Did you know doctors, nutritionists, and dietitians are fallible people? Did you know they don’t know everything? Even in medical school there is a bottom of the class.
So often I see statements like, “My doctor won’t let me……” Maybe it is my personality, but I can’t wrap my head around that. Your doctor is not the boss of you. Your doctor works for you, not the other way around. I know we have been conditioned to believe doctors are the supreme experts who know all, but truly they are not. I am not trying to slight them or judge them with a broad brush, but there are definitely ways to tell if you need a new doctor or not.
If you are Type 2 Diabetic and your doctor is pushing carbs on you, run the other direction. You can of course try to educate him/remind her that carbs cause the blood sugar to rise and ask why they think you should be eating carbs.
If your doctor doesn’t know that carbs are NOT essential, run the other direction.
If your doctor confuses Ketosis with Ketoacidosis (information that can easily be discovered on Google), then you need to run the other direction. Find a doctor that actually knows the difference. Perhaps gift a copy of Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetic Solution book and offer the opportunity to see your side. If your doctor already “knows everything” and doesn’t humor you by reading the book, then run the other direction.
If your doctor is happy with your 120 fasting blood sugar, run the other direction. Find a doctor who truly wants you to have healthy blood sugar and who understands the dangers of prolonged high blood sugar.
If your doctor freaks out at your slightly high cholesterol after only a couple of months being Keto, gift him/her a copy of Cholesterol Clarity by Jimmy Moore and if he still wants to push statins on you, run the other direction.
If your doctor’s solution to everything is a prescribing a pill, run the other direction.
If your doctor interrupts you and doesn’t hear you out about Keto, run the other direction.
If your doctor thinks food can’t heal and has low expectations of human kind being able to succeed on a low carb high fat/Ketogenic diet, run the other direction. I had some encounters with a nutritionist who had this attitude – she refused to embrace lchf/keto because she could not believe it was healthy, but she also said she could not suggest cutting carbs/sugar to her clients because they, ‘just won’t do it.’
Wow. Just wow. As if I want to pay someone who doesn’t believe in me, to advise me on getting healthy.
I will not continue to see any doctor that doesn’t respect me or take the time to listen to me.
I will not see any doctor who isn’t teachable or is so arrogant he/she thinks they can’t learn from their patients.
I will not see any doctor who thinks pills, liquid diets, or a “healthy grains” diet is the way for an obese or diabetic patient to go. Not when the evidence is overwhelming that Keto/lchf can be the answer for so many people and so many health issues.
If you’d like to find a doctor who is not a pill pusher and knows food can fight or feed disease, start with these links: