Another old post resurrected. Rather than get political I'll just relate some hard facts concerning dietary stuff.
Actually, very few doctors know anything much about diet in general, period. So here are some interesting facts:
Many folks who overeat/are overweight have a condition known as Leaky Gut. Here the small intestine has become inflamed and perforated, allowing undigested food into the bloodstream. This not only causes many medical issues, but also contributes to metabolism issues and fat buildup. And contributes to inflammation throughout the body, something diabetics in particular need to be concerned about.
The solution is a low-carb and low lectin diet. So no significant amounts of grains, beans,seeds, nightshades (except modest amounts of cooked organic potatoes showing no green) or any other high-lectin foods. Cut back on alcohol and vinegar. Nothing much that is processed or added preservatives. It should be noted that on a low-carb diet one must substitute cabbage (Sauerkraut preferably) and/or Jerusalem artichokes to balance intestinal flora.
On the up side I [personally] can have all the meat and animal fat I want. :-)
I didn't reduce my overall eating one bit yet lost 20 pounds in the first month. And I haven't felt this good in over a decade. My cardiovascular is back up even though I haven't done much exercising lately, and I no longer get the sickly feeling of the last 6 years when I do exert myself.
But rather than clog this post with non-cooking stuff, please PM me if any of you have any questions here.
The OP was asking about recipes for a restricted diet, unfortunately he didn't get much feedback there. But I have to say that when you're not particularly restricted on seasonings or techniques there is nothing about a restricted diet that really takes much imagination to get around.
Edited by Rick Alan - 2/25/15 at 8:44am