Tag: Jason Fung

Cyber bullying virus – infection spreads among doctors

By Marika Sboros

cyber bullyingSomething is rotten in the state of nutrition science. In parts, it’s terminally ill. One symptom is cyber bullying. It’s a virus that is infecting doctors and dietitians on an unprecedented scale. These health professionals are also using their associations to spread the virus further and target nutrition experts who challenge conventional nutrition “wisdom”.

They are active on Twitter and Facebook hate pages. Those are toxic and unprofessional environments for doctors and dietitians to inhabit.

Two bloggers have started a series aimed at naming and shaming cyber bullies. It’s rough stuff but could help to stop infection rates. Cyber bullying creates significant collateral damage. It causes depression, even among doctors. It leads victims to kill themselves. Here’s the first in the series.



Fasting – why it’s not just another F-word!

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By Marika Sboros

I’m not going out on a religious limb when I say this book will be the “bible” of fasting.

The Complete Guide to Fasting (Victory Belt) is by Canadian nephrologist  Dr Jason Fung and US Living La Vida Low-Carb blogger Jimmy Moore.

The sub-title is Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting. It is well-written, reader-friendly and delivers on all promises. It should be in every home. Here’s why:  



Medicine’s dirty little secret: ‘drug whore’ doctors

doctors drugs moneyIt’s a very real sickness in medicine. It is doctors in the thrall of the drug industry. It creates what British cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra calls ‘an epidemic of misinformed doctors and misinformed patients’. It causes biased research funding  – research funded for profit, not patients’ benefit, says Malhotra. 

It leads to biased reporting in medical journals, commercial conflicts of interest and medical curricula that ‘fail to teach doctors how to understand and communicate health statistics’. This year, for the first time, the US Surgeon General has reprimanded doctors for promoting Big Pharma at patients’ expense.  

At heart, it’s about doctors who flout the Hippocratic oath for a quick buck.  Here, Canadian nephrologist Dr Jason Fung takes a scalpel to expose the scandal of ‘continuing medical education’. He eviscerates doctors who, by default or design, act as agents – pushers, really – for drug companies. He calls them ‘drug whores’. It’s a disturbing read. – Marika Sboros



Obesity: how your body uses fat to protect you

obesityWho would have thought obesity has its good side? Most doctors will tell you it sets you up for a host of other life-threatening conditions, such as metabolic syndrome, heart disease and more. That much is true. However, the body in its infinite wisdom also makes you obese for good reason.

Here, Canadian nephrologist Dr Jason Fung explains how fat also protects against, rather than just causes, health problems. That’s not  licence to pile on the adipose tissue, of course. He’s just explaining how your body tries hard to protect you from yourself. It’s a fascinating read. – Marika Sboros. 

 

By Jason Fung*

Obesity is not widely considered a protective mechanism. Quite the opposite. It’s usually considered one of the causal factors of the metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance.

I think obesity is a marker of disease, but ultimately it serves to protect the body from the effects of hyperinsulinemia. Let me explain:



A ‘cure’ for type 2 diabetes: Dr Jason Fung’s 2 easy steps

sugarAre you a type 2 diabetic, pre-diabetic or have a family history of diabetes? If so, this is one of the most important blogs you’ll ever read. It’s by Canadian nephrologist Dr Jason Fung. He doesn’t tell patients that type 2 diabetes is chronic, progressive and incurable. He says that is actually a ‘big, fat lie’. Fung had a Damascene moment a few years ago. He realised he was giving his diabetic, obese patients the wrong treatment. He was prescribing insulin according to orthodox medical protocols. He was making his patients fatter and sicker. Diabetes is a disease of insulin resistance, Fung says. In other words, it’s a disease of excess insulin. It is a dietary disease, he says, and you can’t cure dietary disease with drugs.  Here’s a shortened version of Fung’s blog with a link to the full version.  – Marika Sboros

By Jason Fung*

Most doctors, dietitians and diabetes specialists claim that type 2 diabetes is a chronic, progressive disease. The American Diabetes Association almost proudly proclaims this on its website. Once you get the diagnosis, it’s a life sentence. But it’s actually a great big lie:



Cracking the obesity code: Jason Fung’s weight loss secret

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By Marika Sboros

Dr Jason Fung can make you fat – or he can make you thin.

Fung, a Canadian physician and nephrologist (kidney specialist), is the closest modern medicine comes to a magician. Along with fellow Canadian physician Dr Jay Wortman (you’ll be reading lots about both on foodmed.net), Fung is transforming weight loss and



Jason Fung on doctors who betray patients’ trust

Doctors moneyYOU don’t expect your doctor or dietitian  to collude with food companies in spinning yarns about health benefits of their products. It’s called “healthwashing”. It’s about profit not health. Many doctors and dietitians collude by accepting sponsorship from Big Food for research or to run their voluntary associations. Dr Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition, food studies, and public health at New York University has said: ‘sponsorship perverts science’. Here, Canadian nephrologist Dr Jason Fung takes an even bleaker look at why doctors, whether by default or design, regularly betray patients’ trust: a bad case of “follow-the-money-itis”. – Marika Sboros

By Jason Fung*

At the low-carb, high-fat summit in Cape Town (in 2015) British consultant cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra showed a clip that reminded me of one of the great truths of our time:  you cannot be betrayed by