This week, Carl Franklin and Richard Morris get angry about how the medical establishment hasn't evolved along with science. We KNOW the chain of events that leads to type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Not only do we KNOW how to reverse it, but we knew in the 70's! Why after all this are most doctors still clueless about how to treat it? Richard tells the story of Dr. Gary Fettke, an Australian doctor who removes diabetic feet. He has been treating his patients with a ketogenic diet, and in 2014 was silenced by the establishment. He is not allowed to talk to his patients about nutrition. If that wasn't maddening enough, an interview with Ivor Cummins reveals the diabetes research by Dr. Joseph Kraft in the 70's. Kraft discovered a method for detecting T2DM 20 years before a diagnosis. His research was effectively ignored. The good news is that you can leverage Kraft's research to figure out your risk of diabetes right now with a simple blood test. We're mad as hell, and we're not going to take it anymore! Also, Ivor does use a profane phrase (GD) toward the end of his interview. We left it in for effect.
Richard said that of the 54 Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) testing low carb vs low fat, that 43 showed that low carb was better, and 26 were significant. The reality is that 47 of those 54 showed that low carb was better and that 27 were significant.
Ivor CumminsIvor Cummins is a Chemical Engineer who spent 25 years in Engineering Lead and Engineering Manager positions. He has worked in the Medical Device, Special Purpose Equipment and Electronic Component industries, always gravitating towards the most complex interactions where the Physics comes alive. His specialty throughout has been leadership in Complex Problem Solving Methodology (Comparative Analysis, Mechanistic Analysis and Experimental/Statistical Inference) - the ultimate destination was always Root Cause Resolution in the minimum timeframe. Following less-than-ideal blood test results he went back
to his Biochemical Engineering roots and intensively studied the mechanistic physics and primary drivers of Dyslipidemia, elevated GGT and Serum Ferritin. Ivor has analysed several hundred related papers and studies carried out over the past 5 decades, and a few prior to this period. He found the value of the technical expertise gained during his career to be of paramount, indeed crucial importance in this odyssey, realizing that to be successful in determining root cause and solution in this complex arena, required far more than a general medical background.