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How Different Foods Affect Blood Sugar Levels – Compared to Teaspoons of Sugar


Different foods, different results

For people with diabetes, it’s not the carb count of a food that matters most, but how much it affects blood sugar levels. So how bad are different foods compared to, say, spoonfuls of sugar?

That’s something that Dr. David Unwin has focused on teaching his patients, with great results, according to this new paper.

Take a look at the picture above. A serving of potatoes has a similar effect as 8 teaspoons of sugar, and rice is even worse. Meanwhile eggs (a low-carb staple) was like 0 tea spoons.

So what happens to Dr. Unwin’s patients on a low-carb diet? His research shows that their body weight, waist circumference and blood glucose all fell while they reported high satisfaction with the diet and more energy.

It’s quite a mystery that the biggest diabetes associations and governments around the world keep recommending starchy and sugary foods as a suitable diet for diabetes and obesity patients.

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What’s It Like Being a Low-Carb Doctor on TV?

4.7 out of 5 stars5 star89%4 star4%3 star0%2 star2%1 star4%47 ratings1,019 viewsWhat’s it like working with patients and giving controversial low-carb advice in front of a TV audience?

In this interview Dr. Rangan Chatterjee talks about what it is like being a star on BBC’s “Doctor in the House” and helping patients with revolutionary diet and lifestyle changes with massive positive effects.

He also talks about getting heavily criticized by the British Dietetic Association for giving “dangerous” advice, despite solid scientific support and the fantastic effects on his patients.

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Is There Science to Support Low Carb?

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Are low-carb diets a fad? Or is there science to support them?

Here’s my interview from earlier this year with a very experienced low-carb researcher, Dr. William Yancy. How does he answer those questions?

Furthermore, what do we really know about how low-carb diets work, and how to make them work well? And what does Dr. Yancy eat himself?

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Good Health Doesn’t Come Out of a Medicine Bottle


Note: This post is by Dr. Aseem Malhotra – his first post on
I recently saw a woman in her early sixties who was terrified because her GP had told her that her cholesterol was high. “Congratulations,” I said. “That will probably help you live longer.” She left smiling.

It is little wonder she had been scared. For decades, governments have issued “low fat” dietary advice, while consumption of sugars and refined carbohydrates has soared. The result has been twin epidemics of type 2 diabetes and obesity – and a bloated medical bill to match. The time has come for an urgent overhaul.

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“You Can’t Handle the Truth” – Dr. Gary Fettke Censored for Recommending Low Carb


Sometimes the truth is hard to take. In the movie, A Few Good Men, Tom Cruise plays a military lawyer trying to find out the truth about a murder. He continues to press Jack Nicholson for the ‘truth’ until, exasperated Nicholson shouts one of his most enduring quotes ‘You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!’.

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“Whatever It Is That You Are Doing, Keep Doing It”

Before and after


Can you reverse health problems with a lifestyle change?

Arthur’s health was failing and after suffering a heart attack he underwent surgery. He also got type 2 diabetes. His doctors told him that the reason for his weight gain and joint pain and other things was that he was just getting older. The only thing to do was to take a lot of medications for the rest of his life, and accept his fate.

Arthur was not happy with this and decided to go looking for other options online. He found them, and two years later everything has changed.

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Keto-Adaptation and Performance – How to Burn Fat for Fuel

4.6 out of 5 stars5 star80%4 star10%3 star4%2 star1%1 star4%70 ratings1,737 viewsDid you miss the first and great Low Carb USA conference, held in San Diego July 29-31 this year? Fear not.

I was there with my coworkers, filming everything, presentations, Q&As and interviews with people who had amazing stories to share. And it will all be available to watch here at Diet Doctor. As we finish editing the videos we’ll release them, one by one.

The first video is one of the best talks of the conference, Professor Jeff Volek on keto-adaptation and performance. It’s a great overview of the benefits of making your body burn fat for fuel. Effortless loss of excess weight is just one of many benefits. Volek also discusses how to do it, while avoiding common mistakes.

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“‘You Can’t Do That,’ He Said. I Did It Anyway”



Mike was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. He was put on drugs, including insulin, to control his blood sugars. This made him gain lots of weight and he developed all kinds of complications.

Mike decided his treatment was not working. He decided to quit eating carbs, and to quit his mealtime insulin. His doctor panicked and said “you can’t do that”. Mike did it anyway.

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“As of Today I Take No Diabetic Medication at All”

Before and after: 37 pounds,

Before and after: 37 pounds, swelling (see
puffy hands to the left), and all diabetic drugs gone.

Bradley got type 2 diabetes in his forties, then he got fatty liver. Then the really bad thing happened.

He went to the diabetic clinic for help and was recommended a low-fat diet. Despite following it “to the letter”, he rapidly gained 15 pounds (7 kg) and needed to double his insulin doses, while feeling like he was starving! It obviously did not work.

Even though the clinic threatened to kick him out, he decided to do the opposite: a low-carb diet. A year later, everything has changed. Continue Reading →


RD Dikeman on Why People With Type 1 Diabetes Should Avoid the Disastrous High-Carb Diet

Why is the standard advice for type 1 diabetic patients crazy and why does it worsen the disease? What should we do instead?

This is what Richard David Dikeman explains in this spot-on interview by Ivor Cummins.

The Fat Emperor: RD Dikeman and Fat Emperor at the Type 1 Diabetes Disgrace

Dikeman argues that getting rid of carbs is the way to go in order to avoid dangerous swings in blood sugar.

RD Dikeman is the brain behind the Facebook group TYPEONEGRIT for type 1 diabetic patients and features in videos with Dr. Bernstein on YouTube. He also gave a talk at the recent low-carb conference in San Diego about treatment for type 1 diabetics. A video from that is coming up later.

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