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Discovering Airline Diabetic Meal 108
Weight Watchers’ New Sweet Campaign 37
Health Care System Failing Obese Children – Here’s a Solution 22
Insulin, the Obesity Epidemic and a Giant German Baby 42
It’s the Insulin, Stupid 154
School Refuses to Serve Food that Keeps Student Healthy 43
LCHF Greetings from Australia 48
Fruit is candy 154
Why You Can’t Trust the Weight Loss Advice of a Dietitian 42
Why are Asian Rice Eaters Thin? 282
Dropped Ten Dress Sizes with LCHF! 90
How to Cure Type 2 Diabetes 61
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The Doctor: “Have You Started an LCHF Diet, Or Something?”

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Many people with obesity or diabetes experience amazing health improvements with fewer carbohydrates in their diets. But you may still feel a little nervous at that follow-up appointment. What will the tests show?

A reader e-mailed me a story about what can happen.

“Have you started an LCHF diet, or something?” was the first thing the doctor said: Continue Reading →

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The Movie the Junk Food Industry Fears

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Here’s the movie that the junk food industry fears.

This new American documentary about obesity – FED UP – could stir up the debate when it premiers in four weeks. It’s produced and narrated by Katie Couric, one of the best known American news anchors.

The movie seems to hit home when it comes to the causes of obesity. This by interviewing people who really know their stuff, including several of my heroes: Dr. Robert Lustig, Gary Taubes, Michael Pollan, Dr. David Ludwig and Dr. Mark Hyman. Bill Clinton is in it as well.

Watch the trailer – it’s excellent. Things are on a roll!

What do you think?

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Why Do More and More Adults Get Type 1 Diabetes?

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More and more Swedes get type 1 diabetes, which used to be called juvenile-onset diabetes.

It was previously thought that the increase only applied to children, but now it’s clear that the disease is also increasing greatly in people between 14 and 34 years:

University of Gothenburg: More adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes than previously thought

Nobody knows for sure what causes the disease. For some reason, the immune system attacks the insulin-producing cells and kills them.

The increase in type 1 diabetes follows the rise of obesity – three times more people are obese today, than in the 80′s.

Obese people have greatly elevated levels of insulin in their blood, on average four times more (!) than lean people.

The same Western food that stimulate an overproduction of insulin, making susceptible people obese, may affect other people in other ways. Perhaps a hyper-stimulation of insulin-production constitutes a risk for an attack of the insulin-producing cells.

Perhaps the Western high-carb diet is not only behind obesity and type 2 diabetes in ever more people, but also behind an increased risk of type 1 diabetes? Continue Reading →

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“I Should Have Believed My Grandmother Instead of Listening to Authorities”

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I received an email from Megan, 24, in Melbourne, Australia. She’s got a fantastic story about what happened when she stopped eating what people said was healthy:

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Free of Sugar Addiction – Third Time’s the Charm!

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It can be difficult to get rid of a sugar addiction. Just like quitting smoking, several attempts may be needed before you succeed.

Here’s Sara’s story: Continue Reading →

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No Longer a Sad Hiding Person

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I received an e-mail with husband and wife success stories: Continue Reading →

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“Everything Changed for Me Once I Did a Lifestyle Change”

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I just got another e-mail from Mexico with an impressive success story! Continue Reading →

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Why You Should NOT Listen to Your Dietitian

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Here’s another good reason NOT to listen to your dietitian if you get diagnosed with diabetes*. A reader sent me her story:

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Happy Ketones

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Here’s low-carb blogger Jimmy Moore at the recent obesity conference. He’s smiling about soon hitting two consecutive years in deep ketosis (and 80 pounds or so lost).

The gadget he’s holding up is a new breath analyzer for acetone (i.e one of the two main ketone bodies). Yellow light means plenty of acetone.

The gadget is $99 and is good for any number of measurements. It seems to work pretty well. Better than urine strips but not quite as good as the gold standard: blood measurements.

You can read more about the Ketonix breath analyzer and order it here.

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“It’s Amazing How Easy It Is”

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Before and after

Here’s Mauro’s LCHF story, from Mexico City: Continue Reading →

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