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Effects of 7 days on an ad libitum low-fat vegan diet: the McDougall Program Cohort.

Healthy cardiovascular and metabolic profiles are associated with frequent consumption of low-fat vegan diets.

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Dietary fat and body weight control.

High dietary fat consumption may increase the risk of weight gain and obesity.

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Effects of a very low fat high fiber diet on serum hormones and menstrual function

A very low fat, high fiber diet may lower the risk of developing breast cancer.

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Has Eating a Low-Fat, High-Carb Diet Failed us?

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Insulin Resistance Insulin Sensitivity

Insulin Resistance Insulin Sensitivity
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As a Type-1 Diabetic and due to the manner in which I learned to manage it, Insulin Resistance became a passionate topic for me as it is a fundamental element of metabolic control. I learned that the lower the insulin resistance, the less insulin I had to inject and the better I felt....
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Thank you for this post Ken, it is so informative! Seems that you were really ahead of your time coming to these findings before i... Read More
Wednesday, October 04 2017 22:28
Ken Thomas
Hi Wes,Thanks for the kind words! Wow! 1400 calories per day? I am a small person; 5'4", 120 lbs. and I eat more than 1400 calorie... Read More
Thursday, October 05 2017 11:30
Denise Rose
Ken, can you elaborate on this point: "Animal sourced protein causes insulin resistance by a different mechanism from fat. Instea... Read More
Thursday, October 05 2017 13:27
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Ken’s Type-1 Diabetes Journey: Control Part 2 - When Things Go Amiss

Ken’s Type-1 Diabetes Journey: Control Part 2 - When Things Go Amiss
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By far, the most valuable knowledge I learned at the beginning of my Type-1 diabetes journey is that my blood-sugar is directly controlled by me. The inability to make my own insulin means that my metabolic system is “open-loop”. Open loop means the automatic control mechanism, insulin production, is broken thus requiring manual...
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Ken's Type-1 Diabetes Journey: Control

Ken's Type-1 Diabetes Journey: Control
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My previous doctor(s) informed me that no matter how diligently I controlled my diabetes that I will still suffer diabetic complications. I believe this is said because the conventionally prescribed A1C levels of 6 to 7 percent, for Type-1 diabetics are damagingly high. Further evidence is that my energy levels are lower in...
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Sacrifice?!

Sacrifice?!
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Almost always, when describing a low-fat Whole Foods Plant Based Starch-Smart lifestyle with most people, their response is something like, “Oh, I could never give up my [some sort of meat], and cheese, [etc.]”. The unfortunate truth is that they literally do not know what they are missing. When it comes to diet,...
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Carbophobia

Carbophobia
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Carbophobia as defined in the Urban Dictionary is “An irrational fear of element 6 of the periodic table (aka carbon), from which all organic life is based. …Currently a source of great hysteria. Carbophobia has reached such levels it’s become its own religion.” While that definition is just as wee bit tongue-in-cheek, I...
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Where there is life, there is hope!

Where there is life, there is hope!
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So there I was, plugging along in my low-fat vegan lifestyle. Everything is going fine, although I will admit that I was feeling a little lonely for more flesh-and-blood vegans (in addition to my lovely facebook vegan friends!). In the past, hubby & I would go into the city once per month to...
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Wild Claims

Wild Claims
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Do wild claims about foods made on marketing websites annoy you? Here’s an example that disturbed me: http://www.smoothiehealthyrecipes.com/healthy-smoothie-recipes/weight-loss-smoothie-recipes/almond-butter-smoothie-for-weight-loss/ It’s a smoothie “for weight loss”. It's probably ultra yummy, but would it be effective? Let’s look at the ingredients: One cup of coconut milk: 445 calories, 48 grams of fat,(43 grams is saturated fat)1/4...
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Taming the cravings

Taming the cravings
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I've had a love/hate relationship with my bathroom scales most of my adult life. Up & down, up & down... sigh... Looking back at the heavier me, I see me eating a healthy vegan diet, but with lot of high fat foods such as oil, chocolate, nuts & vegan cheese products. When I...
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