Let’s first qualify that statement by saying that NOT ALL, but ‘MOST Physicians are still unaware of the truth regarding healthy nutrition’. Dr. Robert Lustig tweeted recently, “Restricting carbohydrates is removing the major contributor to high glucose levels and insulin resistance. The solution is so evidently simple, yet scientists have been resistant to accept it.”
In this case he was referencing an article about Carbohydrates and Type-2 Diabetes and I beg to differ a little and say rather that most physicians have been resistant to accept it. In fact, it is often the pure scientists who are looking at the research and making sense of it and it is the physicians who have to recognise and accept that what they have learned and what they have been practising all these years is wrong and could well have been doing their patients more harm than good. And I say ‘learned’ because, for the most part, none of them were exposed to any sort of training on nutrition during their formal studies. To me, that is ludicrous. How can someone be trained to treat the human body without being taught ANYTHING about the impact that the food they eat may have on their bodies or on their response to treatment.
The science supporting Ketogenic or Low Carb Diets is out there now in growing volumes but it is still the patients, for the most part, who are leading the way. More and more people, tired of being unhealthy and sick, are going against their physicians wishes and embarking on a low-carb-high-fat (LCHF) lifestyle with massive success. As the stories of these successes mount up, we will begin to turn the tide.
During our LowCarbUSA® – West Palm Beach event in January 2018, Jimmy Moore will look, in brief, at a wide array of research studies that touch on many of the chronic disease states to increase the awareness and knowledge of the use of ketogenic nutrition with patients. Jimmy catapulted onto the health scene in 2004 after adopting and LCHF lifestyle and enjoying a phenomenal 180-pound weight loss success which enabled him to come off prescription drugs for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and respiratory problems.
He is the energetic personality behind the über-popular Livin’ La Vida Low- Carb blog and host of one of the top-ranked iTunes health podcasts, The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show. He has interviewed well over 900 of the world’s top health experts and dedicated his life to helping people get the best information possible so they can make the right decisions about their health. He is the author of the books Cholesterol Clarity: What the HDL Is Wrong with My Numbers? and Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide To The Benefits Of A Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet with co-author Dr. Eric Westman. Recently he has also co-authored Complete Guide to Fasting with Jason Fung.
[Doug Reynolds: Founder – LowCarbUSA®]