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Final Team DietDoctor Caribbean Reflections

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Last month we we spent a week on the fantastic low-carb cruise in the Caribbean.
We invited our moderators to write guest posts here at the blog. Here’s the last report, by Marina Yudanov, with our final reflections:

Guest Post by Marina Yudanov

Team DietDoctor Caribbean Reflections

I enjoyed myself immensely on my first low-carb cruise this year. I would recommend it to anyone at least slightly familiar with LCHF, who has experienced the positive effects or done some reading on the subject. The speakers covered a diverse range of low-carb, high-fat-related topics and the talks ranged from personal accounts of LCHF life to technical talks on the biochemistry of the body and how it responds to diet. Listening to the presentations and talking to people was a great way to validate the things I’ve read, tried and internalized as truths. It was also a great eye-opener for new things LCHF-related that I hadn’t come across of my own accord before.
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“Women Shouldn’t Run – and Everyone Should Avoid Coffee!”

Dr. Michael Fox gives good advice to a female cruiser

Dr. Michael Fox gives good advice to a female cruiser

Should women avoid running? And should you – male or female – stop drinking coffee? Those controversial messages were delivered by Dr. Michael Fox with his lecture on the Caribbean low-carb cruise recently.

We invited our moderators to write guest posts here at the blog. Here’s report number four – about Dr. Fox’s message – by moderator Peter Biörck:

Guest Post by Peter Biörck

Women shouldn’t run!

One of the more refreshing and appreciated presentations on the Caribbean low-carb cruise was by Dr. Michael Fox. He works as a physician in a fertility clinic in Jacksonville, USA.

Since 2004 he has used LCHF for treating women with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and who have not been able to conceive. This became a great success! Before they started dietary treatment fewer than 50 % of women got pregnant. With LCHF as part of the concept about 90 % conceive and often within a few menstrual cycles after being advised by the clinic.
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Type 1 Diabetes and LCHF – A Great Combination

Hanna Boëthius, type 1 diabetic

Hanna Boëthius has type 1 diabetes

Is an LCHF diet really a great option for type 1 diabetes? What do people with a lot of experience say?

We were just on the most spectacular trip of the year, the low-carb cruise in the Caribbean. We invited our participating moderators to write guest posts here on the blog. Here’s travel report number three, with important information on Type 1 diabetes from our moderator Fredrik Söderlund:

Guest Post by Fredrik Söderlund

Type 1 Diabetes and LCHF – a Great Combination

On the cruise I was inspired by both presenters and guests to write a few paragraphs about LCHF and type 1 diabetes. There’s still a fairly common misconception that type 1 diabetics won’t benefit from LCHF or that it may even be dangerous.

One of the presenters was nephrologist Dr. Keith Runyan who himself has lived with type 1 diabetes for 17 years and switched to LCHF three years ago. Today he eats a ketogenic LCHF diet, or LCHFKD.

Among the conference participants were several type 1 diabetics who advocate LCHF; among them was Hanna Boëthius. She had had the disease for 30 years, since she was 2 years old, and switched to LCHF 4 years ago. Hanna was convinced of the benefits of the diet when she studied to become a nutrition counselor and now has her own business to help other diabetics worldwide (www.hannaboethius.com.)

Hanna eats a ketogenic LCHF diet with 20–30 g carbohydrates daily and, like Dr. Runyan, she points out the many benefits of the diet that are beneficial for type 1 diabetics. I’m compiling some of the benefits that they both put forward on the cruise, but first some background knowledge. Continue Reading →

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Interviews with Experts and Kids(!) from the Low-Carb Cruise

What did the participating experts – and their kids – think about the recent Low-Carb Cruise in the Caribbean? Watch the short video above to find out!

The Full Interviews

If you want to not just watch the highlights but get to watch the full eight interviews, it’s available at the membership site (free trial one month).

10 interviews from Paleo f(x)Eight short interviews from the Low-Carb Cruise

In addition to these we did eleven (!) longer and higher-quality sit-down interviews at the cruise, and lots of presentations. These are coming up as soon as they are edited.

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If you find the low-carb kids adorable and want more I recommend the “Fat Head Kids Club” videos on YouTube.

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Reflections on the Low-Carb Cruise

Deck view

We were just on the most spectacular trip of the year, the low-carb cruise in the Caribbean.

We invited our moderators to write guest posts here at the blog. First we had Tommy Runesson with a report including lots of pictures from the first days. Here’s travel report number two, with reflections from moderator Annika Rane:

Guest Post by Annika Rane

Got back to Sweden and daily life after a fantastic trip with Team Diet Doctor. We started out with two planning days at the hotel in Fort Lauderdale. Continue Reading →

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The Caribbean Low-Carb Cruise

Independence of the Seas

Independence of the Seas

Last week we were on this year’s Caribbean low-carb cruise. No doubt the most spectacular trip of the year!

As posted here earlier, a total of 11 people from Team Diet Doctor participated. Our goal was to record interviews and presentations, and to exchange ideas with our American friends. In addition we talked to potential collaborators (while enjoying a beautiful view) and discussed how we can work more efficiently within the Diet Doctor team.

Believe it or not, the trip really isn’t just sun and fun. I myself have worked so hard that I haven’t even had time to write a proper blog post about the trip! Therefore we invited our team member Tommy Runesson to write a report with lots of pictures.  Here’s Tommy:

Guest Post by Tommy Runesson

The annual Low-Carb Cruise (LCC) in the Caribbean is over. Almost 195 participants and quite a number of nationalities represented. Of course there were many participants from the US, but I think that Sweden could have been the second in number of participants. There were almost 20 people from Sweden and Norway, which was fun. Other nations represented were Australia, South Africa, Brazil and the UK.
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The 2015 Low-Carb Cruise – Brief Video Report

What’s it like to spend a week in the Caribbean with 200 other low-carb enthusiasts?

The 2015 low-carb cruise is over. I and ten other participants from Team Diet Doctor (as earlier reported) were on the ship, and believe me we’ve kept busy. My own tan is barely noticeable after this week – some would say nonexistent – there was so much else great to do.

We’ve done video interviews with 11 people (real experts as well as people with astounding success stories). We’ve recorded all 17 lectures. We’ve done some great work on our company’s culture and strategy and have gotten to know a lot of fantastic people.

All the videos will be online as soon as they are edited.

I’ve not even had time to do a single blog post on the cruise – apologies – but there will be several reports coming up. To start with you can check out this brief video report (above) that Simon Victor has done.

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Heading to Cape Town and the World’s Largest LCHF Conference

Cape Town

Cape Town

Now we’re heading for Cape Town and the world’s largest LCHF conference, that begins Thursday. It’s going to be a long flight for me and Simon Victor who’s in charge of our upcoming video reporting.

At the conference most of the world’s foremost experts on LCHF diets, weight and health are gathered. Here’s the entire list. Who would you most like to see an interview with, and about what?

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Everything Is Bigger in the US

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Here is my morning view from the top floor of my hotel in Philadelphia. The sunrise behind us is mirrored in a skyscraper.

The obesity conference started yesterday and I’ve just finished my two talks. I think they went well.

I’ve also done a couple of interviews – so far with Jeff Volek and Eugene Fine. I’ve put together a very promising studio in my hotel room. If picture and sound don’t turn out well with all this equipment (Canon 5DMkIII, 60D, XA10, Sennheiser microphones and special lighting equipment) I’ve done something wrong. Unfortunately, this may happen when you’re playing camera man, sound technician and interviewer at the same time.

Have a look at the conference program and suggest who you think I should interview and what topics to cover. Please leave your suggestion in the comments below.

On a different note, everything really is bigger in the US. Not just the view, but also the people. It’s obvious that they’re struggling with even worse food and are facing an even worse uphill battle.

I started my first days at the hotel gym. There were (as there usually are in the US) ten times more people using stepper machines and exercise bikes than people lifting weights. When you eat what is common food in this country you have to exercise fat burning for hours to keep thin. It is literally an uphill battle.  Continue Reading →

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Extreme LCHF in Warsaw

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The most extreme LCHF meal that I’ve had in a while was served during the weekend in a restaurant in Warsaw, Poland. I was there to give a talk at the Congress for Medical Students Abroad (for 180 out of 3,000 Swedish medical students abroad), and I went out to dinner with the other speakers.

As an appetizer, I had veal kidneys in clarified butter. Of course I had to try this and it tasted good (a little chewier than expected).

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