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User Info Prognostication: Here It Comes; entered at 2017-04-17 10:13:41
Hstella
Posts: 688
Registered: 2009-08-18 Colorado
WIC used to at least restrict benefit use to unprocessed foods.
I am definitely buying this book after listening to an interview with the author:
http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/category/u....
It's pretty unusual for a cardiologist to make such a scathing attack on the medical industry, but 6 years after writing wheat belly to see so little change.
The quoted paragraph below is from his website:
"The modern epidemic of type 2 diabetes is a perfect example, a largely man-made phenomenon that cannot be blamed on genetic defects, viruses, or bad luck. Despite numerous clinical studies demonstrating that dietary carbohydrate restriction dramatically improves blood sugars, even reverses diabetes all the way to non-diabetes in many, if not most, people, this information is almost never shared with the 30 million people who have been prescribed various drugs to reduce blood sugar. Watch television and you will see why: diabetes drug treatment is booming and drives the conversation. Drugs like Toujeo, Januvia, Invokana, Farxiga, and Jardiance dominate TV and print ads, dominate sales pitches of a very clever and well-trained pharmaceutical sales force, and thereby dominate the prescribing behavior of physicians. And who makes generous contributions to the American Diabetes Association that advocates liberal intake of foods that raise blood sugar, i.e., carbohydrates? Diabetes drug manufacturers such as Novo Nordisk, Sanofi, and AstraZeneca.
Studies have demonstrated that type 2 diabetes is readily reversible in many people. I have helped reverse this condition back to normal in thousands of people. I was a type 2 diabetic myself 20 years ago but do not have diabetes any longer and enjoy perfect blood sugar (and hemoglobin A1c) values. But what value do former type 2 diabetics provide to the healthcare system? None. Off drugs, with dramatically reduced risk for numerous complicating health conditions, reduced need for hospitals and procedures, former diabetics are worthless to a system interested in growing revenues."
2017-04-17 10:13:41