Bruce Rossiter says low-carb diets have a "history of safe use"
For those of you who are interested in making a real difference in the lives of the 73 million Americans who are currently either diabetic or pre-diabetic, allow me to introduce you to an organization you will want to know a lot more about -- Dia Healthcare.
Led by a man by the name of Bruce Rossiter, Dia Healthcare is positioning itself to be the cutting-edge leader in the treatment of diabetes in the 21st century. Rossiter is someone who I now consider a friend because of our shared interest in helping educate the public about the healthy benefits of livin' la vida low-carb in not only weight loss, but also improved health -- specifically for people suffering from Type 2 diabetes.
Recently awarded a grant by the Dr. Robert C. Atkins Foundation, Dia Healthcare will now examine and study what impact the Dia Program is making in the treatment of diabetes. Read more about what the Dia Program is all about by clicking here and you can educate yourself further about the solid scientific basis of the Dia Program by clicking here.
Rossiter commented Tuesday on this recent blog post I wrote about a study showing a low-carb lifestyle being an excellent treatment for obese diabetics to get their weight and blood sugar under control. He said one of the best low-carb experts around, Dr. Steve Phinney (who has previously commented at my blog), has personally studied and observed over 3,000 patients on a ketogenic diet over the long-term for over three decades and concluded there to be "no known or observed negative side effects" from being on a low-carb diet. Period.
This evidence is so compelling that Dia Healthcare has created a slide presentation based on these facts compiled by Dr. Phinney to demonstrate a "history of safe use" of the low-carb lifestyle similar to the ones the FDA uses regarding the safety of medicines over time.
"In fact, the regimen [Dr. Phinney] described was a 'no carbohydrate' diet, one of just protein and natural fats," Rossister noted. "This way of eating was the staple for the Inuit people (Eskimos) and many of the First Nations people of Canada (comparable to our American Indians) for millennia. These people suffered no adverse health effects from eating no carbohydrates all their lives, including not getting scurvy from supposed lack of Vitamin C (raw meat has enough natural Vitamin C to supply a persons needs in this regard)."
In other words, Rossister remarked that "these people were very healthy on such a diet." I'm sure our Zero Carb Path buddy would agree! :)
Rossister said there is a growing trend underway in many areas to get back to the roots of our diet history to avoid the "ill effects inflicted on them from adapting to the more Western diets replete with carbohydrates (including rates of diabetes at 200% or more compared to overall national averages)."
Dr. Phinney has made the case that nearly three dozen 19th Century explorers could attest to the miracle of the "no carbohydrate" diets that once existed and the unbelieveable health these people enjoyed on such as dietary approach.
"As you would guess, they suffered no ill effects, or put positively, they flourished as healthy individuals, sometimes eating this diet for several years before returning to 'civilization,'" Rossister continued. "Dr. Phinney’s slides show that there is a deep 'history of safe use' for low carbohydrate nutrition programs."
This is one of the reasons why Rossiter became CEO of Dia Healthcare because he wanted to "keep the facts straight about low carbohydrate diets" lest they are mistakenly maligned as anything but the healthy ways of eating low-carb supporters have grown to love them for. He added that livin' la vida low-carb has been found through study after study to be "the most successful way for a person that is metabolically challenged (obese, pre-diabetic, or with Type 2 diabetes) to arrest the progression of their disease."
"Using a low carbohydrate nutrition approach allows people on the continuum towards or with diabetes to be able to reduce or cease altogether taking blood sugar control medications and insulin," Rossiter explained. "The critics of a low carbohydrate diet should understand that even if they have a quarrel with this approach as a weight loss mechanism (though there is on reason to other than based upon personal choice), there is no better method for controlling and arresting the progression of diabetes than using a low carbohydrate approach. For people with metabolic challenges, alternative diets are not a matter of choice but are an imperative if one wants to get the best possible treatment for their condition, including all other types of diets and diabetes medications."
I couldn't have said it better myself, Bruce. It's good to know we have people like Bruce Rossiter out there championing the cause of low-carb for the sake of the tens of millions of Americans having to deal with diabetes in the coming years. If you wish to support Dia Healthcare and what they are doing to help diabetics get their life back, then won't you consider becoming an investor in this worthy cause? Or perhaps you just want to be involved in some other way to help further the cause that Dia Healthcare stands for?
If so, then please visit the Dia Contact Page to connect with Bruce and the other people involved in this fantastic organization. You will not find a more caring group of people who earnestly want to see diabetics enjoy a long and healthy life free from the worry of this awful disease they have been inflicted with. Won't you be a part of the "new hope" Dia Healthcare is providing diabetics?