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‘Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show’ Episode 267: Gretchen Becker Says Low-Carb For Diabetics Is Essential

Posted Jul 03 2009 2:59pm

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Gretchen Becker says going low-carb for diabetes control is “extreme”

We’re living in strange times as it relates to diabetes health nowadays. We know that carbohydrates stimulate increases in blood sugar and insulin and yet the major diabetes organizations like the American Diabetes Association (ADA) ENCOURAGES a high-carb, low-fat diet for people with this disease. How bassackwards is that? Sure, the ADA says low-carb is good for weight loss up to one year, but what about the positive effects of blood sugar and insulin control that comes from carbohydrate restriction? Today’s podcast interview guest is a self-educated Type 2 diabetic who was not able to get it under control until she started livin’ la vida low-carb.

In Episode 267 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Gretchen Becker, author of a series of books on diabetes as well as co-author of The Four Corners Diet. You’ll hear Gretchen talk about her severe diabetes diagnosis, why the ADA diet failed her, what a low-carb diet did to help control her diabetes along with medications, details about the various books she has available for people, why saturated fat may lead to greater insulin resistance, her new diabetes blog called “Wildly Fluctuating,” and how diabetics controlled their disease prior to insulin. Gretchen is a self-made diabetes expert and has quite a bit to say about this subject as it relates to low-carb living. ENJOY!

There are three ways you can listen to Episode 267:

1. Listen and comment about the show at the official web site for the podcast:

2. Download the MP3 file of Episode 267 [29:14m]:

3. Calling (818) 688-2763 to listen via Podlinez

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What did you think about Gretchen Becker and her views on low-carb diabetes control? Let’s hear your reaction to what she said in the show notes section of Episode 267 . Pick up a copy of The Four Corners Diet as well as her three diabetes books, check out her HealthCentral columns , and bookmark her “Wildly Fluctuating” blog.

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Come back next week as we’ll have Hank Cardello, author of Stuffed: An Insider’s Look At Who’s (Really) Making America Fat on Monday discussing his vantage point as a food manufacturing marketing guru and why they have been a contributing factor to the obesity crisis we face. Special THANKS to Dr. Mike Eades for sharing about this book on his blog. Then on Thursday, we hear from Nina Planck discuss her brand new book Real Food For Mother And Baby: The Fertility Diet, Eating for Two, and Baby’s First Foods. If you have ever had questions about what you should be eating when you are pregnant or what your baby should be eating in those early days of their life, then you need to listen to this podcast. Ironically, Nina is pregnant right now and about to give birth very soon. CONGRATULATIONS! Hope you can join again next week for more low-carb podcasting!

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