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“I Got Energy That I Didn’t Know Existed and the Pounds Melted Off”

Before and after

Before and after

Anna Skoog had been addicted to sugar since childhood and with time the pounds piled up on her. She tried to get comfortable with her weight, but after being accepted to art school the excess weight started to feel like a big obstacle.

She decided to do something about her weight issues once and for all. She was skeptical about the LCHF diet (low-carb, high-fat) but having heard a lot about it she decided to try it for a month.

Here’s her story about what happened: Continue Reading →

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Statin Nation II – What Really Causes Heart Disease?

What really causes heart disease? Are healthy people being turned into profitable patients by the statin industry?

High cholesterol is hardly a main cause of heart disease. The benefits of cholesterol-lowering medications (statins) for heart-healthy individuals has been exaggerated dramatically, and the risks of side effects have been silenced. This has made these drugs the most profitable ever for the pharmaceutical industry.

Statin Nation II

The movie Statin Nation examined a lot of this when it was released a few years ago. Recently the sequel was released – Statin Nation II. Watch the trailer above and you can watch the entire movie on the membership pages (free trial here).

Watch Statin Nation II

About the Movie

Statin Nation II goes into more detail on all the paradoxes and contradictions in the cholesterol hypothesis. And how the people in the pharmaceutical industry are allowed to collect the evidence that is later used to create official guidelines on who’ll need their drugs.

As an added bonus people who are partly funded by the pharmaceutical industry are allowed to sit on the expert committees that decide on the guidelines (using the industry’s evidence). Not surprisingly a lot of people end up being told they need the drugs, even healthy people. Incredibly naive, really.

The problem? These are powerful drugs with significant risk of side effects. Taking them without needing to is not just a waste of money – it actually does more harm then good.

The movie also examines what the real cause of heart disease might be. Continue Reading →

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Ask Our Expert About Food Addiction

Ask Bitten Jonsson

We now have another expert to help answer your questions!

Do you have a hard time controlling cravings for food – in particular sweet or processed food? Do you experience lack of control over your eating?

Starting an LCHF diet and eating when hungry reduces food cravings. For a lot of people this is enough to get any issues under control. For others it’s a good start, but not enough. This can be due to an addiction to food.

bittenWe recently published an interview with Bitten Jonsson, RN, about this. She’s been trained in helping people with addictions and she’s got decades of experience doing it. She’s also been battling her own addiction to food to get it under control.

A lot of people loved the interview but also wanted answers to more questions. Bitten Jonsson has now agreed to answer questions from our members (free trial available) every week. Ask your question here:

Ask Bitten Jonsson, RN, About Food Addiction

Here are three of the first questions and answers:

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The Key to Obesity

Dr. Jason Fung

Earlier this week the world’s top LCHF conference came online. For the discounted prize $49 (usually $69) you get instant access to it, and you can also check out some short previews for free:

The World’s Top LCHF Conference is Finally Online!

We managed to get a special bonus for our members: one complete presentation per month. So which one should I choose first?

Personally I was most impressed with Dr. Fung’s talks, so here’s his first one. It’s about the key to obesity and type 2 diabetes: insulin resistance. How it develops and how you can reverse it. There’s some tremendously important information in there. To Dr. Fung an LCHF diet is just the beginning of the solution.

The presentation – among many other things – is available for members and as usual you can try membership for free for one month.

The Key to Obesity – full presentation

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Type 1 Diabetes and LCHF – A Great Combination

Hanna Boëthius, type 1 diabetic

Hanna Boëthius has type 1 diabetes

Is an LCHF diet really a great option for type 1 diabetes? What do people with a lot of experience say?

We were just on the most spectacular trip of the year, the low-carb cruise in the Caribbean. We invited our participating moderators to write guest posts here on the blog. Here’s travel report number three, with important information on Type 1 diabetes from our moderator Fredrik Söderlund:

Guest Post by Fredrik Söderlund

Type 1 Diabetes and LCHF – a Great Combination

On the cruise I was inspired by both presenters and guests to write a few paragraphs about LCHF and type 1 diabetes. There’s still a fairly common misconception that type 1 diabetics won’t benefit from LCHF or that it may even be dangerous.

One of the presenters was nephrologist Dr. Keith Runyan who himself has lived with type 1 diabetes for 17 years and switched to LCHF three years ago. Today he eats a ketogenic LCHF diet, or LCHFKD.

Among the conference participants were several type 1 diabetics who advocate LCHF; among them was Hanna Boëthius. She had had the disease for 30 years, since she was 2 years old, and switched to LCHF 4 years ago. Hanna was convinced of the benefits of the diet when she studied to become a nutrition counselor and now has her own business to help other diabetics worldwide (www.hannaboethius.com.)

Hanna eats a ketogenic LCHF diet with 20–30 g carbohydrates daily and, like Dr. Runyan, she points out the many benefits of the diet that are beneficial for type 1 diabetics. I’m compiling some of the benefits that they both put forward on the cruise, but first some background knowledge. Continue Reading →

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Watch the LCHF Movie Cereal Killers for Free

What if everything you knew about nutrition was wrong? That’s the question behind the LCHF movie Cereal Killers. You can watch the trailer above.

I reviewed the movie when it was released a year ago and liked it a lot. And now it’s easier than ever to see it. Cereal Killers – among other movies – is available for instant streaming on our membership site.

You can try our membership for free one month, also getting instant access to video courses, video interviews, Q&A with experts, etc.

Watch Cereal Killers

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Have you already used your free month and want to try again? That’s fine. Just go to your account page and answer three quick questions and you’ll get another free month.

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“This Is What Happens to Your Brain and Body When You Check Your Phone Before Bed”

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Here’s a cool short video on the potential problems with checking your phone before bed. It can mess up your sleep – and sleep is supremely important for your mental performance and for your health.

Personally I cheat a bit. I regularly read books on my smartphone as I’m getting ready for sleep. But I use the Kindle app with black background and white text. Plus I minimize the brightness of the screen and text. I can still comfortably read in a pitch dark room, but there’s a minimal amount of light and I tend to get sleepy and fall asleep pretty fast.

What are your phone habits before bed? Continue Reading →

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Low-Carb Performance

Can you exercise without eating lots of carbs? Can a smart low-carb diet even IMPROVE some aspects of your physical performance, lowering your excess weight while increasing your fat-burning and your endurance?

These ideas used to be heresy, but now there are athletes out there proving that it works – in some cases completely destroying their competition. Athletes are now breaking records, doing what was once considered impossible.

Professor Stephen Phinney have been researching and testing these ideas for a long time. I recently sat down with him for this interview. In it, Professor Phinney discusses the basics behind low-carb performance, who can benefit the most from it – and how to do it right.

You can watch the first 12 minutes above.

More knowledge

There’s an 18-minute second part to the interview, where Professor Phinney goes through many more practical tips and answers common questions. This second part is on the membership pages (free one month trial).

Low-Carb Performance – full interview

Here are a few of the things Professor Phinney mentions in the full interview: Continue Reading →

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How to Get Free from Food Addiction

Are you addicted to sweets, chocolate, ice cream, sandwiches or something else? Do you have a hard time controlling your thoughts of these kinds of food? Do you want to free yourself from the addiction? Then watch this video.

I’m interviewing an addiction expert, Bitten Jonsson, RD. She has decades of experience, first in battling her own addiction and then from treating thousands of patients, primarily with food/sugar addiction.

You can watch the first eight minutes of the interview above.

On the membership pages (free trial one month) there are now two longer interviews of 13 and 19 minutes. There we cover how you can know whether you’re addicted to food/sugar or not (hint: it all revolves around loss of control) as well as more of Bitten Jonsson’s best advice for getting free.

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