Good news, if long overdue. The warnings about restricting dietary cholesterol will likely be withdrawn from future U.S. Guidelines. In Sweden these obsolete cholesterol guidelines are already gone.
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This week’s least surprising piece of news? In an article in More Mayo Clinic Proceedings American scientists are arguing that we have to cut down on fructose (i.e. sugar) to avoid getting diabetes:
This is fantastic! I got an email from Derek in Australia with a husband and wife success story. The journey includes massive weight loss and numerous health benefits, including reversing infertility – and avoiding weight-loss surgery.
Derek began his LCHF journey without his wife’s support, and she was confused and afraid of the changes she started to see in him. After three months curiosity took over: Continue Reading →
Lathe Poland and Eric Carlsen wrote and produced the best new new movie about low-carbohydrate diets – Carb-Loaded. Lathe Poland is now working on a new documentary – Allergic, which may be released next year.
Poland writes on his homepage that in the process of making Carb-Loaded he came in contact with many other exciting diet-related areas, such as the enormously increased number of people who have suffered from allergies of all kinds in recent decades.
I’m looking forward to this movie. Many people who change their diet to a low-carb diet with focus on real food – or a Paleo Diet – report reduced allergy symptoms. I myself very rarely feel any of my earlier (moderate) pollen symptoms. What is the cause of this?
Possibly the biggest culprit behind the epidemic of allergies is the vastly increased amount of polyunsaturated omega 6-fat in modern industrial food and margarine (from new vegetable oils). Such fats are easily converted to inflammation-inducing substances in the body.
Science in this area is still shaky. But eating real old-fashioned food may be a wise insurance against new epidemics of chronic disease.
Have you improved your allergies with a lifestyle change and if so, which? Continue Reading →
Frida had been more or less overweight her whole life, and the nurse’s advice to eat less and run more sounded easy enough, but it didn’t help. After a while she developed an eating disorder in her quest for weight loss.
Here’s her story about what happened when she recently found what worked for her: Continue Reading →
A type 1 diabetes-organization in Australia asked its members on Facebook if they had any experience from an LCHF diet. The replies are exciting reading with lots of people describing their tremendous improvements (as could be expected).
Anne-Charlotte Andersson writes on her Swedish Facebook page:
Before LCHF and after LCHF, thank you, Diet Doctor. No asthma and no allergies, which I’ve suffered from all my life.
What works best in reality – the dietitian’s “diabetes diet” (probably low-fat) or LCHF?
Here’s Mia Larsson’s spectacular story that she emailed me after having tried both. What do you think happened?
Diabetics are routinely exposed to neglect, because of old ingrained dogmas on how they need to eat. Diabetics are getting sicker unnecessarily, and often often their attempts to improve their health are met by opposition from health-care professionals.
The following example is one of the worst I’ve encountered. A mother managed to help her 9-year-old son with type 1 diabetes to become healthier and feel better by eating fewer carbohydrates. The result of the mother helping her child? The diabetes clinic reported her to the authorities!
However, the report was soon abandoned – because everyone involved, including school health professionals, noticed that the child was doing much better than before – but the diabetes clinic continues to put up resistance.
Recently, the diabetes clinic sent a letter to the school, stating that the child needs to eat at least a pound of root vegetables per meal in order to “ensure that enough glucose reaches the brain”. The fact that the child was already feeling better than ever before doesn’t seem to matter. Here’s the full translation of the letter, signed by a dietitian at the clinic:
“The recommended intake of carbohydrates at lunch is no less than 30 g (1 oz).
In order to ensure that enough glucose reaches brain cells and other body tissues, a minimum of 30 g of carbohydrates is required at lunch.
If carbohydrate intake has to be in the form of root vegetables, then 300–700 g (about a pound) is required to get the carbohydrate intake up to 30 g (1 oz).”
This is a story from Sweden in the year 2014. A story that an appropriate investigative TV show should dig in to: Continue Reading →