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Get the Effect of Bariatric Surgery Without the Side Effects, Without the Surgeon, For Free

Fasting – are you crazy?

F****** – are you crazy?

Are you considering bariatric surgery for weight loss or diabetes reversal? It’s a very effective treatment in the short term, but with a huge risk of nasty complications. Mostly things that simply reduce your quality of life, but occasionally people even die from it.

It turns out it’s possible to get the same effect with none of the complications… without rewiring and removing healthy bodily organs… and for free.

Dr. Jason Fung: Bariatrics is Surgically Enforced Fasting

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Treatments That Cure Type 2 Diabetes

Cure or nu cure for type 2 diabetes

Do you want to know what treatments that cure – and don’t cure – type 2 diabetes?

Interestingly, conventional treatment is fully focused on treatments that don’t cure the disease, treatments that at best hide the symptoms, and can even make the disease worse.

On the other hand there are three treatments that cure the disease, two of them virtually without side effects, but they are rarely used.

As a practicing physician meeting these patients daily it’s fully understandable that Dr. Fung get’s frustrated with this unacceptable situation. Normally Godwin’s Law means that whoever mentions the Nazis in an argument automatically loses, but in this abnormal case it feels almost appropriate. Here’s his impassioned new blog post, well worth reading:

Dr. Jason Fung: Treatments that Cure Type 2 Diabetes


Of course there are some minor exceptions to the graph at the top. A few medications actually help cure the disease (however they are not often used yet). Continue Reading →


“Meet the Obese Teenagers Going Under the Knife”

Very sad reading:

TheGuardian: 30 stone at 13: meet the obese teenagers going under the knife

While some may be better off after the surgery, removing the healthy stomach organs of a generation of kids is not the solution to the obesity epidemic.

The obesity epidemic is caused by a sick environment filled with easily available sugar and refined carbs, plus mistaken simplistic beliefs about energy balance (sponsored by Coca Cola). Those are the things that must change.

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“I Feel Great and Strong and Life is Good”

Before and after

Before and after

What a change!

Ingegerd Salomonsson has an experience that many others share: Her obesity was associated with pregnancies. When she was young she was lean, but during three pregnancies she gained a lot of weight. More than most. She ended up weighing 309 lbs (140 kg) and probably also had type 2 diabetes.

After trying to lose weight in many ways, as early as in the 80’s she was given the opportunity to undergo weight-loss surgery (gastric banding). She lost a lot of weight – but over the years it came back. A second weight-loss surgery (gastric bypass) produced weight loss again – but again the weight began to creep back up over the years.

What do you do when not even two weight-loss surgeries solve your weight problems?

Finally Ingegerd found what worked for her – without new surgeries or medications. A lifestyle change brought all her health markers up to perfect and her weight fell back to where it was when she was young. And even though this lifestyle change is controversial her doctor approves and thinks she should continue.

Here’s her story: Continue Reading →


Number of Weight-Loss Surgeries Continues to Decline in Sweden!


The trend of an increasing number of weight-loss surgeries in Sweden (where I live) has now definitely been broken. For the second year in a row, fewer and fewer people have undergone this type of surgery.

Those responsible for weight-loss surgeries want to make the claim that the decline in weight-loss surgeries is because other, more urgent, types of surgery are given higher priority. But perhaps the real reason is different?

Perhaps more and more people are beginning to question the health benefits of such mass and indiscriminate surgery. There is no disease where the surgeons operate. Healthy organs are cut out. Healthy stomachs and healthy intestines are surgically removed with disconcerting routine.

Solutions this extreme can’t be necessary for more than a small minority. There must be more natural solutions for most people.

Weight-loss surgery is the ultimate proof of how the health-care system has failed miserably to deal with the obesity problem – a panic button. It’s not a long-term solution and perhaps more and more are starting to understand this. If this is the case the decrease is good news! Continue Reading →


Instead of Weight-Loss Surgery

Before and after

Before and after

The other week I got an e-mail from Linda Börjes, who had started to google gastric bypass surgery, but instead got lucky and found LCHF through friends.

Here’s her story: Continue Reading →


Obese Kids Going Under the Knife – for Weight Loss


Children under the age of 18 may now undergo weight-loss surgery in Sweden. In certain cases children as young as 13 will go under the knife!

There is no disease in the stomachs or intestines, which surgeons cut away from the children. They are healthy organs, that are being surgically removed. There’s something extremely sick in our society when methods this radical and extreme are required for children to maintain their weight.

The risks of long-term side effects are great. In adults who undergo weight-loss surgery the need for medical treatment increases long term. We know very little about the long-term consequences for children.

The ethically bizarre in this is that the healthcare system rarely provides the best lifestyle treatment before resorting to major surgery.

A Swedish government expert committee recently concluded that advice on a low-carb diet provides more weight loss and better health markers than current calorie-obsessed advice does. At least as long as the advice is followed. Several new studies show that a low-carb diet also works better for children and adolescents.

Failing to provide support and advice on the most effective lifestyle therapy, before resorting to irreversible major surgery for children? That should be considered malpractice.

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Weight-Loss Surgery May Jeopardize Pregnancy


After weight-loss surgery – when you surgically bypass almost the whole stomach and part of the intestine – the body cannot easily absorb the nutrients it needs anymore. There’s a risk of all sorts of malnutrition.

How does this work when the need for nutrition is at its greatest – in pregnancy? The answer is as would be expected:

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Yet Another Example of the “Dangers” of an LCHF Diet

Before and after LCHF

Before and after LCHF

Recently My Westerdahl reached a milestone and sent me a message:

Today I step on the scale and it shows me that my greatest milestone to date is reached! I’ve lost 165 lbs (75 kg) by adopting an LCHF diet! I was able to decline gastric bypass surgery by exchanging carbohydrates for generous amounts of fat! I haven’t suffered any allergy or asthma shocks since the day 3.5 years ago when I made the diet change! Please tell me, why would a body respond with health on a diet that will kill it? Doesn’t this violate the principles of evolution? Thank you, Diet Doctor, for your tireless work spreading knowledge for a healthier population!

Congratulations My! Continue Reading →


Two-Year-Old Undergoes Weight-Loss Surgery


Here’s the world’s youngest weight-loss surgery patient: a Saudi Arabian two-year-old.

IBT: Saudi Arabia: Morbidly Obese 2-Year-Old Becomes World’s Youngest Weight Loss Surgery Patient

Around 35 percent of the population in Saudi Arabia is obese, compared to, for example, 14 percent in Sweden. Why is obesity such a disastrous epidemic in Saudi Arabia? There are no doubt many reasons, but I can imagine a big one:

Saudi Arabia is a muslim country, where you don’t drink alcohol. Moreover, it’s hot, so you have to drink a lot. So what do you drink? Probably the same thing as in the world’s most obese country, Mexico. Same thing as in the parts of the U.S. with the highest diabetes rates.

There is of course a simple and profitable solution to the problem, that doesn’t affect the soft drink industry. Surgical removal of the stomach in the entire population, including young children.

Or you could find a better and more natural solution.

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