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didi wrote:But you can't have it both ways. If it is true that those without diabetes can eat potatoes and those with should not, then either Dr. Mcdougall is mistaken or Dr. Barnard is mistaken. Maybe it is a matter of quantity. Too many carbs at one meal might spike blood sugars. But diet and diabetes are tricky things to coordinate because I have found that one day a certain quantity of food will raise my blood sugar so high and the next day the same quantity will make it go higher.
I love and respect them both. Dr. McDougall, for giving freely of his program and his passion for starches which has given me my life back! Dr. Barnard, because it was watching one of his videos in December of 2010 that first sparked my interest in the dietary changes that have brought me to where I am today. While I agree with Dr. McDougall about the overall retarded nature of the glycemic index, I wouldn't hesitate at all to steer people with uncontrolled or poorly controlled diabetes towards Dr. Barnard, and in fact, have done just that before.
They're both mostly on the same team. Pick and choose between them and find what works for you, then offer feedback to help enlighten us all!
I'm curious why oats? I can understand flour & sugar.nordgirl wrote:At the moment I have him completely avoiding bread (flour, fruit, sugar) and oats,
I'm curious why oats? I can understand flour & sugar.
JeffN wrote:dwyermd wrote:jenny ruhl in the book" What they don,t tell you about diabetes" says that pasta spikes blood sugar several hours after eating and should not be eaten by diabetics. This contradicts Dr neil benard,s book any comments please
Asking people to avoid certain foods in regard to the foods effect on blood sugar is an attempt to treat the symptoms of the disease and not the disease itself. Diabetes is not caused by high blood sugars but high blood sugars are the result of diabetes and insulin resistance.
The leading contributors to the epidemic of insulin resistance and diabetes is excess weight, inactivity, excess calories and a high fat diet.
Whole grain pasta is low in calorie density, high in nutrient density and a very healthy food especially mixed with about 25-50$ veggies (by volume).