The first low-carb scientific revolution [free for a limited time only]

Jay Wortman presentation

There’s a low-carb revolution going on today. More and more people now realise that low-carb diets simply work, and that they are safe.

However there was an earlier low-carb scientific revolution. The first one. It occurred a bit more than a decade ago but then it went away. People got scared again. Low carb was branded a dangerous fad diet – even though there has never been any evidence for that.

Why did this happen? Who made it happen? And how can we prevent that it happens again?

Here’s Dr. Jay Wortman’s presentation from the recent Low Carb Cruise:

The First Low-Carb Scientific Revolution [Free for a Limited Time Only]


This presentation is posted on the membership site and it’s normally only available for our members. Today, however, we’re trying something new. Starting today and until August 29 (in four days) the presentation is freely available to anyone.

Feel free to share the link with friends who could enjoy it. After August 29 – on Saturday – it will only be available to members again.

The First Low-Carb Scientific Revolution


  1. Tom Welsh
    Actually, I think the first "low carb revolution" was about 150 years ago. Perhaps its best-known aspect today is Mr William Banting's "Letter on Corpulence" (1864). Unable to shift a lot of extra weight acquired in middle age (despite amazing feats of exercise such as rowing for hours every morning), he consulted a series of doctors none of whom could help. At last he met a doctor who had recently been in France, and had picked up some of the latest ideas. This doctor advised him to adopt a low-carb diet, which worked very well and rid Mr Banting of his extra pounds. He then wrote the "Letter on Corpulence" as a way of helping others. (You can easily find a copy on the Web).

    By the early 20th century, it was universally understood that a good diet included plenty of red meat, fish, and dairy, as well as vegetables and some fruit. Poultry was an acceptable substitute for some of the red meat. Eating too much fruit was unheard of, simply because it was expensive and often unavailable in winter. And whenever someone got overweight and wanted to "reduce", they would say "I am banting". That involved cutting down (or out) consumption of bread, baked goods, and other starchy foods such as potatoes, as well as sugar.

    Then along came Ancel Keys and induced everyone to forget what their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents had taken for granted.

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  2. bill

    Excellent synopsis.

  3. Pierre
    Then came Ancel Keys with the food industry and their lobbyists. Then people became fat and sick who pleased the pharmaceutical sector.
  4. Zaheer
    LCHF diet is really a revolution. It worked. Thank you a lot Dr Andrea, you saved the obese population in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  5. MJ
    In swedish "bantning" or to "banta" still means "trying to loose weight by changing diet".

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