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Diabetics are routinely exposed to neglect, because of old ingrained dogmas on how they need to eat. Diabetics are getting sicker unnecessarily, and often often their attempts to improve their health are met by opposition from health-care professionals.
The following example is one of the worst I’ve encountered. A mother managed to help her 9-year-old son with type 1 diabetes to become healthier and feel better by eating fewer carbohydrates. The result of the mother helping her child? The diabetes clinic reported her to the authorities!
However, the report was soon abandoned – because everyone involved, including school health professionals, noticed that the child was doing much better than before – but the diabetes clinic continues to put up resistance.
Recently, the diabetes clinic sent a letter to the school, stating that the child needs to eat at least a pound of root vegetables per meal in order to “ensure that enough glucose reaches the brain”. The fact that the child was already feeling better than ever before doesn’t seem to matter. Here’s the full translation of the letter, signed by a dietitian at the clinic:
“The recommended intake of carbohydrates at lunch is no less than 30 g (1 oz).
In order to ensure that enough glucose reaches brain cells and other body tissues, a minimum of 30 g of carbohydrates is required at lunch.
If carbohydrate intake has to be in the form of root vegetables, then 300–700 g (about a pound) is required to get the carbohydrate intake up to 30 g (1 oz).”
This is a story from Sweden in the year 2014. A story that an appropriate investigative TV show should dig in to: Continue Reading →
Pretty impressive! Here’s an update from Sophie, who shared the beginning of her success story eating LCHF a year ago.
That, it turns out, was just the beginning. Here’s her whole life-altering story: Continue Reading →
P-O Heidling from Linköping, Sweden, has had type 1 diabetes since childhood. Despite being a “very good” patient, his blood sugar levels increased with the years. He was tired constantly and many more health problems started to sneak up on him.
He emailed me about what happened when he – despite resistance from health care professionals – started eating LCHF about five years ago.
Here’s his story: Continue Reading →
Swedes are becoming heart-healthier, faster!
The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare recently released the latest statistics for the risk of myocardial infarctions in Sweden, up to the year 2013. This is encouraging reading for almost everyone… except for those who are desperately looking for signs that increased butter-consumption has something to do with heart disease.
The years when LCHF has been popular and butter sales in Sweden have more than doubled – from 2008 – are highlighted in green in the image. The risk of heart disease is not on its way up, as some have warned, but rather the risk is going down faster than ever!
Swedes are consuming a lot more butter and at the same time getting more heart healthy than ever before.
How will the outdated fat-fearing people at our agency for dietary guidelines explain away this? They’ll probably continue their usual tactics: acting as though nothing has happened. Or what do you think? Continue Reading →
Things are happening! The other day an excellent TV show aired about the benefits of LCHF-like food. This on Australia’s biggest science show, Catalyst.
The show is not only about how LCHF may reduce appetite, produce weight loss without hunger or improve diabetes. It also goes into how this kind of food may help some top athletes to better performance.
Watch the episode for free online:
Catalyst: Low-carb diet: fat or fiction? (30 minutes long)
Here’s another story about a several decade-long struggle with weight and health issues, took a turn for the better when Ron Webb changed his diet: Continue Reading →
Can you recover and manage without antiepileptic drugs by changing your diet? Ask Christer Kustvik, editor-in-chief at Swedish newspaper Corren:
I hope you can stand some rampant joy, dear readers, because this column will be written in a state of euphoria.
The past week has been one of the absolute best in my life.
As I wrote on Facebook:
“Yiiiihaaaa! For the first time in 20 years, I am OFF ALL MEDICATIONS!! Two decades of epilepsy problems are suddenly under control thanks to changing my diet (fewer carbohydrates /sugar). Absolutely amazing, I feel like I’m flying!”
That’s how it is.
Fewer carbohydrates/sugar has given me a new life. A healthy life.
Suddenly I feel strong. Energetic. Light.
To get well when you’re sick is like a dream. A feeling difficult to understand for healthy people, I think.
Weight loss on LCHF – even if it’s 121 lbs (55 kg) in eight months – is often just a welcome bonus. Emmy Frisk knows this. She emailed me her story, and what a story: Continue Reading →
Here’s a story about a long struggle ending in success… by doing the opposite. A story about regaining health and losing weight – by eating MORE.
Christoph in Austria sent me his story about how he finally kept the promise he had given his mother: Continue Reading →
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