Brian, I think the appearance of certainty that not only the government dietary recommendations but also the lettered medical associations such as the AHA, the AND, and the ADA, made about the low-fat, high-carb (big on grains), could not support the reality of epidemic obesity, diabetes, and heart disease we now face. Something doesn’t add up here and the public reads contradictory expert advice depending on the day of the week.
I feel that the medical establishment and related professional associations have let me down in their counsel about how to eat and live healthy with diabetes. It’s as if their advice actively sought to undermine my blood sugar control. How else could one interpret the advice to consume 40-60% of my daily calories as carbs? “Healthy whole grains” drive up my post-meal blood glucose just as rapidly and surely as most carbs do.
I wish there were some expert non-conflicted panels that I could look to for the truth but I don’t see them.