Bridgette Allan

Wellness coach

Nutrition 

 In February 2015 the first Low Carb Health Summit was held in Cape Town South Africa. The combined opinion of the speakers at this summit agreed unanimously to the statement below. It is my opinion that these experts are correct and our currently dietary guidelines are indeed responsible for driving the epidemic of ill health.  

“The mainstream dietary advice that we are currently giving to the world has simply not worked. Instead it is the opinion of the speakers at this convention that this incorrect nutritional advice is the immediate cause of the global obesity and diabetes epidemics.

This advice has failed because it completely ignores the history of why and how human nutrition has developed over the past three million years. More importantly, it refuses to acknowledge the presence of insulin resistance (carbohydrate intolerance) as the single most prevalent biological state in modern humans.

Persons with insulin resistance are at an increased risk of developing a wide range of chronic medical conditions if they ingest a high carbohydrate diet for any length of time (decades).”

     

Weigh gain

Conventional wisdom tells us that we get fat because we either eat too much food or exercise too little. Put another way, the amount of calories we consume is more than the amount we burn. The problem with this oversimplified explanation is that it does not tell us how we get fat.