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  • Pamela

    When I found out I had Candida I was put on to a protein/vegetable (Candida) diet. It took a bit of getting use to but over the five months I have been on the diet, my health has inprovide heaps and I have lost about 12kgs as well which means I am at my lowest weight since before I had my three kids. I’m off to the docs to get a general check up next week so it will be interesting what my blood test etc comes back with!

    I also believe that the body is better condition to coverting fat to energy than sugar to energy.
    Therefore my low sugar diet has enbabled my body to burn the fat I have and use any fat I eat up as energy.

  • Lynda

    I like my diet to consist of 30-40% protein. I feel good on this amount, it controls my blood sugar and energy levels and as long as I am consistent with the amount of food in general that I eat, my weight stays stable.

    As our immune system and hormonal system require protein, as do many, many other functions in our body, I would have thought that 5% would be inadequate.

    Low fat dairy, whey protein, nuts, chicken, fresh salmon and a small amount of red meat I consider to be a healthy way to obtain protein. I also eat legumes.

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  • Lorraine Lister

    A far more balanced approach to eating from the Weston Price Foundation acknowledges the origin and preparation of animal protein and its importance in the human diet. http://www.westonaprice.org

  • Barbara Butler

    Very interesting article, to read, as my husband id doing a diet to help his diabetics.

  • Greg

    Haven’t eaten meat in 3 years and I’ve lost 30 kg. I call bull on the Listener.
    Not enough respect given to the China study, so much to learn.

  • Susan

    I think this is probably true for people with more evolved blood types, but as an O+ type I, like Pamela above, went on the candida treatment plan and dropped 15 kilos without any effort whatsoever. Cravings for high carb foods ceased entirely and my general health has never been better. My husband, also an O, but O- has had the same result.

  • pbkr

    During 1994 I had the hardest trial – near successful attempt on my life. Every part of my body was broken, torn or dislocated. Dealing with the head, the shoulders, chest & hip was a long-term task. Having my twist-broken leg in pieces – the basic immediate. Apart from operations, my task was to loose at least 10 kg, to start using the plastered leg (I was 58 kg, 45 y). Read everything available about nutrition. Ate small portions, highly nutritional:8 am yogurt-45 min-cereals+nuts-3hrs-fruits(500gm various)-.45-1hr-savery-3.5hrs-sweat-3.5hrs end of food 6 pm-sleep 10pm-7.30am-again the whole cycle. Meat -Only with veggies; fish -Only with veggies; cheese-veggies and rye-bread; as much as I could yoga. Lost 10kgs for 1 month. started vigorous physiotherapy with a friend-sports traumas. Lost another 10 kg during intensive 1.5 m. Travelled to NZ in completely recovered condition and no memory of those crucial several hours of my life. As far as I’m concerned, it’s not important what you don’t eat. The problem is what-with-what and when.

  • Tara

    I cant be bothered trying to ‘rant’ or explain – but go to ‘MARKS DAILY APPLE’ website. Research the primal way of eating – organic meats, good saturated fats, NO refined carbs or sugar, and see the multitude of success stories of weight loss and health gain. Sure take away the processed foods – your going to do really well. BUT meat has vital ‘good’fats, for physical health and brain and are part of a good balanced diet.

  • http://na Jocelyn

    I too read the ‘Listener’ article with a great deal of misgiving. It took courage to challenge the current ‘received wisdom’ by printing the above. Thank you for this. In my opinion, ‘The China Study’ is essential reading for anyone who is truly interested in living a healthy, vibrant, disease-free life. The book needs to be read in its entirety though, and not just dipped into here and there. It makes riveting reading, and the conclusions are impossible to ignore. After only 7 weeks of eating this way (having been a dairy-avoiding vegetarian for about 30 years), I am already feeling the benefits and will never return to eating the oils, fats or refined grains formally enjoyed. Nathan Pritikin wrote about this sort of thing years ago, but didn’t have the “whole picture’ the “China Study” presents, nor the huge research reporting, to back up his excellent theories. Another pioneer was Ross Horne, who wrote more from the layman’s perspective about the dangers of having fats/oils in the diet, mostly pertaining to heart disease. I have used Caldwell B. Esselstyn’s book ‘Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease’ not only for the invaluable medical advice, but for the delicious recipes which make my daily eating such an adventure and pleasure. It is a clear ‘how to’ way to achieve the results we all need.