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High-Carbohydrate Intake for Diabetes is a “Mistake”

food heals pills cause side effects heal clinicsThe traditional treatment for diabetes, which is the “pills and needles” approach, rarely puts diabetes into remission. HEAL’s Low-Carb lifestyle nearly always puts diabetes into remission. A recent editorial by Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD, an Assistant Professor at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, is a good example of how the Low-Carb approach is opening the eyes of many doctors and medical researchers. He recently acknowledged that the earlier high carbohydrate recommendation for diabetes was “a mistake.” Although, he then undercuts his position by stating that the Low-Carb approach is an “… extreme approach with bad side effects.” (See:

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.

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    This theme of the lifestyle changes being “difficult”, seems pervasive in diabetes care. Yet for cancer no says you should not go the chemotherapy route because it’s hard !! If you want to be cured, you just have to do it, since drug treatment can only manage, but not cure diabetes.


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