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The 2 Big Lies of Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Jason Fung

Why is the conventional treatment of Type 2 Diabetes an utter failure? Why do we consider it normal that everyone is getting sicker while on conventional treatment? Simple. It’s because we’re treating this common disease completely backwards.

Fortunately there is one doctor who can explain this complicated subject in a remarkably simple to understand and even entertaining way: the Canadian nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung. Here’s another treat for everyone who wants more of his piercing insights.

This presentation – The 2 Big Lies of Type 2 Diabetes – was recorded earlier this year at the LCHF Convention in South Africa. There are two ways for you to see it online:

Two Options

  1. Sign up for the entire online convention – 30 presentations by the top LCHF experts in the world – for a one-time fee of $69 dollars or $49 dollars using this link. This online convention is highly recommended. Note that every cent goes to the organizers (we get none of it) and any surplus will help them fund future conferences.
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Don’t have time to see this great presentation or not inclined to use any of the two options requiring sign-up? Do you still want to know what the two big lies are? Here they are: Continue Reading →


Encouraging Reviews


How did I do in my attempt at representing the Swedish LCHF movement at the obesity conference in Philadelphia recently? Pretty good, if you can trust the reviews I was just sent in an email.

Here’s what the participating physicians (and others) thought about my two presentations. Summarizing reviews as PDF files:

Comments such as “The best speaker I’ve ever seen” and “Will stick in my brain forever” are encouraging. Not everyone was quite as positive, but even the slightly critical ones were nicer than my presentation coach Pontus (he probably would have said that they don’t know any better).

The lectures will hopefully be available online in the future, and you’ll be able to read about it here on the blog when it happens.  Continue Reading →


Big Fat Presentations Coming?


Here’s tiny me (6’7”) giving a presenation at the ASBP Obesity Conference in Philadelphia two weeks ago. This is the talk on insulin and weight control, I also did one on the spectacular popularity of the LCHF diet in Sweden.

All the presentations during the conference were taped and will be sold as a DVD set by ASBP when they are ready.

However, with some luck I’ll probably be able to show the videos of my two presentations online. Possibly even for free. I’ll let you know when the deal is ready.

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Coming Up Next Week: Obesity Conference in Philadelphia!


Next week I’ll be in Philadelphia for the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) Spring Conference (obesity doctors).

It’ll be my fifth year attending the conference, and the interest in a low-carb diet as a treatment for obesity is clearly growing every year. Having pro-low-carb Dr. Eric Westman as new president for the ASBP doesn’t hurt either.

This year will be the first time that I’ll be presenting myself. I’ll do two talks, 45 minutes each. One is about insulin and weight regulation, the other about the reasons behind the extraordinary popularity of low-carb diets in Sweden.

If you want to travel on short notice to Philadelphia on March 12-16th, 2014, you are welcome to join us!

ASBP Spring Obesity Conference 2014

Obviously there’ll be reports here from the conference.

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A Food Revolution in South Africa

I’m about to leave South Africa after a great week. Apart from just enjoying this fantastic place we (me, Monique Forslund and professor Tim Noakes) did three lectures on LCHF, and one debate, at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa and at the University of Cape Town Medical School.

It really feels like professor Noakes has started a LCHF revolution in South Africa that might one day catch up to the one in Scandinavia. A lot of smart people – like doctors, students and health coaches – are starting to fully get it. It feels like it did in Sweden a couple of years ago (we’ve gotten even further now).

I’ll end by quoting a tweet from professor Noakes from after the last event – that went two hours over because of all the questions – at UCT:

Noakes twitter

“Fat power”. I like it.


60 000 views

I’ve done more than a hundred talks on diet and health in recent years. I calculate that more than 10 000 people have listened to them. A good start, but there was a lot of work and travel involved.

Four months ago I uploaded this video of my presentation from the AHS conference in Los Angeles. It’s been viewed more than 60 000 times on YouTube already. Just one talk has reached far more people than all those before it combined.

Obviously there are big (infinite?) possibilities here. There will be more videos this year, specially designed to be shown online. I’m studying how to do it well.

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Analyzed by the Zen master

Presentation Zen

One of the people who have taught me the most about presentations is the American-Japanese guru Garr Reynolds. We met when I attended his excellent presentation seminar in Paris this past winter. Mr Reynolds is also interested in LCHF, and he has now analyzed my lecture video on his blog:

Presentation Zen: MD’s provocative presentation at health symposium

Fairly good grades and I got some extra pointers by mail. Next time the sound recording will be much better, I’ve ordered some equipment for that.

If you want to change your world then it’s like mr Reynolds says: “presentation matters”. I highly recommend his first book: Presentation Zen.


Compliment of the year

One of my idols is Nancy Duarte, the presentation guru who wrote two of my favorite books on the subject. Her company, Duarte Design, developed the presentation for the Oscar winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, the one that won Al Gore a Nobel Prize.

I sent her a tweet about my talk at AHS. It would not have been the same without her books.

I did not expect an answer. I’m sure Duarte gets loads of similar mails every day.

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The Food Revolution – edited lecture from #AHS11

After quite some work it’s now on YouTube – my talk from Los Angeles last month, edited with the slides included.

These 44 minutes (+ Q&A) summarizes what is about to happen. How uncovering the mistake behind the obesity epidemic makes it possible for us to help others eat real food and improve their weight and health, without hunger.

If you like the lecture please share it with friends who may be interested. Share it on Facebook, tweet itembed it on your blog (like above), mail it to friends. Like it on YouTube. Whatever suits you. Let’s spread the revolution across the world.

All comments are welcome.

PS: Once again a special thank you to Jimmy Moore who made this possible by generously giving me his speaking spot at AHS.