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The Liver and carbs

I have recently been introduced to this woman and find her YouTube lectures fascinating. I have chosen to take what I want and sit on the fence with some of what she says.

My recent diet change borrows from Atkins and from Paleo.

I watched one on Salt the other day and am now toying with adding Geurande Sea Salt to my diet along with the Potassium sodium replacement.

I often share health related items on my Facebook page. I'll try not to bore you with them here.


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I enjoyed the first 30 minutes, then zoned out at the detox and vegetarian stuff.

I myself have cut sugars and exchanged white grains for high fibre, more complex whole grains, and I think it is helping.

I've never believed the hype about fats being bad for you, I love butter, full fat milk, full fat cheeses etc. Never been inclined to cut them out. But I also use a lot of olive oil.

BTW, I am a nurse, I have never been overweight!!!!


Yes, me too. I lasted a bit longer before going "yeah, right..." I did listen to it all though.

I'm also a butter and olive oil girl now :-) Can't claim to never have been overweight - but my diet in childhood was what could only be described as carb-loaded...

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I notice she didn't quote Genesis 9:3 LOL.


So she didn't!!!!!


Thanks for the info and link. Ahh, she is an aussie and written books about how the body can heal itself. Will see if I can borrow some from library. We also have another interesting liver person here in Australia , Dr Sandra Cabot who has written many books on liver, weight etc.

Understsnding how the liver works and especially what happens with the liver breaking down sugar is crucial to all inflammation issues.


Has anyone used the book, The Polymyalgia Rheumatica Diet

by Susan Parker? Was thinking of ordering that from Amazon but want to know if it's worthwhile? Thanks.


I'm sceptical. I'd bet you can find all the anti-inflammatory diet info on the internet free. Perhaps not as convenient though.

There is no diet that is proven in any way to influence any rheumatic disease. Diet is significant for allergies and intolerances. PMR is neither. A very strict vegan diet was shown to reduce joint pain in 50% of RA patients - but only for 50% and only as long as it was adhered to. As soon as any animal protein was added back came the joint pain. Most subjects dropped it after the year trial because it was too difficult to source and stick to.

Cutting highly refined carbs and sugar is the basic approach and very anti-inflammatory. Some people reckon nightshades are bad - I cut them all, made no difference except my diet was the poorer. I tried no alcohol, no dairy, was gluten-free at the time I was diagnosed. Some of us find oily fish helps, ginger and turmeric used in cooking.

They claim that a low fat, low meat diet reduces your chances of developing GCA - the NZ Rheumatology Association handout for GCA says there is no evidence any specific diet can influence whether you develop GCA or not - I'd believe them before I'd believe the advertising blurb for a cookbook. The paper they quote to justify the vegan gluten-free diet approach was looked at in RA, not PMR. RA is a disease of the joints, PMR is a vasculitis. They have little in common.

This is a diet that is going to stop you eating out and make dining with friends and family a nightmare. Life with PMR robs you of a lot of things - I wouldn't add even more.

You can look at some of their claims by clicking on the image on Amazon. Obviously you can't read it all. But I saw plenty that convinced me that their claim "this is not a fad diet" said exactly what it is - a fad diet.


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