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Author: inparadise Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 31741  
Subject: Re: Dr. Dean in NYT Sunday Date: 9/25/2012 4:52 PM
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I'm sure there are individual modifiers, such as inherent metabolic rate, current state of insulin resistance, and probably others nobody knows yet. But it seems to me that low carb has struck something so fundamental in metabolism - insulin dynamics - that it can help almost anyone. Some quicker than others, others more than still others...

When the guidelines are individually tailored, yes.

There are studies I came across where long term very low carbing can lead to too low serotonin levels and increasing carb cravings no matter how low you get. Lower is not automatically better. Don't have a link towards them, but when I started developing extreme carb cravings with the WOE I experimented with raising my carbs. I also had to supplement with 5-HTP which is a serotonin precursor.

As I said, choice matters. Any blanket decree that this group of nutrients is all good or that one is all bad is foolishness.

feeling better in numerous ways since increasing my carbs, albeit slightly, and monitoring my fat
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