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How NOT to write a diet book

Have you ever noticed that there's a formula for writing best-selling diet books? I'm going to reveal the secrets right here, right now.  I've been thinking about this since writing The Obesity Code....how to write a best-selling diet book. I've probably read 30 or 40 popular diet books and they have all the same parts....

Ralph – Reader Profile – Diabetes reversal

I recently received an email from a reader, Ralph who was kind enough to share with me his story of diabetes reversal. He demonstrates that Type 2 Diabetes is not, in fact, a chronic and progressive disease, but instead, a fully reversible one. However, medications cannot reverse this disease - only dietary interventions. He writes:...

Fibre reduces Insulin – How To Lose Weight X

When we consider the nutritional benefits of food, we think about the vitamins, minerals and nutrients they contain.  We think about components in the food that nourish the body. Fibre is completely different. The key to understanding fibre’s effect is to realize that the benefit lies not as a nutrient, but as an anti-nutrient.  Fibre...

Wheat – How to Lose Weight VII

Wheat is one of the most vilified foods in the nutritional world.  From gluten concerns to obesity, the poor fellow doesn't have a friend to call his own.  Yet wheat, along with rice and corn, is one of the most ancient domesticated foods in existence.  The original Paleo - if you will.  How can wheat...

IDM Patient Profile November 2014 – Kirk

Our patient profile this month is Kirk, who I have been following for a number of years.  Over that time, he had always been quite heavy.  He was diabetic on several medications and developing all the usual insults of obesity and diabetes.  We had started to develop our Intensive Dietary Management Program several years ago...

Cardio-protective effect of Saturated Fats – Hormonal Obesity XXXIX

Saturated fats turned out to be not quite as toxic as we had believed once the trans fats were stripped out.  But many studies pointed out the fact that there is a chance that they may actually be protective against heart disease.  The study "Dietary fats, carbohydrate, and progression of coronary atherosclerosis in postmenopausal women" examined...

IDM Patient Profile September 2014 – Megan

  After Weight Gain This is Megan Christie.  I am not only  your IDM Program Manager, Megan Christie, I'm also a patient!    Alright, not exactly a patient, but I was the program’s very first guinea pig, and the patient profile for the month of September. I recently turned 30 last month, stand at 5’2”...

Long Distance IDM Program

Our new long distance IDM Program is now available for patients who are interested in receiving dietary counselling.  Please visit view our Join page for more information on how to become a patient.   Please note that patients who participate in the long distance program must be monitored by their own physician.  These patients will...

IDM Patient Profile July 2014 – Mark

  Mark was diagnosed with diabetes about 20 years ago.  Initially he took his diagnosis seriously, but was not able to successfully reverse his diabetes or control it.  Frustrated with his inability to manage his disease by following his doctor's recommendations, Mark went into what he describes as "diabetic denial" for 10 years.  By 2006,...

New IDM Website

Due to our growing program at the Intensive Dietary Management Program (IDM), we have decided to create a new webpage to make it more user friendly and simple to navigate. We started as a small program within the Institute of Kidney LifeScience but have expanded quickly over the past year. We have been lucky to...

Bone Broth: A Broth that Can Do More than Cure A Cold – IDM VI

Remember when you were a child and suffering from the common cold your mom would probably have fed you some chicken soup?  Turns out your mothers really did know best after all!  According to an old South American proverb a “Good broth will resurrect the dead”.  While the latter statement is a bit of an...