An Inflammation Odyssey 2012
Let’s look at a few things we suspect play a role in insulin resistance/hyperinsulinemia:
2-Lack of exercise
3-Vitamin D- deficiency
These are just a few snips from the post. I will let you read rather than trying to summarize.
I like this quote-"...Carbs and insulin are certainly factors, but not in the way we have classically viewed them. With proper vitamin D levels, activity, and in the absence of gut irritating proteins* carbohydrates as a food class may not be damnable. BUT! And please take fracking note of this: if you have a systemic inflammatory condition (most modern folks do), a low-carb paleo diet is likely the best thing you could possibly do to dial down the fires within and get on the road to healing..."
Let's just say he's right. This explains a lot. It certainly explains why a lot of us dealing with a system crash cling to low carb, and so do the drs treating us.
I think the Paleo folks re-discovering carbs lately are, for the most part, not coming from such a damaged starting point.
I liked Robb's article a LOT.
It certainly seems to address why I couldn't tolerate dairy or starch a year ago and why I'm handling both pretty well now.
But, I have one "Hmm" I'm trying to reconcile, in that at a time when I was drinking tons of HFCS(Coke/Pepsi) and adding a large quantity of fat around my waist, I was tested for inflammation and it came back "zero." My doctor was frankly surprised and so was I. We thought all my symptoms indicated high inflammation--before I eliminated wheat and all those symptoms went away.
In the absence of wheat, my results are completely in line with Robb's article but why didn't the (assumed) inflammation caused by wheat and HFCS show up in the test? Hmm.
I think that the most important factor in IR is cellular energy excess. Overeating in general is the problem, not a certain amount of carbs. The SAD high crap diet is high in carbs but not low in fat or protein for that matter.
I stumbled across this very recent interview of Robb Wolf. I think it aired yesterday. Interviewer isn't too good, but there's some really interesting stuff here. Sounds like Robb has some really big things working.