Let’s Stop Lying About Physical Activity and Obesity

There were many impressive people at the recent Cape Town conference, but to me two people stood out the most. One of them is the British cardiologist Aseem Malhotra. A man who is not the least bit afraid to eloquently tell the truth that most people keep silent about.

Not long ago he wrote in the impactful British Medical Journal that it’s time to bust the myth that saturated fat has anything to do with heart disease. This placed him on the front pages of papers all over the world, but now a lot of people realize that he was right.

Malhotra has not slowed down after this. He is often on TV, expecially in his home country of England and it’s not hard to understand why when you meet him.

The Interview

I managed to get an interview with Dr. Malhotra in South Africa and above you can see a short section. He explains that the common idea about physical activitity as a cure for obesity is something we need to forget – because it’s not true.

In the full 22 minute interview ha talks more about what we should focus on instead of calories, what food can lower risk of heart disease more than statin drugs… and how he lost weight eating 1,000 calories extra of a certain kind of food.

The full interview can be seen on the membership pages (free one month trial):

How to Make Your Food a Powerful Medicine, Not a Slow Poison – Interview with Dr. Malhotra

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Welcome to All That is New at Diet Doctor!

The wait is over. We finally get to show you what the Diet Doctor team has been working on so hard, for more than a year.

Just watch the short video above, then check it all out here:
 

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I’m very excited about showing you all this, and I hope you’ll enjoy it a lot!

Feel free to leave any comment below and I’ll answer any questions you may have. Note that there are already answers to the most common questions.

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One Day Until Launch

In one more day we will launch the biggest new thing since we started the Diet Doctor blog four years ago.

It will be great to finally get to show it to you – and to the world.

Time for launch: 10 am PDT (US West Coast) – 1 pm EDT (US East Coast) – 6 pm in England7 pm in Sweden, South Africa and most of Europe.

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The Countdown Begins

Countdown

Big things are coming up and now the countdown begins. In four days [Saturday update: two days] we’ll launch the most significant new thing since we started Diet Doctor, back in 2011.

On Monday, April 20th – right here on DietDoctor.com – we’ll open the gates.

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Yet Another Diabetes Drug May Be Deadly – Here’s How to Avoid It

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Another diabetes drug – Onglyza – is now suspected to increase the risk of disease and death.

It’s quite possible that the drug really is deadly. This is because diabetes medications for common type 2 diabetes don’t address the cause for disease. They are only treating the symptom: high blood sugar.

A gigantic modern study – that many people instantly tried to forget about  – showed that intensive drug treatment killed more type 2 diabetics than letting blood sugar run high.

A Better Option

Drug treatment may be worse than the disease itself. It’s better to adopt a lifestyle that makes medications unnecessary. Here’s my standard recommendation for treatment of type 2 diabetes:

  1. Lifestyle changes: A strict LCHF diet, preferably with the addition of periodic fasting (exercising is a bonus that has a much more limited effect).
  2. If necessary for blood sugar regulation, the addition of the drug Metformin (almost all doctors are using this as a first line of treatment).
  3. If further medication is necessary, the addition of GLP-1 analogue injections (for example the drug Victoza).

Many may do fine with just step 1, lifestyle changes including an LCHF diet. Please note that this is extremely effective, which may quickly make you too well for your diabetes drugs. If, for example, you take insulin injections you may need to lower the dose significantly to avoid hypoglycemia.

As a bonus, lifestyle changes also cause a better weight, better blood sugar regulation and a better cholesterol profile, as well as not suffering drug side effects such as hypoglycemia… or premature death.

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