First, I want to thank Dave for giving me the chance to join him on his great adventure of the ZC path. Over the years his blog has always delivered, entertain us (!!!) and, lets say it loudly, it was surely a source of enlightenment in more then a way and for most of us.
I always thought of this blog as a “place of tranquility” where folks could exchange with respect, empathy and, overall, a lot of compassion and generosity.
I think as ZC’s folks, we tend to forget how much ‘outsiders’ we are in today’s society. This is when support is important and luckily, the virtual world of Internet has helped us a lot. Overall, we are all free to come and go, be as open or anonymous as we think we need, but we must not forget that the reality of ‘internet friendship’ do exist, that it overcome not only distances, languages and cultures but also ages and social stratification. ZC is an open world and it is a WOE for everyone!!!
To put the rest down quite simply about myself, I would say that after a life of useless dieting based on bad science and misinformation, I discovered, more then 17 years ago, the virtues of a low carb diet. It has helped me a lot in the beginning but as I was never really satisfied with results, I moved to a VLCD and finally to a ZC diet. This one being, putting all today’s available research together, the ideal diet, the one the human body was designed to be nourish with.
My actual health condition is not only good it is astonishing. No disease, pill or pain and lots of energy to go. I don’t need to publish my recent blood tests; the results are so normal, they are boring…
Zero Carb is not an extreme diet as many can say; it respects your body's natural physiology, the proper functioning of all organs and brings back harmony in all brain chemicals. And, surely again, Zero Carb is not an eating disorders, it cures eating disorders!!! It is an experience everyone should give a try just to realize how badly they are treating themselves with today's officially recommended diet.
We all have the freedom of choice and I respect this. But why choose to suffer through chronic debilitating diseases, why accept intoxicating our body with medication to control the said diseases (and never cure them) and why expose ourselves to premature aging and premature death, when we can eat the diet million years of evolution has designed for our body?
So here I am, ready to search, study and understand what is the science, both biological and social, that supports this ZC WOE. I do not pretend to know and explain everything (and no scientist should anyway…) but anything that is published, books and reviews included, I read. As I like to stay low profile on my qualifications for privacy reasons, let’s just say that I have “a wall of diplomas” in my office that gives me the assurance I have the necessary competence to deal with this science.
And I assure you, the puzzle of ZC is getting laid down quite nicely; nicely enough to convince me to give some time to our friend Dave that have created for us a nice “garden” to blossom, as healthy as we were created to be!!!
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