Nutritional Idiotosis II: All the Benefits of Type 1 Diabetes w/o All that Pesky β-cell Dysfunction
After reading some of the comments on Nutritional Idiotosis, I was reminded of an impression I got of low carbers from almost the beginning. They want to be Type 1 diabetics -- or as close to them as possible. Which begs the question ... WHY?? Oh, they'll protest, and yet you hear of the desire to achieve the lowest insulin levels possible through dietary manipulation. What is that the next-best-thing to? Type 1 diabetes, that's what. And we all know the other myriad health benefits of that disease right? What? You've never heard of them you say? That's because the Type 1 diabetic state is all bad, no good ... unless you think all there is to life is being obesity resistant. Other than that, Type 1's spend their whole lives supplementing insulin to prevent all manner of bad happening.
This nutritional ketosis fad just takes this another step towards mimicking the metabolic state of a diabetic. Yes, it is true that while you have a functioning pancreas, ketosis will not become ketoacidosis. But why even "go there"? Again, the known therapeutic benefits aside -- with concomitant risks accepted on trade-off -- why would anyone w/o therapeutic reasons want to adapt their metabolism to be as close to Type 1 diabetes as possible ... just for the heck of it?? Couple the insanity of such a goal with the inanity of ever achieving it eating real whole foods, and you'll understand why I dubbed it IDIOTOSIS.