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  1. Tim Steinert
    Tim Steinert January 30, 2013 at 4:25 am | | Reply

    I was always told to subtract half the amount of fiber from the carbs (if the amount of fiber is over 5g) by my dietitian to get net carbs. By that calculation, the bars would have 12g of carbs. What about protein content?

  2. TC
    TC January 30, 2013 at 5:48 am | | Reply

    One small gripe… which I shouldn’t care, but since he calls himself Dr. Don, I do. Unlicensed doctors make me nervous. Although he may have an MD, if he hasn’t taken the tests and hasn’t done the doctoral residency required to become licensed, then his opinion should not be seen as equivalent. Certainly, it is unlikely he is board certified. Granted his “expertise” is in this area, but in my opinion his training is NOT equivalent to those who are licensed. How many crappy doctors have you run across at in is. Licensure only establishes a MINIMUM standard to practice medicine.

    But maybe he is a perfectly fine fellow who just happens to say stuff like, “In modern medicine we poison ourselves to health.” Sure, this kind of statement has it appeal, but it is dangerous none the less. It has the same shallow appeal that “Vaccines cause autism” has. Is modern medicine perfect, no. But does it use the scientific method and attempts to make the practice of medicine better. If he has something to contribute to the effort, then by all means! Produce these bars that apparently taste like sawdust. Maybe he can eventually make them taste good or perhaps others will love them. My point is that there is a market for his work and he should stick to take. My preference would be for him to be much more careful with statements that sound like “medicine is poison” because even IF he did examine a type 2 diabetic, he is not qualified to give them a medical opinion.

    1. Mary Dexter
      Mary Dexter January 30, 2013 at 8:16 am | | Reply

      My distrust started when he said he “objects to the standard medical D-care that he says is ‘growing like no other health problem out there.’ but apparently equates that with “the quick use of insulin in type 2s”. Instead he recommends his bars. He’s a snake oil salesman. But he does look good in a white coat. So do the perfume sprayers at Macy’s.

      1. TC
        TC January 30, 2013 at 12:27 pm | | Reply

        Yes, he’s a “handsome devil” isn’t he? ;) I find the pun fitting.

  3. Mike Walker
    Mike Walker January 30, 2013 at 6:11 pm | | Reply

    They look good, but I doubt I will ever try them considering they fall in at around $3.50 per bar. I can eat an entire meal that I would wager is way more filling for less than that. I enjoy a good snack bar, but I’m not willing to spend that much per bar on something that in the end won’t make that much of a difference in my overall state as a diabetic.

  4. Bob Serulla
    Bob Serulla January 31, 2013 at 12:09 pm | | Reply

    I love what Doctor Don has done here I eat the bars daily and they really are good, It is to bad people who do nothing to help those in need criticize those trying to make a difference, the bars fit a great need in a good for you snack to hold you over for at least 4 hours. it is a great thing for those of us that travel for a living not to have to settle for chemical filled foods , and fast food. I recommend trying the bars.

    1. TC
      TC January 31, 2013 at 3:32 pm | | Reply

      I think that you are absolutely right to point out that Dr. Don is filling a need and many people may benefit from his work–including yourself! However, I do think it is fair game to criticize him for making these judgment statements that “modern medicine poisoning us to health.” I think that type of speech can be dangerous as in the case of the thousands of people who have quit getting vaccines due to similar types of rhetoric. I am willing to admit that I may be wrong about this, but tell me why I am wrong, not rely on a strawman argument of, “It is to bad people who do nothing to help those in need criticize those trying to make a difference.” So, I believe the real question here is, do you think an unlicensed MD should be telling a diabetic audience that their physicians are using medicine to poison them to health? If you think that his rhetoric is fine, that’s great. You are allowed to defend him and his position.

      1. Bob Serulla
        Bob Serulla March 22, 2013 at 11:00 am | | Reply

        I think it is fine to tell the world that the medical community is poisoning people to health , sorry to say most all medicines are registered poisons read the labels, although a bit strong words it still points out medicines are not toys and are just 2 widley used, unfortunatly we take to heart a short artical in a blog that really dosnt spell out the entire truth of an interview and has left out some valid info, it is the fact that following a regime of good foods that are low glycemic and high fiber can help you lose weight and get rid of toxic belly fat, that is the primary cause of most peoples glucose management issues , I found the Inbars tobe a very good tool to help in this area , the latest bars to hit the street are really improved and taste wonderfull, like any new product the quality gets better . As for Dr Don just read his books, they are based on using proper eating to help you strengthen the body, and help you get to optimum weight, Pharmaceuticals can life saving but we all need an exit plan. and getting to a weight the includes a trim waistline can be the answer. I feel calling someone a snake oil salesmen when you have never even met them is pretty strong, it is too bad we all use, these kinds of forums to blast good intending people, that really care about the health of others,

  5. Ellen Cooper RN MSN CDE
    Ellen Cooper RN MSN CDE January 31, 2013 at 2:04 pm | | Reply

    I recently learned that agave syrup is not a “natural” foodstuff, but a highly processed product that starts as agave. Agaves don’t exude syrup like a maple tree does. The doctor impersonation hit me the wrong way too.

  6. Adalyn
    Adalyn February 2, 2013 at 4:28 am | | Reply

    Coming from a family of diabetics, this type of nutribar will be beneficial for me. Although I have not been diagnosed yet, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

  7. Margie
    Margie June 3, 2014 at 11:22 pm | | Reply

    I love the chocolate mint bars the best… I have been searching for an organic protein bar without soy as the protein and a low glycemic index… Yay! The InBar is here! It’s nice to have something healthy I can grab on the run.. no these are not candy bars… but as is with all healthy foods it is an acquired taste since we are so conditioned to the processed foods that are filled with sugars and chemicals… Wish they weren’t so expensive though. :(

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