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The Biggest Loser FAIL and That Ketogenic Study Success


This week, splashed all over the New York Times, was an article about a paper written by Kevin Hall, a senior researcher at the National Institute for Health. It was published in Obesity and titled “Persistent metabolic adaptation 6 years after ‘The Biggest Loser competition“. This generated a lot of hand-wringing about the futility of weight loss.

NYT: After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight

The study, along with another study presented by Kevin Hall seemed to generate more anxiety about the insulin hypothesis being dead. Of course, both these studies fit in perfectly with the hormonal view of obesity and reinforces once again the futility of following the Caloric Reduction as Primary approach. You could review my 50ish part series on Hormonal Obesity if you want a more in-depth view.

So, let’s dive in an explain the findings of both of Dr. Hall’s excellent papers. His conclusions, well, let’s just say I don’t agree with them. The studies, though, were very well done. Continue Reading →


Will the Real Dietary Guidelines Please Stand Up?


The official low-fat dietary guidelines of the last 30 years has turned into quite a train wreck. Do you have any doubt that they are now in the process of completely unravelling? If so, check out this amusing post:

Eathropoly: Will the real Dietary Guidelines please stand up?


How to Break a Weight Loss Plateau

4.6 out of 5 stars5 star74%4 star17%3 star2%2 star4%1 star1%74 ratings7,262 viewsYou’ve lost a lot of weight, but your weight loss has hit a plateau. What can you do to restart your weight loss?

Here’s an interview with the physician and low-carb expert Dr. Eric Westman.

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Why Modern Medicine Needs to Change

Modern medicine needs to change. We have “lost our way somewhere – over-diagnosis, over-investigation, over-medicalisation and over-treatment. We need to get back to the root cause.”

Here’s the first Huffington Post blog by the fantastic Dr. Rangan Chatterjee. I agree completely:

Huffington Post: Why Modern Medicine Needs to Change


Low Carb, Slow Carb and the Microbiome

Low Carb, Slow Carb and the Microbiome – Dr. Rangan Chatterjee4.4 out of 5 stars5 star77%4 star7%3 star0%2 star11%1 star3%27 ratings2729:17

Here’s another presentation from Low Carb Vail. It’s the star of the BBC show Doctor in the House, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, discussing the differences between low carb and slow carb. And the possible importance of the microbiome for our health.

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Low Carb, Slow Carb and the Microbiome

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Reversing Diabetes by Ignoring the Guidelines

4.9 out of 5 stars5 star95%4 star2%3 star0%2 star2%1 star0%45 ratings1,484 viewsCan you reverse diabetes by ignoring the guidelines? That’s what Dr. Sarah Hallberg says, and she should know because she has lots of experience helping her patients do just that.

Above is a small segment of an interview I did with Dr. Hallberg during Low Carb Vail 2016.

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Reversing Diabetes by Ignoring the Guidelines – Full Interview

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Shocking Childhood Obesity Trends – and Still Going Up!


Childhood obesity has been exploding all across the world in recent decades. Either kids everywhere suddenly decided to stop moving for no good reason or, perhaps, it has something to do with the simultaneous spread of junk food.

Just look at this awful chart:


The only thing that didn’t look terrible was the apparent decrease in obesity in US kids in the last few years. But that fleeting hope did not last long.

A new study shows that childhood obesity rates are still rising in the US too – with a new record in the last few years.

Here’s what’s really interesting. Despite a massive focus on the childhood obesity problem, despite obsessing over calories, despite a first-lady-endorsed “Let’s Move” campaign, despite all this the problem is still getting worse.

So why is what we’re doing not working? To me the only reasonable answer is that we’re focusing on the wrong things. Obesity has never been caused by forgetting to count calories.

In the history of humankind kids have never counted calories… until we had an obesity epidemic. And kids never had to be told to exercise to keep thin, they always just played.

So how come kids used to be thin without any of these failed programs of today?

The answer is probably quite simple. This is not about the quantity of food available at meals. And it’s not about forced exercise. It never was. It’s about the quality of our food.

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NYT: Hope for Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

Is diabetes type 2 an incurable disease that gets worse with time? No. A new study shows that big lifestyle changes can result in long-term remission for many people, a reversal, potentially even a cure.

NYT: Hope for Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

None of this is any surprise for long-time readers of this site. Check out the resources below for how to do it.

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Dr. Maryanne Demasi Applauded For Exposing Statin Con

This clip is worth watching. It’s Dr. Aseem Malhotra speaking in Australia, about how Dr. Maryanne Demasi was attacked for questioning mass statin prescriptions on national TV.

If you want to watch the banned Catalyst shows they are embedded below.

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How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes – New Video Course!

How to Reverse Diabetes Type 2 – Dr. Jason Fung4.9 out of 5 stars5 star90%4 star10%3 star0%2 star0%1 star0%20 ratings2010:23

Here’s a real treat, something we’re very proud of. The first part in the series How to Reverse Diabetes Type 2, our new video course with Dr. Jason Fung.

Can type 2 diabetes be reversed? Sure – it’s a completely reversible disease. But amazingly it’s usually treated as if it is a chronic disease that should get worse with time – with insulin and other drugs for life.

The result? Short term complications (like further weight gain) and long term complications (like amputations and dialysis). Misery.

There is a better way. The disease can be reversed with a proper dietary change. There’s already lots of free information at Diet Doctor on how to do it. But in this video guide we make it as simple as possible – even entertaining – to quickly learn everything you need.

The series will initially be exclusive to our members. Watch it here:

How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes – the Video Course

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