My interest here is professional – as a health and medical journalist who has spent many years researching and writing on diet and nutrition for health and wellbeing. I’m lucky enough not to suffer any major metabolic dysfunction overtly. Must confess, though, that I bought into the conventional “wisdom” that low-fat, high-carb diets were healthy for years – and that diabetics needed to eat carbs moderately. I also bought into the medical myth that diabetes is chronic, progressive, degenerative and irreversible.
That was until I came across the compelling science for LCHF and ketogenic diets to treat and prevent obesity and diabetes. I changed to an LCHF way of eating a few years ago just to see what all the fuss was about! I have tried many different diets over the years so that I could write more knowledgeably about them. I was also a vegetarian for more than 20 years! Never felt great on it, but I had got used to feeling below par as the ‘new normal’.
I was intrigued at the changes I felt on LCHF – improved energy levels, better sleep and most of all, no brain ‘fog’ and no ‘afternoon slump’ and general wellbeing. My cravings for sweet and other high-carb foods also went quickly and have not returned. I have since interviewed many LHCF experts globally and I keep a watchful eye on the growth of online help and relevant websites.
I am hugely impressed with dLife.in and the quality of information, resources and support you offer to visitors to your site. You really are transforming lives on a daily basis. You are part of the wisdom of the crowds in action to dispel all those myths that the many conflicted doctors and dietitians still put out about food as medicine, and, in particular, diet to help people with obesity and diabetes reduce or do away with drugs.
Just as importantly, you offer patients a way to avoid invasive bariatric (stomach) surgery. It never ceases to amaze me that some doctors now push bariatric surgery as first resort. To me, that’s just cynical exploitation. At dLife.in, you help to put the power back where it belongs: in patients’ hands. You give patients a sense of responsibility, confidence and power. All credit to you. You rock!