Active Low-Carber Forums
Atkins diet and low carb discussion provided free for information only, not as medical advice.
Home Plans Tips Recipes Tools Stories Studies Products
Active Low-Carber Forums
A sugar-free zone


Welcome to the Active Low-Carber Forums.
Support for Atkins diet, Protein Power, Neanderthin (Paleo Diet), CAD/CALP, Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution and any other healthy low-carb diet or plan, all are welcome in our lowcarb community. Forget starvation and fad diets -- join the healthy eating crowd! You may register by clicking here, it's free!

Go Back   Active Low-Carber Forums > Main Low-Carb Diets Forums & Support > Low Carb Health & Technical Forums > Dr.Bernstein & Diabetes
User Name
Password
Register FAQ Members Calendar Mark Forums Read Search Gallery My P.L.A.N. Survey


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #496   ^
Old Fri, Feb-24-17, 04:37
teaser's Avatar
teaser teaser is online now
Senior Member
Posts: 10,133
 
Plan: ketosis/IF
Stats: 190/158/154 Male 67inches
BF:
Progress: 89%
Location: Ontario
Default

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-39070183

Quote:
Fasting diet 'regenerates diabetic pancreas'

The pancreas can be triggered to regenerate itself through a type of fasting diet, say US researchers.
Restoring the function of the organ - which helps control blood sugar levels - reversed symptoms of diabetes in animal experiments.
The study, published in the journal Cell, says the diet reboots the body.
Experts said the findings were "potentially very exciting" as they could become a new treatment for the disease.
The experiments were on mice put on a modified form of the "fasting-mimicking diet".
When people go on it they spend five days on a low calorie, low protein, low carbohydrate but high unsaturated-fat diet.
It resembles a vegan diet with nuts and soups, but with around 800 to 1,100 calories a day.
Then they have 25 days eating what they want - so overall it mimics periods of feast and famine.
Previous research has suggested it can slow the pace of ageing.
Diabetes therapy?
But animal experiments showed the diet regenerated a special type of cell in the pancreas called a beta cell.
These are the cells that detect sugar in the blood and release the hormone insulin if it gets too high.
Dr Valter Longo, from the University of Southern California, said: "Our conclusion is that by pushing the mice into an extreme state and then bringing them back - by starving them and then feeding them again - the cells in the pancreas are triggered to use some kind of developmental reprogramming that rebuilds the part of the organ that's no longer functioning."
There were benefits in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in the mouse experiments.
Type 1 is caused by the immune system destroying beta cells and type 2 is largely caused by lifestyle and the body no longer responding to insulin.
Further tests on tissue samples from people with type 1 diabetes produced similar effects.
Dr Longo said: "Medically, these findings have the potential to be very important because we've shown - at least in mouse models - that you can use diet to reverse the symptoms of diabetes.
"Scientifically, the findings are perhaps even more important because we've shown that you can use diet to reprogram cells without having to make any genetic alterations."
Separate trials of the diet in people have been shown to improve blood sugar levels. The latest findings help to explain why.
However, Dr Longo said people should not rush off and crash diet.
He told the BBC: "It boils down to do not try this at home, this is so much more sophisticated than people realise."
He said people could "get into trouble" with their health if it was done without medical guidance.
Dr Emily Burns, research communications manager at Diabetes UK, said: "This is potentially very exciting news, but we need to see if the results hold true in humans before we'll know more about what it means for people with diabetes.
"People with type-1 and type-2 diabetes would benefit immensely from treatments that can repair or regenerate insulin-producing cells in the pancreas."
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #497   ^
Old Fri, Feb-24-17, 15:39
GRB5111's Avatar
GRB5111 GRB5111 is offline
Posts: 1,377
 
Plan: Ketogenic (LCHFKD)
Stats: 220/192/185 Male 6' 0"
BF:
Progress: 80%
Location: Herndon, VA
Default

Quote:
Dr Longo said: "Medically, these findings have the potential to be very important because we've shown - at least in mouse models - that you can use diet to reverse the symptoms of diabetes.
"Scientifically, the findings are perhaps even more important because we've shown that you can use diet to reprogram cells without having to make any genetic alterations."

Not to be too cynical here (I will be sarcastic, however), but there are good findings that this works for people as well. Dr. Longo would do well to understand the many who have shown how a diet change can eliminate T2 symptoms and help balance T1 blood sugars and insulin requirements. There are a few experts including Bernstein, Fung, Westman, Hallberg, Eenfeldt, Noakes, and others who can attest to this in clinical settings eschewing rodents in favor of actual homo sapiens.

As for the "do not try this at home" recommendation, come on! He's kidding, right? I guess when you are dealing with this extreme level of complexity requiring lofty levels of intelligence, it can be very dangerous for the plebeians to even think of messing with this . . . .
Reply With Quote
  #498   ^
Old Fri, Feb-24-17, 15:51
teaser's Avatar
teaser teaser is online now
Senior Member
Posts: 10,133
 
Plan: ketosis/IF
Stats: 190/158/154 Male 67inches
BF:
Progress: 89%
Location: Ontario
Default

Yes, all he's talking about is a 1000 calorie diet for a five day period, that's really not that big a deal. Warnings of the possibility of Atkins flu are probably all that's really necessary.
Reply With Quote
  #499   ^
Old Thu, Mar-16-17, 06:04
bluesinger's Avatar
bluesinger bluesinger is offline
Maintaining
Posts: 2,146
 
Plan: LCHF
Stats: 170/142/138 Female 62 inches
BF:24%
Progress: 88%
Location: Nevada Desert, USA
Default Amazing

I'm sure you received this already by email this morning, but what an amazing story.
https://intensivedietarymanagement.com/keith-harmon/
Reply With Quote
  #500   ^
Old Thu, Mar-16-17, 06:40
teaser's Avatar
teaser teaser is online now
Senior Member
Posts: 10,133
 
Plan: ketosis/IF
Stats: 190/158/154 Male 67inches
BF:
Progress: 89%
Location: Ontario
Default

Like it. Also like the Terry Crews video. You see headlines about various celebrities being Paleo or fasting etc., but it's obvious from how he's talking that he really drank the Kool-aid. Or wouldn't go anywhere near the Kool-aid.
Reply With Quote
  #501   ^
Old Sun, Mar-26-17, 16:36
vnat vnat is offline
New Member
Posts: 1
 
Plan: keto, looking into IF
Stats: 185/185/150 Female 5'4"
BF:
Progress:
Default Question on non-water liquids / coffee replacement

I don't drink coffee and tea gives me heartburn/reflux, so I wanted to find out if replacing coffee/tea with Kaffree Roma Roasted Grain Beverage is ok? (it's roasted barley, roasted malt, roasted chicory, roasted rye)

A scan of the label is on the product listing on Amazon here - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It does have some calories (I think coffee has 2 calories per teaspoon, and this has 10), and I'd take it with a tablespoon of heavy cream.

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #502   ^
Old Sun, Mar-26-17, 16:50
Bonnie OFS Bonnie OFS is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 1,830
 
Plan: Dr. Bernstein
Stats: 188/165/135 Female 5 ft 4 inches
BF:
Progress: 43%
Location: NE WA
Default

One rounded teaspoon has 1.7g carb. See http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/beverages/10529/2 for the rest of the nutritional data.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:25.


Copyright © 2000-2017 Active Low-Carber Forums @ forum.lowcarber.org
Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.