Ignore government nutrition guidelines–UK Prime Minister told!

LCHF Diet for Brits for Type 1 & 2 Diabetes

“Government guidelines that advise putting starchy carbohydrates such as bread, pasta, potatoes and rice at base of a recommended diet have described as a ’35 year fad that has driven obesity related illness with disastrous consequences for public health’
By cutting sugar and starchy carbohydrates from his diet, Type 1 diabetic MEP for Wales Nathan Gill has reduced insulin requirements by 50% and now urges Prime Minister, Theresa May, also a type 1 diabetic to do the same.” (Read the full release: Ignore government guidelines to beat diabetes, obesity, heart disease and save NHS hundreds of millions, UK Prime Minister told)

he continues: 

“Current government advice recommends that people put starchy carbohydrates at the base of their diet. These guidelines are absolutely wrong and have been a major contributor to the obesity crisis in the UK over the past three decades and the diabetes epidemic. I have now concluded that this advice and the promotion of “low fat” foods promoted in official government advice in 1983 has been a thirty five year diet fad that has replaced millennia of eating satiating and nutritious full fat whole foods with disastrous consequences for public health” he writes… In the letter he mentions that harms of sugar consumption on health begins after consuming more than 2 tea spoons of sugar a day”

It was also revealed that “several members of the Government’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition had financial ties to sugar manufacturers” (like in the USA).

“As a British citizen, a diabetic and as a politician I find this utterly unacceptable. Having personally improved my own health significantly by ignoring the official government dietary guidelines, which I have now clearly realised are not based on independent science, I urge you to do the same if you are not doing so already…advice to support the diet and lifestyle recommendations of the Pioppi Diet [Mediterranean Diet by Dr. Aseem Malhotra] and ignore current dietary government guidelines has been backed by a number of prominent doctors, dieticians, nurses and columnist and broadcaster Jon Gaunt who has reversed his type 2 diabetes.”

Nutrition Reform Elsewhere

Hanno Pijl, Professor of Diabetes at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, said:

“A steadily growing wealth of data supports the benefits of the Pioppi (Mediterranean) lifestyle for our health in general and for type 2 and for type 1 diabetes in particular. My experience as a clinician consistently confirms these data. While “Pioppi like” lifestyle measures can reverse type 2 diabetes in the majority of patients many people with type 1 benefit in terms of glucose control and medication use as well. Drugs are not the answer to lifestyle associated disease. Lifestyle is a choice up to a certain extent but is profoundly affected by the way we organise our community. Therefore our politicians bear a huge responsibility for the health of our future society.”

Arjun Panesar, CEO of Diabetes.co.uk said

“Over 30,000 people with type 1 diabetes have joined the Low Carb Program since its launch in 2015. This is very much in line with the Pioppi Diet. Over 10% of the British type 1 diabetes population are members of the program, demonstrating the requirement of appropriate education and support. Data from patients with type 1 diabetes demonstrates reduction in insulin dependency by up to 80%, improvements in hypo and hyper awareness, reduction in hospital admissions, and greater perceived glucose control.”

To read more, please read the article–linked to end of first quote.

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About Angela A Stanton, Ph.D.

Angela A Stanton, PhD, is a Neuroeconomist focusing on chronic pain--migraine in particular--physiology, electrolyte homeostasis, nutrition, and genetics. She lives in Southern California. Her current research is focused on migraine cause, prevention, and treatment without the use of medicine. As a forever migraineur from childhood, her discovery was helped by experimenting on herself. She found the cause of migraine to be at the ionic level, associated with disruption of the electrolyte homeostasis, resulting from genetic variations of all voltage dependent channels, gates, and pumps (chanelopathy) that modulate electrolyte mineral density and voltage in the brain. In addition, insulin and glucose transporters, and several other variants, such as MTHFR variants of B vitamin methylation process and many others are different in the case of a migraineur from the general population. Migraineurs are glucose sensitive (carbohydrate intolerant) and should avoid eating carbs as much as possible. She is working on her hypothesis that migraine is a metabolic disease. As a result of the success of the first edition of her book and her helping over 5000 migraineurs successfully prevent their migraines world wide, all ages and both genders, and all types of migraines, she published the 2nd (extended) edition of her migraine book "Fighting The Migraine Epidemic: Complete Guide: How To Treat & Prevent Migraines Without Medications". The 2nd edition is the “holy grail” of migraine cause, development, and prevention, incorporating all there is to know. It includes a long section for medical and research professionals. The book is full of academic citations (over 800) to authenticate the statements she makes to make it easy to follow up by those interested and to spark further research interest. It is a "Complete Guide", published on September 29, 2017. Dr. Stanton received her BSc at UCLA in Mathematics, MBA at UCR, MS in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, PhD in Economics with dissertation in neuroscience (culminating in Neuroeconomics) at Claremont Graduate University, fMRI certification at Harvard University Medical School at the Martinos Center for Neuroimaging for experimenting with neurotransmitters on human volunteers, certification in LCHF/ketogenic diet from NN (Nutrition Network), certification in physiology (UPEN via Coursea), Nutrition (Harvard Shool of Public Health) and functional medicine studies. Dr. Stanton is an avid sports fan, currently power weight lifting and kickboxing. For relaxation (yeah.. about a half minute each day), she paints and photographs and loves to spend time with her family of husband of 45 years, 2 sons and their wives, and 2 granddaughters. Follow her on Twitter at: @MigraineBook, LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelaastantonphd/ and facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DrAngelaAStanton/
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2 Responses to Ignore government nutrition guidelines–UK Prime Minister told!

  1. Agree totally for type one diabetes type 2 need to go further – Jason Fung his new video based on his book is just brilliant and for me having been overweight since a junior (now 72 and inevitably diabetic) after 15 years reading etc about diet and health he has embraced all I believe and explained the science and answered a lot of questions about weight problems. Brilliant. I thank all the people, like yourself who are working together in this field, trying to show why good diet is the basis of good health.

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