluconeogenesis. In the process of gluconeogenesis, glucose is formed from lactic acid, certain amino acids, and glycerol portion of triglyceride molecules (Fig. 25.10)." Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, Seventh Edition by Gerard J. Tortora and Sandra Reynolds Grabowski, page 835.
The supermarket departments which contain the healthy essential proteins and essential fats are the fresh meats, fresh fish, seafood, dairy, and non starchy vegetables. Everything else in the store is very high in carbohydrates, which turn to glucose, hype the metabolism, and trigger the release of disease-causing hormones like insulin, cortisol, and adrenaline.
A low metabolism is ideal for long life and good health. A high metabolism excites hormones in the body that eventually cause age-related diseases. A low metabolism is analogous to diesel engines that are known for longevity and high mileage without a breakdown. Diesel fuel is oil that the engine uses for energy similar to fats in the diet. A high metabolism is analogous to a nitro-methane drag racer that gives a tremendous burst of energy but explodes after a few races. The nitro-methane fuel is fast burning, similar to sugar in the diet.
The anti-meat vegetarians are trying to justify eating unhealthy carbohydrates by saying, "There are bad carbohydrates and good carbohydrates." This is untrue. All carbohydrates are bad, but simple carbohydrates like sugar and white flour are killers. Complex carbohydrates cause debilitating age-related disease also. It just takes longer. There are no healthy carbohydrates.
The new 2005 USDA Food Guide Pyramid adds more confusion by having many different pyramids from which you must make a selection. This system will cause the current obesity, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease epidemics that were caused by the previous Food Guide Pyramid to become more severe.
Saying there are bad carbs and good carbs is a lie.
Some carbs are dreadful and the rest simply bad.
The pathogenic effects of carbohydrates are slow but sure. The "20 year rule" was coined to describe the length of time between the start of the high-carbohydrate diet and the onset of disease. The number of diseases, severity, and time to develop are directly related to the percentage of carbohydrates in the diet. In the advanced stages, many diseases are prevalent in the sufferer before death occurs.
Carbohydrates displace essential protein and essential fats in the diet to cause a double health reversal. The carbohydrates themselves cause disease, and the deficiency of protein and fats contributes to or causes other diseases.
The consumption of carbohydrates generally begins showing the disease effects in either one of two directions.
Body fat accumulation leads to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, gallbladder disease, degenerative bone diseases, cataracts, and many others.
Damage to the intestinal tract leads to leaky gut syndrome, inflammatory bowel diseases, and a medical textbook listing of autoimmune diseases. These illnesses generally make the sufferer underweight and deficient in vitamins and minerals caused by poor digestion.
The primary high-carbohydrate foods to avoid are sugars, honey, flour, grains, legumes, fruit, milk, and starchy-vegetables. Do not eat honey. Honey is pure carbohydrate sugar consisting of fructose, glucose, sucrose, maltose, isomaltose, maltulose, turanose, kojibiose, erlose, theanderose, and panose. It is very confusing why people worship honey. Many people are wrong on this point. They claim it is acceptable because ancient cavemen may have eaten it and somehow became adapted to honey as a healthy food. That is an incorrect conclusion. Ancient Paleo man may have eaten it once in a lifetime, but probably not. He didn't want to be stung by bees any more than we do, and he didn't have any protective netting.
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Whole grains cause disease in both humans and animals. Whole grain breads and bagels are not the healthy food as people are lead to believe. All grains have a very high level of Omega-6 fatty acids which are pro-inflammatory. Grains are a poor source of protein. Grains are the most allergenic of all foods. Multiple sclerosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis are rare in populations in which no grain products are consumed.
Grain fed to feedlot steers makes them fat and causes intestinal diseases. The feedlot diet given to steers is almost identical to the USDA Food Guide Pyramid. Both diets are very high in grains. The feedlot operator is deliberately making the steers fat. Fatty beef is given higher grading, receives the best price, and has the best flavor. The time in the feedlot is short, and the steer is sent to slaughter prior to developing any serious health problem. People get fat and develop disease for the very same reasons. Grains are worse for humans because we are omnivores. Steers are herbivores, but the grains still make them fat and give them diseases.
Primitive cultures that primarily ate meat from the hunt lived in relatively good health. Those people who switched to a grain-based diet obtained from the cultivation of grains suffered poor health, diseases, and a smaller stature.
The design of our digestive organs and digestive enzymes today shows that mankind is basically a carnivorous (meat eating) species with the ability to digest carbohydrates from fruit and vegetables. Health is damaged by the consumption of these carbohydrates in ratio to the percentage ingested.
Fruit is not the healthy food many claim. Fruit is mostly fructose sugar with some vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Those vitamins and nutrients are easily obtained from meat and non-starchy vegetables without the fructose. The body processes fructose from fruit in the same way as it processes fructose from soft drinks. There is no difference. Fructose is fructose no matter what the source. Fructose causes insulin resistance as proven in scientific tests. Fructose is highly addictive, and most people simply refuse to give up fruit no matter how sick they become. This is identical to lung cancer patients who continue to smoke cigarettes.
Fructose, weight gain, and the insulin resistance syndrome.
Tissue-specific impairment of insulin signaling in fructose-fed rats.
The claim that fruit and whole grains are healthy foods will be viewed by science in future centuries as the biggest lie and fraud in the history of the world. These future scientists will certainly question why present-day organizations of professional nutritionists and physicians could have believed such claims while contrary scientific evidence was clearly available.
All carbohydrates are turned to glucose (blood sugar) during digestion. This blood sugar zings the baby's metabolism. The result is a hyper-metabolism which may be the root cause behind the epidemic rise in childhood Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Unfortunately, official health organizations don't have a clue about the cause or cure for these problems.
Other infants start on the road to insulin resistance when given the standard high-carbohydrate diet. This has been proven to be the root cause of childhood and adult obesity, diabetes, allergies, and heart disease. The high-carbohydrate content in infant foods is setting the child up for a lifetime of health problems.
Dietary fats, carbohydrate, and progression of coronary atherosclerosis in postmenopausal women.
Dietary carbohydrates, glycaemic load, and the incidence of symptomatic gall stone disease in men.
Carbohydrates and the risk of breast cancer among Mexican women.
Dietary glycemic load and risk of colorectal cancer in the Women's Health Study.
Dietary sugar, glycemic load, and pancreatic cancer risk in a prospective study.
Dietary sugar and salt represent real risk factors for cataract development.
Carbohydrates Trigger Disease-Causing Hormones
The hormones involved in the carbohydrate -- disease loop are not the sex hormones but rather metabolic hormones. The process starts when carbohydrates are eaten in the form of sugars such as sucrose, fructose, lactose, and others. Simple carbohydrates are molecules made by chains of glucose that are short. Longer glucose chains form carbohydrates which are classified as complex. The body breaks the chains apart until individual molecules of glucose are released into the bloodstream. Then the problems start. The body is very sensitive to the amount of glucose in the blood, commonly called blood sugar. A small part of the brain called the midbrain which is about 1 inch (25 mm) long and red blood cells require glucose as they lack mitochondria (powerhouse of the cell) and cannot use fatty acids for fuel. The lack of glucose (hypoglycemia) as energy for the brain can cause symptoms ranging from headache, mild confusion, and abnormal behavior, to loss of consciousness, seizure, coma, and death. The body can maintain an ideal level of glucose by creating it in the liver from amino acids derived from protein and/or from triglyceride fatty acids in a process called gluconeogenesis. The low-carbohydrate diet results in a perfectly controlled and stable blood glucose level in this way. On the other hand, the high-carbohydrate diet results in the body's constant attempt to prevent blood glucose swings both to the low-side (hypoglycemia) or the high-side (hyperglycemia). This control is regulated by the hormone insulin to reduce the glucose level and the hormone adrenaline to act as an emergency method of raising the glucose level. Hypoglycemia is the train whistle signaling the diabetes train is coming down the track. The diabetes engine is powered by carbohydrates and gaining speed. Nibbling complex carbohydrates throughout the day to control the blood sugar swings will do nothing more than slow the train for a year or two. The diabetes train can be stopped dead on the tracks only by avoiding all carbohydrates. The condition of uncontrolled blood sugar swings is called diabetes mellitus, or Type 2 diabetes, and has become epidemic in all English-speaking countries. It will soon become a catastrophe.
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Younger people appear to handle carbohydrates without a problem because the cells of the younger body readily accept the glucose with a small insulin response and turn the glucose into energy. However, the cells get resistant to this constant bombardment of glucose, and increasing levels of insulin are necessary to maintain a normal blood glucose level. As the cells become resistant, the insulin assists in the conversion of the extra glucose into triglycerides which raise the triglyceride level in the blood and are deposited as body fat. Carbohydrates cause obesity, not eating fat. The high-carbohydrate diet is a natural killer for many reasons.
Insulin is a Disease-Causing Hormone
Insulin is a hormone made by the beta cells in the islets of langerhans in the pancreas. Body cells require insulin in order to use blood glucose.
A high level of blood insulin causes many unhealthy body reactions which eventually lead to diseases of all types. Glucose from the excessive consumption of carbohydrates is turned to body fat by the high insulin level and is also deposited in the arteries and organs causing arterial diseases, heart disease, strokes, blood clots, and other diseases. High blood glucose signals increasing insulin production until the pancreas becomes fatigued after many years, making the disease seem age related. Glucose rises uncontrollably when insulin production drops. The result causes diseases of the eyes, kidneys, blood vessels, and nerves.
Carbohydrates drive insulin production, causing cardiovascular heart disease (CHD). Many heart attack patients first learn they are diabetic in the hospital emergency room, but they may not be told about the close relationship between their two conditions. Blood insulin reaches high levels and remains high as a person progresses from hypoglycemia to Type II diabetes where insulin production collapses. Insulin is a very strong anabolic hormone. It pushes blood glucose into cells. Insulin also pushes small dense LDL molecules into the artery wall to start the process of atherosclerosis. Animal research with insulin proved many years ago that the artery will plug with atherosclerosis just downstream from the point of injection. Insulin turns blood glucose into triglycerides and stores them as body fat. Insulin causes glucose to be chemically combined with cell membranes, LDL lipoprotein, blood hemoglobin, and other cells in a process called glycation. This process is similar to the caramelizing process in making candy. Insulin stimulates the growth of artery smooth muscle cells causing arteriosclerosis (hard, thick arteries) and hypertension (high blood pressure). Insulin stimulates the growth of fibrous tissue, forming plaque in the arteries. Insulin stimulates the growth of fibrinogen that thickens the blood and forms blood clots. The entire process happens rather suddenly as insulin resistance peaks and insulin levels skyrocket. This sudden appearance of heart disease has been described by the author as the "Instant Atherosclerosis Cycle" (IAC).
Eating a low-carbohydrate diet brings unhealthy body processes caused by insulin to a screeching halt. All humans react in the same way. People are not different from each another as the myth implies. The variable among people is the amount of damage already done to the body by carbohydrates and insulin. This damage is incorrectly diagnosed as genetic.
The scientific proof that insulin causes many "age-related" diseases is beyond question, yet the professional medical practitioners rarely measure the insulin level in patients. Most diabetics have never had their insulin level measured by their doctor. Professional heart disease organizations rarely mention insulin as a heart disease risk or promote a low-insulin diet as a method of preventing heart disease. The carbohydrate - glucose - insulin cycle is getting away with mass murder while these professional organizations are saying, "Don't eat red meat or saturated fat." A few brave individuals like Dr. Robert C. Atkins and Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades have promoted the science of health while enduring a constant assault from professional organizations like the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA). Professional medicine almost universally ignores mountains of scientific evidence in favor of unproven myths.
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Carbohydrates cause the LDL molecules to be the unhealthy small dense variety. The high-fat, low-carbohydrates diet causes the LDL molecules to become the safe large fluffy light density variety. Higher LDL blood levels on the low-carbohydrate diet do not present the same CHD risk as do LDL levels on the USDA Food Guide Pyramid diet of 60 percent carbohydrates.
High-insulin (hyperinsulinemia) increases cardiovascular disease risks.
Insulin Resistance is an Important Determinant of Left Ventricular Mass in the Obese.
High Insulin Can Predict Heart Disease.
Insulin Resistance Syndrome Predicts the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke.
Coronary Heart Disease Mortality Risk: Plasma Insulin Level Is a More Sensitive Marker Than Hypertension or Abnormal Glucose Tolerance.
Hyperinsulinemia as an Independent Risk Factor for Ischemic Heart Disease.
Carbohydrates drive blood insulin production and cause cancer. There are a strong associations between a high-carbohydrate diet and many diseases that present a secondary cancer risk. Cancer risks are greatly increased with diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and many other unhealthy conditions caused by the high-blood glucose and high-blood insulin levels.
High-insulin (hyperinsulinemia) increases cancer risks.
Study Links High Carbohydrate Diet to Increased Breast Cancer Risk.
High-Carbohydrate Diet Implicated in Pancreatic Cancer.
Low-Fat, High-Carbohydrate Diets Contribute to Hyperinsulinemia and Hypertriglyceridemia.
Diet and Colorectal Cancer: The Possible Role of Insulin Resistance.
New Thinking on Colorectal Cancer.
Fasting Insulin and Outcome of Early-Stage Breast Cancer.
Diet, Lifestyle,, and Colorectal Cancer: Is Hyperinsulinemia the Missing Link?
The only way to prevent diseases caused by insulin spikes and plunges is to eat a low-carbohydrate diet. Many primitive societies have lived with very few carbohydrates in the diet and have proven diabetes and all the diseases of consequence do not exist. A great example is the Eskimos of the far north prior to the introduction of white-man food.
Stefansson 1 - Eskimos Prove An All Meat Diet Provides Excellent Health.
The bad effects of insulin do not end here. High-insulin spikes signal the body to release cortisol and adrenaline hormones which also contribute to disease.
Insulin causes eye diseases. Cataracts are caused by insulin and the high-carbohydrate diet as proposed by the USDA Food Guide Pyramid. Cataracts are not genetic as claimed. They are not caused by free radical attack as often claimed. Eating pasta, cereal, bread, and cakes are genetic because people cook and eat the same foods as their parents.
'Cereals don't deserve to be called food.'
High levels of blood glucose in the presence hyperinsulinemia causes polysaccharide chains to attach to serum proteins, artery proteins, and LDL molecules in a process called glycation. The glycated protein and LDL form a fatty deposit called atherotic plaque. The serum molecules and the fatty deposits become sticky. White blood cells called macrophages ingest the glycated proteins and glycated LDL. The macrophages swell to form foam cells that attach to the sticky artery walls to narrow the artery and restrict blood flow. These conditions are caused by a diet high in carbohydrates. The process occurs rather suddenly in people who are hyperglycemic, hypoglycemic, or diabetic. Clear arteries can become plugged and thereby cause a heart attack in as little as one year. This is commonly seen in people who have an artery bypass operation, but the replaced artery becomes plugged within a year.
High-insulin (hyperinsulinemia) increases Alzheimer's disease in mice studies.A high fat, low carbohydrate diet improves Alzheimer's disease in mice.
"Mice with the mouse model of Alzheimer's disease show improvements in their condition when treated with a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. A report published today in the peer-reviewed, open access journal Nutrition and Metabolism, showed that a brain protein, amyloid-beta, which is an indicator of Alzheimer's disease, is reduced in mice on the so-called ketogenic diet."
"The report, by Samuel Henderson, from Accera, Inc, Colorado and colleagues from Belgium runs counter to previous studies suggesting a negative effect of fat on Alzheimer's disease."
High-insulin (hyperinsulinemia) causes obesity.
Obesity is caused by an abnormally high level of insulin as a result of insulin resistance. The insulin resistance is caused by the continual consumption of carbohydrates, such as whole grains, legumes, potatoes, honey, fruit, and sugar. The adipose tissue (body fat) increases by lipogenesis, the conversion of carbohydrates to fat. The body cannot burn this body fat for energy in the presence of insulin. All carbohydrates are digested and enter the blood as glucose (blood sugar) which in turn causes a surge in the insulin level. The body is very sensitive to the amount of glucose in the blood. The insulin quickly converts the glucose to triglycerides for transport to the adipose tissue for storage. The insulin drops the glucose level which causes renewed hunger, and the vicious cycle continues. The low glucose level causes the obese to be lethargic (lazy). The lack of energy is a result of the insulin blocking the conversion of adipose tissue to energy. Carbohydrates cause obesity and laziness in those who have become insulin resistant. The only diet that allows the obese to lose weight and maintain the weight loss is the low-carbohydrate diet.
Cortisol is a Disease-Causing Hormone
Cortisol is the major stress hormone of the natural glucocorticoid family, which regulates metabolism and provides resistance to stress. Glucocorticoids are made in the outside portion (the cortex) of the adrenal gland and are chemically classified as steroids. Glucocorticoids increase the rate at which proteins are catabolized (broken down) and amino acids are removed from cells, primarily muscle fiber, and transported to the liver. Glucocorticoids cause amino acids to be synthesized into new proteins such as enzymes. They also raise blood pressure by constricting vessels, which is a benefit in case of injury. They are also anti-inflammatory. All of this is well and good in a healthy individual with normal glucose and insulin levels. Unfortunately, high cortisol levels cause many unhealthy reactions.
A high ratio of carbohydrates to protein in the diet increases the blood insulin level, leading to hypoglycemia (low blood glucose). The body attempts to correct the blood glucose level by stimulating the adrenal gland to secrete additional cortisol and adrenalin. This shows that a high-carbohydrate diet leads to harmful levels of cortisol.
Diminishes cellular utilization of glucose.
Increases blood sugar levels.
Decreases protein synthesis.
Increases protein breakdown that can lead to muscle wasting.
Causes demineralization of bone that can lead to osteoporosis.
Interferes with skin regeneration and healing.
Causes shrinking of lymphatic tissue.
Diminishes lymphocyte numbers and functions.
Lessens SIgA (secretory antibody productions). This immune system suppression may lead to increased susceptibility to allergies, infections, and degenerative disease."
High-cortisol levels caused by excessive carbohydrate consumption and high-insulin levels cause the body to extract high-tensile strength collagen protein fibers from bones, remove the mineral matrix by demineralization and weaken connective tissue at the joints. The protein loss is accelerated by a low-protein diet, and the bone minerals are lost in the urine. One is literally peeing his/her bones away. The result is a rapid and shocking diagnosis of osteoporosis and degenerative disc disease in which the spine can lose as much as one inch (25 mm) in height in as little as one year. Bones fracture more easily, and the dreaded hip fracture is much more likely to occur. This sudden appearance of osteoporosis has been described by the author as the "Instant Osteoporosis Cycle" (IOC). Women are told to drink lots of milk and eat plenty of yogurt to get additional calcium with the promise it will prevent bone loss, but the advice is based on faulty logic. The additional lactose in the milk and yogurt plus the additional sugar and fruit added to yogurt only serve to increase the dietary carbohydrate load. The net result is harmful to the bones as many are discovering.
Preventing Osteoporosis, Bone Loss, Hip Fractures, and Degenerative Disc Disease.
Low levels of blood glucose can also induce higher levels of cortisol. Therefore, the hypoglycemic generates an unhealthy production of cortisol in both directions as the blood glucose level swings from above normal to below normal.
The catabolic state imposed by high-cortisol and high-adrenaline levels is the opposite to the anabolic body-building state desired by athletes. Catabolism breaks down and destroys the body leading to a myriad of chronic diseases. Many of the diseases are deadly and others cause years of suffering. The effects of this sudden catabolic state cannot be overstated. A few of the typical ailments are:
Osteoporosis bone loss, hip fracture, and degenerative disc disease.
Weakened ligaments and tendons leading to joint mobility problems and pain.
Weak and torn muscles that occur at random, reducing strength and causing pain.
Osteoarthritis caused by destruction of the joint lubrication protein structures.
Weakening of the myocardial muscle, leading to general chronic heart disease.
Weakening of the heart valves, leading to problems such as mitral valve prolapse.
Weakening of the septal valve closed at birth until it reopens between the heart chambers.
Thinning of blood vessels, causing a hemorrhagic stroke or a ruptured aneurysm.
Cortisol is a counter-regulatory hormone. Increases in cortisol may decrease the effectiveness of other hormones such as testosterone and estrogen. The health-protecting effects of testosterone and estrogen are thereby diminished.
All of this can be prevented by eating a high-protein, high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet.
Adrenaline is a Disease-Causing Hormone
Adrenaline (epinephrine) is the "fight-or-flight" stress hormone. Epinephrine, a neurotransmitter secreted by the adrenal gland, is associated with sympathetic nervous system activity. It prolongs and intensifies the following effects of the sympathetic nervous system.
Causes the pupils of the eyes to dilate.
Increases the heart rate, force of contraction, and blood pressure.
Constricts the blood vessels of nonessential organs such as the skin.
Dilates blood vessels to increase blood flow to organs involved in exercise or fighting off danger, skeletal muscles, cardiac muscle, liver, and adipose tissue.
Increases the rate and depth of breathing and dilates the bronchioles to allow faster movement of air in and out of the lungs.
Raises blood sugar as the glycogen in the liver is converted to glucose.
Slows down or even stops processes that are not essential for meeting the stress situation, such as muscular movements of the gastrointestinal tract and digestive secretions.
All of these effects are great if one is being chased by a lion or attacked by an intruder into the home. However, these effects are unhealthy to a person sitting in an office, watching a football game, or simply going about his everyday life.
The last item on the above list is very disruptive to the intestinal tract and leads to intestinal diseases. People are advised to eat more high-fiber whole grains and high-fiber fruit to overcome the constipation resulting from this slowdown of the intestinal system, but this advice is backwards. These are very high-carbohydrate foods which cause a surge in insulin and adrenaline that shut down the digestive processes.
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High-insulin and hypoglycemia (low-blood sugar) cause adrenaline to increase when no fight-or-flight stress situation exists and thereby cause unhealthy body changes. The helpful body responses to adrenaline become a health hazard when adrenaline is elevated over a period of time. The long-term elevation of adrenaline is very unhealthy and leads to many diseases. These changes include effects to the cardiovascular system that increase the risk of coronary heart disease. The low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet as recommended by the USDA Food Guide Pyramid is disease causing because it promotes hypoglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, hypertriglyceridemia, and hyperadrenalemia. Prolonged elevated adrenaline has the following effects on the cardiovascular system.
Increases in the production of blood cholesterol, especially the undesirable LDL.
Decreases the body's ability to remove cholesterol.
Increases the blood's tendency to clot.
Increases the deposits of plaque on the walls of the arteries.
Adrenaline addiction is very common. Type-A personalities become addicted to their excessive activity by the stimulation and arousal of adrenaline. People who are constantly angry, fearful, guilty, or worrisome arouse their adrenaline hormone even though they may sit around doing nothing else. People who are excessive in their participation in jogging, exercise, bodybuilding, aerobics, sports, skiing, mountain climbing, car racing or flying aerobic airplanes become addicted because of the adrenaline rush from their activity. They describe the "rush" they get from their activity and feel depressed when they can't participate for some unexpected reason. James F. Fixx was addicted to running and wrote the famous jogger's book, The Complete Book on Running. He was a marathon runner and vegetarian on a diet of high carbohydrates and low protein. These were a perfect setup to arouse and maintain a high level of adrenaline. He died of a massive heart attack on his daily run, proving to the world that exercise does NOT prevent coronary heart disease. Fixx admitted in his book that his own research showed the athletes from his university alumni had a shorter life span than the "couch potato" students. This difference may have been caused by the difference in adrenaline between the two groups. Hypoglycemia and stress are a deadly combination.
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The only acceptable diet which prevents high-insulin, high-glucose, and abnormal adrenaline secretion is the high-protein, high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet.
Carbohydrates Decrease Human Growth Hormone
The excess consumption of carbohydrates raises the blood level of glucose. In turn the abnormally high blood glucose level stimulates the hypothalamus to secrete growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH), which inhibits the release of human growth hormone (hGH). A drop in human growth hormone diminishes muscle growth and slows bone growth. The net result is an increase in body fat with poor muscle tone and weak bones. This body structure is obvious in people who are obese.
The bodies of adolescent children on the high-carbohydrate diet can grow in either of two opposite directions. Some become insulin resistant from the onslaught of glucose in the blood. They become fat and lethargic. They have low energy and are accused of being lazy. They sit in the school classroom and doodle on the scratch paper. They don't talk much and are antisocial. They flop in front of the television and avoid physical activities.
The other extreme is hyperactive children who are not insulin resistant. The onslaught of glucose over-fuels the muscle cells of the body. They are jumpy, active, and cannot sit still. The schools insist that parents placed these children on brain-altering drugs to keep them calm. The result is a hyper metabolism which may be the root cause behind the epidemic rise in childhood Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Unfortunately, official health organizations don't have a clue about the cause or cure for these problems. They are falsely diagnosed with ADHD. Actually they are only carbohydrate addicts. Autisic children have permanent brain damage. At lunchtime the school lunch diet gives them another big shot of carbohydrates and the hyperactivity is off and running again. They must be on the move to burn up the excess carbohydrate fuel. The hyperactive children can grow taller than the other children. They are very thin with poor muscle tone. They are best described as "walking stick" kids. You see these kids everywhere, running, jumping, playing sports, and talking constantly. They must stand twice in the same spot to cast a shadow. In both cases the children are protein and fat deficient.
Children quickly become carbohydrate addicts. Young children, say two years of age, throw a fit if necessary to get the candy and desserts. They scream, cry, pout, and physically attack the parents in order to obtain the glucose high. They can be seen in the supermarket, embarrassing the mother as they throw a temper tantrum in the check-out line in order to obtain candy. Older children simply help themselves to the sweets at home and buy them at the store. Given a "balanced diet" as recommended by the USDA Food Guide Pyramid, these carbohydrate-addicted children begin the meal by eating all of the sweets on their plate first. They gorge on the fruit first before turning to the whole grains. They love the starch from potatoes because it turns to glucose quickly. By this time they have satisfied their glucose craving for a few minutes and refuse to eat any meat. Consequently they did not eat the "balanced diet," as bad at it was. They ate only carbohydrates. Five minutes after finishing the meal they are screaming for candy or dessert. These are the future diabetics of society.
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Carbohydrate Death Curve
The long and short-term effects of eating carbohydrates are shown on the graph curve below. Degenerative diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, osteoporosis, and many other diseases increase as the percentage of carbohydrates in the diet increases. The long term effect occurs on the left side of the curve where lower amounts of carbohydrates are eaten. Carbohydrates are not a dietary requirement in the human diet. This scientific physiological truth applies to all humans equally. The detrimental effects of high levels of carbohydrates accumulate over the years, thereby creating the degenerative effect that appears to be age related. Age is only a secondary factor. This is why some older people do not have these diseases. The short-term climax occurs at the far right end of the curve where a diet consisting of 100% carbohydrates will result in a quick and certain death within weeks.
The low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet recommendations of the last 40 years are driving healthcare programs into bankruptcy. The British National Health Service (NHS) deficit has reached £512m - more than double the amount last year - June 7, 2006.
Recent Testimony From an Athlete
Michel wrote from Sweden on December 5, 2009, about his awesome improvements in health and athletic performance after being on the low-carbohydrate diet presented here for only a few weeks.
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Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes
This is a must-read book. Gary Taubes is an award-winning scientist who has specialized in exposing misleading, incorrect, or fraudulent science. His seven-year research in every science connected with the impact of nutrition on health shows us that almost everything we believe about the nature of a healthy diet is wrong. For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates are better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet with more and more people acting on the advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes.
Taubes argues persuasively that the problem lies in refined carbohydrates (white flour, sugar, easily digested starches) via their dramatic effect on insulin -- the hormone that regulates fat accumulation -- and that the key to good health is the kind of calories we take in, not the number. There are good and bad calories. Taubes traces how the common assumption that carbohydrates are fattening was abandoned in the 1960s when fat and cholesterol were blamed for heart disease and then -- wrongly -- were seen as the causes of a host of other maladies, including cancer. He shows us how these unproven hypotheses were emphatically embraced by authorities in nutrition, public health, and clinical medicine in spite of how well-conceived clinical trials have consistently refuted them. He also documents the dietary trials of carbohydrate restriction which consistently show that the fewer carbohydrates we consume the leaner we will be.
With precise references to the most significant existing clinical studies, he convinces us that there is no compelling scientific evidence demonstrating that saturated fat and cholesterol cause heart disease; that salt causes high blood pressure; and that fiber is a necessary part of a healthy diet. Based on the evidence that does exist, he leads us to conclude that the only healthy way to lose weight and remain lean is to eat fewer carbohydrates or to change the type of carbohydrates we do eat and, for some of us, perhaps to eat virtually none at all.
TNT DIET - Targeted Nutrition Tactics
by Jeff Volek, Ph.D., RD and Adam Campbell, Men's Health Magazine
The explosive new plan to blast fat, build muscle and get healthy.
The TNT Diet is a great book for bodybuilders and everyone else who wants to preserve and build lean muscle while controlling body fat. This book is a must read for anyone on the low-carbohydrate diet.
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You can talk with others who have bowel diseases or Candida about their experiences. Registration is free but is required before you can post your own message or question. You can click above to visit and read posts by others. Look for the "Candida Yeast & IBS" topic link.
Life Without Bread: How a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Can Save Your Life
Life Without Bread is an important addition to the growing body of literature on the benefits and importance of low-carb diet. Written by Christian Allan, Ph.D., and Wolfgang Lutz, M.D., the book is based on Dr. Lutz's experience using carbohydrate restricted diets with thousands of patients for more than 40 years. It is based on extensive research in the medical and scientific literature and provides ample references. The book presents a unified theory of how high (and even moderate) levels of dietary carbohydrate cause or exacerbate various health problems and how carbohydrate restriction can help people to recover from those problems.
The book Life Without Bread by Christian Allan, Ph.D. and Wolfgang Lutz, M.D. has a chapter on gastrointestinal diseases. Don't be mislead by the title to believe the cure is the simple elimination of bread. Mr. Lutz's older book is out of print but has essentially the same information. It may even contain more detail than his new book above. Fortunately, Chapter VII: Gastro-Intestinal Tract of the older book can be read online.
Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution - Revised and Improved
The Atkins' New Diet Revolution is the best book for an initial dietary change and quick weight loss, reduced blood pressure, and reduced cholesterol. Look for the companion book for recipes. It has some very interesting case studies from the doctor's patients. It includes data from past civilizations proving the low-carbohydrate diet is the most healthy.
Robert C. Atkins, M.D. ISBN: 006001203X.
Dr. Atkins' Age-Defying Diet Revolution
This is Dr. Atkins newest book. The main topics are the cause, prevention, and cure for diabetes and heart disease which have become major health concerns in the United States and many other developed countries.
Robert C. Atkins, M.D. with Sheila Buff ISBN: 0312251890.
Dr. Atkins' Vita-Nutrient Solution: Nature's Answer To Drugs
This is the best book for determining the correct vitamin and mineral dosage for therapeutic (disease curing) effect, excessive dosage amounts, and normal recommendations. Dr. Atkins' Vita-Nutrient Solution discusses the vital function of vitamins and nutritional supplements and then provides a list of diseases and complaints that the supplements can help cure or alleviate.
Protein Power Lifeplan
This book by Dr. Michael and Dr. Mary Dan Eades has an excellent chapter on "Leaky Gut Syndrome" which describes the cause of bowel diseases and autoimmune diseases.
Why Stomach Acid is Good for You
This groundbreaking book unleashes a brilliant new plan for permanently curing heartburn by relieving the root cause of the problem -- low stomach acid. The fact is that heartburn is caused by too little stomach acid -- not too much, as many doctors profess. Book by Jonathan V. Wright and Lane Lenard.
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