Is the Glucose-Insulin Model Wrong?
Sent by JUDY CHO | August 14, 2021
Thank you for all the messages on schooling advice for our little boys. We have signed up our oldest son for a micro-homeschool that focuses on child-led learning. He will go to school 3 days a week to learn and socialize, and the other two days, he will be at home with our family.
Our family will continue to be flexible until this way of learning doesn’t fit our children’s needs.
Thank you again for the kind advice and for helping us in our decision-making.
SOCIAL MEDIA HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
A big part of my WHY is my faith. Deep down I don’t think I ever really shared because I was scared.
Scared I wouldn’t measure up to represent what an “ideal Christian” should be and
Scared my faith would turn people away from healing with nutrient-dense meats.
But every time I share from a place that I feel convicted, I feel the humility of being human (and all the flaws and emotions that come with it).
And I’m grateful for grace. It gives me the hope that I always ask our community to fight for.
While I eat meat and have healed from major depression and an eating disorder, it was meat AND my faith. Without knowing that my darkest days stood for some greater purpose than me, I don’t know if I’d be here.
I try to share what I stand for and it’s not easy in a post. I don’t care if you eat carbs. It’s when I hear the fear-mongering that WITHOUT carbs and by eating ONLY meat, we are risking our health.
For that, I will take a stand.
I don’t mean to seem like I’m a rule-keeper, that wasn’t my message. (I’ll work on the messaging).
It was to tell other “ray peat carnivores” to let carnivore just be and stop fear mongering that we NEED sugar. Because we don’t. We can thrive with meat alone.
I will ALWAYS stand for the people that cannot stand for themselves.
We all just want to heal and I pray for that everyday. Find what works for you. And know that a meat-only diet IS safe. You may just need to pull some levers to find your optimal version.
CATG PODCAST: Ask Laura & Judy Anything
In this week’s Cutting Against the Grain episode, Laura and I answer your questions.
- Is Carnivore a trend?
- How to get back on track
- Carnivore buy-in with loved ones
- How long does it take to be Carnivore-adapted?
- Cold hands on low-carb
- Sex drive and carnivore
QUESTIONS: NUTRITION & SCIENCE
- Butter vs. bacon fat (lard)
- Bowel movements and chronic constipation
- Tartar buildup with carnivore
- Calcium supplementation
- Gallbladder and carnivore
- Blood sugar, Ketovore and gluconeogenesis
- SIBO support
- Dogma in Carnivore
NwJ PODCAST: Cardiologist Discusses Low-Carb and Heart Health — Dr. Bret Scher, Diet Doctor
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Bret Scher and we discussed some hot topics in the low carb, keto, and carnivore diet space. Some topics we discussed:
- Is the glucose-insulin model no longer the full answer for metabolic disease?
- Is fat insulinogenic? What does that mean for CGMs?
- Thoughts on cholesterol? And when is LDL too high?
- Best test for heart health? And what are the most concerning scores for CVD?
- Carbs for better insulin sensitivity
- Best exercise for optimal health
- Thoughts on a high-fat meat-based diet with lots of fruit? (carbs of 100–200g)
A quick note on the glucose-insulin model. New research may show that excess sugar is not the only cause for disease. Maybe.
But does it even matter if we already have metabolic disease?
It’s clear that a low-carb diet helps to support metabolic imbalances, even if the cause of the imbalance wasn’t solely carbs. And recent studies show that keto can normalize prediabetes.
So does the source of the disease matter?
If you are raising kids, I can see why this question would matter. For me, personally, as the research is still very new, I would not have my child consume 200–300 g of fructose or glucose and limit most PUFAs, to test this hypothesis.
I don’t know how my children would live in real life when everything outside of the home would contain some amounts of PUFAs.
My children follow a meat-heavy, lower-carb diet and will do so until their health shows otherwise. I’d personally like to see these advocates feed their children these sugar-friendly recommendations without the PUFAs. It’d be interesting to see the outcomes for both camps.
NwJ INSIDER TIPS
After several requests, I’m interviewing Bart Kay in a few weeks. The interview won’t release for a few months but let me know if you have any questions you want me to ask!
I’m working on the Carnivore Cure Food Sensitivity Database before I start formally drafting the second edition of Carnivore Cure. If you have anything you’d personally like to see in the database, please let me know.
I’m excited to share this food database as I expect it to get really robust (and more individualized) over the iterations. I hope it finally helps you find the individualized foods that help/hurt while healing.
While I am a nutritional therapy practitioner and provide nutritional support, I am not providing medical advice. Any information provided in regards to nutritional therapy should not be considered medical advice or treatment. Always consult your primary care physician or medical team.
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