Ignore government guidelines to beat diabetes, obesity, heart disease and save NHS hundreds of millions, UK Prime Minister told

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We can save the NHS hundreds of millions if we stop promoting obsolete low-fat carb-rich advice, writes a member of parliament in a letter to UK Prime Minister Theresa May. They also both happen to have type 1 diabetes.

Mr. Nathan Gill has transformed his own health as by adopting the Pioppi diet principles à la Dr. Aseem Malhotra and ignoring the government guidelines. He also reduced his need for insulin by 50%.

Nathan Gill: I have written to the Prime Minister about diabetes

Here’s the press release.

PS

Dr. Malhotra donates all personal book royalties from The Pioppi Diet to the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges’ campaign to reduce the harms of too much medicine.

Dietary guidelines

Type 1 diabetes

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16 Comments

  1. Curtis Delisle
    Keto!
  2. Mike
    You dont "beat" diabetes with a low carb high fat diet... Youre simply putting a bandaid on the issue. Fat is what causes diabetes and its sad people (even doctors) think its the other way around. Fat builds up in your muscle cells making it to where insulin can't do its job. The less fat in your diet, the more sensitive to insulin you are. Pretty simple. People here need Dr. Neal Barnard in their lives!
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  3. Cheese
    That is wildly inaccurate. Weigth gain (being overweight) is a root cause of diabetes. Not fat consumption during a low carbohydrate keytosis diet. Keytosis stabilizes blood glucose and is a viable long term remedy for dieabetrs, heart disease, and separately, epilepsy.
  4. JOHN PLANT
    Mike your very very misinformed and wrong. Fact: Fat doesn't cause diabetes. Diabetics are not necessarily overweight. Im not. I was a thin person my entire life into my late 40's. Once diagnosed and on meds I began to gain weight and found it difficult to lose weight. Low carb high fat (healthy fats) diets help lose and keep the weight off. Long term Diabetics that suffer complications such as neuropathy heart disease, kidney disease etc are yes more likely to be less active and more sedentary. This is the reason diabetics often get fat. Its not fat that causes the disease its the complications of the disease that contribute to many people getting fat. Yes sedentary healthy people who are overweight AND genetically predisposed to diabetes are much more likely to get diabetes and suffer it's complications. Educate yourself and stop propagating the negative propaganda. Its just ignorant!
  5. Kathy
    Mike,
    My diabetes wasn't caused by fat or carbs. While deathly ill I had to receive massive steroids in ICU. The steroids fried my pancreas. I went into the emergency room a non-diabetic and came out of the hospital a week later on diabetic meds. I was told it may reverse itself in a month but if it didn't I would be a diabetic for life and it would only get worse. After eating the recommended diabetic diet for a year it it did indeed get worse. Once I started the ketogenic diet, I no longer needed medication as it is controlled with the diet. I also no longer need my BP pills or the fluid pills. Oh, I did I mention I lost 50 lbs. If that's not beating diabetes, I don't know what is. I'm sticking with keto!!
  6. Julian
    Mike, you are misinformed about fat being the health issue. Consuming healthy saturated fats will and does not make you fat. Fats are the bodies natural fuel source and are essential for healthy function of the human body.
    It sounds like you are confusing obesity and insulin resistance with the consumption of fats. What you'll find is that a high carb diet will lead to high blood glucose levels, increased insulin demands and the storeage of excess glucose as fat on the body and the cycle that never allows the body to usr its fat stores as energy. It is constantly trying to use the unnaturally high blood glucoes and not as energy.
    As a long term T1 diabetic I can and will stand behind the benefits of a low carb high fat/keto based lifestyle for improving my health.
  7. Natividad R. Wewetzer
    Got diabetes when my pancreas was removed last year. I've weighed 90-100 pounds for the last 15 years.
  8. Julian
    Mike, you are misinformed about fat being the health issue. Consuming healthy saturated fats will and does not make you fat. Fats are the bodies natural fuel source and are essential for healthy function of the human body.
    It sounds like you are confusing obesity and insulin resistance with the consumption of fats. What you'll find is that a high carb diet will lead to high blood glucose levels, increased insulin demands and the storeage of excess glucose as fat on the body and the cycle that never allows the body to usr its fat stores as energy. It is constantly trying to use the unnaturally high blood glucoes and not fat as energy.
    As a long term T1 diabetic I can and will stand behind the benefits of a low carb high fat/keto based lifestyle for improving my health, T1 management but also weight loss.
  9. Greg B.
    I once weighed 315 pounds, following the recommended high carb diet. I went low carb in 1998 and lost 125 pounds. I have kept it off for two decades. I have eaten a whole foods, higher fat, lower carb diet and maintained excellent health. Over the course of the year I fluctuate my daily carbohydrate intake, sometimes as low as 20 grams per day and sometimes five times that. I mostly stay in ketosis but don't stress about it. It's really not difficult. I eat lots of green vegetables, avocados, pastured meats and eggs, raw cheeses, high fat dairy, other good fats. No sugars. No grains. No processed foods. I am 67 years old and weigh the same as I did in 1972 when I was 21 years old. My health is so good that I purchased a $250,000 life insurance policy at the rate of a 54 year old. My blood pressure averages 110/65. My waking heart rate is 42 BPM. I took an active metabolic test two weeks ago and my VO2 Max put me in a range that would be considered good for a 30 year old. So, people who don't know any better can theorize all they want. Until you discover first hand the depth of the high carb low fat lie, you won't ever really understand. Atkins and Paleo and Ketogenic diets are life sustaining. We all bet with our health and ultimately with our lives. Feel free to bet your life on the high carb lie. It's your life to lose.
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  10. MikeR
    Yeah, screw those centenarians in the blue zones with their disease promoting high carb diet. Oh, wait a minute ...
  11. Rosemary
    I think you have issues Mike R. You are obviously not a convert to this site..more a saboteur. If you are so against it why are you even here ?
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  13. Denis
    Mike is wrong.
    For many years I adopted a low fat diet to try to reduce cholesterol as my doctor recommended. Then after studying the issue in depth I realised that the original research had been fiddled. Two years ago I went against conventional thinking. I started on an LCHF regime and cut out gluten, sugar and high GI carbs. After a year my IBS has completely abated, my hiatus hernia problem that had kept me awake virtually every night has disappeared, I no longer need Omeprozole to reduce heartburn and my cholesterol level has also declined by 20% over that period.
    The high carb, low fat theory is a useful lie largely, it seems, for the benefit of big pharma.
  14. Denis
    PS. I forgot to add that over this period I have also reduced the dosage of my BP medication, effectively halved in strength, and my BP is now around 125/75 which I believe is considered acceptable.
  15. Cassieoz
    The current official guidelines ignore the premise that there is no one-size-fits-all way of eating. High carb low fat suits some but not everyone. The lack of satiety makes it an impossible long term strategy for some. Yes there are some centenarians who eat high carb but there are plenty who don't but you somehow dont hear about them. There are also plenty of lean type two diabetics but we somehow don't hear about them either. Hi carb results in high insulin and we now know tht predisposes to most of the metabolic syndrome. If you have a predisposition to insulin resistance, LCHF may be the most beneficial and sustainable way ahead. Certainly worth a try.
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  17. Bkoz
    Well done GregB and Dennis. Results speak for themselves.
  18. Rebecca Bat Raphael
    You are so wrong. HbA1c down from over 12% to 5.8% thanks to low carb/ high fat. Weight down. Eyesight improved. Neuropathy reversed.
    AND my Atrial Fibrillation has stopped!

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