Open Future HealthDr Jason Fung - Fasting - Take Out a Meal

Dr Jason Fung is nephrologist from Canada. The nephrologist deals with the diagnosis and management of kidney disease.

Dr Jason Fung - Intermittent Fasting

Photo J FungDr Fung says that busy doctors can't spend time education people about low carbohydrate diets. Far too many people have Lipophobia, and once again the doctor just doesn't have time to be bothered "educating people."

Many of us eat five to eight times a day. Some dietitians even recommend that, but it's not good practice and indicates that our diet is faulty. Dr Tim Noakes tells us that 500 years ago in England it was normal for most people to eat only once a day.

There is a simple solution. Everybody knows what a "fast" is. So Dr Fung says, "tell people to fast."

Then they ask how often, and how long. Fung tells his patients to fast every second day. There is plenty of evidence from his practice that this works even when people fast poorly.

Type 2 Diabetes is Reversible

Local FileType 2 diabetes is a disease of insulin resistance. Treating the blood sugar level of patients does NOTHING to fix the problem, it only guarantees that the disease will get worse. Any effective treatment has to reduce or eliminate the insulin resistance. That indicates a dietary solution, not medication.

To understand the problem think of a balloon full of air. To put more air in the balloon you have to blow harder, and the balloon resists. If there is enough pressure inside the balloon the structure of the rubber fails, it may burst; but if not, once over-stressed it may never return to it's original shape.

A diabetic the body is full of glucose and glycogen, overflowing with it. Insulin cannot force anymore into the body cells, but glucose levels remain high so the pancreas creates even more insulin. This is insulin resistance. The excess glucose is finally turned into body fat, stored around the body organs and on the hips, thighs and belly of the person. People get fat. (Note the cause and effect here: excess insulin is the cause of excess body fat. Insulin is the horse, and body fat is the cart, excess glucose is the fuel.)

The LOAD of excess insulin over time destroys the cell structure of the blood vessels and the body cells. This is seen in a whole series of "new diseases" but they all have the same cause. The vascular system of the eyes becomes damaged, vision becomes blurry, we can see that in photographs of the eye. Similar damage is going on everywhere in the body. Diabetes is a disseminated disease, it's right through the body. More than 50% of the population are at risk.

However, type 2 diabetes is not a life sentence, with a Local Fileketogenic diet it can be reversed. Stop doing the wrong thing. Medications don't help, they only hide the problem. The proper diet will cure the problem. No drug, no surgery, and no medical expense.

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