About Diet Doctor

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.

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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 large proportion are on prescription drugs every day for the rest of their lives.

Every year new people add to the sad statistics. As we get ever richer as a society our health appears to decline. Why is this?

People feel guilt and shame, like if the excess weight, hunger and tiredness was 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 reach 500 million people. The death toll will be immense, 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, expert say.

Obesity – another new epidemic soon affecting 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. An operation with a significant risk of resulting in life-long misery and sometimes even death. And a year after surgery the excess weight usually starts returning.

What’s even worse, epidemics of obesity and diabetes are the tip of the iceberg. As these problems spread across the world other diseases soon follow: 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. But that’s what we’ve been saying for 30 years, while the problem has exploded. It’s 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 through 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 all people can feel good in their bodies again, where all kids can run and play without catching 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 themselves. 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 pharmacological industry profits by selling daily medications to temporarily reduce the symptoms of all the diseases caused by the food.

Junk-to-Drugs

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, using lies, to the benefit of their shareholders, but to the detriment of humanity. It’s obscured by government ineptitude, allowing corporations to rule via armies of high-payed 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 spend 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 is 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?

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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 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 who 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, sell no food, no supplements, no other products and to have no ads.

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

Everything necessary we give away for free to the world, even without signing up. 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:

LCHF Food

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

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 about alive, like some kind of half-dead zombie – even though modern science has thoroughly disproven it. The magazine TIME even put this fact on their 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 own bad food (the real problem) to their consumers. Thus their emphasis on calorie counting, “personal responsibility” and exercise.

The pharmacological 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 they are easy prey for trained lobbyists and influencers. Just look at Michelle Obama’s sadly failed “Let’s Move” campaign. As soon as the junk-food industry got involved it all turned into empty pep talk, with no real change that anybody truly believes in.

Bringing the solution to the people

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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 it. We want to make it much simpler to understand and get inspired to revolutionize your health. And then for you to help other people – your friends, family, etc. – to revolutionize their health.

Then the cycle can repeat, at ever greater scale.

Use the menu at the top of the page to find our best guides. And don’t forget 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.

Contact

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

If you want to contact me send an email to andreas@dietdoctor.com. Please note that I still manage to read all my emails but have limited time to answer – and I can not give personal medical advice about diet or health over email.

The Food Revolution

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

Possibilities

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 like 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 or member site – free trial available – with 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 supports our fast-growing organization with now seven employees and many freelancers, allowing us to stay completely independent and show no 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 spread 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 comments below.

Learn more

Read about the Diet Doctor story so far

Team Diet Doctor

Transformations

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

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857 Comments

  1. Hi!

    Fatty liver is a condition which hopefully gets better with this diet. Probably a more strict version of LCHF could be good for you.

    Read this before you begin:
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/diabetes

    I have just recently been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and a "fatty liver" (ultrasound showed this).
    Are there any special considerations I need to take into account with this diet because of this fatty liver issue?
    Thank you.

  2. Hi Yvette!

    If you are a member you can direct your question to our experts:
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/member/ask-the-experts

    Hi my husband and I have been on your 2 week trial and have both managed to lose 2kg - I do find it a challenge with what to cook but I'm getting there. Thanks for this amazing website which helps so much. I've found during the last week that my lips have become very dry and have even started cracking at the sides and my tongue is feeling quite sensitive. Could this be a side effect of some sort? I have been drinking water but maybe not enough but I've never had this happen before and I'm in my 50's. Thanks for your input :)

  3. Judith
    Just heard about a low carb clinical trial from Dr. Sarah Hallberg. Enrollment is closed but here is the website https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02519309
  4. Marie
    I joined this site for the Q & A section, particularly with Dr. Fung. I am currently in the free trial period, but have not had a chance to use this as that section of the site has been down for maintenance since I joined 2 weeks ago. (That function has been down for 3 weeks, not the estimated 2.) I am afraid I will get charged for access to the site when I never received the functionality I signed up for. Is there a true estimation on when the Q & A portion of the site will be up & running again? While the videos on the site are helpful, they do not warrant $9/month in my opinion, but he Q & A does. Shortly, I will no longer qualify for the free trial. I am wishing I had waited to seek membership until what I thought I was signing up for was functional again. Any projected date on when that will work again?
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  5. Hi Marie!

    I think the "Ask the Experts" section will be functional soon.

    However

    It's allowed to cancel the membership (within free trial period) and then do a new free trial. :)

    I joined this site for the Q & A section, particularly with Dr. Fung. I am currently in the free trial period, but have not had a chance to use this as that section of the site has been down for maintenance since I joined 2 weeks ago. (That function has been down for 3 weeks, not the estimated 2.) I am afraid I will get charged for access to the site when I never received the functionality I signed up for. Is there a true estimation on when the Q & A portion of the site will be up & running again? While the videos on the site are helpful, they do not warrant $9/month in my opinion, but he Q & A does. Shortly, I will no longer qualify for the free trial. I am wishing I had waited to seek membership until what I thought I was signing up for was functional again. Any projected date on when that will work again?

  6. Rosie
    Hello I would like to ask about the recipe for low carb bread. https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/the-low-carb-bread
    I have made it twice and think my eggs might be too big. The eggs I buy locally weight between 65 and 75 g. The first time I made the bread I put all the ingredients in but it was really sloppy. Today I put in only 2 egg whites and only enough water to make a Play-Doh consistency and the rolls didn't rise at all. Still edible though!

    I would appreciate any advice.

  7. In recipes what, if any, options apply for using either whole psyllium seed husks or husk powder?

    Hi Annette!

    In our recipes we always mean psyllium husk powder. I'm sorry if we've been unclear.

  8. Zippy
    I've stuck strictly to the two week plan. In fact I've also used the fasting technique (my appitite is small). I never fill a plate for dinner, home made salads for lunch. Lots of veggies and water. I've put on 1/2 stone and an inch on my waistline.
    I would love to know why. I was 10.5 stone now I'm 11. I only wanted to loose a 3/4 of a stone. Help me please.......Advice needed..
  9. Destiny
    I want to opt out before my 30 days are up. I have seen enough. I am a Registered Dietitian. Your site gives good advice. I wanted to check it out before sending someone to your site.

    Destiny (destiny)

  10. jane
    Hi DietDoctor team, thank you for your great site. I log in every day for inspiration and motivation. I love your success stories. It would be great if you could post 1 a day. It may also be helpful if you could post a problem case with your solution and follow-up.
    thanks.
  11. D
    I've been following the LCHF diet for one month, I've lost 12 lbs., but I find I get dizzy often. I checked my blood pressure and it was 98/68, is that low? My BP before starting the diet was 110/70.
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  12. Sharon
    I want to be a member and am willing to pay...I need to tell you when to take money out of my account,we get paid once a month.Can I do it? I am willing even to cut short my free month. Thank you, Sharon
    Reply: #867
  13. Alicja Les
    My name is Alicja. I am almost 30 years old Pharmacist from Poland. I live and work in the very busy Pharmacy in UK, in London. I am happy like that I found this website, like I won a lottery. I did not know, that people like you Guys exist. I feel like I found my soulmates, who have the same way of thinking and concept about the "new medicine". Since more than 1,5 year I am highly interested in natural medicines, nutrients, healthy food, diets and everything what can stop taking drugs. I would love to join you and work for you, but I could not find any information on the website, how to contact you privately. Please, help me to help others, because I feel like a big hypocrite giving away such a huge amounts of statins, insulins etc. knowing that I could help people to prevent most of their diseases. I would like to help you in any matter but I think specially about my own country and the lack of awareness and education about diet, nutrients and obesity prevention ( the biggest increase of obese children in Europe) in my mother country. Please, contact me if possible, as I would love to join your team as a volunteer, you may give me a chance to make my dreams to come through and let me do what I am highly interested in. Thanks for you attention.
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  15. Martha
    Please cancel my account. I need to discontinue your services.
    Reply: #868
  16. Terry
    Hello!

    Great site! Great content!

    I'm approaching the end of my 2 week challenge. I have enjoyed it.

    I don't see any site information about "What's next after the 2 week challenge?" Is it just 'self-study' from there, out of the nest and I'm on my own?

    Just curious.

    Again, thanks for all the great and invaluable information!

    Terry

  17. Sharon,

    For customer support, please email me at support@dietdoctor.com.

  18. Martha,

    You canceled your membership. Welcome back at another time!

  19. phill
    Such a shame to see snake oil salesmen still pedalling these same lies in order to extort money out of sick and desperate people. This diet kills people, you know it kills people but you'll promote it anyway.

    Diabetes is advanced with Ketosis. The saturated fat collects as intracellular lipids and blocks the action of insulin. Saturated fat also kills beta cells in the pancreas. The cells responsible for forming insulin. You don't grow these cells back. Ketosis works by forcing the body to use ketones instead of glucose. Gluconeogenesis is a process the body goes through to form the glucose needed for vital functions. It will never form too much, it'll just stop producing at a certain level. This doesn't mean you don't have diabetes. All it means is that you are masking the symptoms whilst you advance the disease.

    Low carb diets drastically increase all cause mortality.

    SHAME!

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  20. If all symptoms of diabetes type 2 go away, including obesity, and all abnormal blood measurements (like glucose AND insulin) normalize... then you're doing far more than "masking the symptoms".

    There is no evidence for the often strongly held belief that low-carb diets increase mortality. Observational statistics do not show cause and effect in the first place, and usually these studies use statistics that do represent low-carb diets at all.

    Dozens of interventional trials show no cause for concern, nor do decades of experience of millions of people doing low carb.

  21. robert lipp
    Phill, I don't know where you get that rant from.
    What I do know is on LCHF:
    1) my wife and I lost together over 50kg, her diabetes is in remission, her glucose level is 5.5% to 6.5%. She does not use insulin. We no longer need blood pressure meds. We have been taken off statins. Our lipids show dramatic improvements. And this was 2 years ago.

    2) worked and continues to work for us and improved our health PLUS the health of many others.

    3) You say "This diet kills people" really, first I have heard of this - where is your evidence? What we know (from science freely available to all) is that diabetes kills people and LCHF does not advance diabetes.

    4) You say "Saturated fat also kills beta cells in the pancreas" really, where is your evidence?

    From these few nonsensical rantings my guess is that you have not a clue what you are saying.

    Get this, it worked for us and it works for many thousands of people.

    I don't hide behind 1/2 a name

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