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Meat is the Cure

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Disclaimer: I fully comprehend that these diets I will be talking about do not work for everyone, in fact that's what's beautiful about humanity - we are all different. If you are predisposed to having heart diseases, stroke, or cancer, then you should consult a health care physician before attempting to drastically change your eating habits (well, you should anyways) as these diets are prone to increasing lipid levels as well as bone and kidney problems due to the high intake of calcium.


I am a person who suffers from epilepsy, a neurological disorder. I was not born this way, but I drowned when I was just a baby. Anti-convulsants are the main way to help control seizures, but they, for the most part, cannot be "cured". If they are focal (coming from one part of the brain), then surgery is an option - and that actually can prevent further neuronal death. Surgery is rare, as are focal seizures and the fact that most people do not want their brain tampered with. Unfortunately, my seizures are not focal so I am not a candidate for surgery. My only options are more medicine, or an electrical stimulation device known as the vagus nerve stimulator (however, after more research, I found out that the transmitter can block your heart beat and kill you... so no thanks). I'm also able to get medicinal marijuana because of its nerve relaxant properties, but I refuse to - different topic for another day.

There is also a diet, however, called the ketogenic diet. It is a high-fat, low-carb diet that is medically prescribed and medically surpervised for patients of epilepsy. Normally for the first week or two, the diet begins at the hospital to "purge" your body by immediately starting you off on just soups and nothing else to eat. Then you move into eating high-fat meat such as beef and fish, seeing as they contain NO carbs whatsoever. Vegetables and fruits are closely monitored, and must be broiled/steamed, like broccoli. Potatoes etc are a no-no. Dairy products are allowed but also must be monitored because of their high-fat content but they also contain carbs. This diet is meant to be completed over a period of 1-3 years, not months or weeks. This is one reason why it has such a low success rate. The biological explanation for why this diet reduces or eliminates seizures as a whole is still unknown, but theories still persist. One such is that by forcing the body to burn fat, the liver converts fatty acids into ketone bodies. These pass into the brain and replace glucose as an energy source. Ketosis leads to a reduction in frequency of epileptic seizures.

pediatrics.aappublications.org…
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artic…

More high-fat, low-carb diets include:
Atkins Diet
Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet
Caveman Diet (Stone Age Diet, Paleolithic Diet)
Diet Cure
Eat Fat Get Thin Diet
Life Without Bread
Neanderthin
Protein Power Diet
Schwarzbein Principle

Opinions from AAFP, ADA, AHA, AHF, FSA H&SF, HBHW, and USDHHS show support for low-carb diets.

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Are there other medical conditions where people that need to eat meat? I know that diabetics, epileptics, some people with certain allergies, ethnic groups, and young children really benefit from meat. Also some of the links are dead and in need of updating.  
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Old comment, but there's also people who became severely underweight due to anorexia, abuse/neglect, and chemotherapy who need meat. I am underweight for my age and height myself and I need some meat and fat to gain some weight (along with some others).
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Good points. Also the comment isn't too old. Young kids and pregnant and nursing women also really need high quality protein and plant sources aren't always sufficient. Let's not forget about eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia, or now the growing concern with of orthorexia.
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pokemonsonicgirl123Hobbyist General Artist
Yep. Though I'm not sure if I should go on a weight gain diet because I'm a picky eater. XD
Grey-Terminal's avatar
Diabetischen do not have to eat Meat lol-.-
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Sparklet-RayneHobbyist Traditional Artist
We already discussed this before. The reason why most diabetics eat/need meat is because they're bodies can't process sugars as efficiently. Beans are usually too carby and so are some nuts and seeds. Potatoes and other root veggies are carby too and most veggies aren't that filling. Fruit is nice but beware for even natural sugars can throw a diabetic off. I have relatives who must be careful.
sulfide's avatar
Also, thanks bud. I just now realized that you pointed out the dead links. I probably won't update them due to being lazy, but those organizations did have position statements supporting low-carb diets.
Grey-Terminal's avatar
meat eating can cause diabetic
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Sparklet-RayneHobbyist Traditional Artist
The causes for diabetes is complex and usually stem from genetics, some environmental factors, and poor diets. Meat eating alone doesn't cause this disease. I'm going to assume that you don't know of any legitimate peer reviewed, unbiased source.
Grey-Terminal's avatar
eating too much red meat can favour diabetes.
But in nower days it is not easy finding neutral sources.
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Sparklet-RayneHobbyist Traditional Artist
Diabetes and other modern ailments are more in line with the additions of added/refined sugars, refined flours, lots of artificial preserves, hydrogenated vegetable oils, and trans fats. Numerous cultures in the past ate quite a bit of meat and lived pretty healthy lives. Most of us live a much less active lifestyle and it is showing ill effects.
Grey-Terminal's avatar
Yes, the indusrty sugars and trans fats are really a problem.at least I don´t really care if meat is healthy, i don´t want that animal dying for my consume
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Sparklet-RayneHobbyist Traditional Artist
If you don't want to eat meat that's your personal choice. Eating too much of any type of food can harm you. I've heard of people who consumed too many carrot smoothies and died from massive vitamin A overdoses. It happens with numerous foods.
Grey-Terminal's avatar
I don´t know if I can call it personal choice, when anohers life is taken
Humans are so respectless
but if somebody kicka a dog everyone freaks out ;/
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sulfide's avatar
Diabetes is a defect in your pancreas's ability to produce insulin and your body's inability to utilize glucose. Being overweight is just but one of the determining factors in your pancreas's health. Normally diabetes is initially detected during a regular physical. If your body becomes resistant to insulin, you have to carefully manage your diet. Foods don't cause diabetes. Foods are but a small cog in the overall machine that determines if you will eventually develop diabetes.
Grey-Terminal's avatar
sorry for the latr reply
I thought diabetic cause from too much sugar(industry sugar) and too much fat
I found informations, that the saturated fat in red meat can be a cause of diabetic
if too much consumed.
sulfide's avatar
Yes, it can be a factor in determining if you get diabetes. Environmental factors as well as genetics play a major role, too.
Grey-Terminal's avatar
that is right, female members of my family got overweight fast
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 Both types of diabetes mellitus also have genetical influences. You’re thinking of type 2, where dietary choices can influence its development, but I’m not sure where you got the “saturated fats in red meat“ from.
Grey-Terminal's avatar
diabetic is caused by lots of courses, overweight and the genetics playinf a rile, too.
Too much saturated fat is not healthy.
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Right, I don’t deny that?
sulfide's avatar
Good question! I'm not sure. Maybe thyroid dysfunction?
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