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How Gina Really Healed Herself from Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

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Gina was recently featured in [a certain] Magazine’s ‘Half their Size 2017’ issue. According to [the magazine]:

“I overhauled my entire diet,” says the Port St. Lucie, Florida, resident, who gave up sugar, processed foods and swapped starches like pasta for veggie-heavy salads. Lassales also started wearing a Fitbit and talking long walks. Now she logs about 15,000 steps per day.”

She started off at 300 pounds and now weighs 120 pounds according to the website. Reading the article, it appears that she ate small meals throughout the day and increased her exercise for walking.

This is the classic ‘Eat Less, Move More’ prescription that we’ve all been taught. It has been spectacularly unsuccessful for the great majority of people, so how did it succeed for her?

Well, the truth is that you can’t always believe what you read. Continue Reading →

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A Simple Guide to Cholesterol on Low Carb – Part II

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Did you like the Simple Guide to Cholesterol on Low Carb – Part I post that we recently linked to? Then you should check out the great part 2 (with even more fantastic illustrations):

Cholesterol Code: A Simple Guide to Cholesterol on Low Carb – Part II

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Weight Loss Tip: Sleep More, Stress Less

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Sleep more to lose weight

Have you made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight? We’ll repeat our best weight-loss tips during the next few weeks. Like this one:

Stress and sleep deprivation can be massive obstacles when trying to lose weight. Why? Because of increases in certain hormones (such as cortisol) which can increase hunger and cause weight gain.

So what to do? Make a list of stressors in your life, what you can do to reduce them and then take action.

Also, strive for great sleep hygiene. Simple things such as keeping a sleep schedule, avoiding caffeine and alcohol too late in the day, and making sure that your room is dark can have a great impact.

Learn more: How to Lose Weight #11: Stress Less, Sleep More

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Insulin and Fatty Liver Disease

Dr. Alfred Frohlich from the University of Vienna first began to unravel the neuro-hormonal basis of obesity in 1890. He described a young boy with the sudden onset of obesity who was eventually diagnosed with a lesion in the hypothalamus area of the brain. It would be later confirmed that hypothalamic damage resulted in intractable weight gain in humans, establishing this region as a key regulator of energy balance.

In rats and other animals, hypothalamic injury could experimentally produce insatiable appetites and induce obesity. But, researchers quickly noticed something else, too. All these obese animals shared characteristic liver damage, which was occasionally severe enough progress to complete destruction. Looking back at hereditarily obese strains of mice, they noted the same liver changes. Strange, they thought. What does the liver have to do with obesity? Continue Reading →

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How Much Vegetables Should You Eat on Low Carb?

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What can you do about skyrocketing cholesterol on low carb?

The answer to this and other questions – for example, do you need to eat a lot of vegetables on low carb? And what is the difference between a strict low carb and a ketogenic diet? – in this week’s Q&A with Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt: Continue Reading →

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Challenging the Dogma


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Are there doctors out there who would prescribe an LCHF diet to treat their patients? Even if it goes straight against the old dietary dogma?

Meet Dr. Priyanka Wali, who is one of them. She tried a ketogenic diet on herself and saw some remarkable improvements. After reviewing the supporting science she then started recommending it to her patients.

But what’s it like to challenge the dogma as a young and female doctor?

In this interview Dr. Wali talks about her experiences. Watch a part above (transcript). The full 17-minute video is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership:

Challenging the Dogma – Dr. Priyanka Wali

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“I Can’t Tell You How Much Weight I Have Lost Because I DONT CARE!

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Before and after

Cathy didn’t feel good at all, but no dieting worked, so she threw out the scale and felt like she’d never be successful at weight loss.

Then she found this site, and realized that she wasn’t a failure at weight loss – rather, the advice she was given was a massive failure! She decided to dive right in to the low-carb lifestyle, and this is what happened: Continue Reading →

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Nina Teicholz: The Deal on DASH

Typical DASH-diet foods: skim milk, grains and fruit

Typical DASH-diet foods: skim milk, grains and fruit

Recently, US News and World Report published its annual diet rankings, and as usual, DASH was at or near the top.

DASH is a diet that was designed to help reduce blood pressure for people with hypertension. It makes no sense to recommend this diet to a general population, for the main reason that DASH has pretty much only ever been tested on hypertensive ore pre-hypertensive subjects, who cannot be generalized to the population at large. Also, all trials have been short term, with outcomes indicating that DASH may actually cause heart disease–not prevent it.

Summarizing the trials

DASH has never been shown to be effective for preventing any nutrition-related chronic disease: Continue Reading →

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The Engineer Who Knows More Than Your Doctor


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Can an engineer know more about how to get healthy than his doctor, in fact more than his three doctors?

When it comes to using nutrition, the answer is yes. Meet Ivor Cummins, who quickly had to become an expert to cure himself.

Ivor Cummins is a well-trained problem solver. When blood tests showed liver problems – the very common issue fatty liver – Cummins set out to find the solution to the problem. He soon found it. Soon he had lost lots of weight and his liver problems were totally gone.

It all begged the question – why did an engineer quickly understand how to cure himself using nutrition, when none of his doctors could help him?

Ivor Cummins explains it all in this interview. Watch a segment above (transcript). The full 13-minute interview is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership:

The Engineer Who Knows More Than Your Doctor – Ivor Cummins

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“This Way of Eating Saved Me

Before and after

Before and after

Kenneth had always been chubby, and went on many diets, but nothing worked in the long run. The weight kept climbing until he reached 440 lbs (200 kg) one day. He was diabetic and suffered from high blood pressure.

But then one day he found a (low-carb) way to do it, and the rest is history:

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