Sharon Manning wrote:
> Since I am diabetic, I meet with my dietetician on a >regular basis. She has suggested that I take 1 tbs. of >flaxseed oil 4 to 5 times a week because I follow a vlf >diet. The reasoning behind this was that the body needs >some fat for the fat soluble vitamins. Has anyone heard >of this, and can I safely ignore this?
Are you taking vitamin supplements, or deriving your nutrition from
food? It sounds like your dietician is under the impression that "you
need _some_ fat in your diet." This is mistaken - as long as you are
eating a variety of grains and veggies (which have naturally occurring
fats), you should not need fat supplements as well.
Dr. MacDougall's _12 Days to Maximum Health_ has some very good info on
diabetes and a vlf diet.
health and well-being!