A shout-out to James Krieger who seems to think a lot like me (or me like him? or we just think alike??!). I would like to encourage anyone reading this to go and take in an excellent post by James:
Insulin…an Undeserved Bad Reputation
Here's my bottom line on all this: If the "alternate hypothesis" were true, then all cultures eating a higher carb diet would be obese and nobody could lose weight on a high carb calorie restricted diet. We know neither is true.