Your Diabetes Is Not Your Fault

By now you’ve probably heard that a government official insulted people with diabetes last week. Given the high regard I have for all our type 2 diabetes patients working so hard to reverse their diabetes at the Virta Clinic, I couldn’t...

/ May 18, 2017

Yes! A Low-Carb Lifestyle Can be Healthy for Type 2 Diabetes

Your body requires many things in order to be healthy: sleep, water, micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals, as well as the macronutrients protein and fat. What it doesn’t NEED, from a scientific perspective, is carbohydrates. While a plate of...

/ May 10, 2017

The Sad Saga of Saturated Fat

The key question here is, “what’s the precise relationship between dietary saturated fat and blood levels of saturated fat?” For people who still believe you are what you eat, the answer is easy. And it follows from that easy answer...

Eliminating Insulin and Saving Money–Willie’s Story

Eliminating all insulin. Saving $7200 per year. Losing 71 pounds. That’s only part of the story for Virta Clinic patient Willie. After suffering from type 2 diabetes for 6 years and injecting himself with 72 units of insulin per day,...

/ May 4, 2017

Does Your Thyroid Need Dietary Carbohydrates?

Thyroid hormones have an important role in regulating metabolic rate, and that’s why they have emerged front and center as a common concern associated with nutritional ketosis. There’s no question that when some people adopt a low-carbohydrate lifestyle, their thyroid...

/ May 3, 2017