I am a bit pressed for time, the sun is goin down down and i need to be in bed. So i'll get back to you in more detail. Just a few quick thoughts. Adkins was on the right track but very flawed.
Carbs are not all bad. But carbs all the time are. We are not made that way. There are essential fats and essential amino acids (protein). Thats the way we are made.
Of course the last arguement is "well how come we live longer today that folks did 100 years ago."
Use some common sense. For those of us blessed to live in America, our lives are so godamned soft compared to most of the rest of the world. Or to folks living 100 years ago its SILLY. Do you think a guy workin out for an hour, 4 times a week compares to the physical demands of a trapper 200 years ago.
Or a farmer without a tractor or power tools, or god have mercy, a slave clearly land for tobacco here in NC with nothin but some axes, and cousins to pull the plows????????
Its a stupid arguement.
Number 2, antibiotics (i.e. see last two generations only), these work (as compared to cancer treatment) because they target a. separate a species,.... bacteria.
Cancer, heart disease and diabetes are not separate species, they are the result our abuse of our natural machinery. Don't you find it strange that the only animals on earth that suffer from cancer are humans.......and the animals we feed and over expose to light.....DOGS and CATS???
Number 3, surgery to repair wounds. The folks 200 years ago, who's lives were a struggle that most of us can't comprehend didn't have the surgery skills we now have at our disposal.
With regards to not being able to reduce your carbs. If you really want to get scientific do some research on:
advanced glycation end products
diabetics age prematurely because sugar driven damage acquires breakneck speed, raising their levels of advanced glycation end products to those of elderly people.
What are advanced glycation end products??? They're tight molecular bonds that form between sugar and your body's protein frame. Its what you see as dark pigment in the teeth and skin of old folks (age spots).
These aren't really a problem, except for lookin bad. But when they form with long lived protein collagen the result is thickened arteries, stiff joints, feeble muscles and failed organs. Thats not good. Those are your precious carbs at work
There are no essential carbohydrates.
go to the library and read
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration.