Life Without Bread: How a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Can Save Your Lifeby Published 22 Mar 2000
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Based on more than 40 years of clinical research, this illuminating book unravels the mysteries of nutrition and shows how a low-carbohydrate/high protein diet can help prevent cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, as well as increase strength, endurance, and muscle mass.
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In spite of its title, this is actually a moderate and sustainable diet. Eat bread, by all means, and rice, and pasta, and fruit. But do it the traditional way. Italians have only about 2 oz of pasta, and then they eat a meat and vegetables course. So must we.
Excellent book. If you believe carbs are good for you (mmm, fruit juice, bread, pizza, cakes, cookies, candy), and fat is the root of all evil, you believe pure, unadulterated lies. The don't call cancer, type-II diabetes, arthritis, etc. etc. the "diseases of civilization" for no reason. While the authors don't go this far (Lierre Keith does), agriculture is the root of pretty much all evil on this planet. And while Keith doesn't go THIS far (Lobaczewski does), psychopathy is the reason it was able to be such.
I bought this book to try and supplement my reading about other low-carbohydrate approaches to nutrition. The book was billed to me as taking a scientific approach and a critical look at actual effects in disease conditions. Unfortunately, the writing is not very good. The outline is somewhat rambling. And I found the science to be rather weak.
Just using scientific words and explaining principle of biochemistry, physiology, and theories of human evolution are not the same as demonstrating a real cause and effect relationship. There is a lot of semiscientific data from Dr Lutz's clinical practice but no clinical trials have been performed. The authors also cite epidemiological data which on one side they say only establishes associations yet on the other they use to show the benefits.
All that being said, I think there is an underlying kernel of truth that low carbohydrate nutrition is likely beneficial. The data is not there for low fat diets either.
If you want a little insight as to why low carbohydrate diets mY have the beneficial health effects they claim I recommend this book. Otherwise it is probably not worth it.
This was a good book and very informational. It presented abundant information on the reasons why a low carbohydrate diet is the best one for the human population. It was a bit technical and scientific in parts though, which I personally find boring, so I couldn't rate it higher. I'd definitely recommend reading it though. Fortunately I was already on a low carb diet before I started it having given up sugar and breads so I already knew of the benefits to this type of diet.
I read this as part of my quest to become educated on how to live a low-carb diet. I really liked the author's scientific explanations and citation of studies that back up a low-carb lifestyle.
I wasn't comfrotable with the conclusions on evolution and why it supports a low-carb diet. I also remain only partially convinced that consuming unlimitted animal fats is actually good for the body.
Thirty-some years of low-fat indoctrination is difficult to give up all at once.