Not what you think, this is NOT the Government Approved AMA Recommended diet advice.
Diabetes / Weight Problems
Mostly it says to cut out the carbs, and put in the vegetables & fats. There’s a whole lot of important detail beyond that in the videos, including the point that FAT is NOT bad for you. In fact, it is important to eat fat to reduce insulin resistance and thus reduce diabetes and weight gain.
In essence, this approach (used in this case by an M.D. treating her patients) is like a “Keto + Vegetables” diet, with strong reduction of all carbs (including that potato or yam…). While I suspect that for “regular folks” (as opposed to her Obesity Patients) we can have some whole grains and potatoes, the amounts would need to be modulated to reach the goal state. She also points out real Whole Grains with all their fiber intact might well be OK, but PRODUCTS labeled with “Whole Grain” often are “enhanced” with sugars and other “bad carbs”, so her direction to her patients is just “no grains”.
I stress that difference between an actual serving of 100% Whole Grain vs a product with some whole grain, and her patients vs us non-patients; for the simple reason that having had a bowl of “Whole Grain” oats with a Tbs of butter and a spoon of jam in it for breakfast for the paste week+ I am feeling less hungry all day long, eating less total calories, and I am significantly more “energetic” during the day. So clearly for me “some whole grains” works out rather well. Basically don’t take anything too far into the extremes and assert it is a 100% always Golden Rule. Measure and adapt to local and personal experiences.
“Reversing Type 2 Diebetes Starts With Ignoring The Guidelines” 18 minutes:
So this is a huge endorsement of the Keto / Meat diet approach to weight loss and control of diabetes, reduction of insulin resistance, and return to health.
In a set of longer videos I’m planning for a future posting, they use a diet with about 10% protein and the rest divided about 45% / 45% fats and carbs (by calories) to do some remarkable repair on systems. It will seem these two approaches are in conflict. They are not. Those videos are using a “Fasting Mimicking Diet” at about 1000 calories the first day, 700 for the next 4… At that level, your total carbs are so low it mimics a fasting period and you still enter ketogensis.
Those two, taken together, support my contention that The Problems arise when total carb intake per day exceeds calories burned. My assertion is just that my Grandfather, working before sunup to after sundown on an Iowa farm (with draft animals not tractors…) and running a small smithy during the mid-day was able to live into his 90s in good health WITH eating huge servings of pancakes, bread, grains, potatoes and cereals simply because he was burning up all those calories and then some every single day. A sedentary obese person will have far lower fuel demands and anything beyond that generates insulin, deposits fat, and paradoxically the insulin creates MORE hunger, not less.
So key points: Get your carbs significantly lower than your daily energy burn, increase your non-starchy vegetables, good (i.e. animal and mono-unsaturated) fats and have all the meat you want. Think BBQ chicken with a salad, mess-o-greens, and some buttered carrots or parsnips.
Cancer and Fat Storage
Then it turns out that angiogenisis is also important in weight gain, but more important in cancer development, and there are particular foods high in anti-angiogenic factors, so foods that can reduce the tendency to store fat and that can reduce cancer growth. (Potentially reversing it).
A fascinating talk. Partly as the list of food that are helpful, and often as effective as prescribed drugs, reads like a list of food we eat far less of now than in the past. (Unless you are fond of particular “ethnic” or older foods…) Not a lot of Boxed Mac and Cheese in the list. Lots of brassicas (kale, broccoli, cabbages, choi), berries, mushrooms, red wine / grape juice, and tea (so folk sin the UK who haven’t developed the coffee habit have an advantage here ;-)
“Can We Eat To Starve Cancer?” 20 minutes:
Here’s the list of foods he gives in the talk:
For those without video, or preferring text, here’s a couple of links:
A List of Anti-Angiogenic Foods for a Cancer-Fighting Diet
Updated on August 2, 2018
“Anti-angiogenesis” is the new buzzword in cancer research. Diets rich in so-called anti-angiogenic foods are attractive to those suffering from cancer or wanting to prevent the disease altogether. But what exactly is angiogenesis, why does it need to be avoided, and why should we all care about this?
An Angiogenic Inhibitor Diet
Because of the expense of pharmaceutical angiogenesis inhibitors, coupled with their potential for negative reactions, researchers are turning towards studying foods which may provide some of the same benefits but without the side effects. As we will see below, there are a number of foods rich in antioxidants and anti-cancer properties that may not only help stop angiogenesis but may also prevent cancerous tumors from ever developing at all.
In his TED talk, Dr. William Li, founder of the Angiogenesis Foundation, explains that certain foods can turn off the switch to cancer. He says,
“Mother Nature has laced a large number of foods, beverages, and herbs with naturally occurring inhibitors of angiogenesis.”
He goes on to say,
“The good news is that we can eat to starve cancer. Lots of foods contain naturally occuring inhibitors of angiogenesis, and many are even better than drugs for blocking angiogenesis.”
Li was a principal researcher in a 2011 study, published in the Journal of Oncology, showing the potency and value of an anti-angiogenic diet to prevent cancer.
It then links to that paper, here:
J Oncol. 2012; 2012: 879623.
Published online 2011 Sep 29. doi: 10.1155/2012/879623
Tumor Angiogenesis as a Target for Dietary Cancer Prevention
William W. Li, * Vincent W. Li, Michelle Hutnik, and Albert S. Chiou
Between 2000 and 2050, the number of new cancer patients diagnosed annually is expected to double, with an accompanying increase in treatment costs of more than $80 billion over just the next decade. Efficacious strategies for cancer prevention will therefore be vital for improving patients’ quality of life and reducing healthcare costs. Judah Folkman first proposed antiangiogenesis as a strategy for preventing dormant microtumors from progressing to invasive cancer. Although antiangiogenic drugs are now available for many advanced malignancies (colorectal, lung, breast, kidney, liver, brain, thyroid, neuroendocrine, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome), cost and toxicity considerations preclude their broad use for cancer prevention. Potent antiangiogenic molecules have now been identified in dietary sources, suggesting that a rationally designed antiangiogenic diet could provide a safe, widely available, and novel strategy for preventing cancer. This paper presents the scientific, epidemiologic, and clinical evidence supporting the role of an antiangiogenic diet for cancer prevention.
and several pages more…
That first article continues with food descriptions and lists:
Your mother probably told you to “eat your vegetables.” We all know that many vegetables are loaded with vitamins and nutrients important for our health. But the list of anti-angiogenic foods extends well past vegetables. Each category of anti-angiogenic foods listed below comes with its own set of micro-nutrients and healing properties which have been studied and determined to be beneficial in the fight against cancer and abnormal angiogenesis.
What’s the connection between antioxidant and anti-angiogenic?
When you see that a food is rich in antioxidants, put it on your anti-angiogenic diet list. Antioxidants help inhibit angiogenesis, so enjoy your berries, dark chocolate, and nuts!
I’m all in for that dark chocolate bar with almonds in it ;-)