I know I'm preaching to the choir with this one and it's just an n=1 but it might come in handy to show some non-believers especially diabetics. Do you think n=1's like this can be persuasive?
Probably the most convincing thing is to show them this and similar articles, then work with them to set up their OWN experiments. Nothing is more convincing than your own personal experience:
After discussing Paleo with my type 2 diabetic uncle for a while and getting lukewarm results, I finally convinced him to give it a trial. He took his own blood glucose after several paleo meals I cooked for him (part of the deal was me coming over and cooking- a major motivator for him) and compared it with his readings from his normal SAD meals. The Paleo readings were hands down better... He was back in the non diabetic range for them and waaaay above for the SAD diet recommended by his doc.
He is now eating paleo full time and feeling much better. :)
Thank you, Shari. And yes, I think this can be very persuasive. Infact, I am going to print it out and use it in an informal meeting I'll be having with a woman I work out with who has talked with me about her crushing health issues and has asked for any help I can give her as I have had some of the same health issues in the past.
Funny that the two things we talked about today are: WHEAT/grains and processed sugar and all its hiding places. I think when I show her this table of Pepsi vs wheat BS testing it is going to knock her socks off. She is particularly resistant to giving up bread as she makes her own at home, but hasn't in some 6 months as she is suffering from depression and has gotten to the place where those things that brought her pleasure and enjoyment before no longer elicit those feelings... :(
Anyhow, thank you! This comes at an excellent time for me. And a visual like this is just sooooooo much more effective with most people, I think.
anyone know what specific foods were used? its a great study, but if there is no specific independant variable stated, such as what brand of wheat bread, etc... It's hard for me to use this as real research to back up anything that I may say to someone. it leaves too many holes for criticism without knowing specically what the foods were. it says whole oats, but were steel cut oats used? rolled oats? cream of wheat instant oatmeal? what about the bread, what brand? there can be a large difference in ingredients when it comes to breads. I really want to use the results here, but I cant without a more specific independant variable.
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