Diabetes Diet Logo
Home What is
Why conventional
diet is wrong
Diabetes diet
Making the
with doctors
Recipes Tips News Contact us Links

Dealing with doctors over your diabetes diet

Q: But can I be sure it's safe? There are no long-term clinical trials of your diet.

A. Oh, yes there are.
Observations over the past couple of centuries have shown that where humans live with a natural diet such as recommended here, they get none of the 'diseases of civilisation' we do. And if you need a long-term clinical study to back these observations up, one such was published in November 2006. This 20-year study of 82, 802 women as part of the Nurses' Health Study, found that women who ate a diet composed of carbohydrates and processed foods nearly doubled their risk of heart disease; those who ate a low-carb, high protein and fat diet, on the other hand reduced their risk of heart disease by up to 30%.23

The nutritionists who complain that there are no long-term trials of low-carb diets have it completely wrong. There are hospital-based clinical trials and studies, as well as epidemiological studies dating back at least as far as 1862. It is their low-fat, 'healthy' diet that has no long-term evidence of either safety or effectiveness. Judging by the dramatic rises in a range of diseases since its inception, there never will be!

Q: But could your diet lead to other diseases?

A: There is no evidence of it.
In fact, the opposite is true. The low-carb, high fat way of eating recommended here significantly reduces the risk of a wide range of modern, chronic degenerative diseases. These are listed on the Second Opinions website, under 'Diseases'.


Over the past century or so, many studies have looked at possible adverse effects from eating a low-carb, high-fat diet. Not one has ever demonstrated that it is anything but beneficial.

Bookmark and Share

Featured Books
Trick and Treat
Trick and Treat cover
A great book that shatters so many of the nutritional fantasies and fads of the last twenty years. Read it and prolong your life.
Clarissa Dickson Wright
"NH&WL may be the best non-technical book on diet ever written"
Joel Kauffman, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

Last updated

Disclaimer: The Diabetes Diet website should be used to support rather than replace medical advice advocated by physicians.

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional

A Second Opinions Publication.
? second-opinions.co.uk 2007-2009
Copyright information