Dr. Keith Runyan is a retired physician who has been living with Type-1 Diabetes since diagnosis in 1998 at age 38. In this article for ‘A Sweet Life’ Dr. Runyan explains the research that led him to begin a very low carbohydrate, ketogenic diet in 2012 to control his hypoglycemic episodes and dramatically improve his glycemic control.
An interesting summary of the current controversies around sugar consumption and the role it plays in obesity. The article highlights the impact ‘That Sugar Film’ has made on the public perception of sugar around the globe which in turn has helped force some governments to finally start taking action.
An excellent article from the New York Times detailing the growing acceptance of fasting around the world. Looking at the millions of people who fast periodically for religious and spiritual reasons as well as the popularity of fasting in celebrity culture it is quickly being seen as a source of health and longevity.
A great new post from Prof. Grant Schofield about becoming ‘metabolically flexible’ and the LCHF journey of Sam Wallace, Television NZ’s roving weather man. He went from being a carb burner to ‘Sam The Fat Burner’; 4.5kg weight loss, feeling full of energy and any anxiety around harder TV segments had disappeared.
In this detailed interview, Dr. Joseph Mercola speaks with Prof. Jeff Volek about his extensive research in the field of high-fat, low-carbohydrate diets and looks at why low-carb diets may be ideal for most people, including athletes.
This article looks at new research that has drawn a possible connection between the increase in the rate of autoimmune diseases and the increasing amount of food additives used in certain processed foods. Glucose, salt, emulsifiers, organic solvents, gluten, mTG and nanoparticles are being extensively and increasingly used by food manufacturers however all of these food additives increase intestinal permeability.
Written by Dr. Phil Maffetone, this article looks at the changes that came about in 2015 to finally kill-off the credibility of the low-fat diet message. Specifically he notes that The Journal of the American Medical Association printed a comment that it “tacitly acknowledges the lack of convincing evidence to recommend low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets for the general public in the prevention or treatment of any major health outcome, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, or obesity.”
British cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra succinctly explains his low carb journey and reveals why you need to let fat be your medicine. “In my opinion a perfect storm of biased research funding, biased reporting in the media and commercial conflicts of interest have contributed to an epidemic of misinformed doctors and misinformed patients. The result is a nation of over-medicated sugar addicts who are eating and pill-popping their way to years of misery with chronic debilitating diseases and an early grave”.
This article written by Michael F. Jacobson looks at the “Snackwell effect” which posits that back in the 1980s and 1990s, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans told everyone to eat less fat and the American public responded by replacing fat with more refined carbohydrates, especially sugar. Jacobson argues that this story is wrong on the facts and is a damaging distraction that obscures the real causes (and solutions) for diet-related, preventable disease.