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The Food Revolution 2015

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There’s a global food revolution going on. A paradigm shift in how we look at fat and sugar.

Natural fat used to be feared – a terrible mistake, it turned out. Now we’re increasingly viewing sugar as the big problem. While this is surely closer to the truth it’s still a very simplified version of reality.

tollHere’s my second presentation from the 2015 LCHF Conference in Cape Town. It starts with a truck driver getting arrested, for illegal smuggling of butter into a small European country. That, it turns out, can be a sign of big things to come. And it can help hundreds of millions of people to lose weight and improve their health.

The presentation is an updated version of the 2011 AHS talk which has about 600,000 views on YouTube.

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The Food Revolution 2015

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Weight Control – The Calories vs. Insulin Theory

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What really matters for weight loss? Calories in and calories out, or is our body weight carefully regulated by hormones, like the fat-storing hormone insulin?

In this presentation from the 2015 LCHF Conference in Cape Town I describe why the second explanation – about hormones – makes much more sense. And why the first one – about calories – is a simplistic description that completely fails to adress the cause of obesity.

You can buy access to the entire LCHF convention for $49 dollars from the organizers. Or you can see the talk on our member pages for free using a one month trial (then $9 per month, cancel at any time).

Weight Control – The Calories vs. Insulin Theory

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Paleopathology and the Origins of Low Carb

Dr. Michael Eades - Paleopathology

What does the history of early humans and Egyptian mummies have to do with the origins of the low-carb diet? This is all woven together into an entertaining story by one of the true low-carb pioneers, Dr. Michael Eades.

Dr. Eades’ talk at the LCHF convention earlier this year was one of the most talked about. Especially his interest in Egyptian mummies and the finding of obesity and severe heart disease in this population eating… well, just about what any conventional nutritionist have been recommending for decades: plenty of carbs (mostly wheat), very little sugar, very little fat.

You can buy access to the entire LCHF convention for $49 dollars, or you can see the talk on our member pages with much else (free trial one month, then $9 per month, cancel at any time).

Paleopathology and the Origins of Low Carb

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Four of the Best Talks of the Low-Carb Cruise


Did you miss the annual Low-Carb Cruise early this summer? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered – at least you’ll be able to see the top presentations from it. Out of 14 presentations on the cruise we have selected four of the best and posted them online (with two more to come).

  1. Most people found Tom Naughton‘s well-crafted talk Konvincing Kids that Kalorie Kounting is Kooky the most entertaining, and enlightening as well. Watch
  2. You can also listed to the psychiatrist Dr. Ann Childers on how our modern diet does not fit our ancient bodies, and how to un-sugar the brain. Watch
  3. Dr. Jay Wortman took the risk of being slightly conspiratorial, talking about how vested interests shape our view of “healthy whole grains” and other marketing slogans, behind the scenes. Watch
  4. Finally Dr. Eric Westman described how clinics could be set up to cure type 2 diabetes and obesity, not just manage them, while describing his own fascinating experience treating patients with strict low-carb diets. Watch

These presentations and many more (plus courses, interviews, expert Q&A, movies etc.) are available on the membership site.

Oh, and instead of paying around $2,000 to go on the cruise it’s only $9 a month (supporting an independent Diet Doctor site with no ads). It can even be free, with a trial membership. Tropical sun, however, is not included.

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The Key to Obesity – and Weight Loss

Do you want to lose weight after the summer? Then you probably know that an LCHF diet is a good beginning. For many, a strict LCHF diet is all that is needed.

For others, LCHF doesn’t do the job well enough. If that includes you, you can check out the page with more tips for how to lose weight.

If you want new insights that will take you all the way to your dream weight I highly recommend this presentation by the brilliant and entertaining Dr. Jason Fung, from the LCHF convention in South Africa.

You can watch a short clip above. Why is there an epidemic of obesity in 6 months old babies? It’s hardly caused by babies exercising less these days! One probable reason is what happens to the baby in the uterus. This and other clues leads to fascinating conclusions with huge practical implications for deciding not only what to eat but also when, to lose weight.

The full presentation is available on our membership page (free trial one month) or you can buy access to all presentations of the LCHF summit for a one-time fee of $49 – all of which goes to the organisers and funds future conferences.

The Key to Obesity

After watching this presentation I thought further about not only what I eat, but also when I eat. The result? I lost an additional 5 lbs (2 kg) without effort, or hunger. My weight has now been stable at exactly the same as when I was 20 years old – 203 lbs (92 kg) to my 6’7″ (202 cm). My BMI is now exactly 22.5.

This additional small weight loss was nothing I needed or strived for, but it’s fascinating how simple it has been to consistently weigh exactly the same at age 43 as at 20.

An LCHF diet is all very well, but Dr. Fung points to an important point. Common obesity is not just caused by carbs, it’s caused by the fat-storing hormone insulin. Large amounts of carbohydrates is the main cause of elevated insulin, but there are several other important causes. When you eat is also very important.

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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:

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  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.
  2. See the presentation on the Diet Doctor membership pages. Membership is free to try for a month (then $9 per month, cancel any time). It gives you instant access to video courses, interviews, presentations, Q&A with experts, movies, etc. Fees are used to fund Diet Doctor and keep the site 100% free of ads and corporate interests.

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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).

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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

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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.