The evidence to support the benefits of eating a low carbohydrate diet is overwhelming. First, the current recommendations by “nutritional experts” have been wrong and misleading for decades. The ingestion of excess exogenous carbohydrates cause a multitude of medical problems, and there has been NO scientific evidence to link saturated fat to heart disease. Second, there have been a robust number of studies published in peer-review journals that have demonstrated more weight loss and better blood indices when patients follow a low carbohydrate, high-fat regimen without any calorie restriction. There have been many diets tried over and over and the majority of individuals cannot adhere to a ‘diet’ because of food restrictions and wrong choices.
I have been a physician since 1987. I have always been a firm believer that the diet choices people make are directly related to individual health. Even though the United States spends more per individual on health care, we as a nation are not the healthiest group. The incidence of obesity is on the rise, diabetes and hypertension are considered normal for many people, and chronic inflammation is related to many life-threatening illnesses.
The good news is that each person can take control of their own destiny. If you want to eliminate your medications, feel better, be energetic, have better sleep patterns, and improve the overall quality of your life than you need to start today. This is not a New Year’s resolution, a diet, or a fad. The basic concept is to eliminate SUGAR, in all forms, from your diet. Furthermore, the addition of healthy fats will train your body to become metabolically efficient and burn the fat you have already stored on your body. The elimination of sugar will keep your blood sugar low and keep the hormone insulin at bay. The role of insulin is to decrease the breakdown of fat and increase fat storage.
The current health care debate has created the passion, desire, and willpower for us to create this site. As a country, we can significantly decrease the amount of money spent on health care if everyone takes responsibility for his or her own health. A low carbohydrate, high fat, moderate protein diet is the first step in regaining control of your health and the choices you make now will be passed down to the next generation.