About Diet Doctor

About Diet Doctor

Regaining health in a sick world requires thinking and acting differently. It requires trusting not in corporate propaganda or old misinformation, but in nature. In the power of your own body to return to its natural state, given the right environment.

Our mission is to find the truth about health and supply tools for those who want to free themselves. Thus empowering people everywhere to revolutionize their health.

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We invite you to join us in this defining struggle for the future. There’s a great conflict in the world, and it will determine our destiny and the lives of the people we love.

Quick facts about Diet Doctor

  • Founded in 2011, after Swedish beginnings in 2007. Learn more
  • Mission: Empowering people everywhere to revolutionize their health.
  • Fast-growing, now 7 employees and about 20 freelancers, moderators and partners.
  • Over 2 million visits per month.
  • No money from industry, no products for sale, no ads.
  • Funded by the people – over 12,500 members.
  • Free (membership optional).

A broken world

Something is badly wrong. While the prosperity of the world has never been higher, people are suffering. More and more people – the majority in the Western world – are obese or overweight, and a large proportion are on prescription drugs every day for the rest of their lives.

Every year new people add to the sad statistics. As we get ever richer as a society our health appears to decline. Why is this?

People feel guilt and shame, like if the excess weight, hunger and tiredness was their fault, a moral failing. They count their calories and attempt to eat less food and exercise more, but it’s not working. If only they had more willpower.

Diabetes type 2 – a new epidemic in the history of humankind – will soon reach 500 million people. The death toll will be immense, as will the armies of people suffering the consequences: blindness, dementia, heart disease, cancer. This new disease is considered incurable and the treatment is daily drugs to reduce the symptoms. There is no cure, expert say.

Obesity – another new epidemic soon affecting half the population – is considered almost as incurable. The only effective treatment is said to be bariatric surgery, i.e. surgically removing parts of healthy organs. An operation with a significant risk of resulting in life-long misery and sometimes even death. And a year after surgery the excess weight usually starts returning.

What’s even worse, epidemics of obesity and diabetes are the tip of the iceberg. As these problems spread across the world other diseases soon follow: heart disease, cancer, eating disorders and food addiction, high blood pressure, ADHD, depression and on and on.

Experts still trumpet eating less and exercising more to slow down the epidemics. But that’s what we’ve been saying for 30 years, while the problem has exploded. It’s not working.

It may be even worse. The problem really started to get bad in the early 80s, just when we were told to eat “healthily”, just when the first Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released, and then copied around the world. That’s when the epidemic started.

Possibilities and what’s holding us back

Something is very wrong in the world today. Our bodies are made to stay healthy through our lives, and supply us with the energy to reach our goals and our potential. We can absolutely return to this natural state. With the resources the world has today there should be no stopping us.

This is not about a lack of willpower. You already have all the willpower you’ll ever need.

Imagine a world where all people can feel good in their bodies again, where all kids can run and play without catching their breath every few steps, where there’s no need for mass pill popping, a nation no longer on drugs, where nobody is obsessively counting calories to starve themselves. Where health is normal again. Where we can reach our potential and care for each other. Where we use our willpower for higher purposes, together shaping a better world for our children.

Much of what we need to get there is already known. But it’s not that simple. The food industry profits from selling cheap, low-fat, highly processed, nutritionally depleted and addictive food. And we’re advised to eat at least every three hours. The pharmacological industry profits by selling daily medications to temporarily reduce the symptoms of all the diseases caused by the food.

Junk-to-Drugs

These are trillion dollar industries. There’s a lot of money to be made keeping you sick.

The truth is obscured by corporate propaganda, companies selling junk food and pills, using lies, to the benefit of their shareholders, but to the detriment of humanity. It’s obscured by government ineptitude, allowing corporations to rule via armies of high-payed lobbyists, while relying on old experts who are often stuck in failed preconceptions, unable to update their thinking. That is, if the experts are not simply funded by corporations too.

Just as an example, it was recently exposed how Coca-Cola spend tens of millions of dollars buying the loyalty of government health experts and scientists as well as high-profile bloggers and personal trainers. To not mention the dangers of drinking sugar. To keep quiet about it. That’s the reality behind their slogan about “open happiness” and billions of dollars of feel-good advertising. How is obesity, disease and lies the road to happiness?

It may seem impossible to change this. What can one person do? Not much. But together, using modern tools… if we have the will, we can change anything.

Towards the solution

What would you do if there was a clear way to make the world a better place?

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Most of the truth we need is already out there, it is already known, many are already using it with fantastic results. What’s needed is to find this truth and make it as simple as possible to use. To empower people everywhere to revolutionize their health.

This can’t be achieved using old thinking, we’ll have to question everything. And it can’t be achieved by selling a magic product, a pill or a packaged food product or by financing from the corporations who are profiting from the status quo. That’s the thinking that got us into this mess.

Here at Diet Doctor we want to be a part of the solution. That’s why we’ve decided to take no money from industry, sell no food, no supplements, no other products and to have no ads.

Instead we’re fully funded by the people, via an optional membership (free trial available).

Everything necessary we give away for free to the world, even without signing up. We’re focusing on free simple guides, recipes and step-by-step plans, providing everything you need to lose weight without hunger or to cure diabetes type 2.

Welcome to Diet Doctor. Let us tell you more about reality and some of the misconceptions that stop people from achieving health and happiness.

The solution

The solution to the obesity and diabetes epidemics already exists. It’s very simple:

LCHF Food

That’s basically it. Although there are details too: if you want to lose weight effortlessly or improve your diabetes you should probably make a special effort to drastically reduce the carbohydrates, especially sugar and processed starch (like flour).

Natural fat, like butter? Eating that is fine. Red meat? That’s fine too. Calories? That’s just another, bizarre, name for food. Eating real food is perfectly fine, as long as you are hungry. Counting calories and ignoring your hunger is an eating disorder.

Exercise? That’s great for your health and well-being, but it’s never going to make you thin. You cannot outrun a bad diet.

There’s only one long-term solution that is truly effective. Eat real food, when you are hungry.

Why change is so slow

So if the problem is so huge, and the solution already exists – why is the problem not solved already?

TIME: Eat ButterBecause of inertia, old dogma and vested interests. Primarily it’s just hard for us humans to change our minds. It takes time.

The mistaken fear of natural fat is still just about alive, like some kind of half-dead zombie – even though modern science has thoroughly disproven it. The magazine TIME even put this fact on their cover in 2014. Fearing natural fat leads to even more high-carb, high-sugar junk food – so it’s been a really bad idea.

There is also massive money to be made from the status quo. The entire food and pharmaceutical industries depend on it, and they employ armies of lobbyists and even researchers.

The food industry wants to divert the blame from their own bad food (the real problem) to their consumers. Thus their emphasis on calorie counting, “personal responsibility” and exercise.

The pharmacological industry does not want people to get well. It’s easy to understand why. That would put them out of business.

The government would love to improve the health of the people, but official agencies move slowly and they are easy prey for trained lobbyists and influencers. Just look at Michelle Obama’s sadly failed “Let’s Move” campaign. As soon as the junk-food industry got involved it all turned into empty pep talk, with no real change that anybody truly believes in.

Bringing the solution to the people

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As no solution is coming from the top, it can only come from the bottom, from people like you and me. And it will, because nothing is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

The Diet Doctor organization wants to speed this process up and we have a plan to do it. We want to make it much simpler to understand and get inspired to revolutionize your health. And then for you to help other people – your friends, family, etc. – to revolutionize their health.

Then the cycle can repeat, at ever greater scale.

Use the menu at the top of the page to find our best guides. And don’t forget to sign up for our free weekly newsletter. If you do it now you also get access to a free video course on eating a low-carb high-fat diet.

Contact

Direct support questions about the membership, newsletter etc. to support@dietdoctor.com (answer within 24 hours)

If you want to contact me send an email to andreas@dietdoctor.com. Please note that I still manage to read all my emails but have limited time to answer – and I can not give personal medical advice about diet or health over email.

The Food Revolution

This talk from 2011 summarizes the ongoing revolution. How we realize old mistakes and the most effective way to improve our health and weight.

The Food Revolution – Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt4.8 out of 5 stars5 star89%4 star7%3 star0%2 star2%1 star0%38 ratings3851:51There’s a 2015 update available on the member site – free trial available – click image on the right.

Possibilities

Do you want to help change the world? There are many things you can do. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Be a positive example and inspire the people around you (answering their questions is more effective than trying to persuade someone who isn’t ready).
  • How do you become a positive example? Check out our guides like How to Lose Weight or How to Reverse Diabetes Type 2.
  • Do you just want to get started on low carb right away? Take The Two-Week Low-Carb Challenge – it contains everything you need.
  • Learn more. Check out or member site – free trial available – with a wealth of video courses, concrete expert interviews and Q&As, presentations and movies.
  • Consider supporting the Diet Doctor organization with a long-term membership at $9 per month. Our members supports our fast-growing organization with now seven employees and many freelancers, allowing us to stay completely independent and show no ads and sell no products.
  • Teach others: Comment on blogs and discussion forums and in papers, start a blog yourself, prepare a lecture, talk to your doctor.
  • Feel free to spread the link to dietdoctor.com. You may also use anything you find on this site in whatever way you like, if you mention the origin of it.
  • Do you have any other ideas? Please tell us in the comments below.

Learn more

Read about the Diet Doctor story so far

Team Diet Doctor

Transformations

These are all people who transformed their lives using low carb. Click any image to read their stories:

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Comments

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638 Comments

  1. Lynette Stevens
    Please cancel my membership. Thank you.
    Reply: #602
  2. As a member, you’ll have easy access to your personal account page. Click “cancel membership” to cancel your membership.

    If you don't find it send a mail to: support@dietdoctor.com and cancel the membership.

  3. Pete
    cauliflower shortage in Canada due to demand for the vegetable. Is it an LCHF omen?
    http://www.cnbc.com/2016/01/22/5-a-head-the-great-canadian-cauliflowe...
  4. paula
    Too nervous about the high fat. Please Cancel my membership
    Reply: #605
  5. You really don't have to be nervous, a lot of us are still alive 😉

    Actually continue eating LCHF is probaly the best you can do for your health.

    But if you want to cancel the membership you can do it on your account page. If you don't find out how to do it, mail to support@dietdoctor.com and cancel.

    Too nervous about the high fat. Please Cancel my membership

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  7. Jeffery Graves
    Hi, just wanted to say that I love your site. I was introduced to it from a friend from Sweden that I met on Facebook. Before I started following the LCHF diet, I was clean eating which meant no processed food but I was including fruits into my diet as well. I have since cut them out but my weight loss still seems stalled. I wanted to ask one question. I want to add that I am faithfully sticking to this lifestyle, my only cheat I would say, is that I have 2 -3 cups of coffee each day with sugar free hazelnut creamer and 2 packs of aspartame sweetener. Could that alone be hindering my weight loss? Thank you in advance. Jeff

    Hi Jeffery!

    Probably not stop but it can slow weight loss down slightly. Use this checklist to find your way:
    http://www.dietdoctor.com/how-to-lose-weight

    Best,
    Andreas

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  9. Jill
    I would like to cancel my monthly autopay membership ... how do I do so? Thank much! Jill
    Reply: #610
  10. I would like to cancel my monthly autopay membership ... how do I do so? Thank much! Jill

    Go to your personal account page. Click “cancel membership” to cancel your membership.

    If you don't find it send a mail to: support@dietdoctor.com and cancel the membership.

  11. Rob
    I am pro-LCHF, eat a strict LCHF/ketogenic diet to control my blood sugars as a type 1 diabetic. This works for me but the information in this blogpost is claiming some fairly contentious ideas that he claims are scientifically backed and he present as a reasonably educated advisor.

    Please tell me where to post it or pass it along to Dr. Eenfeldt for a brief review and comment.

    http://blog.wellnessfx.com/2014/01/07/ben-greenfield-4-dangers-low-ca...

    Thank you,
    Rob Roman

    Reply: #613
  12. PJ Winchester
    Hi, Is it ok to go totally carb free? Will that help lose weight faster? How much protein can I eat a day? How do I measure my protein intake amount? Any & all info & tips is appreciated!
    Reply: #614
  13. Rob,
    I don't commonly see any of these issues in people on LCHF, and they are all perfect when I check my own health markers (been on LCHF for 9.5 years).

    One exception though, the fasting glucose – 90 is extremely low for a top cutoff, especially as the fasting glucose is often the highest value of the entire day when on strict LCHF. Perhaps young athletes like Greenfield can stay consistently below 90 but I think very few other people do, whatever diet they are on. So I think that's simply bad advice, resulting in unjustified worries for almost anyone who follows it.

  14. Yes you can go totally carb free, should you want. But that is almost impossible.

    It's called low carb, not no carb. Stay below 20 grams of digestible carbs a day and you're on a strict low-carb diet.

    Keep protein moderate for maximum effect. Excess protein gets converted to carbs in body.

  15. Federico
    Hello Dr. Eenfeldt!

    Recently I've read an article by Maria Emmerich citing Chris Kresser and other authors totally against the consumption of Omega 3 supplements they say they could actually do more harm than good because of oxidation.
    I did some research and I noticed there are different studies that seem to validate their opinion.
    Since I and all my family (including all of our children) are taking and have taken huge amount of them daily and for many many years, now I'm very concerned!
    Should we stop taking them? Please, help!!!

    Reply: #616
  16. Federico,
    It's probably better to eat real & fresh nutritious food instead of supplements, whenever possible. That said I believe the fear of oxidation in Omega 3 supplements is likely overblown.
  17. Carol
    Hi,I drink soya milk in my tea and coffee,is this ok?
    Reply: #622
  18. Lyn
    about 3 years ago, I began the Atkins plan using his books (not the processed meal bars and meals they sell today), and over the course of a year, I lost 50 pounds. I felt great and could get into my skinny jeans again! Then after having to undergo dental surgery, and not being able to eat solid foods for 4 weeks, I subsisted on Slim fast shakes.. then, after I was able to start eating more solid food again, starting with soft mashed potatoes and canned chicken noodle soup, and building up to eating what I had before I had lost the weight. Then I was out of control with eating and regained the weight. I have stresses that I won't go into, but I believe I was eating many carbs with abandon because of that stress. I discovered LCHF and the Diet Doctor a few months ago, but only last week committed to LCHF. I've already lost 4 pounds since a week ago. I went to a party last night where the array of foods consisted of cookies, cake, bbq ribs, chicken nuggets fried with coating, chips, but I didn't ingest any of it. I took two turkey roll ups from home, consisting of goat cheese, mayo, mustard, and green olives, and had 2 home made deviled eggs to go with it, and I was satisfied. I looked around the room and realized all of us there are overweight, not a judgement, but it felt better to be sticking to LCHF and know that I'm doing something beneficial for my health. Thank you! I just want to add that the cost monthly to be a part of LCHF is minimal compared to the cost of staying overweight. I am subscribed now and am enjoying the info and site immensely.
  19. Lyn
    I meant to also add that if you want a good place online to track everything you eat, your exercise goals, etc. there is a site called fitday.com and there is a free version (that I use) and one where you pay a little more for extras. With the free version, I can track my food daily, journal my progress privately, exercise goals, weight goals, etc. It is a great way to track where you started and see your progress. It also breaks food down into counting calories, carbs, etc.
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  21. Michael McGuckian
    I am a total fan and this is a great introductory page which I can send to anyone who enquires about the 'strange' diet I follow. God bless the work. Michael McGuckian.
  22. Hi,I drink soya milk in my tea and coffee,is this ok?

    Hi!

    I'm not a fan of soy products. But if you like it in your tea I don't believe it will make any harm. :)

    If you would like to have a vegetarian alternative? Then I would prefer coconut milk or almond milk.

  23. Kim
    I love almost all your ideas and support your cause - except your evolution ideas, namely your chart showing the evolution of our species from apes/monkeys. I really hate that and don't believe or support that.
    Replies: #630, #636
  24. Matt
    I love the this new article, however I believe you are overly harsh on industry for how we got here and not harsh enough on Government. I think there are 3 phases to this problem; cause, realisation and correction. We are currently in phase 2.

    The cause phase was the fault of Governments and their eating advice (perhaps with sugar lobbying admittedly). But the influx of low fat, high carb foods that entered our supply chain was simple demand and supply caused by Government eating advice). Manufacturers will always try to sell us what we will buy, and I think that is fine. I have always eaten what I was told was healthy, and I sought it out in manufacturers products. What else were they to do.

    I think we are now in the realisation phase. I hold Government, Manufacturers and Scientests/Dietitions all responsible for the slow progress here. The science is in, LCHF is the answer, and anyone that still denies this is served by their own interests (denial, loss of business or denial - respectively)

    I can't wait for the correction phase to start, and diet doctor, Tim Noakes, Gary Taubes are leading the way.

    For the record, I see some people cancelling their subscription. I am keeping mine for he sole purpose of supporting your efforts.

    Reply: #631
  25. Nette
    I love this site. I have spent years trying to lose weight. The best I achieve is not gaining more and end up pretty hungry when I try hard. I have lost 22lb in 10 weeks and so much tastier and easier than anything I've tried before. I started this due to a diagnosis or pre-diabetes (insulin resistance). I just wish someone had given this advice years ago.
  26. Michelle
    For $9 a month to a cause like this is brilliant. I'm new to the journey and learning a lot. I'd just like to clarify one point I read in the above comments. If excess protein is converted to carb, what ratio or grams of protein should we be taking daily?
    Reply: #627
  27. Hi Michelle!

    Great that you join us! :)

    Recommendation regarding protein varies a bit but a common guideline is 1 gram protein per kilo target body weight. If you train a lot it could be a good idea to add 1/2 gram protein (per kilo target body weight.)

    For $9 a month to a cause like this is brilliant. I'm new to the journey and learning a lot. I'd just like to clarify one point I read in the above comments. If excess protein is converted to carb, what ratio or grams of protein should we be taking daily?

  28. Susan
    I came across your website by chance....at 75, after a lifetime of anxiety over food, I decided to try one last time to lose weight after yo-yoing for so long. Reading about the low-carb way was most interesting.....and I've discovered for the first time that I need not feel hungry - by eating delicious food, using butter and oil in cooking.....I've lost my need for cakes and other sweet things - such a relief! I'm losing weight very slowly, 6lbs in 5 weeks....mainly because I drink wine.....but the important thing is the delight in not feeling hungry! Thank you for your work in this area.
  29. Mikkel Westh
    Dear Diet-Doctor team.

    Thank you for this article. It said it all. And very precisely. I have been on low-carb for soon a year now, and it has changed my life and the way I feel about myself and my body. I lost weight and it has improved my overall health and performance. Thank you - and a lot of other sites and people by whom, I have been inspired.
    Recently, I have come across a very exciting new product with some profound health-benefits, which has improved my athletic performance even more. I want to share it with likeminded people. Is there somewhere on your site, where one can discuss supplements and what works and share experiences?
    Thank you again.
    All the best,

    Mikkel Westh

    Reply: #632
  30. I love almost all your ideas and support your cause - except your evolution ideas, namely your chart showing the evolution of our species from apes/monkeys. I really hate that and don't believe or support that.

    That's fine, everyone is free to believe in whatever he/she wants to. I'm just trying to find the truth, I could be wrong about things. I really doubt it in this case, but you never know for sure.

  31. Matt,
    I agree that the government low-fat advice made everything way worse. It's a large part of the problem. Maybe I should emphasize that even more.
  32. Mikkel,
    Unfortunately we do not yet have a forum or similar place to discuss. We'll have to fix that soon.
  33. Mikkel Westh
    Ok. Thank you, Andreas. Can I share it with you - in a personal message?
    Reply: #635
  34. Jean
    As a long time committed low carber I am happy to support Diet Doctor as a member. Also as a long time committed low carber I bought the talks from the SA low carb conference when they became available, before the new diet doctor was up and running, I believe. Now they are what is showing up on the membership portion of this site. I do not regret buying the talks when I did but I am hoping that the membership portion of the site will start having some original content.
  35. You can email me at andreas@dietdoctor.com.
  36. Chris
    Hi,
    Really love the site and also happy to pay for the membership. My wife, children and myself are all doing an LCHF lifestyle and have been so for 15 mths now. We have all benefited from this in different ways and all positive. I'd like to respond to Kim' comment by saying that you have your opinions and that's fine but respect others, this isn't a religious forum so enough with the religious debating please.
  37. Ken
    How to contact Dr. Eric Westman with a question? He said in a presentation, that type 2 diabetics should be able to stop their insulin relatively quickly. Perhaps you have some thoughts on this as well. I have been on the LCHF diet since Jan 7. About a month, I have lost 7 pounds, for which I am very happy, I cut out all my fast acting insulins as I did not need them to combat the carbs that I was once eating. I am now on a 20 carb plus or minus about 3 carbs a day. My glucose is still at the 160-180 range in the morning. I have reduced my Novolin N from 50 units in PM and 30 units in Am, to 10 units PM and AM otherwise my readings exceeded 200+. About how long will it take before I am finally away from the high glucose does this take? I have been on the 20 carb diet for about 2 1/2 weeks. By the way, my endocrinologist strongly suggested that I not follow a ketogenic/low carb diet. I am waiting 3 months to see the results, which I expect to be 20 pounds or so less weight halfway to my goal of 155 Lbs and just a continuation of feeling better and less medications.
    I am a subscriber and appreciate your site and information greatly.

    Ken Hall

    Hi Ken!

    New type 2 diabetics often can get off insulin relatively quickly. For people who have had the disease longer it can take longer.

    The most effective way to speed the reversal process up is to add intermittent fasting. But then one needs to be very careful to avoid taking too much insulin and getting resulting low blood sugars.

    Best,
    Andreas

  38. William White (age 47, Missouri)
    Thank you so much. 40 lbs lost in 3 months and I've never felt better. Enjoyed the journey going from wearing 42" waist to my current 34" pants. The only issue I ran into (my own fault) was developing gout, presumably from eating so much meat. Now that I've added tart cherry extract to my diet, I've not had the issue again. I want to tell the world about this, but I'm finding people disregard it because it goes against more "intuitive" teaching. Even those that have watched my transformation seem to write it off as if I'm an isolated case. I can't imagine eating any other way now.

    Hi William!

    As you know you're not alone. Regarding gout the probability of getting this goes down with weight loss, so chances are good it won't return.

    But you're right, there is no need to base diet on meat, amount of meat can be about the same. Just replace carbs with more natural fat, protein can stay about the same.

    Best,
    Andreas

  39. Denise
    Hi, How many avocados can I eat a day? Thank you

    Hi Denise!

    There's only about two grams of digestible carbs in an avocado. So probably as many as you want.

    Best,
    Andreas

  40. Becky
    Is this diet helpful for IBS??

    Hi Becky!

    Yes, very often it is. Worth testing as it often only takes days to notice the effect.

    Best,
    Andreas

  41. Fay
    It would be helpful to have an article entitled How To Convince A Sceptical Doctor ! In last 6 yrs eating LCHF I've dropped from UK size 24 to 14, losing more than 42lbs and 13 inches off my waist. My HbA1c dropped from 13% to 8% then to 6.3% and my eAG is 5.0% over last 90 days. All my health markers have improved, my retinopathy massively improved, so did the neuropathy. My doctor is still sceptical !!

    Hi Fay!

    Ha. I'm not sure anything I write could be more impressive than what you've done, but I'll give it a try soon.

    Best,
    Andreas

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