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    Eddie
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    You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

    Post by Eddie on Sat Dec 24 2016, 15:04

    We have all heard the saying, and when it comes to describing many BDA dietitians of a certain vintage, it fits perfectly. After years of patrolling hospital wards, like Gunga Din the water carrier, dispensing Fortisip, and making big decisions, will it be the banana flavour or strawberry. The days of impressing other hospital colleagues, with a laptop and the Henry equation, are long gone. Trained so long ago, back in the days Tim Berners-Lee was winning activity badges in the cubs, accepted sound dietary science has changed out of all recognition. Granted, most Doctors and Nurses have always viewed dietitians as more ornamental than true healthcare professionals, but it’s the internet that has changed everything.

    We now live in an age where the ordinary guy or gal has access to unlimited information. So many people are realising, the standard eat five a day malarkey and cut down on the fat, is complete bunkum. So antediluvian are the dietitians diet sheets, they are more akin to an exhibit in the Ashmolean Museum, than a useful tool in a hospital or GP’s surgery. Worse still, is the fact dietetic associations all over the world, are increasingly jumping into bed with junk food outfits. Hardly a week goes by, when we don’t see a high profile BDA dietitian promoting high carb, high starch and even worse, high sugar junk food.

    The days where a senior dietitian, lecturing in a University, could get away with writing off Dr. Robert Atkins as a man killed by his diet, or describing Dr. Richard Bernstein as a dietary heretic are coming to an end. Describing the countless diabetics, posting low carb higher healthy fat good news on social media, as nothing more than “anecdotal” looks more ridiculous by the day. The increasing number of well controlled diabetics, consider the average dietitians dietary advice, about as dangerous as going down with the Ebola virus.

    Nobel Prize winner Max Planck said “Science advances one funeral at a time” I am not wishing the death of the dietetic dinosaurs, but the sooner many are pensioned off the better. They have become totally irrelevant in a modern world. A world where many healthcare systems are collapsing due to the epidemics of obesity and the often linked type two diabetes. Telling people to eat less and move more, has failed totally. As one of the new wave of dietary leaders said recently “you can’t outrun a bad diet” ain’t that a fact.


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    Type two diabetic-low carb diet (50 carbs per day) and two 500mg Metformin pills per day. Apart from diagnosis HbA1c almost 12-all HbA1c results none diabetic. For over eight years my diabetes medication has not changed. My weight has remained stable, I have suffered no ill effects from my diet whatsoever. Every blood test has proved, I took the right road to my diabetic salvation. For almost seven years, I have asked medical professionals and naysayers, how do I maintain non diabetic BG levels on two Metformin other than low carb ? The silence has been deafening !
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    Re: You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

    Post by chris c on Mon Dec 26 2016, 22:33

    The scary thing actually is how young so many of them are, see the recent paper about diabetes advice. They are too young to have personal knowledge that there was EVER a time before there were "epidemics" of obesity, diabetes etc. etc.

    Yes the good thing is that even some of them are realising how misinformed they have been. Tiny numbers as yet but increasing. Likewise for doctors, and possibly more so for nurses who actually believe patient experience. Go read a few blogs etc. then delve into PubMed and see just how much science you haven't been told about as part of your "scientific" training. Yes that means you, Chris, Catherine and Sian, we know you are reading! <G>

    Remember the sixties? "Every day more of them die, every day more of us are born" well it was a nice idea at the time. At the moment The Establishment is lashing out furiously. Reminds me of Mary Whitehouse and the Festival Of Light. As Billy Connolly said, how do you trust someone whose name rhymes with toilet?
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    Re: You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

    Post by yoly on Wed Dec 28 2016, 10:21

    @chris c wrote:The scary thing actually is how young so many of them are, see the recent paper about diabetes advice. They are too young to have personal knowledge that there was EVER a time before there were "epidemics" of obesity, diabetes etc. etc.

    Yes the good thing is that even some of them are realising how misinformed they have been. Tiny numbers as yet but increasing. Likewise for doctors, and possibly more so for nurses who actually believe patient experience. Go read a few blogs etc. then delve into PubMed and see just how much science you haven't been told about as part of your "scientific" training. Yes that means you, Chris, Catherine and Sian, we know you are reading! <G>

    Remember the sixties? "Every day more of them die, every day more of us are born" well it was a nice idea at the time. At the moment The Establishment is lashing out furiously. Reminds me of Mary Whitehouse and the Festival Of Light. As Billy Connolly said, how do you trust someone whose name rhymes with toilet?

    I don't think the "official" health advice is ever going to change at least not in our lifetimes. There are too many economical implications and many types of build in interest. Plus we got a lot of addicted people to the advice that will rather die that being told that you need to change your diet. Thankfully we have a lot more alternatives ways with the "information age" to spread the truth to more and more people.
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    Re: You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

    Post by chris c on Wed Dec 28 2016, 22:41

    Yes agreed. However when you hear a shopgirl in the supermarket noticing the fat people who dutifully buy their "Low Fat!!!" meals and get ever fatter while the slim fit healthy old folks are in the butchers, greengrocers and farm shops, there's hope at a grassroots level.

    Meanwhile The Establishment bleats that they can't change anything without "more evidence" on the one hand, while ensuring that such evidence cannot be collected or published with the other.

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