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A Picture From a UK Diabetes Clinic (Not a Joke)

vending machine

Here’s a picture from a diabetes clinic in Oxford (source).

Eating these “foods” will keep the patients’ blood sugar levels on a roller coaster, causing blood sugar swings that can only be controlled with much insulin. This is potentially dangerous in type 1 diabetes, and in type 2 it leads to a vicious cycle of weight gain, more insulin and a chronic progressive disease.

This is really not that different from a cigarette vending machine in the waiting room of an asthma clinic. It’s a sign of complete ignorance.

Instead, eating a low-carb diet stabilizes patients’ blood sugars and decreases the need for diabetic medications.

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Dr. Mosley: “You Can Eat to Reverse Diabetes, so Why Aren’t Health Professionals Telling You How?”


Nobody has missed that the UK has been, and is, amid a huge health crisis when it comes to diabetes. But why are people’s blood sugar levels ever increasing, in spite of many attempts to reverse this trend? Dr. Michael Mosley is yet another doctor who understands why.

Daily Mail: You CAN eat to beat diabetes – so why isn’t the NHS telling you how? The man behind the revolutionary 5:2 diet reveals exactly what should be on YOUR plate

Dr. Mosley’s conclusions? That the “eat-low-fat, exercise-more” advice that has been given is counterproductive and actually exacerbates the problem. Also, doctors are not educated enough on the impact of diet. Instead they are pressured to prescribe diabetes medications.

So what is Dr. Mosley’s suggestion then? Eat more fat (such as eggs, salmon and olive oil), try intermittent fasting… and realize that exercise won’t help you lose weight.

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How Knowledge is Power in Nutrition

What happens if you do the opposite of what the American Diabetes Association recommends? That’s what this TEDx-talk addresses.

Dr. Wendy Pogozelski investigated just this after she was diagnosed with type 1-diabetes at the age of 40. She was told to eat chocolate, pasta and bread and then use insulin injections to control her blood sugar. However, as a chemist working with linking nutrition and biochemistry she intuitively preferred a low-carb diet.

In her experiment she compared the effect of the ADA advice and a low-carb diet on blood sugar levels. What was the result? The ADA diet caused way bigger swings in blood sugar, something that is both inconvenient and potentially dangerous in type 1 diabetes.

Watch her TEDx talk above for more. The main message – that knowledge is power – shouldn’t be controversial. What’s controversial is when that knowledge leads to distrust of authority. But sometimes it should.

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“I Was Skeptical, but Since I Got to Eat Bacon and Eggs I Was In”

Before and after

Before and after

Xavier had suspected something was wrong, but didn’t really want to find out what was going on with his body. Then, he was diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic.

His doctor only offered medication – for the rest of his life – but Xavier wasn’t happy about that. He searched the internet for another way. What he found shocked him and changed his life.

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Stop Eating Grains, Sugar and Starches to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes in 3 Months!


Do you want to reverse your type 2 diabetes in three months? Then stop eating digestible carbs such as sugars, starches and grains, says Dr. Ted Naiman.

This is exactly what the physician did to one of his diabetic patients in another amazing diabetes success story. The A1C reading, showing average blood sugars, dropped from sky high to normal within three months!

When do you think your primary care physician will start recommending LCHF to effectively treat diabetic patients?

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Q&A: I’m Not Losing Weight on LCHF – What Should I Do?


What if you’re doing an LCHF diet but after an initial loss of weight you’ve hit a weight plateau? What should you do to start losing weight again?

The answer to his and other questions – for example, is dairy bad? – in this week’s Q&A with Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt: Continue Reading →


“When I Give Advice to My Indian Relatives, They Are Shocked”


Should Indians trade rice, fruit and bread for high-fat foods such as ghee and eggs in order to combat the rising number of diabetics in their country? Dr. Aseem Malthora thinks so!

If you are Indian, I would recommend no more than two portions, three maximum of fruit a day.

India has the second highest percentage of diabetics in the world. Dr. Malthora, one of the most influential people in medicine and science in Britain and the youngest person to be appointed to the board of trustees by the King’s Fund, has a few suggestions to reverse this problem that go against conventional advice.

First of all, sugar should be avoided, along with vegetable oils, refined carbohydrates and juice. Fruit should be limited to no more than two portions per day. Dr. Malthora emphasizes that there is no proven benefit of lowering cholesterol through dietary means. It doesn’t seem to prevent stroke, heart attack or death, so people should not be afraid of eating high-fat foods.

Furthermore, exercise has many benefits, but it treats neither obesity nor diabetes. Only diet does!

Read the entire interview here:

Rediff: Ghee, butter, cheese, eggs: Yes! Sugar, carbs: NO!

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The Dawn Phenomenon – Why Are Blood Sugars High in the Morning?

Dawn phenomenon

Getting high blood sugars after a period of fasting is often puzzling to those not familiar with the Dawn Phenomenon. Why are blood sugars elevated if you haven’t eaten overnight?

This effect is also seen during fasting, even during prolonged fasting. There are two main effects – the Somogyi Effect and the Dawn Phenomenon.

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Do All People With Heart Disease Have Diabetes?

4.7 out of 5 stars5 star87%4 star4%3 star4%2 star0%1 star4%24 ratings1,415 viewsDo all people with heart disease have diabetes? Diagnosed or not?

Could blood sugar and insulin tests be more helpful than cholesterol tests at predicting risk of heart disease?

That’s what the now retired 94-year-old doctor Joseph R. Kraft believed. He discovered a very strong link between heart disease and diabetes type 2. And it may be that he was right.

Dr. Jeffrey Gerber talked about this in his presentation at Low Carb Vail in February this year. You can watch a segment above (transcript).

The full 33-minute presentation on our member site:

Framingham and the Muddy Waters – Full presentation

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