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    Dr Jason Fung

    Post by Sarah on Sun Aug 31 2014, 10:20

    Hi All,

    Mo asked about Dr Jason Fung. He is a renal specialist based in Canada who treats a lot of diabetics and has done lots of research into diabetes. I have put a link to his website. Lots to read and also videos on youtube, lengthy but well worth watching. My fasting bs had been rising and also weight loss had plateaued but following his programme has really helped.

    http://intensivedietarymanagement.com/

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    Post by mo1905 on Sun Aug 31 2014, 10:38

    @Sarah wrote:Hi All,

    Mo asked about Dr Jason Fung. He is a renal specialist based in Canada who treats a lot of diabetics and has done lots of research into diabetes.  I have put a link to his website. Lots to read and also videos on youtube, lengthy but well worth watching. My fasting bs had been rising and also weight loss had plateaued but following his programme  has really helped.

    http://intensivedietarymanagement.com/

    Sarah

    Thanks for the link Sarah :-)


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    Post by Jan1 on Sun Aug 31 2014, 17:57

    @mo1905 wrote:
    @Sarah wrote:Hi All,

    Mo asked about Dr Jason Fung. He is a renal specialist based in Canada who treats a lot of diabetics and has done lots of research into diabetes.  I have put a link to his website. Lots to read and also videos on youtube, lengthy but well worth watching. My fasting bs had been rising and also weight loss had plateaued but following his programme  has really helped.

    http://intensivedietarymanagement.com/

    Sarah

    Thanks for the link Sarah :-)

    I know I'm not a diabetic, but as my signature says, I am a 'low carber' no more than 50 a day and often less. I have listened to some of Dr Fung's video's, he explains things very well - at you - and not over you so to speak.

    Good idea to start a topic about him. sunny

    Have other members come across him - let us know your thoughts?

    All the best Jan
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    Post by graham64 on Sun Aug 31 2014, 23:08

    I've watched a lot of Dr Fungs videos check them out on youtube you won't be disappointed

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Jason+Fung


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    Post by Indy51 on Mon Sep 01 2014, 09:23

    I've been a fan of Dr Fung's videos and blog for a while now. Took a while, but the hours of Youtube videos are definitely worth watching.
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    Post by Eddie on Mon Sep 01 2014, 10:07

    Imagine if I was your Doctor and you came to me with a cut finger that had become badly infected and causing severe pain. So, I check it over and give you a prescription for a strong painkiller. OK that may give you some relief from the pain, but will do nothing for the infection. You need antibiotics for the infection if your infection is to be healed. The pain is the symptom, not the illness. Makes perfect sense yes ?

    When a person becomes a type two diabetic the main symptom is high blood glucose numbers, note the word symptom, the disease is insulin resistance not highly elevated BG. So, treating the symptom and not the disease is pretty much a waste of time, in fact it can make your diabetes worse.

    So many healthcare professionals believe type two diabetes is a progressive disease, I can understand that, because most Doctors treat the symptom not the disease. When you also consider the standard dietary advice from the likes of the NHS, DUK, ADA et al progression to serious diabetic complications and an early death, is almost guaranteed.  

    In this video Dr. Jason Fung gives a masterclass on how to control your diabetes with less not more medication, a must watch for all diabetics.



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    Post by sanguine on Mon Sep 01 2014, 10:25

    eddie1 wrote:
    When a person becomes a type two diabetic the main symptom is high blood glucose numbers, note the word symptom, the disease is insulin resistance not highly elevated BG. So, treating the symptom and not the disease is pretty much a waste of time, in fact it can make your diabetes worse.

    Hi Eddie

    I see it slightly differently (not watched the video yet). We're not treating the disease directly as such (whether it's impaired pancreatic function, insulin resistance, poor signals between stomach/brain/pancreas/liver etc etc.) but addressing the main cause (carbohydrates) of exacerbating the symptoms of the disease, thus allowing the best chance of the system to continue to function as best it can with or without help from medication. Different side of the same coin though.
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    Post by Eddie on Mon Sep 01 2014, 10:58

    Rod you said "We're not treating the disease directly as such"

    With respect I believe that is exactly what we are doing. "An overweight type two diabetic at diagnosis can have up to three times the plasma insulin levels compared to a slim non diabetic" (Dr.Richard Bernstein Diabetes Solution), in short many type two's are awash with insulin. I have mentioned this to medical professionals and they are agog. That's our problem, far too much insulin.  Around 80% of type two diabetics are over weight at diagnosis, well, you don't become over weight without plenty of insulin. No insulin no weight gain it's almost impossible. By adopting a diet that reduces plasma insulin levels the insulin resistance improves, weight loss is often an added bonus. As Jason Fung says Insulin and some type two medications only make the problem worse.

    Regards Eddie

    BTW a plasma insulin test confirms the above but the NHS does not do this test on grounds of cost.


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    Re: Dr Jason Fung

    Post by sanguine on Mon Sep 01 2014, 12:22

    Thanks Eddie.

    Maybe I should watch the video! Smile
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    Post by Jan1 on Mon Sep 01 2014, 17:11

    At the risk of repeating myself (see earlier post) ....... these videos are worth watching. Obviously you do need to allow time - but the one Eddie highlighted is just over 30 minutes. You could sit down with a cuppa......or something stronger maybe.

    Be interesting to know your thoughts once you've had time to view. sunny

    All the best Jan

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