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Is Potato Starch LCHF? About Resistant Starch 63
“Hello LCHF – Goodbye Type 2 Diabetes” 23
Another Diabetic Healthier and Leaner with LCHF 12
Scientists: A Low-Carbohydrate Diet Should Be First Approach for Diabetics! 38
The Doctor Asked: “What Have You Done?” 58
Before and After Six Weeks on an LCHF Diet 21
Extreme Increase of Diabetes in Cats 25
Why You Should NOT Listen to Your Dietitian 19
One Year on an LCHF Diet with Type 1 Diabetes 17
Breakfast at Europe’s Biggest Diabetes Conference 27
“You Have Diabetes and You Are Going to Have It for the Rest of Your Life” 26
Why Do More and More Adults Get Type 1 Diabetes? 17
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Did Pfizer Conceal That Statins Can Cause Diabetes?

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Cholesterol-lowering drugs, so called statins, may cause diabetes. This is nowadays well-known and is listed among side effects you’re at risk for. But did pharmaceutical companies know this long before and try to keep it secret for as long as possible?

Thousands of people who have taken the drug and gotten diabetes have now sued Pfizer for keeping this a secret:

Reuters.com: Pfizer confronts surge of lawsuits over Lipitor

It will be interesting to see the result of the upcoming review, as Pfizer previously has had to pay record-high fraud fines for putting greed before patient safety.

Previously on statins

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“It’s Good to Feel Alive Again”

Foods that don't raise your blood sugar

Foods for a normal blood sugar

Is it possible to reverse type 2 diabetes?

I got en email from Nelville, who was about to give up on finding health. Here’s his story about what happened when he found LCHF: Continue Reading →

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A High-Fat Diet Helps Diabetics

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Real food

A high-fat diet is good for diabetics. The Swedish study that recently showed that a moderate low-carbohydrate diet provides moderate benefits for diabetics has now been further analyzed.

We now also find signs of reduced inflammation in diabetics, who were given advice on a high-fat diet with fewer carbohydrates:

The study:

Annals of Medicine: Advice to follow a low-carbohydrate diet has a favourable impact on low-grade inflammation in type 2 diabetes compared with advice to follow a low-fat diet

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The Doctor: “Have You Started an LCHF Diet, Or Something?”

Diabetes – How to Normalize Your Blood Sugar

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Scientists: A Low-Carbohydrate Diet Should Be First Approach for Diabetics!

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A new scientific review article from a large group of scientists put forward the argument that a low-carbohydrate diet should be the first approach in managing both type 2 and type 1 diabetes.

Nutrition: Dietary Carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management. Critical review and evidence base

Behind the article is a large group of scientists who have long focused on low-carb diets. But the name that stands out to me is Arne Astrup, the influential Danish professor and nutrition researcher who in recent years became convinced and changed sides in the debate. And dared to admit it! A scientist with integrity.

The article in Nutrition is excellent for printing and hand out to curious physicians and diabetes nurses. Recommended! Continue Reading →

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Reversing Diabetes After a Visit to the Emergency Room

Before and after

Before and after

I received a fascinating story from Anthony in Australia about what happened when he ended up in the emergency room, where it was discovered that he had high blood pressure. This led him to search for better health on his own, not following the usual diet recommendations he was given. Here’s his story: Continue Reading →

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“You Have Diabetes and You Are Going to Have It for the Rest of Your Life”

Drugs or food

Drugs or food

Do you have to settle for being sick and taking more and more medications if you get type 2 diabetes?

Yet another person, who didn’t settle for this is Torbjörn Kadebro. Here’s his story about the dietary change he made on his own – and what happened at his checkup with his diabetes nurse: Continue Reading →

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Don’t Forget Your Checkups on LCHF!

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Do you need to go in for your checkups if you, as a diabetic, eat LCHF and have improved your blood sugar dramatically?

I received an e-mail from a physician about this: Continue Reading →

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Yet Another Study Showing Better Blood Sugar for Diabetics on a Lower-Carb Diet

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Actually, it’s obvious. If diabetics eat less of what is broken down to sugar (carbohydrates) their blood sugar levels improve.

It’s been shown in many studies already and now there’s one more. More details here:

American Diabetes Association: Weight Loss, Glycemic Control, and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Response to Differential Diet Composition in a Weight Loss Program in Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Reuters: Weight loss plan better than usual diet for diabetes patients

Continuing to advise a high-carb diet for diabetics – without updating knowledge – is irresponsible. It seriously hurts sick people.

Continue Reading →

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Is Potato Starch LCHF? About Resistant Starch

Low-Carb High-Fat

Low-Carb High-Fat

Is potato starch LCHF? Could it lower your blood sugar? Incredibly enough, the answer seems to be “yes” – if you don’t heat it.

The latest hot trend on health blogs is resistant starch. It seems to have positive effects on blood sugar, especially in type 2 diabetics. Perhaps it also makes you feel fuller and more satisfied, which could facilitate weight loss.

Even more speculative is that it may improve overall gut health, which potentially could be beneficial for those with an autoimmune condition.

It all sounds strange when you first hear about it. How can starch improve blood sugar – isn’t starch broken down to glucose, which raises blood sugar?

How It Works

The beauty of resistant starch is that it doesn’t break down to glucose. It isn’t broken down at all in the body, but instead it becomes food for the gut microbiome in the colon. The gut bacteria digest the resistant starch into short-chain fatty acids, which are absorbed by the body.

Therefore, resistant starch will not act as a carbohydrate. Instead, it is food for gut bacteria and what your body absorbs has been converted to fat.

Resistant starch is in reality LCHF – low carb, high fat – with food for the gut flora as a bonus.

Feeding the good gut bacteria – and the cells of the intestinal lining – seems to be able to affect hormone levels in the body (GLP-1 etc.), that in turn has an effect on blood sugar regulation and insulin sensitivity.

It seems also to be beneficial to ensure that gut bacteria and cells get adequate nutrition. Our ancestors no doubt did so, as there are plenty of sources of resistant starch in nature.

Do you want to try getting more resistant starch? Continue Reading →

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Why Do More and More Adults Get Type 1 Diabetes?

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More and more Swedes get type 1 diabetes, which used to be called juvenile-onset diabetes.

It was previously thought that the increase only applied to children, but now it’s clear that the disease is also increasing greatly in people between 14 and 34 years:

University of Gothenburg: More adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes than previously thought

Nobody knows for sure what causes the disease. For some reason, the immune system attacks the insulin-producing cells and kills them.

The increase in type 1 diabetes follows the rise of obesity – three times more people are obese today, than in the 80′s.

Obese people have greatly elevated levels of insulin in their blood, on average four times more (!) than lean people.

The same Western food that stimulate an overproduction of insulin, making susceptible people obese, may affect other people in other ways. Perhaps a hyper-stimulation of insulin-production constitutes a risk for an attack of the insulin-producing cells.

Perhaps the Western high-carb diet is not only behind obesity and type 2 diabetes in ever more people, but also behind an increased risk of type 1 diabetes? Continue Reading →

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