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A Low-Carb Diet Best for Fatty Liver 30
Carb-Loaded – a New Movie About the Risks of Too Many Carbohydrates! 42
Four Weeks of Strict LCHF and Ketone Monitoring 46
The latest about LC / paleo! 85
Sugar vs Fat on BBC: Which is Worse? 124
Fruit is candy 154
Low Carb Explained 79
Pizza without bread: Meatza 119
CBN: Using a Ketogenic Diet to Starve Cancer 68
LCHF-breakfast in the summer 92

Carb-Loaded – a New Movie About the Risks of Too Many Carbohydrates!

Have you ever carb-loaded? The answer is likely yes, whether it was planned or not.

Check out this new trailer for Carb-Loaded, a new documentary in the making, about the risks accompanying a diet with too many carbohydrates.

The trailer includes several of my idols, like Gary Taubes and Yoni Freedhoff. In addition I’m in it, which feels a bit odd!

The movie will be finished soon. You can watch more clips from the movie’s interviews on their website and sign up for updates about when you can watch the entire movie:



A Low-Carb Diet Best for Fatty Liver


Study after study shows a more effective weight loss on a low-carb diet. And if you reduce abdominal fat, you’re also reducing the amount of liver fat. The disease fatty liver is strongly associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Not surprisingly, yet another study* shows that a low-carb diet is a good treatment for fatty liver. In only six days on a low-carb diet, the reduction in the amount of liver fat was about the same as it was for seven months (!) on a calorie-restricted diet. Furthermore, the volume of the liver decreased quickly, probably because of less glycogen and fluids (decreased swelling).

How do you most effectively decrease the amount of fat in your liver? In the same way that you melt fat off your abdomen. Less sugar and starch in your diet. Continue Reading →


Sugar vs Fat on BBC: Which is Worse?

Sugar or fat, which is worse? That’s the question in the BBC documentary “Sugar vs. Fat” that aired the other night. And it’s been a long time since I got so many e-mails asking me for comments!

It’s an interesting setup. Two identical twin brothers – both of them doctors – go on a diet for a month. One on an extreme low fat diet, one on an extreme low carb diet (not even vegetables are allowed!). Here’s some background information:

MailOnline: One twin gave up sugar, the other gave up fat. Their experiment could change YOUR life

You can watch the show online here if you’re in the UK or watch a lower-quality copy on YouTube if you’re not.

Unfortunately they end up mostly “confirming” their preconceived ideas. Ready? Here comes the spoilers:

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Don’t Fear Fat! Here’s the Documentary Cereal Killers


The documentary Cereal Killers has now been released on internet. It follows Donal O’Neill, who tries to avoid walking in his father’s footsteps (with heart disease) by eating a high-fat diet.

The hour-long movie follows his experiences during four weeks of high-fat dieting, including careful medical examinations. Don’t miss the surprised lab technician 48 minutes into the movie. Donal’s basic metabolic rate increased according to the examinations, which the technician says he’s never seen before and can’t figure out why it happened. Perhaps he needs to read up a little.

In the movie we can also see Professor Tim Noakes from South Africa, Dr. Briffa from England and an Australian cricket team.

Well worth watching for 5 dollars:


Best LCHF Food?


Here’s a fun survey on which the best LCHF foods are. It only takes a minute to complete and for each answer you can see what others have replied:

Best LCHF Food?

Please note that certain foods don’t fit an LCHF diet at all, so then you’ll have to pick “the least bad”.


LCHF Advice in 24 Languages – Including Arabic, Greek & Swahili!

Do you want advice on LCHF (low carb high fat) in your first language? Or do you want to send it to a friend who doesn’t speak English?

Here’s the page LCHF for beginners in 24 languages. New today: Arabic, Greek and Swahili!

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The Holy LCHF Pilgrimage

Once in their lifetime every true LCHF believer should probably make a pilgrimage to the Butter Museum. Or what do you think?

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Dietitian: Low Carb Could Be the Best Diet

Today's Dietitian

Check out this very low-carb positive article in a magazine for dietitians:

Today’s Dietitian: Low-Carb Diets — Research Shows They May Be More Beneficial Than Other Dietary Patterns

There are some smart dietitians out there! Quite a few have realized that low-carb often is the way to go for their patients. And a few are starting to tell others.

You can read the entire magazine online. But watch out for the fraudulent Dreamfields’ Pasta ad on page 7. Someone should sue these guys before they end up killing (more?) people with their fake low-carb pasta. Nasty stuff.


Success! The LCHF Movie Carb-Loaded is Kickstarted!

It wasn’t even close. After a slow start the kickstarter for the LCHF movie Carb-Loaded finished very strongly. With 55 hours to go it’s at 109 percent. Congratulations!

You can still support the movie and get to see it before anyone else. That way you’ll give the filmmakers an extra bonus.


Is the LCHF Diet a Threat to Public Health?


Headline: “The LCHF War Divides Sweden”

A low-carb and high-fat diet (LCHF) has become extremely popular in Sweden in recent years. Lots of Swedes are using it to lose weight and gain health. But there’s still plenty of resistance. The old-fashioned fear of fat is not dead yet. And this week saw some of the biggest headlines and media frenzy in years!

It all started with an opinion piece by a few senior fat-fearing professors, in Sweden’s biggest newspaper, called “The popular fat diets are a threat to public health” (link to Google translation).

This exploded into massive headlines in every paper and became the main piece of news on TV (I was on a morning show briefly to discuss it).

The most bizarre thing is that the opinion piece suggests that there’s been an increase in risk of heart disease & stroke in Sweden – and they blame the popularity of LCHF. However, the risk of heart disease and stroke in Sweden is on the contrary going down, faster and faster, according to the latest statistics:


Risk of heart disease to the left, stroke to the right. Top line for men, bottom line for women. Bigger picture.

Another silly health scare

It’s absolutely bizarre how little evidence is needed to trash low-carb diets. Continue Reading →