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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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Why Professor Noakes Supported High Carb


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Professor 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 low-carb diets (or Banting, as it’s often called in South Africa).

This led to pushback from the authorities, and a multi-year trial where he was finally found innocent yesterday.

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.

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

Why I supported High Carb – Professor Tim Noakes

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Which Breakfast Is Healthier?


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Which is healthier for you? High carb with granola, orange juice and low-fat yogurt, or low carb with eggs and bacon?

Ivor Cummins and our video team went to West Palm Beach to ask people what they consider healthy. You can watch the full video above (transcript).

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The correct answer

The correct answer to the question – at least for people who are insulin resistant (obesity, type 2 diabetes etc.) – should be the low-carb breakfast.

More great low-carb breakfasts

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Full-Fat Dairy “May Drastically Reduce Risk of Diabetes”

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Why do we keep recommending low-fat dairy, when there’s zero evidence it does anything good for people? Here’s another nail in the low-fat coffin. A new large study shows that people consuming low fat dairy get way more diabetes.

Meanwhile, the people consuming the most dairy fat had a 46 percent lower risk of developing diabetes.

Advising people to choose low-fat dairy is now completely outdated advice according to a leading researcher, Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, who says that we should simply “remove the recommendation about fat content”. I guess that’s a good first step.

The Telegraph: Full-Fat Milk ‘May Drastically Reduce Risk of Diabetes’ – Study

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Low Carb Beats Low Fat for Weight Loss: 29-0!

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Here’s a graph for people who claim that there is no evidence supporting low-carb diets – they’re clearly wrong.

Out of 57 randomized controlled trials, 29 show a significantly more weight loss on low carb. The number of studies showing significantly more weight loss on low-fat diets? 0 studies (zero).

Low carb is winning 29 – 0.

The graph above was made by Public Health Collaboration UK, “a charity dedicated to informing and implementing healthy decisions for better public health.” Find links to all the studies at the PHC website.

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Everything in Moderation?


4.8 out of 5 stars5 stars84%4 stars10%3 stars3%2 stars0%1 star1%125 ratings6,870 viewsWhat’s the point of low carb, shouldn’t we all just try to eat everything in moderation?

Six of the top low-carb doctors in the world give their quick and spontaneous answers to this annoying question in the video above (transcript).

Here are the doctors in the video:

  0:17  Dr. Sarah Hallberg
  1:11  Dr. Rangan Chatterjee
  1:52  Dr. Eric Westman
  2:47  Dr. Jason Fung
  4:09  Dr. Cate Shanahan
  5:05  Dr. Peter Brukner

What did you think about it? Do you have any other question that you’d like answered in a similar video? Feel free to let us know in the comments below.

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Is Fat Killing You, or Is Sugar?

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Is it the fat or the sugar in your diet that is causing harm? Here’s an interesting article and historical account of that question – going through everything from the great fat-scare in the mid-20th century to the impact of pioneering journalist Gary Taubes:

The New Yorker: Is Fat Killing You, or Is Sugar?

However, beware of the not-so-up-to-date conclusion to eat everything in moderation. This conventional and “common sense” piece of advice has failed miserably for decades, illustrated by the exploding disasters of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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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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Reversing Diabetes by Ignoring the Guidelines


4.8 out of 5 stars5 stars86%4 stars8%3 stars2%2 stars2%1 star1%97 ratings6,159 viewsCan you reverse diabetes by ignoring the guidelines? That’s what Dr. Sarah Hallberg says, and she should know because she has lots of experience helping her patients do just that.

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

Reversing Diabetes by Ignoring the Guidelines – Full Interview

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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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