Let’s talk about the low carb vs the high carb approach to healing your hormones and your body.
According to its promoters, the low carb, high fat diet is supposedly the go to diet that will turn your health around, allowing you to lose excess weight, balance your hormones, and get you off those “terrible” carbs, which are apparently one of the root causes of your health problems.
So you’re advised to cut right back on carbs to lose that extra weight and restore your health.
Instead, you’re told to fill yourself up with “good” fats, full of cholesterol and saturated fat from foods like eggs, butter, bacon, sausages, grass fed beef, etc.
But is this actually a good idea for your health and based on sound science and all the facts?
Well, in today’s video I’ll cut through the misinformation and help you understand the low carb vs high carb approaches to healing your hormones, so you can make the right decision for yourself.
Low Carb Vs High Carb For Balancing Your Hormones
Now, have you ever heard any of the following?
- Eating carbs causes weight gain,
- You must go low carb high fat to lower blood sugar levels as carbs cause blood sugar problems,
- Eating carbs raises your hormone insulin to unhealthy levels and so makes your body store the food you eat as fat.
If you’re a type 2 diabetic, for example, you have to stay away from eating lots of sugar and carbs because they raise your blood sugar levels too high.
Actually, the opposite is true … as I talk about in my video above.
Indeed, there are even more health factors that can be negatively impaired by severely cutting your carbohydrate intake and so greatly increasing your fat intake and these include:
- Impaired thyroid function (3)
- Lower testosterone levels (4)
- Increase stress hormone cortisol (4)
- Increased LDL cholesterol levels (5)
- Lower mood and mind clarity (6)
As you can see, cutting back big time on healthy carbs is simply a disaster for your health, including your hormonal health.
In fact, there are a whole host of negative health issues associated with going on a high fat Keto diet and these include (6,7):
- Kidney stones
- Impaired mood and concentration
- Skeletal fracture
- Heart arrhythmia
I talk about how Keto diets ruin your hormones here.
Low Carb Vs High Carb For Fertility
Now, there are a lot of ladies out there who want to be fertile so they can have a family.
There was a famous study carried out called the Harvard Nurses Study, which followed 18,000 women.
They were trying to get pregnant for 8 years and as part of the study they noted down what foods they consumed.
What they found was striking.
They discovered that by adding just a single serving of meat per day, their risk of infertility increased by 30%. So this meant that eating meat, and in particular poultry, appeared to negatively interfere with their ovulation. (9)
So again, yet more evidence that shows us how a low carb high fat diet can actually damage your hormones and your health.
In great contrast, eating a diet that’s high in healthy whole food carbohydrates with healthy level of fats can actually greatly benefit your fertility. Discover how to boost your fertility naturally here.
Watch the video above to discover more about low carb vs high carb for balancing your hormones!
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- Suo C, Liao J, Lu X, Fang K, Hu Y, Chen L, et al. Efficacy and safety of the ketogenic diet in Chinese children. Seizure – Eur J Epilepsy. 2013 Apr 1;22(3):174–8.
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