However, a careful reading of this editorial shows a superficial portrayal of the Low-Carbohydrate diet. Our research at Duke, published in 2004 (Yancy et al.) was cited as the reference for the side effects. In 2008, we compared a low-glycemic index diet with the Low-Carb diet, where the Low-Carb diet showed a greater effect on type-2 diabetes, and hardly any side effects. By this time, we had learned several ways to reduce or eliminate the side effects observed in the 2004 paper.
Today, after consulting with experts like Jacqueline Eberstein RN, Steve Phinney MD, and Jeff Volek PhD, and using this approach in a clinical setting at the Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic, we have learned how to reduce or eliminate side effects even further. Because there are no medications or products used, the HEAL Low-Carbohydrate Protocol is one of the most powerful treatments for diabetes with hardly any risk or side effects.
The recent editorial from the Joslin Diabetes Center is a step in the right direction, but you don’t need to wait for their “blessing.” Come to a HEAL Diabetes and Medical Weight Loss Clinic and put your type-2 diabetes into remission. Our first clinic is opening early March, in Durham. We are also developing online programs so that one can take advantage of HEAL’s approach while we arrange for clinics all over the world in the next few years.