Visit the Physicians Committee for Resposnible Medicine for excellent food recommendations: http://www.pcrm.org Diabetes Diet War By Dara Mayers U.S. News & World Report Sunday, July 6, 2003 The bible says "make starches the star." That's the Diabetes Food and Nutrition Bible, published by the American Diabetes Association. "Grains, beans, and starchy vegetables form the foundation of the Diabetes Food Pyramid. The message is to eat more of these foods than of any of the other food groups." For 17 million Americans with diabetes, diet is a crucial part of treatment, And what the ADA bible preaches, many doctors, nutritionists, and patients believe. But what if the ADA's high-starch diet -- another way of saying high-carbohydrate -- is not healthy for people with diabetes but harmful to them instead? This possibility is now the source of heated debate in the diabetes community. It is "the most controversial aspect of diabetes treatment today," says Scott King, editor-in-chief of Diabetes Interview magazine. How controversial? "Malpractice!" is how physician and diabetes specialist Lois Jovanovic, chief scientific officer of the Sansum Medical Research Institute in Santa Barbara, Calif., describes conventional high-carb nutrition advice. Carb consequences. These arguments are more intense than the nutrition wars over low-carb . . . [...] This is only an excerpt -- read the complete news at: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20030710/bs_nm/health_abbott_earns_dc_6 Visit the Physicians Committee for Resposnible Medicine for excellent food recommendations: http://www.pcrm.org Jai Maharaj http://www.mantra.com/jai Om Shanti Panchaang for 12 Ashadh 5104, Thursday, July 10, 2003: Shubhanu Nama Samvatsare Dakshinaya Nartana Ritau Mithun Mase Shukl Pakshe Guru Vasara Yuktayam Anuradha-Jyeshtth Nakshatr Shubh-Shukl Yog Bav-Kaulav Karan Dvadashi-Trayodashi Yam Tithau Hindu Holocaust Museum http://www.mantra.com/holocaust Hindu life, principles, spirituality and philosophy http://www.hindu.org http://www.hindunet.org The truth about Islam and Muslims http://www.flex.com/~jai/satyamevajayate o Not for commercial use. Solely to be fairly used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. The contents of this post may not have been authored by, and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the poster. The contents are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works. o If you send private e-mail to me, it will likely not be read, considered or answered if it does not contain your full legal name, current e-mail and postal addresses, and live-voice telephone number. o Posted for information and discussion. Views expressed by others are not necessarily those of the poster.