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Is Bariatric Surgery Like Fasting in Type 2 Diabetes Treatment?

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What happens when a severely obese, diabetic patient undergoes weight loss (bariatric) surgery? If type 2 diabetes is truly a chronic, incurable progressive disease, then surgery will not alter the natural history.

According to conventional medical wisdom, long standing type 2 diabetics have very high insulin resistance provoking increased insulin secretion from the pancreas. Over time, the pancreas ‘burns out’ and insulin production falls. As the insulin falls, it is no longer able to compensate for insulin resistance and blood glucose rises, triggering the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.

Once the pancreas burns out, nothing will revive it, meaning that type 2 diabetes is destined to progress and nothing can change that. Since this abnormality is irreversible, the diabetes should continue unabated despite bariatric surgery. Right?

Actually, in virtually all cases, the type 2 diabetes completely disappears! Continue Reading →

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Diet, Health and an Epidemic of Misinformation


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Cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhotra speaks up on things that others keep quiet about. In this presentation he’s on fire – taking on the shenanigans of Big Food, Big Pharma, and the gullibility and (sometimes) ineptitude of modern health care.

The result of all this is a situation where people get sick from the food they are recommended (or the food that is available), and then they are prescribed way to many medications and they are exposed to way to many medical procedures. The result? Poor health, tons of side effects and a bankrupted healthcare system.

The solution? It’s not going to be easy. But it starts with exposing the problems, the bias and the corruption. Sometimes sunlight is the best disinfectant.

Watch a part of the presentation above (transcript). The full presentation is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership:

Diet, Health and an Epidemic of Misinformation – Dr. Aseem Malhotra

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Soda Sales at Deepest Valley Since 1985

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US soda sales are at the lowest since 1985. And they’re not likely to pick up soon, as reports about the potentially brain-damaging properties of sugary drinks are spreading.

Great news for people’s enlightenment and health, but not-so-great news for Big Soda:

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Experts: Popular Belief That Saturated Fats Clog Up Arteries “Plain Wrong”

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The poplar belief that saturated fats clog up arteries is just plain wrong. That’s the message from three cardiologists in a just published editorial, summarizing the fairly convincing evidence:

BJSM: Saturated fat does not clog the arteries: coronary heart disease is a chronic inflammatory condition, the risk of which can be effectively reduced from healthy lifestyle interventions

Instead of worrying about saturated fats or cholesterol, the cardiologists advise people to eat “real food” (like a higher-fat Mediterranean diet), stop smoking and consider stress reduction and regular physical activity. See the image above.

Here’s the main message in the editorial by Dr. Aseem Malhotra and colleagues:

It is time to shift the public health message in the prevention and treatment of coronary artery disease away from measuring serum lipids and reducing dietary saturated fat.

Coronary artery disease is a chronic inflammatory disease and it can be reduced effectively by walking 22 minutes a day and eating real food.

The media is all over the message this morning. It gets criticism from some experts, and support from many others:

If you ask me the experts are likely to be right. It’s certainly time to stop obsessing about saturated fats and LDL cholesterol, as the link to heart disease in likely to be nonexistent and weak, respectively. If eating low-fat foods make you hungry and cause you to increase intake of sugar and refined carbs (as often happens) it may even be harmful.

Many experts are still stuck in an old failed paradigm, still fearing natural fats. It’s time to let it go. Fat is your friend.

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The Low-Carb Doctor Who Couldn’t Be Silenced


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Can it be dangerous for a physician to talk about nutrition with his patients? So dangerous that the authorities tell him to never, ever talk about nutrition again?

Dr. Gary Fettke is a low-carb messenger who, in a similar way to Professor Noakes in South Africa, authorities have tried to silence. All for giving his patients empowering nutritional advice, like avoiding carbs for people with obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Fortunately, Dr. Fettke absolutely refuses to be silenced. In our interview, he explains what has happened to him. And why it is a matter of principle to stand up against dietary dogma.

You can watch a segment from the interview above (transcript). The full video is available on our member site:

The Doctor Who Couldn’t Be Silenced – Dr. Gary Fettke

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Reversing Diabetes With Virta on The Doctors

Watch Sami Inkinen and Dr. Sarah Hallberg being interviewed on The Doctors about Virta Health, their tech company reversing type 2 diabetes using a ketogenic diet.

The first part is above, and the second one below. Continue Reading →

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Professor Noakes on Winning His Trial

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The fantastic news that Professor Noakes has been found not guilty reached us last Friday. Here’s his response to the verdict, on video:

News 24 Video: WATCH: Tim Noakes Elated with Not Guilty Verdict

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Professor Lustig: “Insulin Drives All of the Behaviors Seen in Obesity”

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The only way to fight the diabesity epidemic effectively is to switch to a low-sugar diet with real food, argues Professor Robert Lustig. That way your insulin (the fat-storing hormone) dramatically drops and you can lose weight effortlessly.

In contrast to popular false beliefs, weight loss and health should not be a constant battle uphill through calorie restriction, which simply doesn’t work:

Following current dietary advice is counterintuitive to achieving a healthy weight.

The reason is the myth of energy balance. If you believe this, then you believe that obesity is a physics problem; too much energy in, too little energy out. Energy balance assumes that all calories are equal, no matter where they come from. Rather, obesity is about energy deposition into fat tissue. Obesity is a biochemistry problem, and where those nutrients came from determine where they go in the body. It’s called nutritional biochemistry and it shows that all calories are not created equal.

The Sydney Morning Herald: Dietary Factions Are Hurting the Fight Against Obesity

If you prefer to watch Professor Lustig discuss the issue in a new interview, check out the link below at 5:21:

ABC News: The Damage Sugar Does to Us

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Top Heart Professor Advises Millions to Stop Taking Statins

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Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs don’t lower the risk of death, according to leading heart Professor Sherif Sultan. Furthermore, the side effects often outweigh any benefits:

Prof Sultan also highlighted studies showing a link with statins and increased risk of side effects including diabetes, cataracts, renal failure, liver failure, impotence, breast cancer, nerve damage, depression and muscle pains.

He said: “People are taking this drug to prevent a problem and creating a disaster.”

Express: Statins ‘Don’t Cut Heart Deaths Risk’ Says Leading Heart Professor

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Clean Out Your Fat-Free ‘Healthy’ Substitutes for Spring

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It’s time for spring cleaning. And according to Nina Teicholz, writing for the Washington Post, it’s time to put egg-white-only omelets, agave syrup and soy milk where they belong (in the trash). Fill up on real low-carb foods instead and you’ll do your health a favor:

Government nutrition guidelines and magazine advice columns have long promoted healthy substitutes for everyday foods. Whole industries have been built around alternate foods that are supposed to make us feel better and live longer. But in many cases, the healthiest choice is to forgo the “healthy” substitutes.

The Washington Post: Spring Cleaning: Healthy Substitutes

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