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Ketosis: Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt

Perhaps nothing is more damaging to the new low-carber than the intentional spread of fear, uncertainty and doubt regarding the state of ketosis compared to the dangerous state of ketoacidosis. The former is a natural and healthy state of existence, the latter is a condition that threatens the life of type 1 diabetics and type 2 diabetics whose disease has progressed to the point where their pancreatic beta cells can no longer produce insulin (ketoacidosis is also a risk for alcoholics). So if you’re not an alcoholic, a type 1 diabetic or a late-stage type 2 diabetic, fear of ketosis is misdirected.  You should regard with suspicion anyone who confuses the two and warns you against a low-carb diet because they cannot tell the difference.
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Thinking About Testosterone?

If you are a male, and you are overweight, you might consider asking your doctor about testosterone therapy.

Many men who are overweight have low testosterone anyways, so get it checked regardless.

Research points to a connection between testosterone replacement therapy and better weight loss.
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Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution – Richard Bernstein

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Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution by Richard K. Bernstein, MD
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This is a must read for anyone with diabetes (Type 1 or Type 2), or friends of relative of someone with diabetes. Dr. Bernstein isn’t just another talkin’ head, he is a type 1 diabetic himself who eats low carb and uses low carb diets and nutrition as part of his treatment protocol for his type 1 and type 2 patients.

As both a doctor and a diabetic, he has the understanding of the relationship between insulin, glucose, meds and nutrition necessary to halt and reverse the progression of diabetes. Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution provides practical advice for diabetics looking to improve their condition, reduce their injections, and/or get off their medications. What’s more, he has some strong opinions on commonly prescribed diabetes medications that diabetics should avoid taking at all costs.