We are also convinced that carbs (pasta, rice, potatoes and bread) are the wrong way to go even for those who simply want to improve their health and fitness. For people grappling with obesity recent science proves that they are disastrous.
Meanwhile diabetics have been told for years that eating carbs is OK. Some medical professionals says it’s not just OK, it’s essential – as long as you match it with the requisite tablets (for Type 2) or insulin (for Type 1).
Our view, based on an ever-growing catalogue of scientific studies, is that the GPs are wrong when they say carbs are needed to provide energy for the body: there are many alternative, and much healthier, energy providers to carbs.
Critically, we back those experts who now say the only way for diabetics to improve their glucose levels is to massively reduce their carbs intake and incorporate more healthy fats (butter, cheese etc) in their diets. Without this, the Type 2 epidemic will continue to spiral out of control.
We are therefore engaged in a local grassroots campaign to show people that an increasing number of researchers are pro low carb, and that the government, as well as many of our GPs and pharmaceutical companies, are continuing to travel down a wrong and dangerous road.