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Low-carb Works For Diabetes – Why Don’t More Doctors Advise It?

Low-carb Works For Diabetes – Why Don’t More Doctors Advise It?

Here’s food for thought: there is evidence to show that low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diets work very well for people with type 2 diabetes. Growing evidence shows that LCHF diets can reverse the symptoms of diabetes completely. Many diabetics can also come off all medication altogether. Yet many doctors, dietitians and government health services still won’t advise LCHF for diabetics. Why ever not, you might well ask? The writer of an article on diabetes.co.uk asks that question and suggests answers. For starters, the UK Department of Health’s dietary recommendations have long promoted low-fat, high-carb foods, says Benedict Jephcote. Jephcote fingers official dietary guidelines that followed in the wake of US Department of Agriculture’s “food pyramid”. The pyramid advises lots of starchy carbohydrates and low-fat foods as the foundation. The UK and most other English-speaking countries enthusiastically adopted the recommendation. There have been revisions over the years, but orthodox guidelines still endorse high-carb, low-fat, especially low-saturated fat, foods. How wise is that conventional dietary “wisdom”? Consider the results over decades. There have been skyrocketing rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Those are just some of so-called non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that are epidemic across the globe. For good reason, doctors now refers to NCDs as “diseases of lifestyle”. Many also refer to LCHF diets as fads – for diabetes or any other health issue. New Zealand specialist Prof Grant Schofield puts that myth to rest. Schofield is co-author of a brilliant book, What the Fat. If you haven’t read it, I advise you to do so immediately. He is also co-author of a paper in the New Zealand Journal of Medicine in April. Titled Very low-carbo Continue reading >>

How To Start A Low-carb Diabetes Diet

How To Start A Low-carb Diabetes Diet

There is strong evidence that eating fewer carbohydrates helps improve blood sugars. This makes sense intuitively: carbohydrates are broken down by the body into sugar, directly leading to high blood sugars. Eat fewer carbohydrates and you will typically end up with less sugar in your blood. For those with type 2 diabetes or are newly diagnosed with type 1, fewer carbohydrates mean that your body’s natural insulin production will have an easier time processing your blood sugars. If you take insulin, you will have a much easier time taking the appropriate amount of insulin. Before you start a low-carbohydrate diet, talk with your healthcare provider. If you are taking blood sugar-lowering medications, then eating fewer carbohydrates without lowering your medication dosage may cause dangerous low blood sugars. There are studies that show that people with diabetes can achieve success on both low-carbohydrate and high-carbohydrate diets. Those pursuing high-carb diets are often primarily eating more vegetarian or vegan diets that are high in complex carbohydrates and fiber. They are also frequently athletes who burn large amounts of sugar during exercise. We will look at other dietary approaches in a future article. If you would like to dive into the research on low-carb diets for diabetes, please skip to the last section in this article. Also, be sure to read Key Facts About Carbohydrates Everyone with Diabetes Should Know. What Is a Low-Carb Diet? There are many different ways to define and follow a low-carb diet. In this article, we are generally looking at people who wish to eat fewer carbohydrates than they are currently eating. There is no one way to follow a low-carb diet. Generally, people try different amounts of carbohydrates until they reach an amount per day t Continue reading >>

Could A Low Carb/high Fat Diet Be Better For Diabetics?

Could A Low Carb/high Fat Diet Be Better For Diabetics?

Could a low carb/high fat diet be better for diabetics? Merseyside doctor, David Unwin, suspects that a high-carbohydrate diet may have the opposite effect to that intended for those with diabetes There have been several gratifying instances reported in this column recently where readers have proved a lot more successful than their doctors in treating, and indeed "curing", their diabetes, usually by switching from the currently recommended "highcarb/lowfat" diet to its opposite, which involves a plentiful intake of meat, milk, butter, cream and similar delights. This might sound a bit too controversial for some, but is vindicated by the impressive results achieved by Merseyside family doctor David Unwin. A few years ago, Dr Unwin began to suspect that the advice favouring complex "highcarbohydrate foods" such as wholemeal bread, pasta and rice might have the reverse effect to that intended, by acting to increase the blood sugar level in those with diabetes. "Bread should be recognised as a concentrated sugar with a higher glycaemic index than sugar itself," he writes. Accordingly, he proposed that all the patients in his practice who had been newly identified as having type 2, or "pre", diabetes should adopt a highfat diet. The results, published in the journal Practical Diabetes, are truly astonishing an average weight loss of 9kg with a reduction in waist circumference from 120cm to 105cm. There was also a striking improvement in both their blood sugar levels, with only two still in the abnormal range. Seven patients were able to come off their medication. Their blood pressure also improved and the average cholesterol reading fell from 5.5 to 4.7 seeming to disprove the persistent rhetoric of the past 20 years implicating "highfat" foods as a cause of raised choleste Continue reading >>

How To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

How To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Do you have type 2 diabetes, or are you at risk for diabetes? Do you worry about your blood sugar? Then you’ve come to the right place. The disease diabetes (any type) means that you have too much sugar in your blood. This page will show you how to best check this. You can normalize your blood sugar naturally as needed – without pills, calorie counting or hunger. Many people have already done so. As a bonus, a normalized blood sugar usually makes you healthier and leaner. Table of contents: A disastrous epidemic Two types of diabetes Normalize your blood sugar Become your own evidence A disastrous epidemic What’s wrong? Why do more and more people become diabetic? In the past, before our modern Western diet, diabetes was extremely rare. The disease is now becoming more and more common. Around the world, more and more people are becoming diabetic: The number of people with diabetes is increasing incredibly rapidly and is heading towards 500 million. This is a world epidemic. Will someone in your family be affected next? Your mother, father, cousin, your child? Or you? Is perhaps your blood already too sweet? Those affected by the most common form of diabetes (type 2) normally never regain their health. Instead, we take for granted that they’ll become a little sicker for every year that goes by. With time they need more and more drugs. Yet, sooner or later complications emerge. Blindness. Dialysis due to faulty kidneys. Dementia. Amputations. Death. Diabetes epidemic causes inconceivable suffering. Fortunately, there’s something that can be done. We just need to see through the mistake that has led to the explosion of disease – and correct it. This can normalize your blood sugar. Many have already succeeded in doing this. If you already know that you are diabe Continue reading >>

Lchf For Type 1 Diabetes

Lchf For Type 1 Diabetes

I spend a great deal of time in my clinic dealing with the problems of type 2 diabetes. But occasionally, people ask about type 1 diabetes (T1D) as well. The reason why it is so rare for me is that I treat adult patients where T2D outnumbers T1D by at least 9:1. I was looking at a fascinating study that my friend, Ivor Cummins (The Fat Emperor) had alerted me to a few months ago. Dr. Richard Bernstein is a fascinating character. He had developed T1D as a child of twelve and began to have complications by his 30s. He eventually went to medical school in order to learn better how to treat his own disease. Eventually he decided that the proper treatment was a low carb diet. This was in direct contradiction to the prevailing wisdom of the time (1990s), which included treating patients with insulin and a diet high in carbs. Dr. Bernstein opened up a controversial clinic to treat T1D with a low carb diet and also wrote several best selling books discussing the same topic. Over the years, it has proven to be a safe treatment for T1D. While there are few long-term studies, Dr. Bernstein himself is living proof of the low carb T1D paradigm. In many ways, T1D and T2D are exact opposites of each other. T1D typically affects children who are usually quite skinny. T2D typically affects adults who are usually quite obese. This is not absolute, and we are seeing much more T2D in children as their weights have increased. There are also cases of normal or even underweight patients with T2D. But in general, that is the case. T1D is the severe deficiency of insulin where as T2D is the severe excess of insulin. Nevertheless, people often treat both types of diabetes in the same manner. Both are treated with medications or insulin to keep blood glucose in acceptable levels. Wait, you might Continue reading >>

Weight Loss Week 2 With Printable | Diabetic Food Plan, High Fat Diet And Low Carb

Weight Loss Week 2 With Printable | Diabetic Food Plan, High Fat Diet And Low Carb

Ketogenic Diet 7 Day Ketogenic Diet Meal Plan Ketogenic Diet 7 Day Ketogenic Diet Meal Plan - Magical Useful Tips LIST OF ZERO CARB FOODS Exactly when taking after a low carb eating routine, weight watchers need to acknowledge which foods have no carbs. An Introduction To The Ketogenic Diet For Burning Fat. A ketogenic diet is known for being a high-fat low-carb diet, where the body produces ketones in the Below is a 7 day low carb menu plan that will start you on your journey to a slimmer you. Day One Breakfast: Flourless Banana Pancakes grams) Lunch: Garden Salad with Lemon & Oil Dressing grams) Dinner: Fat Burning Meals Plan - The Ultimate Keto Diet Beginner's Guide & Grocery List - We Have Developed The Simplest And Fastest Way To Preparing And Eating Delicious Fat Burning Meals Every Day For The Rest Of Your Life Check out our comprehensive LCHF Diet Food List. Foods for a low-carb high-fat diet to add to your grocery list and foods to avoid on keto to achieve ketosis. Burn ketones for energy! Check out our comprehensive ketogenic diet food list. Find out what foods to eat and what to avoid to reach ketosis quickly on a low carb high fat diet. The Ketogenic Diet: An Ultimate Guide to Keto Ketogenic Diet Meal Plan For 7 Days - This infographic shows some ideas for a keto breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All meals are very low in carbs but high in essential vitamins and minerals, and other health-protective nutrients. The ketogenic diet is one 20 Fabulous Keto Dinner Recipes (low-carb high-fat, lchf, real food, primal, gluten-free dishes) - Tap the pin if you love super heroes too! you will LOVE these super hero fitness shirts! Keto Diet Food List: 221 Foods to Boost Energy (+ Printable Cheat Sheet) weight loss while breastfeeding, losing abdominal fat, how to effectiv Continue reading >>

Low Carb High Fat Diet

Low Carb High Fat Diet

Low carb high fat diets are gaining popularity in Europe Putting type 2 into remission with low carb The low carb , high fat diet (LCHF diet) has developed a strong following in Scandinavia, having originated in Sweden. The story goes that Swedish GP Dr Annika Dahlqvist was subject to an investigation after being reported for recommending a low carb, high fat diet to her patients. The investigation though cleared Dr Dahlqvist of wrong doing based on their findings that her methods were scientifically sound. As the name suggests, the diet suggests eating high fat and low carbohydrate foods. The diet, because of its low requirement for insulin, has been recognised by the Swedish government as being suitable for people with type 2 diabetes and as helpful to individuals looking to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. Which foods can I eat on the LCHF diet? Green light foods The following foods are compliant with the diet: Dairy : natural yoghurt, cheese, cream, butter Olive oil and canola oil (organically grown and cold-pressed) The recommendation of the low carb, high fat diet is that people eat full fat versions of dairy food in preference to low fat options. The diet does not rule out fatty meats and instead encourages people to leave the fat on rather than removing it. Organic versions of foods are suggested where possible. What food can I have up to moderate amounts? Amber light foods The following foods can be eaten in moderate amounts: Chocolate with a high cocoa quantity (65 to 90%) Sausages can be eaten occasionally but can include undesirable additives. Alcohol can be included with the note that it is fattening and can lead to imbalances in blood sugar. What should be avoided on the diet? Red light foods The diet suggests that only a minimal amount of the fo Continue reading >>

Reversing Diabetes With Sandy Bahr

Reversing Diabetes With Sandy Bahr

Thank you for supporting the work of this Butter website If you have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes and youre interested in a Low Carb, High Fat lifestyle, I would like to introduce you to Sandy Bahr and her wonderful Facebook Group Reversing Diabetes . I met Sandy Bahr online in November of 2014, when she invited me to join her Facebook group, Reversing Diabetes We love your videos and your page! Our group uses your video Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off and many of our members really enjoy following you! If you are ever interested in joining us, wed love to have you! We are nearly 5000 members using LCHF to successfully reverse diabetes. That 5,000 member number (Nov 2014) has grown to over 7,000 members now (July 2015). Even though I do not have diabetes, I was so impressed that I joined immediately. From that time to this, I always send every Type 1 and Type 2 diabetic that visits my page to Reversing Diabetes, because I know that group is a place they are going to meet thousands of knowledgeable people who can help them tweak the LCHF lifestyle to their special T1 or T2 Diabetes situation. I invited Sandy to do a little guest post to introduce herself to my friends and tell them about her work. Hello, Im Sandy Bahr and Im happy Bob asked me to do this guess post on his website. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in Dec 2009 with blood sugars from the 180s to the 220s (10 12.3 mmol) and an A1c of 8.6. It was certainly not unexpected, given my family history and my gestational diabetes during my pregnancies. When I went to my first diabetes education class I was the only newly diagnosed diabetic there who was not on medication yet (thanks to a doctor who believed in me!). That was my last diabetes education class. The idea of eating corn flakes and sugar laden low fat Continue reading >>

“hello Lchf – Goodbye Type 2 Diabetes”

“hello Lchf – Goodbye Type 2 Diabetes”

Yet another story from a recently diagnosed type 2 diabetic, who’s doing the opposite of what the health care system recommends and quickly improves his health dramatically: Hi. Two weeks ago, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, after having had morning blood sugar levels around 300 mg/dl (17 mmol/l), as self-monitored at home. Changed my diet to LCHF and my blood sugar levels are now consistently below 125 mg/dl (7 mmol/l), and most often at 90-105 mg/dl (5-6 mmol/l). I want to let you know that your website has given me proper information that I would have missed otherwise… All the best, and thank you. Magnus Karlsson I congratulated him and asked if I could share his story on my blog. Yes, of course! I am very happy with the results of the diet. Two weeks ago I was 255 lbs (116 kg) and today I’m 242 lbs (110 kg). Magnus also noted his fasting blood glucose numbers each day when he started. Do you want to see? Two weeks with type 2 diabetes, where I completely changed to an LCHF diet has produced the following fasting blood glucose results. Started out with high numbers that look really good towards the end. 306 mg/dl (17.0 mmol/l) 252 (14.0) 198 (11.0) 198 (11.0) 140 (7.8) 97 (5.4) 97 (5.4) 108 (6.0) 110 (6.1) 124 (6.9) missed a day 88 (4.9) 101 (5.6) 88 (4.9) This result from just changing my diet, and I have also lost a few pounds, which doesn’t make things any worse. Now I just have to maintain these low levels and live with my new diet. I ended up on Diet Doctor through a friend, who has given me a lot of information on how this works. At the same time I’m finding stories from others, who have been where I am now. A Strong Start Going from abnormally high blood sugar levels, that are eating away at the body’s blood vessels, to a completely normal bl Continue reading >>

American Diabetes Association Approves Low Carb Diets For Weight Loss

American Diabetes Association Approves Low Carb Diets For Weight Loss

In December 2008, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) issued its Clinical Practice Recommendations which included the option for Diabetics to follow low-carbohydrate diets as a weight-loss option. While this is obviously not ‘news’, it is important to note that the Canadian Diabetes Association – now called Diabetes Canada, does not as yet make the same recommendation. Why is that? Is there something inherently different about Diabetics in Canada than Diabetics in the United States? For the last 9 years the American Diabetes Association has given people the option of following what they call a “moderate“ carbohydrate diet by (a) omitting some of the carb-containing foods on their standard meal plan or (b) substituting them for much lower carb alternatives. They also (c) provide Americans with the option of following a low carb diet for weight loss. Let’s take a look at the American dietary recommendations compared with the Canadian ones. Dietary Recommendations of the American Diabetes Association On their web page, the American Diabetes Association states that their standard Meal Plans that are “moderate” in carbohydrates provide ~45% of calories from carbs, but they add; Your healthcare provider may ask you to limit carbohydrate more than our meal plan suggests. This means you should cut back on the carbohydrate foods that you eat throughout the day. To keep your calorie intake about the same, substitute sources of lean protein or healthy fats for those higher carbohydrate foods. Then they give some examples of how people can lower carbohydrate intake by making some adjustments to the posted meal plan, such as; omitting the slice of whole wheat toast at breakfast replacing the whole wheat wrap for a lettuce wrap at lunch skipping the serving of bro Continue reading >>

A Guide To Healthy Low-carb Eating With Diabetes

A Guide To Healthy Low-carb Eating With Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease that has reached epidemic proportions. It currently affects over 400 million people worldwide (1). Although diabetes is a complicated disease, maintaining good blood sugar control can greatly reduce the risk of complications (2, 3). One of the ways to achieve better blood sugar levels is to follow a low-carb diet. This article provides a detailed overview of low-carb diets for managing diabetes. If you have diabetes, your body cannot process carbohydrates effectively. Normally, when you eat carbs, they are broken down into small units of glucose, which end up as blood sugar. When blood sugar levels go up, the pancreas responds by producing the hormone insulin. This hormone allows the blood sugar to enter cells. In healthy people, blood sugar levels remain within a narrow range throughout the day. In diabetes, however, this system doesn't work the way it is supposed to. This is a big problem, because having both too high and too low blood sugar levels can cause severe harm. There are several types of diabetes, but the two most common ones are type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Both of these conditions can be diagnosed at any age. In type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune process destroys the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. Diabetics must inject insulin several times a day to ensure that glucose gets into the cells and stays at a healthy level in the bloodstream (4). In type 2 diabetes, the beta cells at first produce enough insulin, but the body's cells are resistant to its action, so blood sugar remains high. To compensate, the pancreas produces more insulin, attempting to bring blood sugar down. Over time, the beta cells lose their ability to produce enough insulin (5). Of the three nutrients -- protein, carbs and fat -- carbs have the grea Continue reading >>

Lchf (low Carb-high Fat Diet) For Type 2 Diabetes: A Detailed Guide For Beginners

Lchf (low Carb-high Fat Diet) For Type 2 Diabetes: A Detailed Guide For Beginners

Home / Diabetes Articles / LCHF Diet, The Diet That Reverses Diabetes LCHF Diet, The Diet That Reverses Diabetes If you are a diabetes type 2 patients or know someone who has diabetes, you must have surely heard of the LCHF diet (Low Carb High Fat) diet. This is a well-known diet, known for its ability to help reverse diabetes . Doctors claim carbohydrates are the main culprits behind high blood glucose levels and elevated blood sugar levels. That is why the LCHF diet recommends an individual to cut down on their intake of food high in carbohydrates. Once carbs consumptionis lowered, blood sugar levels begin to return to normal levels, and good health is restored. While carbohydrates undergo the process of digestion, they are broken down by the digestive system into simple sugars and enter our blood stream. That is where insulin, a chemical produced by our body, comes into the picture. Insulin helps regulates blood sugar levels and keeps them within a healthy range. However, if you are a type 2 diabetes patient, your body begins to produce less insulin or no insulin at all. With no insulin to keep a check on blood sugar levels, they begin to rise.High blood sugar levelscan damage vital internal organs and cause a number of health problems. That is why it is the LCHF an ideal diet for type 2 diabetes patients, as it recommends cutting down on carbohydrates and sugar intake so that your bodys dependence on insulin lowers. A study conducted in the UK tried to understand the short-term effects of what happens if a type 2 diabetes patient followed a no carbs diet. The study studied over 102 patients over a course of 3 months. The results were published in the Diabetic Medicine in September 2005. At the end of the study, it was concluded that restricting carbohydrates intake Continue reading >>

Lchf And Diabetes

Lchf And Diabetes

Can a Low Carb, High Fat diet be used to manage Diabetes Type-1 or Type-2? Yes! We believe this is far and above the best way to manage diabetes and there is growing interest in returning to carbohydrate restricted diets as a tool in managing diabetes complications long term. If you have Type-1 or Type-2 Diabetes it is important to understand that decreasing your consumption of carbohydrates that raise your blood sugar will decrease your need for insulin and other medication used to lower blood sugars. Taking the same dose of insulin or medication as you did prior to adopting a Low Carb, High Fat diet may result in hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar). If you have Type-1 or Type-2 Diabetes get the approval and supervision of a medical professional before commencing a Low Carb, High Fat diet. A well-formulated Low Carb, High Fat diet can help Type-1 and Type-2 Diabetics achieve long term normalised blood sugar levels. For more resources on LCHF and Diabetes we recommend the works of Dr Richard Bernstein and Dr Jason Fung as well as the videos from Dr. Troy Stapleton, Lisa Scherger and Dr. Wendy Pogozelski below. My Story: Managing Type-1 Diabetes with LCHF “Hi, my name is Fiona and I’m a Type-1 diabetic. I have had diabetes for 23 years. I use an insulin pump to manage my diabetes and had always followed the standard Australian dietary guidelines. I ate whatever I wanted and just gave myself enough insulin to cover the amount of carbohydrates I was eating. After having my two children I had put on a significant amount of weight and it kept creeping up. I needed to change something in my life and it began with the discovery of David Gillespie’s book ‘Sweet Poison’. I read the book and it all just made sense. I quit sugar and found that my blood sugar levels began to Continue reading >>

How To Eat For Diabetes

How To Eat For Diabetes

Do you know someone with pre diabetes, Type 2, Type 1? Please share this video with them and ask them to give themselves 9 minutes that could possibly change their life, because to understand how to gain stable blood sugar levels and avoid the complications of diabetes, they need to understand how to eat for diabetes (all types). Dr Bernstein’s solution helps you solve the core problem of diabetes. He encourages a high level of responsibility and believes anyone with diabetes must take responsibility for their health rather than an intervention by a doctor. We must understand how avoiding insulin resistance is the key to improving control and reducing medication. Low carb for diabetes - watch the 9 minute clip to learn how low carb can help you gain control.Click To Tweet See the infographic below and read the full article here. The article explains so much more than insulin resistance, but how and why you need to monitor your food as well as you blood sugars. If you are new here this page will help understand why/how/tips to ditch the carbs and eat healthy real food that may stabilise your blood sugars. Here are two more videos to watch. The diary of a diabetic kid, and insulin resistance, an excellent TEDx by Dr Sarh Hallberg. Then go and join TypeOneGrit. An incredibly supportive group of type 1’s and parents who follow Dr. Bernstein to achieve fantastic control. Continue reading >>

Can A Low-carb, High-fat Diet Help Fight Diabetes?

Can A Low-carb, High-fat Diet Help Fight Diabetes?

The morning that Bob MacEachron went to meet his new weight-loss doctor, the one he hoped would help him shed some of his 370 pounds, he sat down to what he thought would be a breakfast of lasts. The last time he would eat three jumbo eggs fried in butter. The last time he would enjoy bacon. He poured heavy cream in his coffee, girding himself for what he feared would be the last time he would whiten the drink with anything other than skim milk. And then he met his doctor, who asked what he had eaten at his last meal. “Perfect breakfast!” responded Dr. Sarah Hallberg to MacEachron’s surprise. Hallberg, medical director and founder of the medical weight-loss program at Arnett IU Health Lafayette, is a big proponent of low-carb, high-fat diets. But not just for weight loss. She also believes this diet can treat Type 2 diabetes, a disease affecting almost 10 percent of American adults. The former exercise physiologist took her message to the Internet last spring in a TEDxPurdueU talk that has drawn about 325,600 viewers online, more than any other video from the college speaker series’ three years. She packages her message with a strong jab at the American Diabetes Association, whose guidelines do not embrace the low-carb concept. “This really makes us question a lot of these recommendations that we have been getting. Clearly they are not working. We keep getting fatter and sicker in this country,” Hallberg said in a recent interview with IndyStar. “Do we want to just continue throwing medications at people? Or do we want to get down to the root cause of their problem, which is the food that we’re eating?” When Hallberg started the weight-loss clinic about three years ago, she at first focused on helping people shed unwanted pounds. She embraced a low-car Continue reading >>

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