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Doing the Impossible on a Ketogenic Diet

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Here’s yet another example of someone doing the impossible – reversing type 2 diabetes, obesity and other health problems – using only a ketogenic diet.

This is the story about how Wim and his wife Saïda turned their lives around:

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We are Wim and Saïda Tilburgs from the Netherlands, and this is our story. It tells how Wim lost 40 kg (88 lbs) and reversed all the symptoms of type 2 diabetes. Along the way, he solved most of the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which he developed after serving at the UN mission in Lebanon.

Our story tells how Saïda lost 20 kg (44 lbs) and reversed all her symptoms of painful osteoarthritis and inflammation. We have done so only with a ketogenic low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet.

Wim's bloodwork

Here are the numbers for my blood work. You can see that my HbA1c went from 11.4% to 8.7% with high doses of insuline and metformin. On a ketogenic diet from 8.7% to 5.4%. Standard of care made me obese and still a diabetic at high risk. The ketogenic diet reversed my T2 diabetes. Keep reading

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“I Feel Good and Do Not Look My 70 Years, I Am Told”

Florence followed the so called diabetic diet but found that her weight just kept climbing and she had to take many medications. She decided to switch to a low-carb diet, and this is what has happened after six months: Continue Reading →

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“I Am No Longer on the Diabetes Spectrum”

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Rosemary was in shock after her doctor diagnosed her with type 2 diabetes. The minute she got home, she started researching what her diagnosis meant and how she could reverse it.

After a while, she discovered Diet Doctor and LCHF. She talked to her specialist diabetes nurse who gave her three months to try and improve her blood sugar readings. This is what happened: Continue Reading →

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Vegan Vs. LCHF Cardiology Battle

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Is a low-fat vegan or an LCHF diet better for lowering the risks of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease? If you want to hear the arguments for both sides, you can watch this video with Dr. Aseem Malhotra and the vegan-inclined Dr. Joel Kahn.

Skip to 1:48 unless you want to learn more about penile arteries:

Mind Body Green: Two Cardiologists Debate Fat, Sugar, And Coconut Oil

The common ground between the two debaters and cardiologists is that sugar is bad for you and lifestyle (movement, stress reduction, not smoking) is important in decreasing risk factors. When it comes to fat they predictably disagreed.

According to Dr. Naiman – from whom I’ve stolen the header to this post – there was a clear winner to the debate. What do you think?

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How to Change the Way A Country Eats

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How can we turn the epidemics of obesity, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes around in a country? Dr. Salih Solomon is a researcher at The Noakes Foundation in South Africa, and talks about this in his presentation from the Low Carb USA presentation.

South Africa is known as a country where LCHF diets (often called “Banting” there) have become very popular in recent years. But it is also a country facing huge problems with obesity and diabetes, not least in the less wealthy segments of the population.

So what interventions exactly are necessary to turn this problem around? That’s what this talk is about.

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How to Change the Way A Country Eats – Dr. Salih Solomon

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“How Do I Feel? Healthier, Happier, More Energised, More Supple”

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Freda was diagnosed as pre-diabetic and decided to do something about it immediately. After discovering LCHF and Diet Doctor, she emptied her food cupboards of carb-rich foods and went low-carb shopping in March 2015.

In the year that followed she did not just lose weight and gain energy, she managed to get off SIX medications! But it did not happen right away, she had to correct some common mistakes on the way: Continue Reading →

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LCHF and Diabetes: Theory and Clinical Experience


4.8 out of 5 stars5 star87%4 star6%3 star4%2 star0%1 star2%48 ratings1,692 viewsDr. Eric Westman is possibly the world’s top expert on treating patients with an LCHF diet. Here he talks about theory and clinical experience with low carb and diabetes.

Watch a segment of the presentation above (transcript). The full 42-minute presentation is available (with captions and transcript) for members:

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

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“Everyone Has Noticed How Healthy I Now Look”

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In the beginning of 2016, Bill was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and had a sky-high blood sugar level at 26 mmol/l (468 mg/dl). He started researching ways to reverse his condition, and stumbled upon Diet Doctor.

This is what happened: Continue Reading →

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NYT: Before You Spend $26,000 on Weight-Loss Surgery, Do This

This fantastic article on low carb and diabetes by Dr. Sarah Hallberg is on the front page of The New York Times’ Sunday Review today:

NYT: Before You Spend $26,000 on Weight-Loss Surgery, Do This

Should we really keep recommending people with diabetes extreme and expensive surgery, or many daily medications (all of which come with possible side effects) for people with diabetes?

Should we do this and keep quiet about the much more natural and cheaper option, that may be much more effective?

To lower glucose levels, diabetics need to increase insulin, either by taking medication that increases their own endogenous production or by injecting insulin directly. A patient with diabetes can be on four or five different medications to control blood glucose, with an annual price tag of thousands of dollars.

[T]here’s another, more effective way to lower glucose levels: Eat less of it.
– Dr. Sarah Hallberg

Yet there’s another, more effective way to lower glucose levels: Eat less of it.

It seems like a no-brainer to me. Hopefully many of the readers of The New York Times will agree.

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How to Change the Way A Country Eats

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How do you change the way a country eats? On a total budget of only $6,000? That’s the question Jayne Bullen answered at the recent Low Carb USA conference.

Bullen is a manager at the Noakes Foundation, working closely with Professor Tim Noakes. She talks about how the foundation is making a huge impact in South Africa, a country facing an immense diabesity epidemic. All this without massive budgets or funding through commercial channels.

It’s a great talk – one of the most inspiring of the conference – about people doing incredible work that is desperately needed.

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How to Change the Way A Country Eats – Jayne Bullen

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