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Ask Dr. Jason Fung

I’m a big fan of Dr. Jason Fung, the Canadian nephrologist. He’s a world-leading expert on intermittent fasting and LCHF, especially for treating people with type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Fung has agreed to answer questions weekly on our membership site (free trial one month). Members can also read questions and answers from other people:

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For more about Dr. Fung visit his website IntensiveDietaryTreatment.com.

You can also check out our popular video interview with him, about the perfect treatment for diabetes and weight loss.

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“I Came Across Your Website & You Saved My Life”

Ani and his kids

Ani and his kids

Ani feared he would not live long enough to raise his kids. He had “the whole package” according to his doctor: Type 2 diabetes and just about every kind of risk factor for a heart attack, despite being only 43 years old.

His doctors just wanted to add ever more medication. But Ani went searching frantically online for a cure, as he wanted to live. And then he came across this website.

What happened next – in just a few weeks – surprised both Ani and his doctor: Continue Reading →

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The Perfect Treatment for Diabetes and Weight Loss

Do doctors treat type 2 diabetes completely wrong today – in a way that actually makes the disease worse? Many people would correctly say yes. There’s a better way.

What is the perfect treatment for type 2 diabetes – and for weight loss? Many people would say a strict LCHF diet – I would have said that myself, at one time. But that may just be a good start.

Many readers have told me about the Canadian nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung and his exciting work. But it was only recently that I got to meet him and record this interview.

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Dr. Fung treats people with severe type 2 diabetes, and to them LCHF may not be effective enough – even if it’s a good starting point. Dr. Fung has found something significantly more effective. And as a side effect it’s also likely to be the world’s most effective method for weight loss, whether you have diabetes or not.

In this 12 minute interview – that you can see above – he goes through all the basics.

Observe: This treatment is extremely effective. If you have diabetes and take blood sugar lowering medication (especially insulin injections) you may need to reduce the doses a lot to avoid potentially dangerous hypoglycemia. You may instantly become too healthy for your medication.

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There is a 32 minute second part to the interview, where Dr. Fung goes through many more practical tips and answers common questions. This second part is on the membership pages (free one month trial):

The Perfect Treatment for Diabetes and Weight Loss – full interview

Here are a few of the things Dr. Fung mentions in the full interview: Continue Reading →

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“Reversing Type 2 Diabetes Starts with Ignoring the Guidelines”

Here’s a great new TEDx-talk on how to reverse type 2 diabetes using LCHF diets. It was released a couple of days ago.

The presenter is Dr. Sarah Hallberg, the medical director and founder of the Indiana University – Arnett Health Medical Weight Loss Program. I didn’t know about her before, but suspect this is not the last we hear from her.

This talk starts out good, but it turns great as it goes on. Anybody with type 2 diabetes – or who treats type 2 diabetes – would benefit from seeing it.

The presentation been viewed over 12,000 times in just a few days. Hopefully it will be seen by ten times as many soon, end up on the main TED site – and be seen by millions.

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Watch the Best Low-Carb Movie

This may be the best (and funniest) low-carb movie ever. That’s what I wrote when it was released back in the fall of 2014. You can watch the trailer above.

You can still rent or buy the movie, of course. But you can now also watch it for free, with a one month trial membership here at Diet Doctor. As a bonus you get to watch several more movies, interviews, presentations, video courses etc.

Members can watch the movie here: Carb-Loaded (including special features)

Learn more about membership and start your free trial

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How to Break Free of Corporate Sponsorship

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If you’re at all interested in weight loss, type 2 diabetes or fasting you probably already know about the fantastic Dr. Jason Fung. If not, check out his site Intensive Dietary Management.

Dr. Fung wrote a short post yesterday about the newly launched Diet Doctor membership and the value of breaking free of corporate sponsorship:

IDM: New at DietDoctor.com

Of course I agree completely. The Diet Doctor site will remain forever free of ads, the pushing of special low carb products (often junk food in disguise) or corporate sponsorships.

We would much rather be funded by the people who want – and deserve – the plain truth. That is the motivation we want. And that is what we plan to do together.

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Yet Another Diabetes Drug May Be Deadly – Here’s How to Avoid It

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Another diabetes drug – Onglyza – is now suspected to increase the risk of disease and death.

It’s quite possible that the drug really is deadly. This is because diabetes medications for common type 2 diabetes don’t address the cause for disease. They are only treating the symptom: high blood sugar.

A gigantic modern study – that many people instantly tried to forget about  – showed that intensive drug treatment killed more type 2 diabetics than letting blood sugar run high.

A Better Option

Drug treatment may be worse than the disease itself. It’s better to adopt a lifestyle that makes medications unnecessary. Here’s my standard recommendation for treatment of type 2 diabetes:

  1. Lifestyle changes: A strict LCHF diet, preferably with the addition of periodic fasting (exercising is a bonus that has a much more limited effect).
  2. If necessary for blood sugar regulation, the addition of the drug Metformin (almost all doctors are using this as a first line of treatment).
  3. If further medication is necessary, the addition of GLP-1 analogue injections (for example the drug Victoza).

Many may do fine with just step 1, lifestyle changes including an LCHF diet. Please note that this is extremely effective, which may quickly make you too well for your diabetes drugs. If, for example, you take insulin injections you may need to lower the dose significantly to avoid hypoglycemia.

As a bonus, lifestyle changes also cause a better weight, better blood sugar regulation and a better cholesterol profile, as well as not suffering drug side effects such as hypoglycemia… or premature death.

Here’s all you need to try: Continue Reading →

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