an obese, diabetic doctor cured
- Extract from The South African Medical Journal:
A 57 year-old GP played rugby and athletics at school and weighed 78 kg while at university.
His wife’s culinary skills, his love of ‘healthy’ fruits and forced inactivity due to a knee injury at age 34, resulted in progressive weight gain reaching 135 kg in January 2008. He had developed Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, hypercholesterolaemia, sleep apnoea, fatigue and stucco keratosis. He was treated with perindopril, bisoprolol, amlodipine and metformin and advised to follow a conventional low-calorie, high-carbohydrate, low-fat (HCLF) (Weight Watcher’s) diet. He lost 10 kg, but was always hungry. He then developed gout, some of his symptoms worsened and he was placed on additional medications – gliclazide, rosuvastatin and warfarin.
In early 2012, he informed his wife that he was unlikely to live beyond age 65
In May 2012 he read about the ‘Noakes diet’, concluded that he was carbohydrate intolerant and would benefit from the LCHF eating plan. Over the next 8 months, he lost 25 kg, curing all his medical conditions. He now offers the LCHF dietary option for all his patients suffering from any of the conditions, of which he is now rid.