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“For me LCHF = Freedom and Health”

Before & after

Before & after

Mary spent 18 years being obese, with illnesses, depression and general unhappiness as consequences of her lifestyle. One day, she just wouldn’t take it anymore. She decided to live a life without being a slave to sugar and reversed her type 2 diabetes. Here is her story:

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I have struggled with weight since the 7th grade – I yo-yo’d between a healthy weight and a little overweight until my mid to late 20’s when I steadily started gaining year after year. I spent 18 years in the obese category, topping out at 260 pounds in early 2014.

Finally on March 3, 2014 something snapped in me and I just decided no more. Continue Reading →


Sugar Mamas: Diabetes Among Pregnant Women Spikes in India

As junk food continues to invade more and more areas in India, diabetes among pregnant women in the country is rising insanely fast. A decade ago 1-2% of young mothers got the disease – now it’s around 15%! Ten times more common than before. One young mother out of seven.

Hindustan Times: Sugar mommies: Diabetes among pregnant women spikes in India

It’s simply insane. And it’s a completely preventable and reversible dietary disease, with the right tools. We’ll do what we can to supply them:

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Not So Sweet – The Diabetes Association of Sri Lanka Gets It


Here’s a powerful ad campaign from the Diabetes Association of Sri Lanka. I’d like to see these ads everywhere.

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Progress: -30 Pounds in Another 3 Months, Total -80 Pounds on LCHF!

Before & after

Before & after

We recently heard back from one of our weight loss story writers, Jason! Last time he wrote, he had lost 50 pounds, impressive enough that some people thought that his after picture was Photoshopped! And now Jason has lost even more – what are people going to say now?

Here’s what Jason has to say about the past months: Continue Reading →


Surge in Number of UK Adults with Diabetes

The number of UK adults with diabetes has risen by more than 65% in a single decade, to 3.5 million people – a clear sign that something is completely wrong.

The Guardian: Surge in number of UK adults with diabetes

The British Heart Foundation is pouring another £3m into research on the link between diabetes and heart disease, as well as new treatments for the condition. They seem to be totally focused on the usual thing: more new drugs to reduce the damage of the disease.

Fortunately people do not have to wait for even more drugs to be available, as reversing type 2 diabetes is already possible.

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Diabetes Type 2 Worldwide in One Generation: From 30 to 415 Million People

New data from the International Diabetes Federation puts the current number of people with type 2 diabetes worldwide at 415 million. In 1985 the number was 30 million.

Another not fun fact: one person is estimated to die from diabetes every 6 seconds. And the epidemic keeps growing every year.

This is not acceptable. A lot of things need to change. And we’ll do everything we can to contribute.

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Sugar Clinics Helping Mexico Control Diabetes Epidemic – Or Do They?

Does high-carb snacks help control diabetes type 2?

Check out this fascinating 8-minute news segment about Mexico’s ravaging diabetes epidemic, and a chain of specialized “sugar clinics” that is said to help Mexicans control it.

PBS Newshour: Mexico’s sugar clinics help patients gain control over diabetes

Witness the problem

While there are many good things said in the news piece there are also some absolutely jarring details. Things that spotlight how backwards we think about this disease, and the reason the epidemic is out of control and getting worse every year.

Witness for example the background during the interview. I thought the founder was standing in a convenience store, talking about the problem of easily available junk food and snacks. But no, he’s standing IN HIS DIABETES CLINIC!

Yes, they sell lots of crackers, snacks and “sugar-free” candy. And the narrator proudly proclaims you can pick up your prescription, special soft diabetes shoes… and a snack, showing high-carb crackers.

So there you have it. Get your blood sugar lowering drugs, and your blood sugar raising snacks, in the same place. No wonder things are not improving.

And for some reason several of the doctors and the founder seem to have weight issues themselves. Perhaps there are good reasons for it, but I can’t help suspect they are simply drinking their own Kool-Aid.

Note also the usual disparaging remarks about benign meat and fat, and the hyping of exercise as a treatment. Not mentioning that a diabetic would have to run all day just to burn a few of the snacks she picked up at the diabetes clinic.

There’s a long way to go in Mexico.

Diabetes type 2 is a reversible, often curable disease. Learn more about it below.

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“Low Carb vs. High Carb – My Surprising 24-Day Diabetes Diet Battle”


What’s the difference between high-carb and lower-carb diets for someone with type 1 diabetes? Adam Brown decided to test it, with interesting results.

He started out with his usual diet: 12 days of lower-carb, mostly from vegetables, nuts, seeds and some fruit. Then he switched to a high-carb diet for 12 days, where the carbs came from whole wheat bread, oatmeal, quinoa, wild rice and fruit. No junk food whatsoever.

The result of his experiment surprised him:

I would summarize it like this: high-carb eating felt like highway driving from Los Angeles to San Francisco, alternating between 120 mph and 10 mph. Low-carb eating felt more like driving between 55 and 75 mph. The final averages were the same (65 mph), but the experience was far different in terms of safety and effort.

diaTribe: Low Carb vs. High Carb – My Surprising 24-day Diabetes Diet Battle

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Yet Another Diabetes Reversal


Kathy was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes but did not fill the prescriptions for diabetes drugs nor did she take the advice from the diabetes educator.

Here’s what she did instead, with spectacular results: Continue Reading →