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“My Doctor Urged Me to Take Statins”

4.8 out of 5 stars5 stars92%4 stars1%3 stars1%2 stars1%1 star3%76 ratings1,021 viewsDavid Diamond’s doctor told him to go on statins because of high cholesterol. But David wanted to make sure that he knew the science before starting the medication. He started reading, and quickly realized that what we think we know about cholesterol, heart disease and statins is not quite right.

With his new knowledge, he became highly interested in the field and was able to make vast improvements – without ever taking medications.

Watch a segment above (transcript). The full, longer video is available on our member site:

“My Doctor Urged Me to Take Statins!” – Dr. David Diamond

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“I No Longer Crave Sweets or Let Food Control Me”


Before and after

Cristina met many physicians who urged her to lose weight for the sake of her fatty liver, pre-diabetes and PCOS – but with no hint on how to do it. She’d be able to lose some weight, but yo-yoed back up in no time.

Then she finally met a doctor who recommended a no-sugar, no-starch diet: Continue Reading →


I Lost All My Cravings for the Food That Made Me so Overweight and Sick”


Before and after

Here’s simply an amazing success story! After failing many times, Karen finally beat her sugar addiction and lost weight with a low-carb diet: Continue Reading →


Triglycerides and Heart Disease – What’s the Connection?

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Why should we care about high triglycerides? Doctors always obsess about LDL cholesterol and barely a word is heard about triglycerides, yet high blood triglycerides strongly and independently predict cardiovascular disease, almost as powerfully as LDL. Continue Reading →


“A Better Version of Me!”

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Here’s the inspirational story of Lisa Colclasure. How she got into better physical and emotional shape in her 40s than in her 20s, using an LCHF diet (and weight lifting).

Watch a segment above (transcript). The full 15-minute interview is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership:

“A Better Version of Me!” – Lisa Coclasure

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New Meta-Analysis: Low Carb Can Be an Effective Treatment for Infertility

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A side effect of being overweight or obese can be reduced fertility and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), making it hard for affected women to conceive.

But could a low-carb diet be helpful in this case, given that it tends to cause weight loss by lowering the fat-storing hormone insulin? That is what a new meta-analysis finds.

Reducing carbohydrate load can reduce circulating insulin levels, improve hormonal imbalance and resume ovulation to improve pregnancy rates compared to usual diet.

Nutrients 2017: The Effect of Low Carbohydrate Diets on Fertility Hormones and Outcomes in Overweight and Obese Women: A Systematic Review

So if you want to become pregnant, it might be a good idea to try eating real low-carb foods. Check out our resources below.

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How Carbs Affect Your Cholesterol

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How do carbohydrates affect your cholesterol, specifically the triglycerides?

The liver lies at the nexus of metabolism and nutrient flow, particularly carbohydrates and proteins. Situated immediately downstream from absorptive surface of the intestines, those nutrients enter the blood in the portal circulation and pass directly to the liver. The major exception is dietary fat, which is absorbed as chylomicrons directly into the lymphatic system where it empties into the bloodstream without first passing the liver. Continue Reading →


World Heart Federation President on How the Current Dietary Guidelines Keep Failing Us

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The guidelines are neither scientifically based nor healthy

Did you miss watching the great talk by Dr. Salim Yusuf before it was taken down? Grieve not – here are some of the highlights summarized in text:

Medpage Today: Top Cardiologist Blasts Nutrition Guidelines

Previous guidelines said reduce fats and compensate for it by increasing carbohydrates… and so essentially we’ve increased carbohydrate intake in most Western countries and this is likely damaging. We were in for a big surprise. We actually found that increasing fats was protective.
– Dr. Salim Yusuf

You can also read even more highlights and an entertaining blog about it here:

Dr. Michael Eades: Dr. Salim Yusuf and the PURE study – Saturated fat isn’t bad for you

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How to Deal with Unsupportive Family Members?

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If you’re addicted to sugar and carbs, how do you deal with unsupportive family members?

This and other questions – How do you flavor coffee without sugar? And how do you deal with a relapse? – are answered this week by our food addiction expert, Bitten Jonsson, RN: Continue Reading →


Low Carb Helping Women Get Pregnant in Australia


Dietitians in Melbourne are going against conventional wisdom to help overweight women with fertility problems. They advise women to eat less pasta, bread and potatoes, and more fish, nuts and low-starch vegetables. In other words, a low-carb diet:

Yahoo News: New Diet Aimed at Helping Women Fall Pregnant

Elizabeth Hearn, who previously struggled to get pregnant, says that it helped her conceive in only 8 weeks.

Overweight people often suffer from insulin resistance, which can affect fertility hormones (an hormonal disorder called PCOS) and result in infertility. By lowering their carb intake, the insulin resistance is reduced and it becomes much easier to conceive.

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