Misinformation about keto - willful ignorance or sinister

(Tina Emmons) #21

Thanks! My cortisol is spiking! OMG…

(Now known as "DR JUICE" - it's just that easy! JUICE DC (Doctor of Comedy)) #22

Exactly why most of us avoided it :slight_smile:


From the interwebs- “By the age of 18, Samantha Heller made a deeper commitment and became a strict vegetarian. Today, many years later Samantha remains a strict vegetarian who is mostly vegan.”

She’s also had numerous guest appearances on Dr. Oz!

(Now known as "DR JUICE" - it's just that easy! JUICE DC (Doctor of Comedy)) #24

I’m psychic!


(Carl Keller) #25

She says at one point, "“using your emergency source for fuel is not optimal” (paraphrased). Diabetes, obesity and heart disease are even more not optimal. It’s just shame CBS has a lot of gullible viewers who will believe this crap.

You beat me to it. Looks like she never had a decent piece of meat in her whole life. I’ve eaten chicken wings with more meat on them than she has in her arms. If she offered her dietary services to me I’d tell her I prefer someone who doesn’t look like they are starving.


Here’s some more ‘wisdom’ from Samantha Heller (incidentally, found this article on a Seventh Day Adventist health website) :roll_eyes:

Samantha Heller, a dietitian, nutritionist, exercise physiologist and clinical nutrition coordinator at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital in Derby, Conn., commented that “it appears that the effects of eating a lot of saturated fat and the foods associated with it, such as red and processed meats, cheese and butter, over time creates a cascade effect of ill health.”

This study supports others that have found an association between saturated fats, the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease and an increased decline in brain function, she said.

“Saturated fat has been associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis, cancer and diabetes, and may increase fat storage in your abdomen – commonly referred to as ‘ab flab,’” Heller said.

“Ab flab in and of itself increases the risk for heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers and Alzheimer’s disease,” she said.

The evidence is stacking up against consuming saturated fat regularly, Heller said.

“To lower your intake of saturated fat, choose low or nonfat dairy foods such as fat-free milk and yogurt. Stick with skinless poultry and fish. Limit red and processed meats such as beef, pork, lamb, hot dogs or bologna, to a few times a month. Experiment with meatless meals such as veggie burgers, spinach-eggplant lasagna, or black bean, corn and avocado tacos,” she advised.


I was a vegetarian literally eating this exact crap when I went to the doctor sick of feeling terrible all of the time. This is when my first A1C was checked and I was told I was pre-diabetic and to get it together or she’d be recommending meds for me. :roll_eyes::roll_eyes::roll_eyes:

(Regina) #28

You are so lucky…it’s cortisol elevating.

(Regina) #29

Agree with @CarlKeller - that dietician looks like hell.

(Georgia) #30

Between the 90% fat bit and the keto diet was developed 100 years ago = a fad makes me stabby! There’s no fiber and no vegetables? She gives dieticians a bad name.

Edited to add: oh, now it all makes since. Her vegan agenda is showing!


Why attack her looks? Not necessary.

(Regina) #32

Because I would not take dietary advice from someone who looks so completely unhealthy.


Sorry!! I’ll administer 20 lashes to myself with a wet noodle.

(Jane) #34

Exactly. My Dad’s gf is vegan and a nutritionist and looks unhealthy also. I sure would take any advice from her!

(Scott) #35

I knew it all along…carbs hurt!

(Stylee) #36

How did she know what I had for breakfast!


("Everybody's coming home for lunch these days" -- CVB) #37

[ redacted, shallow fool I am ]

(Whole Lotta Rosie The Riveter ) #38

My only real issue with it is that people also have plenty to say about Carl & Richard not being super svelte when we all know that they’ve both massively improved their health. I also commented on the appearance of the woman in the video but didn’t actually watch it - the still just captured such a disapproving facial expression :smile:

(Now known as "DR JUICE" - it's just that easy! JUICE DC (Doctor of Comedy)) #39

Except that she’s defending their actual policies, according to them. So she’s actually providing a good example of the general dietician population.


I used to follow him - he is/was an MD who is a carnivore. However, he’s not what you’d call “balanced” in his approach and he’s frequently sharing stuff that has no links, or if it has is entirely unconvincing but had a good headline he agrees with.

It’s often just a “get the gang together and have a bash session” stuff.

("Everybody's coming home for lunch these days" -- CVB) #40

Yep, that’s fair. I’ve redacted my post.

Ugh. I want nothing to do with such antics.