By Claire McDonnell Liu, Nutritionist at Leafie.org
There has been an outpouring of respect, gratitude and love for Dr Sarah Hallberg following her recent death from lung cancer.
Dr Hallberg is remembered as a greatly respected researcher and pioneer of low carb dietary therapy as well as for her passionate patient advocacy.
As medical director of Virta Health and founder of the medical weight loss program at Indiana University USA, Sarah’s work has had a profound impact on improving the health of countless patients.
Reversing Diabetes Starts with Ignoring Guidelines
Dr Hallberg’s brilliant 2015 TEDx Talk Reversing type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines quickly gained momentum and has now been viewed almost 8.7 million times. In her talk Sarah shared compelling evidence on how adapting to a low carbohydrate diet could improve blood glucose levels and reverse diabetes symptoms.
Sarah’s Talks for Low Carb Down Under
Low Carb Down Under has been honoured to host Dr Sarah Hallberg on a number of occasions over the years, as she shared research and breakthroughs in clinical practice with her humour and infectious passion for low carbohydrate and ketogenic patient therapies.
Dr Sarah Hallberg: Low Carbohydrate Diet for Type 2 Diabetes.
Dr. Sarah Hallberg – ‘Ketogenic Diet for Type 2 Diabetes’
Dr. Sarah Hallberg – ‘LDL on LCHF’
Dr Hallberg quickly became a leading voice in advocating for better care and treatment for those living with diabetes and other metabolic health conditions, presenting her research and clinical work to wide-ranging audiences internationally.
A fundraiser has been set up to ensure that Sarah’s important and innovative work continues. The Go Fund Me Reversing T2: A Dr. Sarah Hallberg Legacy Project established by science researcher and best selling author Nina Teicholz aims to establish a non-profit that will deliver education to healthcare practitioners and the public.