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Is Bariatric Surgery Like Fasting in Type 2 Diabetes Treatment?

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What happens when a severely obese, diabetic patient undergoes weight loss (bariatric) surgery? If type 2 diabetes is truly a chronic, incurable progressive disease, then surgery will not alter the natural history.

According to conventional medical wisdom, long standing type 2 diabetics have very high insulin resistance provoking increased insulin secretion from the pancreas. Over time, the pancreas ‘burns out’ and insulin production falls. As the insulin falls, it is no longer able to compensate for insulin resistance and blood glucose rises, triggering the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.

Once the pancreas burns out, nothing will revive it, meaning that type 2 diabetes is destined to progress and nothing can change that. Since this abnormality is irreversible, the diabetes should continue unabated despite bariatric surgery. Right?

Actually, in virtually all cases, the type 2 diabetes completely disappears! Continue Reading →


Low Carb Great for Treating Type 2 Diabetes


Both patients and doctors find that a low-carb diet can be very helpful for type 2 diabetics. It doesn’t cause a big spike in glucose after meals and it helps achieve weight loss.

Here’s another new article about it, where a doctor even says ‘If [low carb] were a drug, companies would be running large trials to get it licensed.’

Daily Mail: Could Going Low-Carb Help You Fight Off Diabetes? The Usual Advice for Type 2 Is to Eat Plenty. But Now a Number of Patients and Doctors Are Leading a Growing Rebellion

If you want to get started, just check out our guide below about reversing type 2 diabetes with low carb.

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“It Has Transformed My Life”


John’s progress

John experienced amazing benefits on a low-carb high-fat diet already when he started in August. As more time has passed things just keep getting better! Here’s an update to his previously sent-in success story: Continue Reading →


Reversing Diabetes With Virta on The Doctors

Watch Sami Inkinen and Dr. Sarah Hallberg being interviewed on The Doctors about Virta Health, their tech company reversing type 2 diabetes using a ketogenic diet.

The first part is above, and the second one below. Continue Reading →


Professor Lustig: “Insulin Drives All of the Behaviors Seen in Obesity”


The only way to fight the diabesity epidemic effectively is to switch to a low-sugar diet with real food, argues Professor Robert Lustig. That way your insulin (the fat-storing hormone) dramatically drops and you can lose weight effortlessly.

In contrast to popular false beliefs, weight loss and health should not be a constant battle uphill through calorie restriction, which simply doesn’t work:

Following current dietary advice is counterintuitive to achieving a healthy weight.

The reason is the myth of energy balance. If you believe this, then you believe that obesity is a physics problem; too much energy in, too little energy out. Energy balance assumes that all calories are equal, no matter where they come from. Rather, obesity is about energy deposition into fat tissue. Obesity is a biochemistry problem, and where those nutrients came from determine where they go in the body. It’s called nutritional biochemistry and it shows that all calories are not created equal.

The Sydney Morning Herald: Dietary Factions Are Hurting the Fight Against Obesity

If you prefer to watch Professor Lustig discuss the issue in a new interview, check out the link below at 5:21:

ABC News: The Damage Sugar Does to Us

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“People Don’t Want to Be on Medication”

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What’s it like to work with low-carb nutrition for patients as an internal medicine doctor?

Dr. Eric Sodicoff has a great interest in the ketogenic diet. But why is that so? In what ways can the ketogenic diet be of use to his patients?

Find out in our interview, you can watch a segment above where he discusses the need to immediately reduce some medications, like drugs for blood sugar and blood pressure (transcript). The full, longer interview is available on our member site:

“People Don’t Want to Be on Medication” – Dr. Eric Sodicoff

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“This Is My Year of Change!!!”

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Susie’s blood sugar was ever increasing. She had thrown in the towel, believing her type 2 diabetes was out of her control.

However, when it became clear that she risked going blind she decided to do something, and eventually found the ketogenic diet. That was the start of her year of change: Continue Reading →


Talk About Reversal of Type 2 Diabetes – Not Just Disease Management

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Viewing type 2 diabetes as a chronic disease is quite outdated. Instead, we need a paradigm shift in accordance with the latest science, where we start recognizing that it is a highly reversible disease.

Here’s a great article from Dr. Sarah Hallberg:

With the increasing cost of health care, including $1 of every $3 in Medicare going to the treatment of T2D and its comorbidities, we have to look for solutions. In doing so, we must be willing to acknowledge that there have been past shortcomings in both dietary recommendations and treatment goals. Our patients deserve the opportunity to gain control of their health. They want more than just another prescription or procedure. To help them, we need to change the dialogue. We need to talk about reversal and provide the knowledge and support to achieve it.

AJMC: Type 2 Diabetes: Changing the Paradigm From Management to Reversal

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“Within Three Months of Starting a Well-Formulated Ketogenic Diet, All Flares Were Gone!”

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Can a ketogenic diet alleviate some skin conditions, like acne and other similar conditions? It was the case for Sailor, who has not had flare ups of her Hidradenitis Suppurativa after becoming keto adapted. Continue Reading →