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Can LCHF Help Arthritis, IBS or Chronic Kidney Disease?


Can fatty foods worsen IBS symptoms?

The answer to this and other questions – for example, what can you expect will happen to arthritis on LCHF and is LCHF safe if you suffer from kidney disease? – in this week’s Q&A with Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt: 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!


“I Had Suffered Through 40 Years of My Life with IBS and Then I Could Fix That in Three Days with the Right Type of Food!”


Charlotte had suffered from severe IBS since she was a child, and she had tried to exclude all sorts of foods without any effect.

Finally she found an article which stated that IBS could be improved by excluding dietary starch, and she decided to try it. In just a few days her stomach issues were gone! Continue Reading →


“I Was Amazed at What I Could Eat and How Much Weight I Lost”

Before and after

Before and after

Caroline had issues with her weight throughout her whole adult life and had to use massive amounts of exercise to even try to control it. Eventually she suffered a knee injury and had to stop exercising.

Now she had to find a new way to lose weight. A friend had tried LCHF and she decided to give it a try. This is where she is after 6 months: Continue Reading →


Crohn’s Disease Successfully Treated With the Paleolithic Ketogenic Diet

Crohn’s disease is a relatively common inflammatory disease of the intestines. It’s usually a lifelong disease of unknown cause, and it’s mainly treated by drugs that suppress the immune system, like cortisone. These drugs do not treat the cause of the disease, and thus they can’t cure it.

It’s likely that the cause of the disease is something in the environment, and being a disease of the intestines it would make a lot of sense if the cause was something in our food.

I’ve heard many cases where people started a strict low-carb diet, or a Paleo diet, and vastly improved the symptoms of their Crohn’s disease or, even more commonly, the similar disease ulcerative colitis.

Another case

A new case report was just published, about a 14-years-old boy with severe Crohn’s disease. Conventional drug therapy was not very successful. Together with his parents he decided to try a paleolithic ketogenic diet that mainly consisted of “animal fat, meat, offal and eggs”. Continue Reading →


Getting Back in Shape on LCHF

Before and after

Before and after

Getting back in shape is so much easier when the food does not make you hungry and/or miserable. Here’s another email from a regular reader:

Hi Andreas,

I have been a member of your website since the beginning and a big fan of the lchf lifestyle. I have helped many friends and family to lose weight and get healthier. I am obsessed with learning more and more about this and have done extensive research and reading. Thank you for the website and sharing your knowledge.

My husband’s story:
Steve was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2011 and had part of his colon removed. He has been cancer free since. After the surgery, Steve, who has always been very athletic, kept exercising almost every day of the week doing cardio, TRX, hitt, fitt, yoga, bike riding, whatever. He did it all. Of course he wanted to eat healthy so every morning he had protein shakes filled with berries, oranges, bananas, kiwi, and fat free flavoured yogurt. He would make a crockpot full of steel cut oats and eat huge bowl fulls of cereal because it was healthy right? Bagel sandwiches, panini sandwiches, skim milk, low fat sour cream…all recommended by me. Ugh.

He spent a lot of time in the bathroom having to go 2 or 3 times a day. That’s changed now.

Steve eats some kind of egg meal every morning with bacon, sausage, cheese or veggies. Sometimes granola with 10% far plain yogurt. He only puts whipping cream in his coffee and usually adds coconut oil. Basically he has cut processed carbs from his diet.

Steve reports that going to the bathroom is a breeze, he is regular and everything is working better in the colon department. His eczema which he has had his whole life is gone. Plus he has lost at least 15 lbs., his clothes fit way better. He used to be hungry all the time but is not any more.

– Mariane Cunningham

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“Thanks to LCHF, I Reversed My Type 2 Diabetes and Life Is Good Again”


Frank panicked when he was found to have a sky-high blood sugar. He decided not to accept the official opinion that type 2 diabetes is a chronic progressive disease, as this is how he lost both his father and his brother, who both suffered severe complications from diabetes.

Here’s how Frank is avoiding the same fate: Continue Reading →


The Result of a Stricter LCHF and Intermittent Fasting


Before and after

Are you eating LCHF but not getting all the results that you want? Eating stricter (fewer carbohydrates) is one method of getting better results. Adding intermittent fasting (like 16:8) is another one.

Here’s what happened when Mattias used both methods simultaneously: Continue Reading →


What Causes Stomach Problems – Gluten or Carbs?

Many people believe themselves to be gluten intolerant, without a positive result on tests (so called nonceliac gluten sensitivity). These people may instead react to carbohydrates (fructans and galactans) in wheat.

Nutrition Journal: The relation between celiac disease, nonceliac gluten sensitivity and irritable bowel syndrome

Which prompted this tweet from Dr. Ted Naiman:

Many people experience relief from symptoms like bloating and stomach pain on an LCHF diet. This not only removes the gluten but also the offending carbs.