Is the CC diet approach just a reissuing of the Heller’s Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet?

The Carbohydrate Addicts Diet of the Hellers, and their approach to the diet, differ from the (non-profit) Carbohydrate Concentration Diet approach in a number of ways. The Hellers focused on helping Carbohydrate “addicts” rather than on the entire population. And the Carbohydrate Concentration Diet is more general in not requiring that carbohydrates be eaten at one meal, or within one hour, as the Hellers’ diet requires. Thus the CC diet can incorporate, for example, the Herring Fast-5 diet which urges that all carbs be eaten within a fixed five hours.

Of special importance, the Carbohydrate Addicts Diet of the Heller’s originated through their perception that they themselves were carbohydrate addicts and their conviction that other addicts like themselves would benefit from the diet. The Carbohydrate Concentration approach, by contrast, originated through the perception of Jeremy J. Stone that a successful weight-loss diet he had fallen into of eating one large meal a day (plus a snack) had close links to the very positive scientific results of eight decades on caloric restriction and intermittent fasting of mammals and the more recent scientific investigations into autophagy.

Accordingly, the Catalytic Longevity website, incorporating the important work of Mark McCarty, explores and documents the effects of this diet on cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and the like, through a mining of relevant scientific research.

But the Addict’s diet has been cited repeatedly and positively in this work. And readers are encouraged to visit, to learn from it, and to purchase and learn from the Hellers’ books.

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