About Diet Doctor

Regaining health in a sick world requires thinking and acting differently. It requires trusting not in corporate propaganda or old misinformation, but in nature. In the power of your own body to return to its natural state, given the right environment.

Our mission is to find the truth about health and supply tools for those who want to free themselves. Thus empowering people everywhere to revolutionize their health.



We invite you to join us in this defining struggle for the future. There’s a great conflict in the world, and it will determine our destiny and the lives of the people we love.

Quick facts about Diet Doctor

A broken world

Something is badly wrong. While the prosperity of the world has never been higher, people are suffering. More and more people – the majority in the Western world – are obese or overweight, and a high percentage of them on prescription drugs every day for the rest of their lives.

Every year more people are added to the sad statistics. As we get increasingly richer as a society, our health appears to be declining. Why is this?

People feel guilt and shame, as if the excess weight, hunger and tiredness were their fault, a moral failing. They count their calories and attempt to eat less food and exercise more, but it’s not working. If only they had more willpower.

Diabetes type 2 – a new epidemic in the history of humankind – will soon impact 500 million people. The death toll will be enormous, as will the armies of people suffering the consequences: blindness, dementia, heart disease, cancer. This new disease is considered incurable, and the treatment is daily drugs to reduce the symptoms. There is no cure, experts say.

Obesity – another new epidemic that will soon include half the population – is considered almost as incurable. The only effective treatment is said to be bariatric surgery, i.e. surgically removing parts of healthy organs. This operation carries a significant risk of life-long misery and sometimes even death. And a year after surgery, the excess weight usually starts returning.

And even worse, epidemics of obesity and diabetes are just the tip of the iceberg. As these problems spread across the world, other diseases follow closely behind: heart disease, cancer, eating disorders and food addiction, high blood pressure, ADHD, depression and on and on.

Experts still trumpet eating less and exercising more to slow down the epidemics, and they have been advising this for 30 years as the problems have exploded. These recommendations are not working.

It may be even worse. The problem really started to get bad in the early 80s, just when we were told to eat “healthily”, just when the first Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released, and then copied around the world. That’s when the epidemic started.

Possibilities and what’s holding us back

Something is very wrong in the world today. Our bodies are made to stay healthy throughout our lives and supply us with the energy to reach our goals and our potential. We can absolutely return to this natural state. With the resources the world has today there should be no stopping us.

This is not about a lack of willpower. You already have all the willpower you’ll ever need.

Imagine a world where everyone can feel good in his or her body again, where all the children can run and play without having to stop and catch their breath every few steps, where there’s no need for mass pill popping, a nation no longer on drugs, where nobody is obsessively counting calories to starve himself. Where health is normal again. Where we can reach our potential and care for each other. Where we use our willpower for higher purposes, together shaping a better world for our children.

Much of what we need to get there is already known. But it’s not that simple. The food industry profits from selling cheap, low-fat, highly processed, nutritionally depleted and addictive food. And we’re advised to eat at least every three hours. The pharmaceutical industry profits by selling daily medications to temporarily reduce the symptoms of all the diseases caused by the food.


These are trillion dollar industries. There’s a lot of money to be made keeping you sick.

The truth is obscured by corporate propaganda, companies selling junk food and pills while using lies and misinformation for the benefit of their shareholders but to the detriment of humanity. It’s obscured by government ineptitude, allowing corporations to rule via armies of highly-paid lobbyists, while relying on old experts who are often stuck in failed preconceptions, unable to update their thinking. That is, if the experts are not simply funded by corporations too.

Just as an example, it was recently exposed how Coca-Cola spends tens of millions of dollars buying the loyalty of government health experts and scientists as well as high-profile bloggers and personal trainers. To not mention the dangers of drinking sugar. To keep quiet about it. That’s the reality behind their slogan about “open happiness” and billions of dollars of feel-good advertising. How are obesity, disease and lies the road to happiness?

It may seem impossible to change this. What can one person do? Not much. But together, using modern tools… if we have the will, we can change anything.

Towards the solution

What would you do if there was a clear way to make the world a better place?

Most of the truth we need is already out there, it is already known, many are already using it with fantastic results. What’s needed is to find this truth and make it as simple as possible to use. To empower people everywhere to revolutionize their health.

This can’t be achieved by using old thinking. We’ll have to question everything. And it can’t be achieved by selling a magic product, a pill or a packaged food product or by financing from the corporations that are profiting from the status quo. That’s the thinking that got us into this mess.

Here at Diet Doctor we want to be a part of the solution. That’s why we’ve decided to take no money from industry. We sell no food, no supplements, no other products and we have no ads.

Instead, we’re fully funded by the people, via an optional membership (free trial available).

We give away for free to the world everything that is necessary, even if someone does not sign up for a membership. We’re focusing on free simple guides, recipes and step-by-step plans, providing everything you need to lose weight without hunger or to cure diabetes type 2.

Welcome to Diet Doctor. Let us tell you more about reality and some of the misconceptions that stop people from achieving health and happiness.

The solution

The solution to the obesity and diabetes epidemics already exists. It’s very simple:


That’s basically it. Although there are additional details, if you want to lose weight effortlessly or to reduce your diabetes you should probably make a special effort to drastically reduce the carbohydrates, especially sugar and processed starch (like flour) that you consume.

Natural fat, like butter? Eating that is fine. Red meat? That’s fine too. Calories? That’s just another – bizarre – name for food. Eating real food is perfectly fine, as long as you are hungry. Counting calories and ignoring your hunger is an eating disorder.

Exercise? That’s great for your health and well-being, but it’s never going to make you thin. You cannot outrun a bad diet.

There’s only one long-term solution that is truly effective. Eat real food, when you are hungry.

Why change is so slow

So if the problem is so huge, and the solution already exists – why is the problem not solved already?

TIME: Eat ButterBecause of inertia, old dogma and vested interests. Primarily it’s just hard for us humans to change our minds. It takes time.

The mistaken fear of natural fat is still just alive, like some half-dead zombie – even though modern science has thoroughly disproven it. TIME magazine even put this fact on its cover in 2014. Fearing natural fat leads to even more high-carb, high-sugar junk food – so it’s been a really bad idea.

There is also massive money to be made from the status quo. The entire food and pharmaceutical industries depend on it, and they employ armies of lobbyists and even researchers.

The food industry wants to divert the blame from their bad food (the real problem) to their consumers. That is why they they to keep the focus on calorie counting, “personal responsibility” and exercise.

The pharmaceutical industry does not want people to get well. It’s easy to understand why. That would put them out of business.

The government would love to improve the health of the people, but official agencies move slowly and are easy prey for professional lobbyists and influencers. Just look at Michelle Obama’s sadly failed “Let’s Move” campaign. As soon as the junk-food industry got involved, everything turned into empty pep talk, with no real change that anybody truly believes in.

Bringing the solution to the people

Paulos Hughes
As no solution is coming from the top, it can only come from the bottom, from people like you and me. And it will, because nothing is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

The Diet Doctor organization wants to speed this process up, and we have a plan to do exactly that. We want to make it very simple for you to understand and get inspired to revolutionize your health. After that, we want you to help other people – your friends, family, etc. – to revolutionize their health.

Then this good cycle can repeat and multiply.

Use the menu at the top of the page to find our best guides. And remember to sign up for our free weekly newsletter. If you do it now, you also get access to a free video course on eating a low-carb, high-fat diet.



Direct support questions about the membership, the newsletter etc. to support@dietdoctor.com (we will answer within 24 hours)

If you want to contact anyone in Team Diet Doctor send an email to firstname@dietdoctor.com. Please note that while we read all emails, we unfortunately have limited capacity to answer questions. Furthermore, we cannot give personal medical advice about diet or health by email.

The Food Revolution

This talk from 2016 summarizes the ongoing revolution. How we recognize old mistakes and the most effective way to improve our health and weight.


Do you want to help change the world? There are many things you can do. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Be a positive example and inspire the people around you (answering their questions is more effective than trying to persuade someone who isn’t ready).
  • How do you become a positive example? Check out our guides such as How to Lose Weight or How to Reverse Diabetes Type 2.
  • Do you just want to get started on low carb right away? Take The Two-Week Low-Carb Challenge – it contains everything you need.
  • Learn more. Check out our member site – free trial available – that has a wealth of video courses, concrete expert interviews and Q&As, presentations and movies.
  • Consider supporting the Diet Doctor organization with a long-term membership at $9 per month. Our members support our fast-growing organization that now has 17 employees and many freelancers, allowing us to stay completely independent be free from ads and sell no products.
  • Teach others: Comment on blogs and discussion forums and in papers, start a blog yourself, prepare a lecture, talk to your doctor.
  • Feel free to share the link to dietdoctor.com. You may also use anything you find on this site in whatever way you like, if you mention the origin of it.
  • Do you have any other ideas? Please tell us in the comment section below.

Learn more

Read about the Diet Doctor story so far

Team Diet Doctor


These are all people who transformed their lives using low carb. Click any image to read their stories:



Feel free to leave a comment below. We read them all.


  1. 1 comment removed
  2. Michelle
    Thank you SO much for all the information you provide and that you keep the site available for free if people cannot afford to pay. As a nurse practitioner, I refer my overweight/obese/diabetic patients to you on a nearly daily basis!
  3. Julia
    I'm a new member who signed up a few minutes ago HOWEVER I'm very concerned that these recipes don't provide the full nutritional information so I can enter into my Carb Manager app. All that is provided is the grams of carbs, but what about grams of fat and grams of protein and what about calories etc.? Does this information exist somewhere? So far, right off the bat, membership to Diet Doctor isn't looking very promising. Please let me know if I'm missing something since I need the full nutritional information for these recipes.
    Reply: #1454
  4. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Julia!

    We don't want to promote to much "counting" that's why we only have the carbs in gram.

    But If you feel that this is important to you then use the formula below to calculate, a bit complicated though. ;-) (

    (%PROTEIN / %CARB) * gram_CARB = gram_PROTEIN

    (%FAT / %CARB) * 4/9 * gram_CARB = gram_FAT

    gram_CARB * 4 + gram_PROTEIN*4 + gram_FAT*9 = CALORIES

    But I know that many are asking for more nutritional info and we might add some additional info in the near future.

    I'm a new member who signed up a few minutes ago HOWEVER I'm very concerned that these recipes don't provide the full nutritional information so I can enter into my Carb Manager app. All that is provided is the grams of carbs, but what about grams of fat and grams of protein and what about calories etc.? Does this information exist somewhere? So far, right off the bat, membership to Diet Doctor isn't looking very promising. Please let me know if I'm missing something since I need the full nutritional information for these recipes.

    Reply: #1464
  5. Renee
    How much is the monthly fee after the free month?
    Reply: #1456
  6. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Renee!


    How much is the monthly fee after the free month?

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  8. Maria O Padron
    I sent this question over on Facebook and received no answer?: I have a question for anyone who can answer this question. This is for three people whom are not overweight or have diabetes problems. 2 are women 1 is a 15yr old. One woman who is in her 30's has longed to have children but can't. She is very thin, but sometimes very sickly. She has numerous health issues. She has tried to gain weight to help her health. But in the end gets sick. She eats regular food not so healthy. Could a keto woe be good for her if her healthy carbs were up? Instead of 20? The second has an issue with being sick all the time too and she is 23. She IS overweight by about 20-30lbs. Don't know if she is diabetic or pre-. But that's not the only issue. She also has this condition involving her heart and brain. I don't know what the name of it is called but it causes her to faint. She was on meds and she was told to eat as much salt as she can. Can Keto help her? The third is a young man who happens to be my grandson. He is 15. At age 9 he became sick with many fevers and rashes. The doctors didn't know what was wrong with him and just kept prescribing meds for fever. It wasn't until I was very insisting that my daughter demand some thorough blood tests. I felt very strongly that something was not right and they weren't checking thoroughly. So he was sent to children's hospital in Milwaukee, Wis. Its a 2 hr drive from where we live. He was finally diagnosed with Lupus. While he was there he took a turn for the worst and almost died on us as his body was attacking it's self from within' even had a severe seizure. In the end he ended up taking about 15 meds including steroid. which stunted his growth and changed his personality a bit. Would Keto help his situation a little. I have this feeling that eating the right foods could help him. Anyone?
  9. Kathy Mack
    Some person or persons is posting the following on the various keto groups on Facebook. What's the deal? I didn’t click on the link as it’s obviously spam. Can someone from the dietdoctor.com staff address this? Here is the text (exactly as written) that is posted, and the wording is always the same, along with what I assume are photos stolen from this (or other) weight loss sites:

    “ Just hit my next milestone!!Anybody see a difference? I’m kidding obviously?? I am so happy to say that I have lost 90 pounds so far!? see my meal in comments”

    In the comments, they place a link for diet doctor and a Cleveland clinic diet plan. Instead of .com it has .me

  10. Roman
    There are a some recipes of fried cabbage with butter and once I tasted such cabbage, I liked it a lot. But I have concern about real quantity of carbs in such a fried cabbage. Counting that it has some sweet taste I can assume that after frying (when it reduced in volume for 3-4 times) one small portion has a lot of carbs.
    Do you have any ideas on this issue? Approximately how many carbs could be in 100 gr of FRIED with the butter cabbage? Any suggestions?
  11. Pam
    Can this WOE help with scirosis of the liver from being diabetic ..I have 2 family that are diabetic that were recently diagnosed with this???
  12. Dave
    Hi Diet Doctor,
    I was looking for some advice as to how I could work this diet into my weight gain program. Simply put I've been 6ft tall and weighed 10st all my life so in the past 2 months I've hit the weight gainers and whole milk to bring my weight up to 12st whilst working out to build muscle. I'm currently on 3100 calories a day, weight is still gaining all be it slowing (bear in mind I initially was on 4000 a day). I suppose my concern is given that its very easy for me to lose weight (and therefore muscle mass). How can I make the switch to the Keto diet and ensure that I'm still taking in enough to maintain body mass, given that the majority of your meal plans cater for those with a normal calorie intake. I don't have the luxury of being able to feel my way through this given that my body is still confused about what I'm doing to it. I need to be able to control and monitor it. Any input would be appreciated.
  13. trudy
    I too am new to keto and would like the amount of protein and fat content for the recipes
  14. Jennifer
    Thank you for posting the formulas. I want to point out that most of us log our food in some sort of fitness app. i.e fitbit, myfitnesspal, loseit. When entering your food everyone has to either list each ingredient one by one or create a custom food item. When creating that custom food item the app will ask for the percentages in grams. Therefore, for the ones who are tracking our food it would be much easier if you list everything by grams on your recipes so that we can add it to our apps. Currently we all have to calculate it ourselves at the moment and some of us do not know how. You will also get a lot less questions regarding this matter if you do. Just something to think about. Thank you.
  15. Veronique Matthews
    Fairly new to keto and get so confused with the math. Eating keto for better brain health as I developed seizures in 2010 after another concussion. How are people listing the percentage amounts of every meal to remain keto?
  16. Olga
    Hi I am a new member and have been on the 2 week challenge for 4 days now. This is the first diet where I am not hungry - I assume that is due to all the fat which honestly I find overwhelming! I guess we have been brainwashed! However I do have a question concerning your meals. When a salad is an accompaniment to a meal, it only says to put olive oil on. What is wrong with vinegar?Are there carbs in vinegar? I can't find this information on your site.
    Thank you.
    Replies: #1472, #1476
  17. Dr. Frank Merritt
    Great article. Would you be willing to review our upcoming book, 17 Hour Fast. 17hourfast.com
  18. Sue
    do you occasionally remove recipes, I made a brussel sprout recipe with cream and cheese just two weeks ago and I can no longer find it, I just found out about the favourite icon, so did not have it saved, sooooooo frustrating
  19. Carin Linder
    Jag vill gärna få artiklarna från Diet Doctor på svenska!!!

    Carin Linder

    Reply: #1470
  20. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Carin!

    We try to translate most articles to Swedish...you will find them here:

  21. Dean
    My wife has non-alcoholic fatty liver. Was wondering if the keto diet is good for her to lose weight and reverse this?
  22. Ben
    I´m starting this Sunday and was thinking exactly the same thing. I guess if the label on the vinegar states that it´s under 5g of carbs, then it´s okay??...but would be nice if someone could confirm this.
  23. Mary-Ann
    I like the look of the new design on this website. Only one problem is that on my ipad my name icon in green is superinposed over the News icon. Is this only an ipad issue? Or can it be fixed. Thanks
    Reply: #1477
  24. Mary-Ann
    I have also noticed that the side scroll function to see more recipes does not work.
  25. James
    I have a question for the Doctors. My wife doesn't have a gallbladder. Can someone without a gallbladder eat a high-fat diet? I have been eating Keto for 8 months and have never felt better. Definitely keto for life, it all started for me on Diet Doctor. Thanks.
  26. Susan
    Vinegar has a lot of sugars, it is made of grapes-sugar. Lots of carbs in vinegar. Read the lables on vinegar containers. Mayonaise is a better choice.

    Hi I am a new member and have been on the 2 week challenge for 4 days now. This is the first diet where I am not hungry - I assume that is due to all the fat which honestly I find overwhelming! I guess we have been brainwashed! However I do have a question concerning your meals. When a salad is an accompaniment to a meal, it only says to put olive oil on. What is wrong with vinegar?Are there carbs in vinegar? I can't find this information on your site.
    Thank you.

  27. Patrik Nordberg Team Diet Doctor
    What version of the ipad do you have?
    And do you get this issue in both vertical and horisontal orientation of the ipad?

    I like the look of the new design on this website. Only one problem is that on my ipad my name icon in green is superinposed over the News icon. Is this only an ipad issue? Or can it be fixed. Thanks

  28. Gabriella Parry
    Hi, I have been doing this way of eating for quite a while with great results. My friend wishes to do the same diet she has had a quadruple bypass just over a year ago, my GP is also her GP and he said he did not believe in LCHF it is a fad diet. I want to know would it be advisable to start my friend on low carb and low fat or would it have not effect on her arteries. I know you can't say for an individual but statistically which is proven high or low fat? Is it detrimental or beneficial for the heart, any advice or help please. We take all answers as that person's opinion, and of course my friend will consult her doctor beforehand. Please any advice will be greatly received. Also she is type 2 diabetic tablet controlled.
    Kindest regards
    Replies: #1482, #1503
  29. Peter
    One of the toughest challenges I face in maintaining LCHF is controlling what I eat while traveling (I am a pilot). I'm often on the road, internationally, for many more days than I can carry food for. Please add some tips and ideas for travel.
    Many thanks, I've been a loyal member here from day 1, a subscriber as soon as that was introduced, and have pointed many newcomers here as the single best "one stop shopping" resrouce out there for LCHF life style. Great work!
  30. Paul
    I started the Keto Diet on 8 Jan and within 1 week I lost 8 lbs, then over the next 2 weeks I lost another 7 lbs and now for the last 2 weeks I lost nothing, NADA. I'm trying the meal plan with no breakfast and sticking only to that and I'm not even eating as much as I could and still I can't seem to lose anymore weight, I just seemed to have reach a plateau for the last 2 weeks which is depressing. The only treat I have is a 3 ingredient peanut butter cookie, I drink between 3 -4 litres per day and sometimes I add the Dasani flavour. What am I doing wrong, I want to keep doing this but getting discouraged.
  31. andy cunningham
    Thanks for the great article. I struggled to lose weight all my life. I'm a 61 yr . male. It wasn't until I discovered the "Keto" way of life did I begin the see weight loss and healthy results. I'm a 'newbie' at 8 months, but I can tell you that I went from 6.5 pre-diabetic on my A1C to 5.6 in less than 2 months directly related to my new way of life "Keto. my doctor said ,"Whatever you are doing to lose weight and to have your numbers drop like that, keep doing it!". Btw, the way, he said, "What exactly are you doing?"
    I told him that I'm embracing the "Keto" way of life and explained the lifestyle. He said, I need to look into that for my other patients!"

    Keep up the good work,

    Andy Cunningham
    Torrance, CA

  32. andy cunningham
    Gabriella...I managed to drop my A1C levels from 6.5 pre-diabetic to below the scale at 5.6...it benefited me, it may benefit your friend with diabetes...
  33. Ann
    Hi, I’ve been really enjoying both the website (great resource material) and the diet. I’m feeling better than I have in years. I thought you may be interested in the article in my local newspaper about the best diets and that ‘the science proves it’. Quite disappointing- not quite sure what science they are using! http://www.executivestyle.com.au/mediterranean-diet-and-dash-named-be...
  34. Anna
    Why can't I access the meal plans in swedish? I signed up on the international site cause I live in Canada but prefer recipes in metric system :/
    Reply: #1485
  35. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Anna!

    You can use the "Swedish" site:

    You can also change to "metric" when using the "International" site.

    Why can't I access the meal plans in swedish? I signed up on the international site cause I live in Canada but prefer recipes in metric system :/

  36. Louis
    Just need to say I love this site it has so much info. I wish I new this many years ago having cared and watched my dad battle with diabetes most of his life leading to heart attacks having triple heart by pass, had to have machine put in his back due to nervous system being destroyed by diabetes which led to being in wheelchair, then still really no help or direction from hospitals with what he was eating etc just going round in circles he then had to have his leg amputated to stop the spread of poison from the foot, then after all that he sadly past away at the age of 60. Any way just wanted to say this and y I enjoy all the recipes story's and help on offer and I love this way off life keto style with fasting etc. Thank you for actually helping me and got my self in the right direction. Think my dad will be proud me off.
  37. Susan McIntyre

    This common airborne pathogen releases enzymes like lactase and proteinases to get the sugar and nitrogen it needs, so I think a ketogenic diet would work well for this underestimated infection.

    I’d like to share information I learned during my Dallas area workplace’s outbreak of an airborne infectious disease that can cause malignancies, precancerous conditions, rheumatological diseases, connective tissue diseases, autoimmune symptoms, inflammation in any organ/tissue, seizures, migraines, mood swings, hallucinations, etc. and is often undiagnosed/misdiagnosed in immunocompetent people. Of course, some of it you may already know.

    My coworkers and I, all immunocompetent, got Disseminated Histoplasmosis in Dallas-Fort Worth from roosting bats, the most numerous non-human mammal in the U.S., that shed the fungus in their feces. The doctors said we couldn’t possibly have it, since we all had intact immune systems. The doctors were wrong. Healthy people can get it, too, with widely varying symptoms. And we did not develop immunity over time, we'd get better and then progressively worse.

    More than 100 outbreaks have occurred in the U.S. since 1938, and those are just the ones that were figured out, since people go to different doctors. One outbreak was over 100,000 victims in Indianapolis. 80-90+% of people in some areas have been infected. It can lay dormant for up to 40 years in the lungs and/or adrenals.

    It’s known to cause hematological malignancies, and some doctors claim their leukemia patients go into remission when given antifungal. My friend in another state who died from lupus lived across the street from a bat colony. An acquaintance with alopecia universalis and whose mother had degenerative brain disorder has bat houses on their property.

    This pathogen parasitizes the reticuloendothelial system/invades macrophages, can infect and affect the lymphatic system and all tissues/organs, causes inflammation and granulomas, etc. It causes idiopathic (unknown cause) diseases and conditions, including hematological malignancies, autoimmune symptoms, myelitis, myositis, vasculitis, panniculitis, dysplasia, hyperplasia, etc. It causes hypervascularization, calcifications, sclerosis, fibrosis, necrosis, eosinophilia, leukopenia, anemia, neutrophilia, pancytopenia, thrombocytopenia, hypoglycemia, cysts, abscesses, polyps, stenosis, perforations, GI problems, hepatitis, focal neurologic deficits, etc. Many diseases it might cause are comorbid with other diseases it might cause, for example depression/anxiety/MS linked to Crohn’s.

    Researchers claim the subacute type is more common than believed. It is known to at least “mimic” autoimmune diseases and cancer and known to give false-positives in PET scans. But no one diagnosed with an autoimmune disease or cancer is screened for it. In fact, at least one NIH paper states explicitly that all patients diagnosed with sarcoidosis be tested for it, but most, if not all, are not. Other doctors are claiming sarcoidosis IS disseminated histoplasmosis.

    The fungus is an Oxygenale and therefore consumes collagen. It’s known to cause connective tissue diseases, rheumatological conditions, seizures, and mental illness. Fungal hyphae carry an electrical charge and align under a current. It causes RNA/DNA damage. It’s known to cause delusions, wild mood swings (pseudobulbar affect?), and hallucinations. It’s most potent in female lactating bats, because the fungus likes sugar (lactose) and nitrogen (amino acids, protein, neurotransmitters?). What about female lactating humans…postpartum psychosis (and don’t some of these poor women also have trouble swallowing)? The bats give birth late spring/summer, and I noticed suicide rates spike in late spring/early summer. It’s known to cause retinal detachment, and retinal detachments are known to peak around June-July/in hot weather. A map of mental distress and some diseases appear to almost perfectly overlay a map of Histoplasmosis. Johns Hopkins linked autism to an immune response in the womb. Alzheimer’s was linked to hypoglycemia, which can be caused by chronic CNS histoplasmosis. The bats eat moths, which are attracted to blue and white city lights that simulate the moon the moths use to navigate. Bats feed up to 500 feet in the air and six miles away in any direction from their roost, but not when it’s raining or when the temperature is less than approximately 56° F.

    I believe the “side effects” of Haldol (leukopenia and MS symptoms) might not always be side effects but just more symptoms of Disseminated Histoplasmosis, since it causes leukopenia and MS symptoms. What about the unknown reason why beta receptor blockers cause tardive dyskinesia? The tinnitus, photophobia, psychosis “caused” by Cipro? Hypersexuality and leukemia “caused” by Abilify? Humira linked to lymphoma, leukemia and melanoma in children? Disseminated Histoplasmosis is known to cause enteropathy, so could some people thought to have nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug enteropathy have it and taking NSAIDs for the pain/inflammation it causes, and the NSAIDs aren’t the actual culprit?

    From my experience, I learned that NO doctor, at least in DFW, will suspect subacute and/or progressive disseminated histoplasmosis in immunocompetent people. Some doctors, at least the ones I went to, will actually REFUSE to test for it, even when told someone and their coworkers have all the symptoms and spend a lot of time in a building with bats in the ceiling. Victims will be accused of hypochondriasis. In fact, the first doctor to diagnose me was a pulmonologist, and the only reason he examined me was to try to prove that I didn’t have it, when I really did. No doctor I went to realized bats carry the fungus. And NO doctor I went to in DFW, even infectious disease “experts,” understand the DISSEMINATED form, just the pulmonary form, and the only test that will be done by many doctors before they diagnose people as NOT having it is an X-ray, even though at least 40-70% of victims will have NO sign of it on a lung X-ray. It OFTEN gives false-negatives in lab tests (some people are correctly diagnosed only during an autopsy after obtaining negative test results) and cultures may not show growth until after 12 weeks of incubation (but some labs report results after 2 weeks).

    One disease of unknown cause that could be caused by Disseminated Histoplasmosis: I suspect, based on my and my coworker’s symptoms (during our “rare” infectious disease outbreak) and my research, that interstitial cystitis and its comorbid conditions can be caused by disseminated histoplasmosis, which causes inflammation throughout the body, causes “autoimmune” symptoms, and is not as rare as believed. I read that “interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the submucosal and muscular layers of the bladder, and the cause is currently unknown. Some people with IC have been diagnosed with other conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, allergies, and Sjogren’s syndrome, which raises the possibility that interstitial cystitis may be caused by mechanisms that cause these other conditions. In addition, men with IC are frequently diagnosed as having chronic nonbacterial prostatitis, and there is an extensive overlap of symptoms and treatment between the two conditions, leading researchers to posit that the conditions may share the same etiology and pathology.” Sounds like Disseminated Histoplasmosis, doesn’t it?

    My coworkers and I were always most ill around April/May/June, presumably since the Mexican Free-tail bats gave birth in Texas during May, and fall/Thanksgiving to December, for some unknown reason (maybe migrating bats from the north?). We had GI problems, liver problems, weird rashes (erythema nodosum, erythema multiforme, erythema annulare, etc.), plantar fasciitis, etc., and I had swollen lymph nodes, hives, lesions, abdominal aura, and started getting migraines and plantar fasciitis in the building, and I haven’t had them since I left. It gave me temporary fecal incontinence, seizures, dark blood from my intestines, tinnitus, nystagmus, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, what felt like burning skin, various aches and pains (some felt like pin pricks and pinches), tingling, tremors, "explosions" like fireworks in my head while sleeping, temporary blindness, and chronic spontaneous “orgasms”/convulsions. Suddenly I was allergic to pears (latex fruit allergy?). I had insomnia (presumably from the fungus acidifying the blood, releasing adrenaline) and parasomnias. I suddenly had symptoms of several inflammatory/autoimmune diseases, including Fibromyalgia, Sarcoidosis, ALS, MS, Sjogren’s syndrome, etc. that have disappeared since leaving the area and taking nothing but Itraconazole antifungal.

    No one, including doctors (we all went to different ones), could figure out what was wrong with us, and I was being killed by my doctor, who mistakenly refused to believe I had it and gave me progressively higher and higher doses of Prednisone (at least 2 years after I already had Disseminated Histoplasmosis) after a positive ANA titer, until I miraculously remembered that a visiting man once told my elementary school class that bats CARRY histoplasmosis….so much of it that they evolved to deal with the photophobia and tinnitus it causes by hunting at night by echolocation. There’s a lot more. I wrote a book about my experience with Disseminated Histoplasmosis called “Batsh#t Crazy,” because bats shed the fungus in their feces and it causes delusions and hallucinations, I suspect by the sclerotia it can form emitting hallucinogens (like psilocybin and dimethyltryptamine) along with inflammation in the CNS. (Schizophrenics have 2X of a chemical associated with yeast, part of the fungal life cycle.)

    Thank you for your time,

    Susan McIntyre

  38. Tani
    I have been on the set meal plan for over a week now and still no signs of Keto-flu nor have I actually switched over into ketosis... any suggestions on how to fix this? Thanks
  39. Barbara Lane
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    Am 65 retired had gastric bypass 16 years ago lost 220lbs. and kept it off for almost 14 years, I've gained 40 lbs back due to my bipolar disorder and now retired, am on a fixed income, do I have to pay to get the recipes because I can do this but would like to use the recipes. help
  44. Elizabeth
    I had great success with the two week plan. I continued on for another two weeks and lost 9 pounds of fat! I was thrilled and then I had a terrible gallstone attack. I am so sad because I thought I finally found a way to eat, feel full, and have energy. I didn't see anything on your site that addresses gallbladder issues and a keto diet. Am I done with keto? Or will my body adjust? I certainly don't want another attack and I don't want to loose my gallbladder either. I still have about 50 pounds of fat to loose.
  45. Donald
    I am trying to print out a shopping list for Week 1 and Two on the Keto diet. To print the page that shows on the screen makes two sheets of paper. I spent 30 minutes doing a cut and paste and reducing the font size so it would fit on one sheet so taking it shopping would be easier. I want to print out the recipes and have run into the same problem. 23 pages for a weeks recipes is too much paper. My printer is on a diet! Could you please make a printer friendly/conservative version so it would be easier to print?
  46. simone
    A quick thanks, I've been enjoying the program...question, my psoriasis has grown rapidly, would this be due to high dairy (I mean I've only eaten the cheese, and butter) but have been eating heaps of eggs. Thoughts if possible please.
  47. Andrew

    I’ve been on the diet for 3 weeks now and loving it. I have a question though. I’m following out the meal plans on the website and I’m also going to the gym about 3-4 times per week and doing a lot of resistance strength training. Should I be modifying the meal plan in any way so that I make sure I am able to build muscle? Thanks!

  48. sandra
    Thanks love the site and content ... a comment - my sense of order is being challenged with your keto meal plans .. I want to try each plan so I develop my tastebuds but I don't want to keep track of what I have and haven't tried so am working through in number order but the plans are not in order ... if there is no reason for the current order of plans maybe you could move to ordering by the plan numbers with the get started weeks first then #1, 2, 3 etc.
  49. Eleanor
    I want to cancel my membership but the site won't let me. It directs me to another page.
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