World’s Biggest LCHF Health Summit Coming!

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This is going to be exciting. Late next month (20-22 February), the world’s biggest summit on LCHF diets and health will take place.

The meeting is in Cape Town, South Africa where such food has become extremely popular in recent years. This after the legendary professor of exercise and sports medicine Tim Noakes attracted much attention in the country with his complete about-face in recommending such food – not only for weight loss and diabetes but also for many endurance athletes.

The gathering of the world’s foremost experts on low-carbohydrate diets is perhaps the biggest ever (with competition only in recent years with ASBP/NMS meetings in the US). I’m in it too:

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Do you want to combine a holiday from winter in summer-warm and wonderful Cape Town with learning more about health and weight? Then this conference is for you.

The first two days are primarily directed towards professional health workers – such as physicians, researchers, nurses – while the last day is clearly directed at the public. This means that there will be more medical jargon during the first two days. If you’re fine with that you’re of course welcome during those days too.

Read more about the summit and the program

Those who don’t want to go all the way to Cape Town will of course see plenty of reports from the summit here at Diet Doctor.

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  1. FrankG
    Get a life Charles... :-P
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  2. Eddie Mitchell
    "What I look like or weigh is of no importance! I'm not trying to make money by pushing a diet that doesn't work!"

    Hang on a minute, your good friend and number one fan Carbsane aka Evelyn Kocur is asking for donations and flogging a book from her site. Talking of books, when is her long awaited book 'Restriction Addiction' going to be published?

    Carbsane has admitted on more than one occasion publicly, she has been morbidly obese most of her adult life, other than when she low carbed and lost a huge amount of weight. Meanwhile you skulk in the shadows completely obsessed with Jimmy, who admits to having weight.problems and posts with honesty, warts and all.

    Over the years you and Kocur have had so much to say, but never any answers for people struggling to lose weight or control their diabetes. The pair of you are experts on what does not work and ridiculing others, what a pity you have nothing to add to the debate, and live in a world of cut and paste and snide.

    Meanwhile in the real world, the low carb high fat whole food good news gets better by the day.

    Eddie

    Reply: #12
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  1. Charles Grashow
    It would be nice if Jimmy Moore's picture reflected his current appearance - He's regained 50+ lbs and is fast approaching 300 lbs!
    Replies: #2, #4, #17
  2. Adrian
    I don't think Jimmy has gained that much weight, did you see his appearance on the last "Low carb down under"? Any source about your statement?
    Reply: #6
  3. Mark
    Do your usual Conference Lunch BG test, please! Not only is it fun and informative but important for organisers to show how a LCHF catered lunch can be affordable.
  4. FrankG
    Get a life Charles... :-P
  5. Eddie Mitchell
    Fantastic news Andreas I look forward to watching the videos and reading the reports. The tide is turning big time in the UK with diabetes diet expert Dr.Trudi Deakin's new book endorsing the keto diet for diabetics.

    On a negative note, I see Grizzly Grashow is still totally obsessed with my good friend Jimmy Moore. Perhaps Grizzly can furnish us with a recent photograph of himself, like his controller the always hidden Carbsane, I expect we will wait a very long time, for at best, a tightly cropped mug shot.

    Kind regards to you and all your many positive readers.

    Eddie

    Reply: #7
  6. Charles Grashow
    http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog/jimmy-moores-fall-2014-cholesterol...

    "I currently weigh 275 POUNDS and I’m admittedly having some struggles in this area. Sleep is not where it needs to be right now (I just got a Fitbit Flex a few weeks ago to help me track it and so far I’m averaging only 4-5 hours a night) and I am working on dealing with my stress levels which seem to be higher lately. About 30 pounds of the added pounds occurred slowly during the writing of my last two books Cholesterol Clarity and Keto Clarity. In hindsight, the obvious stress of writing two books with multiple editors, deadlines and such with a major publisher in the span of one year was probably not the best idea for someone like me. While I’m trying to figure out all that’s contributing to this happening, keto is giving me a fighting chance in my health until the WEIGHT starts to come down again."

    http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog/for-2015-please-dont-make-your-new...
    " I currently weigh below 300 pounds (I’ve kept well over 100 pounds off for over a decade!)"

    http://www.primalpowermethod.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Primal-Po...

    https://www.facebook.com/197363716986830/photos/a.198413193548549.516...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxpUX6iIeWY

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Vxam0ta_KG4/VHYF7tIIMmI/AAAAAAAAIA0/UeBAqQF...

    Top two:   Early July 2012 - 2nd month of Nutritional Ketosis
    Bottom:  November 2014 - 2.5 years of Nutritional Ketosis

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VAesWqQA1g

    His diet isn't working!! He's regained almost all of the weight he's lost!

    Reply: #10
  7. Charles Grashow
    Eddie

    What I look like or weigh is of no importance! I'm not trying to make money by pushing a diet that doesn't work!

    BTW - Dr McDougall really looks bad on his high carb starch based diet!
    https://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2014nl/sep/friends.htm

    SO - who looks better - Jimmy Moore or Dr MsDougall??

    Replies: #8, #15
  8. FrankG
    Who looks better or worse..? Why should we care?

    Is LCHF only about "weight"???

  9. Eddie Mitchell
    "What I look like or weigh is of no importance! I'm not trying to make money by pushing a diet that doesn't work!"

    Hang on a minute, your good friend and number one fan Carbsane aka Evelyn Kocur is asking for donations and flogging a book from her site. Talking of books, when is her long awaited book 'Restriction Addiction' going to be published?

    Carbsane has admitted on more than one occasion publicly, she has been morbidly obese most of her adult life, other than when she low carbed and lost a huge amount of weight. Meanwhile you skulk in the shadows completely obsessed with Jimmy, who admits to having weight.problems and posts with honesty, warts and all.

    Over the years you and Kocur have had so much to say, but never any answers for people struggling to lose weight or control their diabetes. The pair of you are experts on what does not work and ridiculing others, what a pity you have nothing to add to the debate, and live in a world of cut and paste and snide.

    Meanwhile in the real world, the low carb high fat whole food good news gets better by the day.

    Eddie

    Reply: #12
  10. erdoke
    Sounds like high cortisol induced hyperinsulinaemia. Get at least 7 hours sleep, folks and keep your stress levels under control. It is not only foods that can directly lead to high insulin and consequently weight gain.
    Reply: #14
  11. erdoke
    By he way, maybe one of the reasons why people react very differently to high carb diets:
    Tissue-Specific Responses of Lipoprotein Lipase to Dietary Macronutrient Composition as a Predictor of Weight Gain Over 4 Years
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1038/oby.2011.372/full
  12. Charles Grashow
    Since you BAN ANYONE who disagrees with you on your blog an intelligent debate is IMPOSSIBLE!
  13. eric
    Charles Grashow;
    seems to bring up any support the vegan mc dougal (White bread fame) life.
    A it has less than poor compliance and results
    B So what who cares and what differance does it make?

    Jimmy may go up and down. Who knows why or what the results would be on a SAD food

    So, would lower insulin levels help Jimmy?
    I do not know!

    Would vitamin K2 from egg yolks, dutch cheese help lower his insulin and maybe weight?
    I do not know!

    But the effect of vitamin K2 from both natural and pill/drop form are of more interest to me than the ups and downs of Jimmy or anyone elses weight.

  14. Drjasonfung
    Absolutely. It is not the carbs per se that are fattening, but the insulin. Cortisol also raises insulin. But remember, so does insulin resistance, which requires different treatment.

    It is certainly possible to eat a whole food high carb diet and still have low insulin. The Kitavans did it. So I don't doubt that Dr. Macdougall may have good results, too.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10535381

    But this n=1 mudslinging is pointless considering that an estimated 70% of obesity is genetic
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3941707

  15. Maki
    "What I look like or weigh is of no importance! I'm not trying to make money by pushing a diet that doesn't work!

    BTW - Dr McDougall really looks bad on his high carb starch based diet!
    https://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2014nl/sep/friends.htm

    SO - who looks better - Jimmy Moore or Dr MsDougall??"

    And many people who follow LCHF aren't overweight either, there are also people whose diet is mostly junk food, and they aren't overweight what do they prove? Everybody is different, and there is no good reason to think that Jimmy More would do better on any other diet then he is now on. Two people aren't a reasonable data to judge diets, it is a completely fallacious argument

  16. Larry D
    As regards Jimmy, his lab results are off the chart awesome. Amazingly low triglycerides and very high HDL.

    He lost a brother very young to health complications of high carb low fat. His focus is always on health. I happened to go to a normal BMI on LCHF and markers improved. Even LDL did, it went up. But I had hideously low LDL and total cholesterol which is NOT associated with good outcomes.

    In any case Jimmy got healthy which is what this is about.

  17. Murray
    Nice? Why would it be "nice" if Jimmy looked heavier in the photo? Nice for whom? Presumably for those who wish Jimmy ill or take pleasure in attempting to undermine LCHF.

    This is a health summit, not a weight loss summit. Jimmy's health is plainly better under LCHF than it was and there is plenty of science to explain why that would be the case. Nonetheless, he apparently has sleep and stress issues to resolve that are apparently affecting his hormone regulation and weight management. We wish him well in that. I personally developed sleep apnea issues about six years ago from jaw misalignment, which I eventually resolved with an orthotic to wear during sleep. LCHF did not fix my jaw alignment, but it did clear the tinnitus and other inflammatory symptoms of the jaw issue.

    Whatever the status and effect of Jimmy's recent sleep and stress issues, Jimmy remains an enthusiastic and remarkably well-informed synthesizer of research and clinical experience, having attracted interviews with hundreds of thoughtful experts in related fields.

  18. Stacy in USA
    Dr. E grew a beard. Adorable.
  19. Susan
    #PurdueUniversity this would be awesome to have at Purdue!
  20. Brenda
    You can be thin and at your appropriate weight, and still be unhealthy. Agreed, its not all about the weight.
  21. Charles Toubin
    Is there any sweetener that will not effect my 20 carb a day diet?
    thanks
  22. Ahmed
    I really enjoyed the LCHF but how do I restrict the protein intake which I am worried could affect my kidney's function. In another words avoid the protein bit while consuming the high fat good food.
    Reply: #23
  23. Zepp
    Protein dont damage your kidney.. but if it is damaged by for example diabetc neurophaty one can have protein in urine.. albuminuremia.

    But strenous excersise altso make albuminuremia.

    One need to take other measurments to se if there is any damage.

    And you still need your essentiall amounts of amino acids, try to go for minimum.. i.e. 1 gram kilo a day.. se if it do any differens.

  24. Rita
    Once upon a time a longish time ago, people advocated a low carb - low fat diet and boy - were they Healthy. This diet you believe in is not one size fits all diet. Yes I agree that some people can thrive on a low carb-high fat diet. But others can't!
  25. Eddie Mitchell
    What did they eat? lots of MEAT!
    Reply: #26
  26. Zepp
    Probably chicken and turkey?

    Or Dukan diet?

    Moste probably a starving diet?

  27. Judy
    On September 2nd 2013, my doctor told me that he was starting me on medication for diabetes. I begged him to give me 3 months to try to change my diet to lose weight and bring my blood sugar and A1C down. He told me he would do that but it would be wasting 3 months of my life.
    I logged onto the diet doctor for about the 100th time but this time I was scared and knew I had to do something.
    I read everything I could and learned that it was probably fake sugar causing my kidney problems, not protein.
    So, no fake sugar, no fruit, as close to zero carbs a day. The first two weeks were brutal and I almost gave up.
    3 months later I went back to the doctor, he came into the exam room with my blood work results and brought another doctor in with him. They were practically dancing and told me "You are going to be VERY HAPPY with your results."
    My blood sugar went from 140 to 104, A1C went from 6.7 to 5.7. My weight went from 217 to 197. Total cholesterol from 217 to 177.
    I have stayed on the diet and have brought my weight down to 176 as of today. I have decided this is the best way to live for me. I do miss all the carbs I ate before but I no longer crave them. I have a friend that makes rice free sushi :-)
    I want to live healthy and comfortably. I watched my mother suffer with diabetes which in her case was a long painful journey to death. She never dieted and refused medication, had many strokes and was wheelchair bound for the last 7 years of her life. I am basically a coward and am too scared to become like my mother. I wish she would have tried dieting and or medication, maybe she would have lived past 65.
    This diet may not be for everyone but it has in my humble opinion saved my life.
    Thank you Diet Doctor!
    Reply: #29
  28. Vera Kotze
    I would sell my soul to be at the LCHF Summit, just a pity its so far from Johannesburg.x
  29. Judy
    oops, 2014, not 2013

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