Low Carb MD presents the saga of a doctor, this one from Tasmania, an orthopedic surgeon who did diabetic foot amputations for a living! But, Dr. Gary Fettke had the courage to turn towards root-cause prevention of the very foot ulcers that were his bread and butter. He is a hero in the low-carb world. He faced prosecution and defamation in prescribing a low-carb diet to reverse diabetes from the Dietitians Association of Australia. But the reasons, financial influence on the medical community from some VERY surprising sources, have nothing to do with health! His story is very similar to the trials of Professor Tim Noakes in South Africa, another hero, documented in a fascinating book, Real Food on Trial.
Things are beginning to change in the U.S. with organizations like Virta Health which has expanded its ketogenic and low carb diabetes applications to all metabolic health. Metabolic diseases are all related to inflammation and in the end can lead to dementia and neural degeneration in all its forms. The conventional medical community is slowly but surely seeing the light. We need a revolution in medical care and food availability so all can be afforded the opportunity to find health!
Dr. Fettke’s story as told in the podcast is riveting!
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