Historically friendly to low carb on Swedish TV

Vetenskapens värld om LCHF
Yesterday saw another milestone in the Swedish food revolution. The biggest science show on Swedish TV had a long segment on the LCHF movement and the diet advice to type 2 diabetics.

They followed a group of type 2 diabetics during a course in LCHF, documenting their spectacular health improvements over three months. They interviewed experts and dug through the science, concluding that there is no scientific evidence for the conventional high carb advice to diabetics, and no proof that eating LCHF is dangerous. In fact the smaller studies that exist only document improvements in health from eating LCHF.

After this show my Swedish blog (translated by Google) had another new visitor record: 22 712 visits in one day. It just keeps going up. The revolution is spreading and it’s probably just a small taste of the huge world-wide paradigm shift we will see during this decade. A health revolution.


LCHF for beginners / All about diabetes


  1. Jan Erik Ingvaldsen
    Too bad we cannot see the video when we live outside Sweden.... (live i DK)

    Would be interesting to watch!


  2. Would be great if there were a link that worked outside Sweden.. :(
  3. Yeah I would love to watch the video too :)
  4. FrankG
    Excellent news Doctor Andreas! It will inevitably go mainstream before too long.

    Just a note on English (darned crazy language!) where you say "They interviewed experts and digged through the science..." you might instead say "They interviewed experts and *dug* through the science" or "rooted through the science".

    Many thanks!

  5. Carlos
    sadly things in the US still seem bleak to me... I clicked on CNN health and there was 2 low fat/diet articles and The CNN health expert calling paleo a fad and that it was unhealthy due to its high fat content. But at least there where a lot of people who commented who disagreed.
  6. Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, MD Team Diet Doctor
    Thanks FrankG!
  7. mezzo
    Thumbs up for Sweden, Dr. E. and Dr. Annika Dahlqvist who laid her career and reputation on the line in her fight for LCHF.
  8. Raclette
    Wish we could watch this!
    When shopping for groceries the other day I heard an announcement by a "health consultant" talking to me over the pa system. Her message was (and I am not making this up) to "fill your basket with mineral water, fruit and vegetables - and then carry your purchases home on foot".
    I was flabbergasted. Fortunately I was allowed to pay for my bacon and cream and take them away. I am very lean and left the place on foot, so that might have helped. *sarcasm off*
    What will they come up with next.
  9. Hi Dr. Eenfeldt - I would have liked to contact you personally. Jimmy is contacting you on my behalf. My email is under my profile on my blog: low-carb-news.blogspot.com
  10. JAUS
    I wouldn't be too surprised if a translated version of this video was uploaded on Youtube, soon.
  11. LCHF - Low Carb High Fat: an experimental study of 3 weeks of LCHF diet on health markers in normal weight women

    I'm surprised that these researchers weren't aware of the time it takes to become ketoadpted.
    I've only been able to cut and paste the text into google so I can't guarantee my understanding of their conclusions is accurate but I'm surprised at the overly negative interpretation of their evidence.

    For Swedish readers there are some useful recipes attached which may be some compensation.
    I can't find any mention of kokosolja (coconut oil) and I think if people want to avoid Induction flu that using coconut oil for a while before reducing carbohydrate intake may well help the process of adapting to burning ketones.

  12. I hope you're right Jaus, because it would be a shame otherwise. I'm sure we're a lot of Swedes around the world who'd love to see the program.

    (* sigh* Remember the days of "low tech" video recording/playing? So much easier ;-) )

  13. I am glad that people that can be helped with LCHF diets will get better advice as more resources are invested into proper science rather than voodoo scare tactics.

    However, I am not glad about LCHF going mainstream. That surely will turn it into a fad and then we will never hear the end of it.

    And, Doc, thank you very much for your efforts on this blog.

  14. Katrin
    Perhaps this can be uploaded to YouTube? Would love to see the entire thing, I was able to see some on my smartphone via the app SVT Play...
  15. Guillermo
    I would definitely like to see the video. Translated or not. Pls, someone upload it somewhere where it can be downloaded/watched.
  16. Maggan A
    Here it is. Only in swedish though...


  17. I thought the host did a great job of introducing everyone to the concept by asking them to prepare food together, then testing their blood sugar. If I were a crusader, I'd use that very technique.

    Jag njöt att träna att läsa på svenska. Tack för det. :)

  18. Rob
    Just watched your AHS2011 Food Revolution talk and loved it. But I decided to see what kind of advice the Mayo Clinic was giving folks with Type 2 Diabetes, here's a sample meal plan I found:
    "A sample menu
    Your daily meal plan should take into account your size as well as your physical activity level. The following menu is tailored for someone who needs 1,200 to 1,600 calories a day.

    Breakfast. Whole-wheat pancakes or waffles, one piece of fruit, 1 cup of low-fat milk.
    Lunch. Chicken kabob, 1/2 cup of steamed broccoli, 1/2 cup of cooked rice, 1/2 cup of juice.
    Dinner. Pasta primavera prepared with broccoli, carrots, zucchini, yellow squash and Parmesan cheese, 1 cup of low-fat milk.
    Snacks. Six homemade crispy corn tortilla chips, 1/2 cup fresh vegetables with a seasoned garlic sauce."

    Carbs with every meal!! I couldn't believe it!
    Pulled from http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/diabetes-diet/DA00027

  19. Margaretrc
    @Ted Hutchinson, "if people want to avoid Induction flu that using coconut oil for a while before reducing carbohydrate intake may well help the process of adapting to burning ketones." Huh. Never thought of that, but it explains why I never had any problems cutting carbs way down almost over night without any "low carb flu." I've been using coconut oil a lot for the past 6 years!
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  21. JAUS
    I was translating this to English in October, but a hard drive crash destroyed everything and I lost not only the video file and the translation, but also the will to translate it again. I have now decided to start translating this from the beginning again, but this time I will take it slower.

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