Archive | April, 2011

Why Americans are Obese

At the New York airport it once again became apparent why Americans are the fattest people on earth. One of the most popular places sold “all-natural nonfat frozen yogurt” and the lines were long.

No fat. So what did they get instead? Continue Reading →

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Dilbert: Better than the sun

I’m getting some real strong sun in a few days. I’m flying to Florida, going on the Low Carb Cruise to Jamaica… There will be reports on it here.

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Ancestral Health Symposium: soon sold out

Do you want to see the superstars of the Paleo movement on stage? Then you want to be in LA August 5-6 this year. Only 35 tickets remain (out of 500) so if you want one it’s time to decide. I will be there – will you?

Ancestral Health Symposium / Reserve tickets

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Sugar:TBT passes one million views!

Sugar: The Bitter Truth, the viral YouTube-lecture, now has over one million views. That’s a couple hundred thousand since it was mentioned in NYT last week…

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Gary Taubes’ cholesterol profile

Gary Taubes posted his cholesterol profile today. Now, had he allowed the test on the Dr Oz show that would have been even better, as his numbers are basically perfect.

On Huffington Post there is a blog today on Taubes’ new NY Times article on sugar. Dr Katz, director of the Yale Research Center, basically argues that since sugar tastes so good it should not be bad for us. That is after mentioning that there is sugar in breast milk so sugar should be just fine, later acknowledging that breast milk actually contains lactose, not sucrose… read it only if you want to waste ten minutes of your life:

David Katz, M.D., Sugar Isn’t Evil: A Rebuttal

More: Apparently dr Katz’s foundation (objective: “to combat the obesity and diabetes epidemics”) is sponsored by Hershey chocolate bars. Bizarre.

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Summary of the Baltimore conference

Jimmy Moore has done an excellent job of summarizing the lectures during the NMS (Low Carb) portion of the Baltimore conference:

Take-Home Messages From The 2011 Nutrition & Metabolism Society Symposium In Baltimore

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How to cure type 2 diabetes

Jay Wortman, MD, tells the spectacular story of how he got rid of his rampant type 2 diabetes using a simple dietary change. Eight years later he is still free from the disease and needs no medication. Basically he stopped eating the foods that turn to sugar in the gut.

During the last few years several well designed scientific studies has proven that this common sense approach works very well. You can read more about it on Dr. Wortman’s website or use the detailed guidelines here at DietDoctor.com (completely free).

In the video above (filmed during the Baltimore conference this month) dr Wortman also talks about his experience using a very low carb (ketogenic) diet for kids and how his wife used it during pregnancy, very interesting subjects.

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Taubes in NYT: Is sugar toxic?

Here is a loong new article in New York Times by Gary Taubes: Is sugar toxic?

There are no big news for those who have already read everything on the subject, but it’s still a good article. The viral lecture by Lustig that is mentioned can be seen here (it’s excellent):

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Going to Baltimore for the Obesity Conference

I’m on my way to the epicenter of the obesity epidemic, USA. The destination is Baltimore and the obesity conference there. I look forward to some interesting lectures on the role estrogen plays in obesity in postmenopausal women. That’s especially interesting as those are the patients that most often finds it hard to control their weight with a low carb diet alone.

The last day of the conference is about low carb diets, in particular ketosis and its role in treating some specific diseases. Some true low carb doctor superstars will tell us all they know. I’ll try to report the most interesting things here.

Conference program

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Crazy times

Sorry for the lack of updates. I’m doing 14 lectures in 15 days now in different cities in Sweden, on the subject of low carb diets and health. The subject has never been hotter in my country. Journalists are calling every single day now. At the same time I’m working with patients two-three days a week at my clinic. Trying to update both my Swedish and English blog at the same time has been hard.

This weekend I will go to Baltimore for the obesity conference, meeting up with some low carb people, including Jimmy Moore. Apparently we are going to some Brazilian Steakhouse to eat all the meat we can get. Reports and interviews from that trip will end up here for sure.

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