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Is There Science to Support Low Carb?


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Are low-carb diets a fad? Or is there science to support them?

Here’s my interview from last year with a very experienced low-carb researcher, Dr. William Yancy. How does he answer those questions? Do we really know about how low-carb diets work, and how to make them work well? And what does Dr. Yancy eat himself?

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Is There Science to Support Low Carb? – Dr. William Yancy

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Leaked Emails: Coke-Funded Research Deflects Blame for Obesity Away from Sugar

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Can you trust a study which claims that the main culprits in obesity are lack of exercise and sleep, and excessive screen time? Maybe not if it is funded by Coke, in an attempt to deflect the blame away from sugar.

Here’s yet another example, where leaked emails show what’s really going on:

You can see Coca-Cola pulling the strings – the studies tend to be positive for them. When the studies are independent they are not. This is the tip of the iceberg. Commercial corruption of science and medicine is endemic. Science institutions collude with industry for financial gain at the expense of public health.
– Dr. Aseem Malhotra

Mail Online: Coca-Cola Funded Studies Which ‘Diverted Blame for Obesity Away from Sugar’ and Pointed the Finger at Too Much Screen Time and Lack of Exercise and Sleep

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Children Eating Excessive Amounts of Sugar Develop Diseases Associated with Alcoholism

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Children are now developing fatty liver (which used to mainly affect alcoholics) and type 2 diabetes, as a result of excessive sugar consumption.

This is a terrible trend that Dr. Robert Lustig predicts might bring about the downfall of the social security and healthcare systems, unless some drastic measures are taken to combat this:

Business Insider: Children Who Eat Too Much Sugar Are Developing Diseases That Only Alcoholics Used to Get

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Can You Treat Cancer with Low Carb?


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Can a ketogenic diet be helpful in cancer treatment? There are many reasons to believe this, e.g. that nearly all cancer cells burn lots of sugar, and grow more under the influence of high insulin levels. You could say that most cancer cells are addicted to carbs, for optimal growth.

I sat down with Dr. Angela Poff, one of the top experts in the field, and it turned into a very enlightening interview.

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

Can You Treat Cancer with Low Carb? – Dr. Angela Poff

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How to Get Started with Fasting


4.5 out of 5 stars5 stars71%4 stars13%3 stars8%2 stars2%1 star2%182 ratings8,343 views Audio onlyIf you’re convinced that intermittent fasting can bring great benefits – how do you get started?

Let Dr. Jason Fung, expert in and author on intermittent fasting, explain it to you. This video is part of our course on intermittent fasting, and has only been available for our members before (check out our free trial), but now everyone can watch it above.

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Top Videos with Gary Taubes

Science-writer Gary Taubes, author of the recent book The Case Against Sugar and Good Calories, Bad Calories, is one of the pioneers of the low-carb movement, and has a lot of wisdom related to the obesity epidemic and sugar.

Here are our top 5 videos with him:

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“Why I Supported High Carb”


4.2 out of 5 stars5 stars56%4 stars12%3 stars23%2 stars5%1 star2%39 ratings1,742 views Audio onlyProfessor Tim Noakes has made a huge impact in South Africa, helping tens if not hundreds of thousands of people to transform their lives – losing weight effortlessly and reversing diabetes – on LCHF diets (or Banting, as it’s often called in South Africa).

But Professor Noakes was not always a low-carb supporter. For decades he used to be a major international proponent of high-carb diets, especially for athletes. Then he changed his mind, famously ripping a segment out of his own textbook on the subject.

So why did he support high carb earlier? And why did he change his mind completely? He told it all in his presentation at the LCHF Convention in Cape Town.

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

Why I Supported High carb – Full presentation

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Americans Were Following the Guidelines and Their Health Deteriorated

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Americans were following their doctors’ orders – as seen in this ERS report from the United States Department of Agriculture – and yet epidemics of type 2 diabetes and obesity went into full bloom.

The graph above shows the change in calories in the US since 1970 (tweeted by Nina Teicholz). As you can see people swapped healthy animal products for grains, vegetable oil, added sugars, fruit, vegetables and nuts. Exactly what the guidelines were suggesting.

In retrospect, maybe that wasn’t such a good idea.

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Advanced Low-Carb Tips


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Are you having trouble on your low-carb diet, despite being experienced in all the basics?

Here’s a treat: Dr. Eric Westman, one of the world’s leading experts on low carb, tells us his best advanced low-carb tips.

Watch a part of the presentation above (transcript) where Dr. Westman shares another tip. The full 31-minute interview is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership:

Advanced Low-Carb Tips! – Dr. Eric Westman

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The End to Heart Disease Is Not Here

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Imagine a new injectable drug that drops cholesterol to incredibly low levels. People thought it might result in a virtual immunity from heart disease, thus pricing them at an astonishing $14,000 per patient, per year.

There was only one problem – there was no proof that the drug actually did anything good except lowering cholesterol.

The new drug evolocumab, a PCSK9 inhibitor, has still been called a huge advancement in the battle against heart disease and stroke. This exclusively because of its ability to dramatically lower the “bad” LDL cholesterol. The question is whether this truly is a revolutionary advancement for people’s health – or not?

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