Tips & Advice

Low Carb Guide to Understanding Nutrition Labels

Have you ever looked on the back of a food package, only to find ingredients you can’t pronounce and hidden sugars you didn’t expect? For success on your path to better health through a low carbohydrate, high fat nutrition plan,...

/ November 1, 2017

Virta Survey Says: People with Diabetes Carry a Load of Worries

Type 2 diabetes is a national crisis — the numbers are staggering. In 2015, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) reported that about 29 million Americans had type 2 diabetes. An additional 84 million adult Americans had prediabetes, a condition that...

/ October 2, 2017

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

Type 2 Diabetes can be Reversed

To many in the public and the medical communities, the concept of reversing the progression of type 2 diabetes is new. Type 2 diabetes has long been considered a chronic disease with an inevitable progression toward worsening health, including heart...

/ March 8, 2017

The Safety and Benefits of Low Carbohydrate Nutrition

While Virta’s approach to reversing type 2 diabetes goes well beyond a nutritional intervention, one of the critical components of our care plan is limiting carbohydrate intake to within each individual’s level of tolerance. In other words, we regard type...

/ March 8, 2017

The Supporting Science of Carbohydrate Restriction

At Virta, we apply a science- and evidence-based approach to everything we do. Our co-founders Dr. Steve Phinney and Dr. Jeff Volek have a combined 60 years of research and clinical experience in the areas of metabolic disease and physiology....

/ March 8, 2017

Why Medical Supervision Matters When Reversing Diabetes

One of the surprises patients often mention after joining Virta is how quickly their metabolic health improves. As we outline in our peer-reviewed paper, 56% of our clinical trial participants had a HbA1c below the diabetic threshold of 6.5% after...

/ March 8, 2017