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Able900 wrote: Coconut is a low-carb, high-fiber food; eight ounces of shredded coconut contains only 3 grams of digestible carbohydrates and 9 grams of
non-digestible fiber.

Does that mean shredded coconut is okay for phase 1? I thought it looked okay from the nutrition info and the fact it has anti-fungal properties, but raster said to leave it for stage 2.

As for the carb issue, I think it’s clear that the food pyramid is inexcusably wrong. I’m sure the figure is higher now, but a book I read printed in the 90s claimed over 60% of Americans die from degenerative diseases. Clearly, “normal” isn’t something we should be aspiring to. That doesn’t mean demonising carbs like misguided goons have been doing with fat and cholesterol; it means finding a balance that reliably maintains health.

Personally, I don’t see what’s wrong with the stage 2 diet at all. You get ample amounts of all macronutrients with a high amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Obviously stage 1 isn’t especially healthy, and I doubt anyone believes a short-term anti-yeast diet is going to be a great source of nutrition. Still, it’s gotta be better than sodas, ready-meals and take-aways.