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New Study: Improved Diabetes Control With a Low-Carb Diet

New Australian research finds that people with type 2 diabetes control their disease much better on a low-carb diet.

“The research results are ground breaking,” Associate Professor Grant Brinkworth, principal research scientist at the CSIRO said.

“Health professionals have been divided over the best dietary approach for managing type 2 diabetes, and the ongoing uncertainty is a hotly debated topic amongst clinicians and researchers.

“The most amazing benefit of the low carbohydrate diet was the reduction in the patient’s medication levels, which was more than double the amount than the volunteers following the lifestyle program with the high-carbohydrate diet plan.

“Some of the participants managed to cease their medications altogether, and many described the study as life changing.

CSIRO: Improved Diabetes Control with New Diet

The question is, why is anybody still surprised? Should we not already know this by now?

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Two Examples of a Worldwide Nutrition Revolution

4.8 out of 5 stars5 star87%4 star6%3 star2%2 star4%1 star0%49 ratings1,565 viewsWhile the Noakes trial continue in South Africa (follow on Twitter #NoakesTrial) it’s worth considering what the trial is about. It is, at the end, about the right of people to help their fellow human beings, in the best way they can.

Above you can watch a segment from Professor Noakes’ presentation at the LCHF Convention last year. Two people who have revolutionized their health with the help of Noakes’ advice tell their stories.

It can be argued that these are just anecdotes, that can be ignored, but they really are more than that. Because they are not supposed to happen at all, if conventional wisdom is correct. They are black swans. They – and thousands of people like them – signal that conventional wisdom when it comes to obesity and type 2 diabetes is wrong.

Watch the full presentation

In the full presentation Professor Noakes gives his full defense against his critics. It’s his explanation for how so many experts can all be wrong, and how he can be right.

There’s a simple answer – the bar for evidence has been set far too low, completely ignoring the classic Bradford-Hill criteria. The bar has been set so low in fact, that you can quite easily “prove” that any food causes anything.

You can buy access to the entire LCHF convention for $49 dollars from the organizers. Or you can watch this talk on our member pages:

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How to Cure Type 2 Diabetes

5.0 out of 5 stars5 star100%4 star0%3 star0%2 star0%1 star0%18 ratings1,390 viewsDo you want to listen to an inspiring story? This is one of my favorites and also one of our highest rated videos (so far only 5 star reviews).

Dr. Jay Wortman got type 2 diabetes but did not just manage to cure himself, but also many others. Above you can watch segments of our interview, about how he did it. The full 25 minute interview is on the member pages (free trial available):

How to Cure Type 2 Diabetes – Full Interview

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Do you want to try what Dr. Wortman did? Check out our low-carb guide or start right away on the two-week low-carb challenge.

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BBC: The Truth About Diabetes Debate


Yesterday BBC World Service had a one hour long debate on the truth about diabetes. Dr. Aseem Malhotra was there, telling the truth.

Listen here: The Truth About Diabetes Debate

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Weight Loss Struggles of Women over 50

4.5 out of 5 stars5 star67%4 star13%3 star16%2 star2%1 star0%37 ratings1,672 viewsWhy do so many women over 50 struggle with their weight, even on a low-carb diet?

Jacqueline Eberstein, RN, worked closely with the late and great Dr. Robert Atkins for three decades, and she has a lot of experience treating people with these issues.

On the 2015 low-carb cruise she gave a presentation on the topic and then we sat down to talk about it, with her sharing her best advice. Watch parts of the interview above. The full 16-minute interview is on the membership pages (free trial available):

Weight Loss Struggles of Women over 50 – Full Interview

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How People With Diabetes are Kept SICK in the Hospital


This is disgraceful. It’s how people with type 2 diabetes are kept sick in the hospital. Here’s an e-mail from Mariane:

Hi Andreas,
I live in Calgary, Canada and have been a member of Diet Doctor for since the beginning. I just want to show you what my recently diagnosed with diabetes father in law gets fed in the hospital.

Banana, cookie, crackers, fruit cup, pudding, bread, chilli and Ensure. This was lunch. I am totally shocked! All the dietician keeps saying is watch the fat. Omg! Glucerna (diabetic Ensure) has 25g of sugar instead of 35g in the regular Ensure. They are killing us!

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More Bad News for Statins


More bad news for cholesterol-lowering drugs, statins:

Express: Statins doubles risk of diabetes concludes 10 year study into controversial drug

The exact results must be interpreted with caution as this kind of statistical study can’t prove cause and effect. However, that statins cause an increased risk of type 2 diabetes has been conclusively proven before. Even industry-funded trials have not been able to cover it up, so the effect is likely substantial.

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Ask Our Expert About Diabetes and Intermittent Fasting

Ask Dr. Jason Fung

Do you want to know more about intermittent fasting for weight loss or diabetes reversal? Ask Dr. Fung. He’s a Canadian nephrologist and a world-leading expert on intermittent fasting and LCHF, especially for treating people with type 2 diabetes.

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How to Lose Weight and Reverse Diabetes

4.9 out of 5 stars5 star93%4 star0%3 star6%2 star0%1 star0%15 ratings1,081 viewsIs it possible to lose weight and reverse diabetes with a simple dietary change, even without adding any extra exercise? That’s exactly what Maureen Brenner did. Within a year she was off all her medications!

In this interview she describes her story, how it makes her feel and her best advice for other people who want to get started. Watch parts of the interview above, or the whole 12 minute interview on the membership site (free trial available).

Losing Weight and Reversing Diabetes – Full Interview

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Do you want to try what Maureen Brenner did? Check out our low-carb guide or start right away on the two-week low-carb challenge.

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Diabetes UK Promotes “Scientific-Based” Top Recipes for Diabetics: Cakes and Brownies!


This has to be seen to be believed. Diabetes UK recently featured their top diabetes recipes from last year on their site. The top three?

  1. Apple and cinnamon cake (made with wheat flour, 33.5 grams of carbs and 19.4 grams of sugar PER SLICE)
  2. Chocolate brownies (containing chocolate, maple syrup i.e. sugar and wheat flour)
  3. Pear and almond traybake (containing sugar and wheat flour)

Scientific and healthy?

Interestingly they claim that their recipes are…

…written by chefs and clinical advisors at Diabetes UK using current scientific-based evidence.

They also say that….

Did you know that there’s actually no such thing as a diabetic recipe? If you have diabetes, you can eat the healthy foods everyone else eats… our recipe finder is full of over 300 nutritious, quick and simple recipes you can make at home. All have been tested and cooked by a chef and nutritionally analysed by a registered dietitian.


So if you have diabetes, head over there and have their top sugar and flour-filled cakes and brownies. Remember, they are all nutritious and healthy and based on scientific evidence. So you can feel quite safe while spiking your blood sugar.

So who will gain the most from this? Abbott, Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk and Takeda. Companies selling drugs to lower blood sugar for people with diabetes, and companies that are among the main sponsors of Diabetes UK.

Of course there’s no better way to raise your blood sugar and need to up your medication than eating cakes full of sugar and wheat flour.

Eat the Diabetes UK recommended cookies and you’ll benefit their sponsors, who can then afford to spend even more on sponsorship. Everyone wins. Except you.

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