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

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 2016 summarizes the ongoing revolution. How we realize old mistakes and the most effective way to improve our health and weight.

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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820 Comments

  1. Gunilla Film
    Hallo, I am vegetarian , where do I find receptives ?
    Mvh Gunilla
    Reply: #802
  2. Hi Gunilla!

    Here you can find them...

    http://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/recipes/vegetarian

    Hallo, I am vegetarian , where do I find receptives ? Mvh Gunilla

  3. Hi Carol!

    Here you are...
    http://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/halloumiburger-with-rutabaga-fries

    Tip: Use our search function to find recipes:
    http://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/recipes

    What have you done with the Halloumi burger recipe? The cheesy burger "buns" were amazing but I can't find the recipe anywhere. Was going to make for tonight's dinner with beef burgers. Just the bun recipe will do. Thanks.

  4. Judith
    I live in an apartment building that houses people over 62 yrs. old or handi-capped. What a mission field for lchf. I have been doing hclf for 2 1/2 mo. and they see my weight loss and improvement in health. I have pulled a couple of T2D people in with me. One dropped off although his insulin use was going down daily. The other loves the diet. My problem is that I don't have all the expertise to counsel these people if they do start lchf. I use the website as much as possible. There are so many diabetics with this building in varying degrees of T2D complications. The main question is kidney disease. Two men have said "I can't do that diet because my kidneys won't tolerate the protein." I try to explain it is not a high protein diet but to no avail. The fat scares them too. They are old school. Wish we could get some kind of LCHF practitioner here. I am trying to educate my doctor who serves many of the residents of this building. I'd love to bring him on board as a lchf doctor.HELP
  5. REID LOGAN
    Will a LCHF diet help lower triglycerides? Mine are 325 mg/dl. To high for my Doc's liking.
    Reply: #830
  6. Jil
    Hello- I have been trying for several weeks to join your site. However, there seems to be a problem processing my payment information. Do you accept Visa Debit? That is the form of payment that I have been trying to use. I have even received a new card and still have no luck. Thank you.
    Replies: #807, #808
  7. Hi Reid

    One common side effect when you eat LCHF is lower triglycerides. :)

    Hello- I have been trying for several weeks to join your site. However, there seems to be a problem processing my payment information. Do you accept Visa Debit? That is the form of payment that I have been trying to use. I have even received a new card and still have no luck. Thank you.

  8. Jil,

    Credit cards work better than debit cards. We also offer PayPal as a payment option.

    For customer support, please email me att support@dietdoctor.com.

  9. taz
    Hi there. I am trying the 2 weeks challenge but i just had a look at the shopping list and i can not eat pork. Can i replace that with chicken or beef? Thanks
  10. Henry Lykke
    It would be a great feature if it was possible to cast the videos to Chrome cast.
  11. Terri
    What does my body do with all the fat I am now eating on the LCHF diet? I sure hope it's not storing it in my arteries. I understand that I am loosing my own body fat by eating this way, but what happens to all the fat I am eating? Until recently I'd been told that it caused heart disease.
  12. judy gamby
    Please do not send me e-mails anymore. Thank you very much.
    Judy Gamby
    dougnjudy1@charter.net
  13. Kate
    What is your recommended % of carbohydrates per 100grams?
    Thanks
    Kate
    Reply: #814
  14. Hi Kate!

    We usually say max 5%.

    What is your recommended % of carbohydrates per 100grams? Thanks Kate

  15. Kathleen Greville
    A Word of Caution
    Hi , I was so impressed by the success stories that I started the LCHF 2 weeks ago.I lost 5lbs in four days,I embarked upon the diet with gusto,really sticking to the plan .However,after 1 week I ended up in hospital with a rapid heartbeat problem,I had never had heart problems in my life !
    It was pointed out to me in hospital that the drastic change in my eating habits,incorporating kale,avocados,broccoli,spinach ,rocket etc in large amounts ( they contain vitamin K,which thickens the blood)had contributed to my heart scare !
    I think this should be highlighted to all potential LCHF dieters as it can be life threatening.

    I now require to take Warfarin for the foreseeable future!

    I will adapt my diet to reduce carbohydrates,but limit all of the vitamin K rich vegetables above.
    I wish I had been forewarned of this on your website before I commenced the diet.

    Reply: #823
  16. Craig
    Hi. do paying members receive nutrition information with the recipes? interesting recepies, although with CD4, i am trying to keep potassium low.
    Reply: #818
  17. Beemoore
    I lost 6lbs in the first week of the two week low carb challenge but I have weighed myself this morning on day 14 and it seems I've gained 3lbs back. I have followed all the recipes and found it easy because I didn't get any of the side effects; does this mean I have somehow missed something or not been doing it properly?
  18. Hi Craig!

    If you hover your mouse over the symbol for "Strict/Moderate/Liberal Low Carb" on the pictures for all our recipes then you will get the nutritional facts.

    The amount of displayed carbs is net carbs (Total amount of carbs - fiber).

    But we have avoided to state the calories. Our recommendation for most people is to avoid calorie counting.

    You do not have to be a member to see this.

    Hi. do paying members receive nutrition information with the recipes? interesting recepies, although with CD4, i am trying to keep potassium low.

  19. Cris Barrows
    I have been LCHF since 2004. I understand most of the science now and just live this way permanently. I like to keep up with how the "movement" is winning the war on nutrition officialdom, but only as a side interest - that brings me to the issue of paywalls. A lot of good videos and articles I see here need a membership fee. Although not high, it is a sufficient deterrent for me. I see Zoe Harcombe - another great source of LCHF science is now behind a paywall. It is sad that this is happening as I now cannot post links to these great sources to various family members and friends who might convert.

    I understand the economic issues here but wish there was another way. Quality needs compensation, but payments lead to a smaller audience. Jimmy uses ads which are extremely annoying, but I don't like the podcast format anyway - I can read significantly faster.

    Just airing some frustration that my free sources of LCHF information are disappearing at a time when we should be opening up to more of the world.

    Reply: #820
  20. Chris,
    I hate ads. We try to make as much as possible available for free (without even signing up for free membership trial), and we're adding more free material every day. However, a team of 20 people, almost half working full time, requires funding. I can't make anyone work for free.
  21. Cris Barrows
    Andreas - thanks for your response. I suspect you are the best resource on the net for this type of info, and for beginners you offer a superb wealth of knowledge they need. I'll continue to refer those I meet who show an interest, towards your site. It's a great intro and easy to follow - great job. If they are appropriately intrigued then they will pay as needed, I am sure.

    Ultimately and hopefully (in a nice way) you will be redundant when all of this becomes mainstream - but of course big powerful and very wealthy/obstinate institutions stand in the way for now and they will be reluctant to move aside easily. A hard road ahead. You are needed.

    I don't see enough items in your library that I don't already understand well enough, but very occasionally I see an article/video with perhaps a new aspect. I would like something more like a pay-on-demand system where I can pick and pay for very specific articles rather than a regular monthly subscription. I might end up paying more but it would feel better value for the money.

    But anyway - great job. Cris.

  22. Alex
    Hi my husband and I have been doing the LCHF diet now for 4 weeks and as much as we feel a bit better I have only lost 2lb and he has lost 4lb we have been measuring ourselves also but again this is very minimal. Can someone please let me know any tips or make some suggestions to what we might be doing wrong as we have been very good and stuck to what we believe is right. Thank you
  23. I doubt this has anything directly to do with avocados or vitamin K. However low carb can increase heart rate somewhat, so it could possibly slightly increase the likelihood of getting atrial fibrillation in the short term.
    http://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/side-effects#palpitations

    Long term risk should probably go down though, as the main risk factor is high blood pressure, and low carb lowers blood pressure.
    http://www.dietdoctor.com/blood-pressure

    Reply: #827
  24. ollie
    Don't know why they call butter "natural" with natural fat. Natural implies things that grow or exist on their own - with having to be made, manufactured, processed into what they are...

    And there are no fat molecules in butter that are natural

  25. Sharon
    I believe that low carb is the way for me to drop the 100 pounds extra that I'm carrying. Two years ago I developed a milk allergy. If I have very much cheese or cream I retain fluid, have swollen eyes, etc. Any ideas, recommendations on how to modify all those delicious looking recipes of yours for someone like me??
  26. Karen
    Statin Nation and Statin Nation II both have so much important information that I need to show my mom who is doing LCHF but is on a statin and is in pain, but she is deaf and needs a closed caption version to watch. Is there any way Diet Doctor can have that version for viewing? The auto-generated CC doesn't work very well. I appreciate your input. Kind Regards, Karen
  27. meso
    What is it about eating fat that is health beneficial? Thanks
  28. Sarah
    Hoping that you can offer some suggestions. I just completed 100days low carb high fat with low carb island. I feel fantastic and I am sure LCHF is the right way of eating for me. However I have about 30kg to lose and I have been the same weight for 2 years(and I have tried everything). I am a fitness instructor and personal trainer, so I work out daily. I am currently eating a 16:8 ratio lifestyle. However in the whole 100days, I have only managed to lose 2kg in total and my body fat percentage has not changed at all. What can I do, I need to be the best version of me so that I can continue with my fitness career and show others its possible. Really struggling. Cheers
  29. Jennifer
    Hello! I am a new graduate family nurse practitioner in Washington State. I am interested in some training/certification on LCHF for my patients. I have given a few patients the information on LCHF in a general sense, but I would love to be able to integrate this into my practice. I had a patient last week who's A1C dropped from almost 10 down to 6.4% in only 2 months! She is no longer insulin dependent. It was so inspiring to see this with my own patient! Do you provide any professional training or know of any seminars I could attend?

    Thank you,
    Jennifer O'Brien

  30. phillip
    it most certainly will. Mine were at 1.47 mmol sixmonths ago and are now at 0,7. 2 mmol is considered the safe line in Europe

    Will a LCHF diet help lower triglycerides? Mine are 325 mg/dl. To high for my Doc's liking.

  31. Deb
    Thank you so very much for the incredible website! It is helping me with my journey to improved health. I appreciate all the latest videos with such an array of expertise!
    Can you please add a section on the website for recommended books to read? Thanks in advance! Sincerely, A friend in Canada. :)
  32. Eric
    When will we read an article or see an Interview with Doctor Panda from the Salk institute on time restricted feeding? Eight hour feeding window every day fits lchf and lchf fits trf.Eric

    What is the a!tentative? Eating from the time we wake until the time we sleep? How is that working for us as a species? Eric

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