I've recently asked a related question, and I don't mean to belabor the point, but I am curious to dive into this topic.
On the recent PH question (link) about the Taubes live Q&A on huffpo, I saw this response to a question about Taubes' purposes for LC and insulin management:
"The whole point of the low carb diet would be to reverse insulin resistance. Do you have some other mechanism by which you might accomplish this?"
My question is: Is this true? Is the whole point of LC to manage insulin? If yes, then that implies there are no benefits of LC for someone without any history of insulin problems. You can eat Paleo-ish (whole foods only, avoid gluten, fat okay, etc) but still not eat LC, true? If you present no insulin problems and are able to maintain good nutrition on high carb, then eating high carb should be okay? Potatoes, rice, veg, fruit.. all good, right?
Or am I wrong? I'm truly curious to hear what the community thinks. Cited sources appreciated.