Re: [Raw Food] How to Reduce Insulin
- A question that comes to my mind is what is too much sugar
Hi Roger. Too much sugar from anything is simply, 'more than the body needs for food supply at the moment'. basicly eat small snacks with fiber in for slower release and many throughout the day.
>I really question some of the findings by Dr. Rosedale. Wedon't need to eat meat to be healthy.
>I believe that's Dr. Mercola's position. I warned you he was in the grass fed beef buisiness so that's why I changed the reference material to syndrome-xrusty.
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From: Roger Haeske
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2003 1:15 PM
Subject: RE: [Raw Food] How to Reduce Insulin
Nice points Rusty,
A question that comes to my mind is what is too much sugar
from fruit? The highest percentage of our nutrient needs
come from sugar. We need more sugar than protein or fat to
run our bodies and our brains.
In my experience, I've been able to eat quite a bit of
sugar from raw fruit without problem. I have also eaten
excess sugar even while on the low fat diet. This again made
my problems worse.
I really had to eat a ton of sweet fruits for this to be a
problem. I intentionally overate as an experiment to see if
by eating too many calories from fruit would make me put on
weight. I had to stop the experiment as stuffing myself with
4,000 to 5,000 calories caused too many problems.
I can eat 15 to 20 bananas in a day and other fruit and not
feel adverse reactions if I stay on a low fat diet. Even if
we fast, we are still running on blood sugar, even if that
blood sugar level goes down 20 or 30%. If you eat a fat it
has to be converted to sugar for your fuel needs anyway. So
why go to all the extra trouble and wasted energy. Every
cell in your body is fueled by sugar.
The longest lived and some of the healthiest people on the
planet are the Okinawan elders of Japan. Their diet is 60 to
70% carbohydrates. They have a high percentage of
centenarians and many people living into old age but living
active lifestyles. They stay thin and don't have a heavy
plague buildup in their arteries. They have a very low
incidence of Cancer.
What they found is that when these people changed their
diet and lifestyles they started having the typical diseases
and problems we experience in western culture. But the
Okinawans who moved away from Okinawa but maintained their
lifestyle and diet remained healthy. I'm paraphrasing some
of the findings I've read about.
I really question some of the findings by Dr. Rosedale. We
don't need to eat meat to be healthy. From a raw foodists
perspective we can get our calorie needs from high sugar
sources and or high fat sources. The high fat sources cause
all sorts of health problems.
Look at the Eskimos whose diet is almost exclusively fatty
foods. Apparently their average lifespan is about 36 years
of age or so. They also have lots of osteoporosis. When
researchers first discovered the native Eskimos they tried
to eat their diets. They were simply unable to survive
eating what the Eskimos ate.
One can eventually adapt to eating a high fat and low sugar
diet, but with poor results. At least that is what happened
to me when I tried it. I had very low energy and needed
excessive amounts of sleep.
I'm sorry but I choose to live longer than 36 years if
possible. I'm just giving another viewpoint because Dr.
Rosedale and Dr. Mercola can sound quite convincing and I
was even convinced to try out Dr. Rosedale's ideas for a
while. However, I've done my research and personal
experimentation on many diets and have decided to choose a
high fruit, lots of greens and veggies and low fat diet for
I've tried many different diet variations and have learned
much. Of course, people are quite different and will have
their own results. So in the end we must take the
suggestions and make our own experiments and see what works.
We may not always be right even in our own conclusions. I
know I was wrong many times. At least I can trust my motives
and experiences to eventually lead me to a higher truth.
Thanks again for your info Rusty. It fuels a good discussion.
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