Why Change?

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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.

5 thoughts on “Why Change?

  1. Dr Cohen, After my appointment with you, I am seriously trying to limit my carbs. Since both my parents have suffered senile dementia or Alzheimer’s, I looked into the link between high sugar and Alzheimer’s. I found this post, I would like to share with you, http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131029090345.htm
    It is going to be extremely difficult to change my eating habits since many of the low carb recipes do not appeal to me or seem difficult to prepare. What I am doing is eating a lot of salads and limiting my carbs. It seems like there is sugar in most foods. Who would have though Ranch salad dressing would have sugar?
    Thank you so much for taking to time to warn me of dangers of sugar and high carbs.

    • The most difficult part for me was that the convenience factor is now gone. I spend time in the produce section, and the meat and deli area. It really is not that hard.
      Yes, salad and vegetables are a mainstay, however, every type of protein is good.

      Go to the section of food choices and look at some of the web sites. They break them down by breakfast, lunch and dinner. TON of choice. And the food is satisfying!!

  2. A suggestion for this web site, it would be much more readable if you could change the color of your links to a darker green. I find it difficult to read at times.

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