The Low Carb Diet Is Over 100 Years Old!

26 Jun

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In 1917, four years before Insulin was discovered by Sir Frederick G Banting for the treatment of type I diabetes and type II diabetes was a rare condition, Diabetic Cookery by Rebecca Oppenheimer was released. What is so revealing about this book is that a low carb, high fat approach was its ultimate message. On pages 12 & 13, a list of forbidden foods and foods that are beneficial are supplied (below).

Comparing this to the NHS Eat Well Guide, published nearly 100 years later, in which nearly a third of the recommended foods are processed and starchy carbohydrates, it is not surprising that diabetes and obesity are rampant and shouldn’t we question that a low carb approach offered in 1917 and proven today as a safe and effective treatment for obesity and diabetes was ignored for so long and a low fat, high carb diet is promoted.

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Posted by on June 26, 2019 in Uncategorized


4 responses to “The Low Carb Diet Is Over 100 Years Old!

  1. vallance22

    June 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    It is a bad idea not to have sufficient carbohydrates in our diet. It is a misconception. Fats, yes, very bad, but not good carbohydrates. Bad carbohydrates are bad, good ones are good!

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  2. David Roberts

    June 30, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    I completely agree that there are good and bad carbs. A low carbohydrate diet eliminates bad carbs (processed white flour, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, potatoes, pasta and rice) no human being is the same and some of us (it has been discovered and proven) cannot tolerate a high carb diet and suffer the ill effects, others can. A low carb diet includes “good” carbs; leafy green veg, berries actually virtually all above-ground plants. The intention of my blog is to pass on information that may help those people who are unaware that a low carb diet can help control the devastating effects of diabetes.

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  3. dorannrule

    July 1, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Maybe they knew something 100 years ago! But chocolate a no no? NOoooo!


  4. frederick anderson

    July 2, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Ah, it must have looked as depressing then as it does now! Ah luvs dietin’, me!



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