Another reason for avoiding the majority of supplements (including most (non-whole) herbal remedies, most (non-whole) ‘superfoods’, and anything claiming to be a miracle cure) is that it diverts attention away from dealing with the real causes of rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic diseases, and from making the diet and lifestyle changes that are necessary to bring about remission/cure. Read more . . .
I’m certain (as I can be) that the standard UK diet (SUK) and the standard American diet (SAD) are the main chronic causes of rheumatoid arthritis in the majority of people. However there are a number of known acute causes too such as tooth/gum infection, chlamydia, Lyme disease, Weil’s disease, leaky gut (although this relates to food again and is somewhere in between acute and chronic), various other bacterial and viral infections, and so on.
I’ve discussed the causes of rheumatoid arthritis in more detail before, but in this post I just want to provide a concise summary for those who want to either prevent, treat or reverse this disease. Read more . . .
Sulforaphane (especially from broccoli sprouts) can be a very effective additional therapy in the fight against rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, Alzheimer’s, autism and many other chronic diseases with an inflammatory component or oxidative stress component (which is most of them). This in addition to the purely nutritional benefits (which are many) of broccoli sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables which form an important part of a whole food plant-based diet. I’ve eaten broccoli, Brussels sprouts and kale for decades as part of my anti-RA diet, but I hadn’t realised that broccoli sprouts had such a high potential content of sulforaphane until relatively recently. Read more . . .
No, carbohydrates do not cause diabetes. Even pure sugar does not cause diabetes. One of the primary causes of type II diabetes is fat in the form of intramyocellular lipid accumulation within muscle cells and eventually in the pancreas itself.
Genetics play a role but the genes involved can be influenced (epigenetics) by dietary and other lifestyle interventions. Other factors such as obesity, stress, lack of exercise and a damaged gut micro-biome can also contribute to the onset of diabetes. Type II diabetes can be successfully treated by correcting these issues. Read more . . .
So ‘no’, in general carbohydrates by themselves do not make you fat. ‘Fat’ makes you fat, but fat combined with sugars and other refined carbohydrates can accelerate that process.
If you want to lose weight eat a whole food plant-based diet low in added salt, oil, and sugar. Avoid junk ‘foods’, alcohol, and reduce animal derived ‘foods’ (especially dairy) to a minimum; preferably zero. Read more . . .