I have to admit that even after being a McDer for awhile and even after having read/listen to some McD books/video, I was still a little confused over some points in the â€śgood carb - bad carbâ€ť thing, about the glycemic index, and even in over what exactly causes the â€śrefined sugar high and lowâ€ť.
I knew I needed a much better understanding of these things in order to â€śstand my groundâ€ť when my McDing is challenged by someone who blames obesity and diseases on carbs. So, I was very happy to see this series come out!
Unfortunately, I only glanced over the first two parts of the carb series when they came out because I did not have time to carefully read them. Because they are packed with so much information and because of my slight dyslexia, I KNEW I needed to CAREFULLY read them so as not to confuse anything. So, I printed them out and put them together. Recently, when the third part came out, I printed that, too, and put it with the other two.
Yesterday, I found time to sit down and slowly and carefully read all of them in one sitting -- in order. I had read/listened to parts of this information from my McD books/video before, but having all of this information in ONE PLACE and having it worded in a way that the average person can understand FINALLY made it all â€śclickâ€ť in my brain -- you know, one of those â€śAH-HAAA!â€ť moments!
Of course, I still need to (and WILL) read these articles again so I can remember more of the finer details and will keep them for reference for when I get into â€śdebatesâ€ť with â€ślow carbersâ€ť.
Dr. McDougall, thank you for putting these articles in your newsletter! I am sure they have helped many people better understand this very important topic!
I believe we McDougallers can have a loud enough voice to influence enough people to cut back on livestock consumption/farming that we CAN have a positive impact on global warming -- if we REALLY try!