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What Causes Obesity?

4.8 out of 5 stars5 star89%4 star6%3 star1%2 star1%1 star1%64 ratings3,622 viewsWhat is the real cause of obesity? What causes weight gain?

It surely is not excess calories – that’s just a description of how people gain weight. It does not explain why, so it’s not helpful. Dr. Fung gets into the REAL cause in this presentation.

This talk has only been available for our members before (check out our free trial), but now everyone can watch it above.

Table of contents

  2:10  Why are there fat doctors?
  4:10  What causes weight gain?
10:15  The ultimate cause of obesity – the unspoken accusation
16:09  The biology of human starvation
18:55  Metabolic rate and calorie reduction
21:45  Not lack of willpower
24:05  The cruel hoax
26:00  Hormonal obesity
28:40  Insulin and weight gain
37:05  A new hope



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“I Feel Great and Am So Much Happier, Healthier and Active!”

Before and after

Before and after

When Jennifer went in for a blood test, the doctors didn’t even believe that she had been fasting because her sugars were so high! She was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Amazingly, her doctor told her to ignore the diabetes guidelines and instead eat an LCHF diet!

After eight months, she’s made great progress and her doctor calls her “the poster girl for LCHF”: Continue Reading →


“I Have the Energy to Do Things I Never Thought Would Be Possible”

Before and after

Before and after

Bill was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and immediately started searching online for help. He stumbled upon the traditional American Diabetes Association diet… and the weird ketogenic diet.

After reading more on the subject, the keto diet started to make more sense, so he decided to give it a try: 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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“I Have Never Looked Back, the Weight Just Fell Off”

Before and after

Before and after

It came like a shock to Christine when she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and since it scared her she decided to go on a low-fat diet recommended by her physician.

As she felt constantly hungry, she started to research alternatives, and came across LCHF. This is what happened after she threw out the carbs: Continue Reading →


“I Have Not Felt This Good in 20 Years”

Saila and her husband

Saila and her husband

Saila and her husband felt desperate to get control of their worsening health and weight issues. As nothing they tried had worked so far, they felt they had nothing to lose and decided to start an LCHF diet.

After just 5 weeks, their lives are now transformed: Continue Reading →


Diabesity: Why Diabetes and Obesity Stem From the Same Problem

Smiling fat man stretching on the floor.

The term diabesity is the unification of the words ‘diabetes’, referring to type 2, and ‘obesity’. It is a wonderful word because it is at once able to convey that they are truly one and the same disease. It is incredibly descriptive and evocative in the same way as the word ‘fugly’.

Strange as it may now sound, physicians did not always recognize this seemingly obvious and basic connection between type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Let’s go back in time to the year 1990. Grunge was taking over the music scene. Fanny packs were growing in popularity (gasp!) and not the sole domain of the middle-aged dad tourist. The mid 20’s actors of the hit TV show Beverly Hills 90210, pretending to be high school students, were totally fly, not just sad replicas of cool. Continue Reading →


American Diabetes Association: Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with “Diabetes-Friendly” Sugar

Definitely not recommended if you want to manage your diabetes

The American Diabetes Association apparently wants to give you diabetes in their new campaign America’s Diabetes Challenge. How will they accomplish that? By recommending that people with diabetes use recipes such as this one, full of sugar and other carbs:

ADA on Facebook: Satisfy your sweet tooth with this diabetes-friendly recipe!

The good news is that this insanity resulted in huge pushback, with over 500 angry Facebook comments from people.

Update October 13: To their credit, the ADA removed the recipe due to the avalanche of criticism and posted this explanation on Facebook:

Yesterday we posted a dessert recipe, and after further reflection and community feedback, we realized it was missing important context to show how people with diabetes can incorporate dessert into a balanced meal plan – information such as portion size and how to enjoy sweets in moderation. It’s important to work with your health care provider and nutritionist to figure out an approach to meal planning that works best for you.
At the request of our social media community, we have deleted this content from our Facebook and Twitter pages. We truly appreciate your feedback – we missed the mark, and will keep this in mind for future posts.

The not-so-good news is that the ADA requires assistance via social media to realize that sugar and starch are bad news for people with type 2 diabetes. It’s not like this was their first time making this mistake.

The harmful ignorance is also evident in their explanation. Like many people have answered them on Facebook, the problem really was not the lack of portion size information. The problem was calling a sugar bomb a “diabetes-friendly recipe!”

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The Power of LCHF as a Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Eric Westman - Presentation (SD 2016)4.7 out of 5 stars5 star81%4 star12%3 star3%2 star3%1 star0%33 ratings3345:59

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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