Wednesday, July 23, 2008
The Carb Controversy
I've been doing some research today on low-carb diets and the information that is out there is very conflicting. Low carb is bad, low carb is good, but what is the truth? I think it's somewhere in the middle. But here's the question that's sticking (pardon the pun) in my mind... are the problems associated with high carb diets a result of glutenous carbs or all grain based carbs in general? I've read so many success stories, some of them eliminate grains altogether, some only gluten, some eliminate sugars also, and some cut out casein too as it's very close to the gluten protein. So what works the best? What's the healthiest? What are the long term affects? It's so confusing and frustrating and difficult to figure out. I also was reading an article this morning about milk and the mal affects of pasteurization and the increase in raw milk consumption. It's overwhelming all these new studies. If I was a "normal" healthy person, I wouldn't care. I'd say "life's too short! eat what you want!" but I am not a normal healthy person. I am in search of the ultimate healing diet. The one that will allow me to get off these meds and live and achieve the most normal healthy lifestyle I possibly can. So what's a sick girl to do?!