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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 →


How Do You Know Your Risk of Heart Disease?

Dr. Jeffry Gerber - Framingham and the Muddy Waters (SD 2016)4.9 out of 5 stars5 star90%4 star6%3 star3%2 star0%1 star0%33 ratings3323:34

Is insulin a better marker for risk of developing cardiovascular disease than cholesterol? Are there studies to support this? And if this is true, what advice should we give to patients and doctors?

Dr. Jeffry Gerber, Denver’s diet doctor, answers all these questions in this important talk from the Low Carb USA conference. It is the second part of the “Framingham and the Muddy Waters” with Ivor Cummins, here’s the first part.

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Framingham and the Muddy Waters, Part 2 – Dr. Jeffry Gerber

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What’s the Real Cause of Heart Disease?

Ivor Cummins - Framingham and the Muddy Waters (SD 2016)4.7 out of 5 stars5 star82%4 star10%3 star4%2 star2%1 star0%47 ratings4721:00

What’s the real cause of heart disease? How do we most effectively estimate someone’s risk?

Is it possible that we’ve missed the big elephant in the room? Could it be a waste of time to focus on cholesterol? And if so, what should we do instead to prevent heart disease?

Ivor Cummins explains it all – in his very logical yet entertaining way – in this talk from the recent Low Carb USA conference.

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Framingham and the Muddy Waters, Part 1 – Ivor Cummins

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This is what our members have said about the presentation (in addition to giving it a flawless 5.0 out of 5 star rating): Continue Reading →


Vegan Vs. LCHF Cardiology Battle


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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The Rapid Rise in Cardiovascular Disease in China


According to a study by Harvard researchers, China is facing an enormous problem with heart disease, brought on by lifestyle factors and smoking.

As the Chinese increasingly start adopting Western lifestyle habits, such as drinking soda and consuming junk food, obesity and heart disease rates are skyrocketing. In addition, the fat-phobic dietary guidelines in China only seem to exacerbate the problem.

Maybe the Chinese should stop copying the West, especially when it comes to our biggest mistakes, like smoking and low-fat diets?

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Cutting Sugar Rapidly Improves Heart Health Markers

Sugar – not just empty calories

Can a simple dietary change – just eating less sugar – make children’s risk of heart disease take a quick nose dive? Possibly.

In a new study (by Prof. Robert Lustig among others) researchers made obese children have less sugar, without changing calorie intake or macronutrients. They only substituted starch for sugar.

What happened? A fat associated with heart disease, triglycerides, decreased by 33% and there were dramatic reductions of small, dense LDL cholesterol (another risk factor for heart disease). All in ten days:

This supports the idea that sugar is uniquely problematic when it comes to heart disease risk. But the study did not have a control group, so the findings have be taken with a grain of salt (this is not an RCT).

Still, getting these big reductions in heart disease risk factors just by eating less sugar and more of something else, without changing body weight, and in just 10 days… it’s hard to ignore.

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UK Government May Acknowledge They Were Wrong on Saturated Fats


The UK government may acknowledge that they’ve been wrong to demonize saturated fats. They’ve ordered a review of the advice and a first report will be published next year. This after several new studies have failed to find any connection between eating saturated fats and heart disease.

A great first step.

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Do All People With Heart Disease Have Diabetes?

4.4 out of 5 stars5 star81%4 star3%3 star3%2 star0%1 star12%32 ratings1,796 viewsDo all people with heart disease have diabetes? Diagnosed or not?

Could blood sugar and insulin tests be more helpful than cholesterol tests at predicting risk of heart disease?

That’s what the now retired 94-year-old doctor Joseph R. Kraft believed. He discovered a very strong link between heart disease and diabetes type 2. And it may be that he was right.

Dr. Jeffrey Gerber talked about this in his presentation at Low Carb Vail in February this year. You can watch a segment above (transcript).

The full 33-minute presentation on our member site:

Framingham and the Muddy Waters – Full presentation

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Statins Leave Fit Pensioner Barely Able to Walk


Cholesterol-lowering medications come with side effects, and muscle pain is a common one. Here’s another story about the side effects that pharmaceutical companies attempt to downplay:

Express UK: Statins Leave Fit Pensioner Barely Able to Walk

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