Current Posts – 20 February 2017

The low carb ketogenic diet is remarkable. In a few years it has become an alternative way of treating diabetes and it looks like becoming a valuable addition to the limited arsenal available to tackle cancer. This week we run part two of a post about why recent attempts to vilify it are wrong and how it can not only do genetic engineering but make chemotherapy safer and more effective. (Read more…)

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Oncologists don’t do diet. For decades they have stoutly maintained you can eat what you like, just get the calories in. It’s a doctrine that’s been looking increasingly unsustainable with the advent of the very low carb ketogenic diet. It has a very plausible mechanism and growing evidence of benefit. Recently the Guardian dismissed it as a myth in an article that was itself riddled with myths. (Read more…)

The method we currently use to tell if a treatment is safe and effective (Evidence Based Medicine) is a disaster. It gives a very easy ride to drugs and rigs the rules so however potentially safe and effective a diet or lifestyle treatment, it will fail to take the required test. This is Fake Evidence Based Medicine and it is need of a serious overhaul. First step would be to start listening to patients. (Read more…)

Here’s one unsurprising discovery: prime time TV is not the time to expect an imaginative and informed program about diet instead of something as insubstantial and non-nutritious as rendered meat. Here is something very surprising and very hopeful. Two multibillion global companies have recently declared their support for the low carb approach to preventing an reversing diabesity. Watch out for a clash of Titans.



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