What’s Worse: Deficiency or Excess?

In their book The Pleasure Trap Drs. Goldhamer and Lisle write:

The real culprits in most modern-day health problems are excesses, not deficiencies. It is the subtraction of these excesses that will solve most of the problems, not the addition of medications and supplements. Not surprisingly, the subtraction of excess is nearly always more effective at restoring health than is the addition of anything, be it dietary supplements or medications.

The book details how many dietary practices now popular among those with type-1 diabetes – such as relying an extracted fats (e.g. butter) and oils for calories – causes many of the “complications” typically blamed on high blood sugars.

Thinking outside the T1D Matrix,
–John C. A. Manley

P.S. For a different perspective an how to avoid an early death or disabled body at the clutches of the T1D beast you can get a copy of The Pleasure Trap: Mastering the Hidden Force that Undermines Health & Happiness. It’s available from Amazon.com, Amazon.ca and Amazon.co.uk.

P.P.S. For more info on why butter (even ghee) and oil lead to insulin resistance: Lipotoxicity: Does Dietary Fat Intake Make Blood Sugar Control More Difficult?


About the Author: John C. A. Manley researches and writes about alternative treatments for type-1 diabetes and its many complications. His wife, Nicole, of 15 years has had type-1 diabetes for four decades. Together they have lowered her HgbA1c below 5.5%, regained thyroid function, increased kidney function and reversed gastroparesis. Read more about their journey out of the T1D matrix or subscribe to their Diabetic Dharma blog..