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Keto Rash – Why Some People Itch on Low Carb, and What to Do About It

Keto Rash

Typical locations of a keto rash

This is not a common problem on low carb, but for the few people experiencing it, it can be really annoying: Itching.

This itching – sometimes called the “keto rash“ – can be troublesome, sometimes even interrupting sleep. The itching and rash are almost always symmetrical on both sides of the body. It most often develops over the chest, back, armpits and sometimes in the neck (see image above).

What is the reason for this problem, and how can it be cured?

There are many posts about this online, and many different theories. The time has come to make it simple, Diet Doctor style. Here’s everything you need to know. Continue Reading →


Top 14 Low-Carb Fears

Top 14 low-carb fears

Is a low-carb diet dangerous? Will it harm every organ of your body and destroy the planet?

There are many fears about low carb, and most (but not all) are based on misunderstandings and myths. We’ve put together a big new guide to make sense of the top 14 low-carb fears. Should you be worried or not? Have a look:

Top 14 Low-Carb Fears (And Whether You Should Be Worried)

Do you have friends or relatives (or a doctor) who worry? Feel free to share the guide!


What to Do If You’re Fatigued and Hungry on Low Carb?


What can you do if you’re fatigued and hungry on low carb?

The answer to this and other questions – for example, what else can you do to lose weight, and can low carb reverse heart disease? – in this week’s Q&A with Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt: Continue Reading →


Is Low Carb Bad for Your Thyroid?

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Does a low-carb diet impact thyroid function? Can it worsen the symptoms – or are there potential benefits? Here’s how five of the top low-carb doctors in the world answer these questions in this 6-minute video, that so far has a 5.0 out of 5 rating:

Is Low Carb Bad for the Thyroid?

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Do you want to check out a similar video without signing up? Check out the “Is Saturated Fat Bad?” video below. Continue Reading →


Butter Sales Soar in Korea


South Korea is seeing a high-fat sales boom of foods such as butter, cheese and pork belly, due to growing popularity of the LCHF diet:

The Korea Herald: Butter, Cheese Sales Soar on Popularity of High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet

Why this trend? Because of the airing of a Korean documentary, ‘Fat Under Unfavorable Name’, about people losing up to 90 kg on an LCHF diet. This documentary was partially recorded in Sweden, interviewing many people who have been successful on an LCHF diet. They also interviewed me, and people at the Low Carb USA conference in San Diego this summer.

Sweden, USA and South Korea… on top of impressive movements in South Africa, Australia and the UK…. LCHF is truly going global.

I guess the analysts at Credit Suisse were right when they predicted a year ago that the future is lower carb, higher fat.

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How to Combat Conventional Dietary Advice

4.7 out of 5 stars5 star85%4 star4%3 star4%2 star1%1 star3%121 ratings3,391 viewsHow do you combat conventional dietary advice? What are the seven common beliefs that are just myths, and that hold us back from understanding how to eat truly healthy foods?

In this presentation from the LCHF convention Dr. Zoe Harcombe busts common myths about “5-a-day”, whole grains, animal fats and several other things.

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Nutrition Nuggets to Combat Conventional Dietary Advice – Dr. Zoe Harcombe

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Here’s what our members have said about the presentation (in additon to giving it a 4.6/5 rating): Continue Reading →


Reversing Diabetes After Only Eight Days on LCHF?


Can you reverse your type 2 diabetes in just eight days? Possibly, in some cases.

According to the glucose numbers above (source), it’s what this person appears to have done by eating an LCHF diet. And he’s certainly not alone.

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Can a Low-Carb Breakfast Help Manage Blood Sugar in Type 2 Diabetes?

A delicious low-carb breakfast

A delicious low-carb breakfast

Could eating a low-carb breakfast help people with type 2 diabetes get better blood glucose readings? The answer is absolutely, according to a new study:

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Effect of Carbohydrate Restriction in the First Meal After an Overnight Fast on Glycemic Control in People with Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Trial

The participants’ blood sugar levels were significantly lower after the low-carb breakfast. So the question is what would happen if the participants just continued to eat low-carb throughout the whole day?

I think most readers of this blog knows. It’s not exactly rocket science.

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How Do You Decide How Much to Eat on a Low-Carb Diet?


How do you decide how much to eat on a low-carb diet?

It’s quite simple. You decide WHAT to eat, and then your body decides HOW MUCH to eat.

Credits to Dr. Ted Naiman for the image above.

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The Power of LCHF as a Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

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What is the root of the problem in type 2 diabetes? And knowing this, how can we treat it?

Dr. Eric Westman is one of the true pioneers of LCHF, and has treated patients successfully with it for decades. In this presentation, he talks about his experiences, the science behind it, and a practical guide to reverse type 2 diabetes.

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LCHF and Diabetes: Science and Clinical Experience – Dr. Eric Westman

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Here’s what our members have said about the presentation: Continue Reading →