The Dr. Bernstein Low-Carb Diet—Is It Right for You?

The Dr. Bernstein Low-Carb Diet—Is It Right for You?

Learn facts you may not know about this popular yet controversial diet.

By Jewels Doskicz,

Jewels Doskicz is a registered nurse, freelance writer, patient advocate, health coach, and long-distance cyclist. Jewels is the moderator of Diabetic Connect’s weekly #DCDE Twitter chat, and she and her daughter both live healthfully with type 1 diabetes.

Some people swear by low-carbohydrate diets such as the Dr. Bernstein Diet. But if they are a sound way to manage blood sugar, why aren’t they more widely accepted among healthcare practitioners, dietitians, and people with diabetes?

Does one diet fit all?

Any successful diet requires vigilance and adaptation. Rigid diets may have their place, but they usually don’t work in the long run.

Diabetes is the common denominator as we consider what to eat, but we’re all different and one diet won’t be right for everyone. While one person may sit at a desk all day, another is building a house or training for a marathon. Our needs are different.

Carb counting and low-carb, moderate-carb, and high-carb diets leave lots of room for subjective interpretation of the restrictions. Most people settle on a flexible, balanced approach to limiting their carbohydrates, and discover that it becomes easier as they get used to it.

There will always be staunch supporters of a “regular diet.” Some people want to keep eating what they ate before their diagnosis, counting carbs for doughnuts and foot-long subs. They manage carbs with insulin, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) way. Nailing insulin needs for meals with large amount of carbs is a difficult, but not impossible, task to master.

At the end of the day, it’s about finding a sweet spot that works for your diabetes. It doesn’t have to be black and white. Every day is different; our needs will vary and our responses can too.

Low-carb diets don’t eliminate low or high blood sugars, but they’re effective at decreasing them.

Dr. Bernstein’s approach

Dr. Richard Bernstein has a camp of believers and data that seem to prove his approach works. He goes against the grain of conventional diabetes teaching with his low-carb, high-fat, and high-protein diet.

Dr. Bernstein, an endocrinologist and type 1 diabetic himself, popularized his diet management style in the 1997 book Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution: A Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars. Other publications include The Diabetes Diet.

He advocates an individual approach to diet which usually amounts to 20–30 grams of carbs per day, paired with blood glucose testing 5–8 times a day. (Keep in mind that many people with diabetes eat more carbs than that at each meal.)

The Dr. Bernstein Diet was born from his own personal dietary successes that he says resulted in decreased blood sugar swings, less need for insulin, and reversed complications.

The ketone question

Low-carb diets usually suggest eating 50 grams or fewer of carbohydrates per day, which places the dieter in a state of nutritional ketosis. Instead of using glucose for energy, the body turns to burning fat in the absence of glucose because of the low amount of carbs consumed, resulting in a low level of substances called ketones entering the bloodstream.

Nutritional ketosis can happen after a skipped breakfast or one that only included eggs and coffee. Or it can happen after eating a low-carb lunch followed by nothing else until dinnertime. It can also happen overnight with a long lapse between meals.

Nutritional ketosis differs from diabetic ketoacidosis or DKA. In nutritional ketosis, blood sugars are within normal limits. In diabetic ketoacidosis, blood sugars are elevated due to a lack of available insulin. Insulin must be present to transfer glucose from the bloodstream into the body’s cells to use for energy.

Nutritional ketosis is usually benign but could lead to harm if ketone levels rise. But DKA is a dangerous condition, and may be life-threatening if left untreated. DKA is most often seen in people with type 1 diabetes, but can be seen in people with type 2 diabetes as well.

How does Dr. Bernstein’s diet differ from the ADA’s?

The American Diabetes Association continues to recommend a carbohydrate counting method, with a tailored daily carbohydrate budget. Many low-carb proponents feel the ADA way promotes an unhealthy low-fat, high-carbohydrate way of eating.

Any restrictive diet can have complications:

• They’re difficult to maintain over time

• Exercising with minimal carbs has its challenges

• Restrictive diets may create issues with the social aspects of eating

• They may not be nutritionally balanced

• Weight management may become an issue

It’s important to talk with your healthcare provider and a nutrition specialist before changing your diet. When new and different diabetes management ideas are discussed, sometimes it creates confusion and friction between patients and providers. Be clear about your goal of finding the best possible care, lend a listening ear to your provider’s advice about what they think is in your best interest, and make an educated decision together.

Have you tried the Dr. Bernstein Diet? Share your xperiences by adding a comment below.

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  • Why take the opinion of a NURSE and not attend FREE tele-seminars of the master himself. Who is he/she to decide that it doesn't work in the long run, when it worked for over 40+ years for Dr Bernstein himself? If he hasn't been sued by anyone so far, it shows that it works in the long run too.

    There's no "controversy" about his method/diet. Controversies are created by the mainstream to keep the profits of drug and high carb industry secure.

  • The world will one day accept this approach

  • Not before diabetic population reaches 1 billion on the so called "healthy & balanced" CARB loaded diet.

    Drug companies want more money. Insatiable hunger.

  • As more as more people scan the internet .. many will pick it up irrespective of mainstream

  • Yup. Forums with diabetics who HATE ADA diet and have moved to different shades of LCHF diet will lead the change. Diabetes is all about cutting down carbs and replacing them with good fats.

  • Yes

    as the menace of T2D spreads many are searching for Cures

    In the process they will arrive whats best for them

    So this concept of Low carbs will spread

  • "So this concept of Low carbs will spread"

    Then these so called associations will start attacking forums and individuals like Steve Cooksey.

    They did try to muzzle Steve Cooksie, and FAILED, as he is dead against ADA diet and ridiculed the diet on his blog :)

    He tweeted last month:

    6 years ago: 'I feel like the Mad Phatter in the ADA's version of Alice in Grainland."

  • The world accepted it for 100s of years up to the middle of the last century. Carbs for diabetics is the new trend.

  • can you eloborate as what you said is unclear

  • Shashikantiyengar said 'The world will one day accept this approach' So I responded with the implication that the world used to accept this approach already.

    Although the disability was known much earlier, as far as I am aware, the first record of a diet specific to the treatment of diabetes was in the 1700s and was a low carbohydrate ketogenic one. In the 1800s a man called Banting wrote a booklet that became the basis of dietetic advice for diabetics, it was a low carb ketogenic one Right through till the early 20th century the only way to control diabetes was with a ketogenic diet. Insulin came along in the 1920s, making life easier and the diet gradually diversified. Food manufacturing gradually expanded as demand grew. Changes in the dietary guidelines in 1977, in America, introduced high levels of carbohydrate to the menu. The food industry flourished. From that point on the incidence of Type 2 diabetes soared. So as I said carbs for diabetics is the new trend - hopefully soon to be the old one.

    The food industry even funds the diabetic organisations charities and support groups. Between them and Big Pharma they are perpetuating ill health - there is no profit in people stopping eating and becoming well.

    If you read the WHO bulletin you might gather that WHO is aware and trying to do something about it but the food industry in America doesn't want to give up without a fight - and at the moment they are the most powerful contestant in the ring. Otherwise the last lot of dietary advice issued by WHO would have been a deal more restrictive, unfortunately it was kiboshed by the Americans so we now have to wait until next time.

  • good explanation

  • DrBernstein might have had the problem by birth and his recommended food may be suitable to the likes of him but not applicable to all .Any change in habits do give some results in the initial stages and that can't be standardised .

  • A diet of ordinary person is different from the diet of a sick person . That is the standard practice. In case of other diabetics the disease is an acquired phenomenon due to wrong habits and life styles . If they are corrected they will be alright . They need not go out of the way in practicing new tecniques.

  • Do you really truly believe that the 'diet of [an] ordinary person is different from the diet of a sick person'? Well I'll tell you now you are fooling yourself and, hopefully, no-one else.

    More and more adults, about 10% of cases, are 'acquiring' Type 1 diabetes. A disease once thought to be a childhood disorder. More and more children are developing Type 2 diabetes, once the province of adults. And one of those statics was a friend of mine. Someone who had adhered to the recommended diet and lifestyle the whole of her adult life. Someone who would tolerate no 'wrong habits and life style'.

    Altogether there are around 4 million diabetics in the UK. A figure that has tripled in the last 10 years. The current method of control is to perpetuate the disorder with standard diet and/or medication. With the prospect of a shorter life span and likely amputations looming over them, do you really believe these 4m would rather take those medications that are harming their bodies?

    Well my friend wasn't. She changed her diet. Not to LCHF but changed it nonetheless by cutting down on high carb foods and eliminating high fructose and low fat ones - each and every one of them advised on the standard diet that caused the problem for her in the first place. A diet that her dietician insisted she follow for the rest of her life in order to 'control' (read perpetuate) it. It took two years but she reversed her condition by going out of her 'way in practicing new tecniques'. She now no longer needs to adhere so rigidly to her new diet but she will never go back to the recommended one.

    The medical profession have just been proven wrong over the connection between cholesterol and heart disease. The medical profession has just be proven wrong about the benefit of statins. Medical practise is the third highest cause of mortality in the US and the UK may not be that much different - it was worse at one time. Do you really believe that they cannot be wrong about the connection between diet and diabetes - or any of the metabolic issues that are sweeping the globe in epidemic proportions for that matter.

    Here are just a few other things that they got wrong over the years

  • But I have been insisting from the begining that diabetes is not the outcome of one single factor . There are many ,lot many things responsible for that . The first and foremost is ecological and environmental damage . Whatever is not tampered with human intelligence and greed in the nature . Ultimately they we have come to a stage where we are breaking our heads against walls. Now diet is taking the onus .Diet is the cause and effect of the resultant human destruction. The high carb food , in fact , did not contribute to the destruction of ecological balance to this extent which to day planet earth is facing .Then when the blame is put on high carb food and examples are shown as to how low carb food is managing diabetes by reducing sugar levels , with some reports , Where is an answer to provide except coming to terms that it could be working in some cases where there is some.inherent weakness or sickness . In reality for every rule there is an exception and for every exception there is a rule , what ever may be the name and reason given for that.

  • Medical profession is coming up with new theories , every second day . Surprisingly some work for some time and later case to work .They find another reason and solution for the same .Now go back to the previous theories and you would be surprised , to find arguments supporting the theories are as convincing and as strong as they are now .AS an ordinary mortal I am interested in the end result and not scientific theories. Have they found any cure for diabetes , cancer , Aids , Bipolar , schizophrenia , even ordinary common cold . For many diseases they give broad spectrum antibiotics which play havoc with the economy . Now , it seems they are discouraging use of antibiotics . But enough damage is done to the human life .

  • saswathy is English your second language or do you struggle with the concept of organ failure?

    Diabetes is the outcome of one single factor, that of a failed or failing pancreas. That is neither ecological nor environmental, that is anatomical. And my friend was neither weak nor sick when she developed it. She wasn't particularly weak or sick afterwards either, just extremely angry that she had been deceived.

    Until the discovery of insulin, all diabetes was treated by diet alone, through ketogenesis. What Dr Bernstein is saying is that a return to the type of diet utilised then can cure or control diabetes and reduce dependence on medication. A tiny minority of the medical profession, not blinkered by their training, are advocating the same idea. As my friend proved, it is possible to use a diet inclusive of carbohydrates providing you utilise your carbohydrates wisely, though it may take longer, has to be more finely tuned and may or may not be as successful. Ketogenesis can be attained whilst eating a low carb carbohydrate diet but it is important to ensure that enough protein is being consumed to prevent muscle loss.

    The single most common cause of pancreatic failure is insulin resistance. The single most common cause of insulin resistance is dietetic. Dietetic information is disseminated by the NHS in their dietary advice. This advice is based upon government guidelines and those guidelines are founded on a faulty premise - the premise that fat is bad, carbs are good. Whereas the reality is that fat is not the demon it is made out to be though carbs may or may not be - depending upon which ones and in what quantity. There are nutritional requirements for both proteins and fats hence we cannot live without them. There is no nutritional requirement for carbohydrates, there being none that are essential therefore we can live without them.

    That the food industry's ignorance and avarice in jumping upon the carb bandwagon contributed to ecological and environmental changes is beyond doubt but remains incidental to the whole concept. Without that carb bandwagon, there would still be diabetics (all those whose diabetes was caused by statins for a start) just not so many. It isn't the carb per se that is the issue, it is the guidelines that tell you to eat too many of the wrong ones. (And food industry pressure that allows you to eat them all year round rather than according to season)

    Yes there are exceptions. There are people who are allergic to meat, though this is more likely a reaction to the hormones, antibiotics and grain diet the animal has been given or pesticides on the grass it ate rather than the flesh itself. But meat is not a cause of diabetes. In reality the modern issue, that which leads to insulin resistance, is carbohydrate intolerance - allergy to carbohydrates

  • Yes , English is my second language . I do not suffer with any organ failure . But what is the connection between the two , I did not say exactly meat is the direct cause of diabetes .Many factors contribute for illness . Whether it is diabetes or cancer or any other autoimmune disease the culprit is first diet then water , air , environment leaving diseases because of bacteria ,virus or microbes.

  • Then no body told us to eat carbs . WE ALWAYS had balanced diet in the ratio of 60 ,25 ,and 15 of carbs , proteins and fats in our country .How come carbohydrate intolerance sprang up all of a sudden .What is suitable to the western countries need not necessarily suit us .Yes pancreatic failure is anatomical. But how it has reached to such epidemic level Where high carb diet was taken for tens of hundreds of years .The overall scenario changed which has brought changes in the anatomy also. HIGH carb diet is not new to us and no body taught us any thing newly . carbohydrate intolerance is not the cause of insulin resistance . MANY Other factors contributed to that some directly and some indirectly .

  • I feel the way of expression in your post is rather rude

  • EVEN IF IT IS MY LANGUAGE I would express the same thing . Now leave it . I am not interested in any arguments. My post was meant for ordinary mortals like me who were on the balanced diet for many generations . It so happened that AMA had given to that diet that name .

  • saswathy I wasn't suggesting that you had organ failure, just that if English was your first language you really didn't have a clear understanding of the root of diabetes.

    You are right that the causes of illness are multifactorial though you did miss out the causative impact of modern medicine. Yes a change in diet could alleviate many ills so could such a simple measure as improving the gut microbiota. However, contrary to what you have commented elsewhere here, diet need not be simply a palliative treatment for diabetes - it can be a cure. Diet can be used to reverse the damage that diet caused in the first place. No, it doesn't work for everyone. If the pancreas it completely atrophied or even removed those people will always have to resort to insulin but even they can get better control of their disorder through diet and reduce their need for medication. For those whose organ does still produce some insulin then diet alone may be employed as a control measure, even returning it to full function for many. If the pancreas can be retrained, or the damage of visceral fat reversed then there is a distinct possibility that the condition can be reversed as my friend did.

    For years our medical professionals have asserted that there is no cure for diabetes but there is now evidence to the contrary. Have you seen the video that I posted below by diabetic specialist Dr Sarah Hallberg on how she employs diet to cure her patients? For a further example, watch this video by Professor Tim Noakes on the topic of The Great Diet Controversy

  • now ,you have come to the point that a disease caused by diet should be set right by diet alone. But how come excess fat sets it right .

  • RETRAINING of pancreas or reversal of visceral fat can not be achieved by excess fat but less consumption of total intake of food and more physical activity along with some special foods , definitely not excess fats.

  • It is being attained through Low Carb High fat diet for sure.

  • automobile pollution ------carbon monoxide , hydro carbons , lead compounds , nitrogenoxides all play havoc with health . DDT accumulates in the cells and tissues of plantswhen it is sprayed on plants to kill the pests . Sulphor dioxide ,carbon dioxide carbon monxide nitrogen oxide all pollute air . Liquid radioactive wastes are released in to the sea from nuclear installations . bleaching agents affect the quality of water .Are all these not harm ful to the health . May be they are not directly causing diabetes . But liver is called the second brain by some body and a very important organ . Liver , spleen , pancreas all are inter connected with each other . That's what I mean when I say environmental pollution .

  • I was just about to reply to your comment about the historical prevalence of high carb diet in your own country. As you point out - it worked. Cultural diet has evolved over thousands of years and the physiology of each peoples is adapted to the diet of that culture. Sudden dramatic change in diet does not allow adaptation to take place. As global markets open up western businesses are getting a toehold in other countries and changing their diet. One big culprit in this is the soft drink industry. Although I have no control over it, you have my apologies for the damage they are doing to health in your country. I am appalled by their greed and lack of care.

    In your case a high fat diet might not be the answer for people of your culture though I suspect the same principle would apply. For the peoples adapted to the western diet it certainly is.

    The way it works is that there are 3 macronutrients fat, protein and carbs. Carbs and protein both supply around 4 calories per gram, fat supplies close to 9.

    Carbs are quickly converted into sugar for energy and transported to the cells but the body can only cope with a small amount of sugar in the blood stream so the rest is converted into fat. Protein takes much longer to digest so the conversion process takes place over a long period of time and is converted to essential amino acids, the rebuilding blocks for muscles. It also uses about 20% of the energy it supplies in its own digestion so effectively only supplies 3 calories per gram. Fat also takes a longer to digest and is converted into essential fatty acids that enter the bloodstream through the lymph system to go off and repair cell membranes. When the body is in ketosis (no spare sugar for energy) it will convert fat to provide that energy. If there is not enough fat then it will start to break down muscle tissue. Hence high fat.

  • Yes . So I AM APPEALING TO MY FELLOW COUNTRY MEN AND WOMEN TO STICK ON TO OUR FOOD HABITS . Not only food in many respects I respect our traditions and practices , which contributed to healthy , peaceful and happy life . Now the import of western culture has contributed to many evils in all walks of life . If some thing is good in other cultures it should definitely be adopted .THEIR discipline , their honesty , straitforwardness , compassion for fellow beings , sincerity all are highly commendable .They can be borrowed .

  • Oh believe me it contributes to ' many evils in all walks of life' in the west too. But the internet is returning control to the people as they come to realise how those with money or power have hoodwinked and controlled their lives to the detriment of more than just health. Not all westerners are avaricious and controlling and all cultures and the individuals within those cultures have something of value that they can share with each other but, as you intimate, it should be done with respect to those differences for betterment and understanding not gain, power or control.

  • Our country men will not listen as they feel its upmarket to have these junk food

    Many laugh at me for the strict diet i follow & keep on stuffing themselves with burgers & pizzas or even local junk like Samosa, kachori, Jalebi or Mumbai Vada pav..

    I wanted to ask my favorite question:

    Why a JUNK like MARIE Biscuits are still recommended by Drs to diabetics? They could as well as recommend some Peanuts for snacking. Its available as a highly affordable cost.

    So the issue is we have stopped thinking & blindly recommend junk even at the treatment level...

  • American authorities even labelled pizza as a vegetable! Can you believe that? Isn't it appalling?

  • This diet of Low carb & High fats works well here in India also.

    Only we may have to stick to the foods we have been taking & tweak it

    We are primarily vegetarians - A lacto veg or a lacto ovo vegetarians with many taking meat as well

    We can always use more of Ghee, Butter, Coconut oil, Eggs where its taken & meat where its taken by some.

    Just reduce the carbs like grains --- minimize of just get rid off totally

    Many are on to grain less diet & i am also on 2 grainless meals with very small portion of brown rice in dinner.

    Works well with good control & huge energy to get thru the day..

    No more tiredness / sleepiness which was the order of day with high carb diet

  • Unless the change takes place at gross root levels , nothing is possible. Doctors are fed those theories along with the highly dangerous food habits . In a close family friend 's house , I had seen the daughter in law threatening to give divorce ,if the husband did not take her out in the evenings for having chat and panipuri. She is well educated girl . After having something like that in the evening she could never take proper meal in the night at 8'clock with other family members . ULTIMATELY she landed up with many health complications which no doctor could cure.At the age 32 she has become a patient with no hopes of recovery.

  • I thought it might. :)

    If they are not available in your area you should start demanding avocados in the shops. They are a valuable source of fat. As is cheese and full fat yogurt. You could also use the coconut flesh and cream as well as the oil.

    The difficulty I find with being a vegetarian is balancing protein intake as some of the better vegetable sources are high carb.

  • True

    But avocados are available But costly

    I have it maybe 2 times a month

    Also not of good variety

    But yes the other stuff u mentioned are available and relatively lesser priced and I have it daily

  • I can't afford them very often either :( I try to shop at the end of the day, that way I can look out for bargains.

  • ALL the foods recommended by the different concept of having high fats are costly . Even almonds ,walnuts , other nuts are not in the reach of common man . But the low carb diet does not leave any room for the energy required to drag on the life . Agreed medicines are costly . But where is the need to go for them . Having a half dozen of pots and planting different varieties of green s sees through the needs of a week's rations for SMALL family The pleasure of growing your own greens and vegetables is inexplicable .At the same it gives enough physical exercise.. Dily instead of stting in front of TV , the man of the house can attend to that work. If time and space prtmit the small kitchen garden can be extended to facilitate planting vegetables also . If drip irrigation is provided , just mere opening of the tap meets the needs of water supply.I give this advice to all my patients for having healthy food , needful physical exercise , mental recreation , which goes a long way in restoring health . If 4 or 5 people join together as a club , they can exchange the items to avoid monotony .Terrace gardens keep reduce the temperatures also besides adding beauty to the house .It is not a big problem to do this idea of kitchen or roof garden fruitful .

  • Daily dose of Januvia 100 costs more than a Kg of Almonds.

  • Is it ? I don't buy almonds since I can't afford .

  • Gardening is wonderful therapy. Sad to say, however, avocados don't grow well enough to fruit in my climate. I have lots of rhubarb and artichokes but, good as they are, they aren't quite the same.

    Nuts aren't exactly cheap here either so it is fortunate that you should not eat very many. Seeds make a good alternative but, if it comes down to it, I'd much rather go with paneer.

    Fat is your energy source in LCHF. There can be a lag in energy, for some, as the switch is made but many wouldn't even notice it. The way to switch to burning fat is to get into ketosis. The easiest way to enter ketosis is to eat fewer carbs - when we are asleep we aren't eating any hence most of us already do this each night.

    If you want to maintain rather than lose weight, you just increase carbs until you achieve stability.

    The problem with medicines is not so much the financial cost but the physical cost. Statins, for instance cause diabetes. Tamoxifen, an anti-cancer drug, causes cancer. Seroxat causes suicide. and so on and so forth ad infinitum. There are foods that cause these side effects too but they can be avoided and I know which route I would prefer to go down.

  • In a country like India , where 80 % of the population belong to either middle class or lower middle class , it is very difficult to afford the foods recommended by the advocates of that food like almonds , apricots ,walnuts ,apples , avocado , all . The very fact that the food items which are easily available and rather cheap in west shows that the diet is not recommended here . Those who are taking that all belong to rich or upper middle class . The soft ware boom brought so much of difference in the lives of many . It has become fashionable to go for modern medicine , getting admitted in to star hospitals even for problems . going abroad for holidaying all have become the latest trends . People who come to me are from very ordinary backgrounds and they are not going for that costly medication .I suggest them to go for plantains , sesame seeds , pumpkin seeds , ordinary greens which are available easily , millets , maize ,ground nuts ,zola , Jaggery , any seasonal fruits which are relatively cheap .Guava is the fruit for nutrition .What is the need of taking food with excess fats and going for burning that through ketosis . IF NEED NOT BE RESORTED TO .Fasting once in way is ok .Actually advocates of that diet belong to west and those who practice that diet belong to the west mentally . This is in one way emotional slavery .


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  • I too go for pumpkin seeds & ordinary greens too. I cannot afford guava, it is way out of my price range! Even pumpkin & sesame seeds are not that cheap. We are not all rich and affluent saswathy we just have to make do with what we have and do our best with it.

    Advocates of that diet aren't the enemy because they are calling for change and leaving the old ways behind. They are just forward thinking people prepared to acknowledge that there may be an alternative to hiding their heads in the sand and refusing to adapt. A group who has come to realise that past medical practise is sentencing patients to a shortened life maintained by modern medications that cause more problems than they cure.

    I get it. I get that there is a difference between our cultures. I get that this is not what you personally would recommend to the people in your care. I get that you cannot conceive of a way to reverse metabolic syndrome. I get that you are wary of change. I get all that. But what I don't get is why you keep preaching all this on an English site where most of the contributors are those very westerners you are criticising for enjoying privileges not available to your patients. Are you bragging or complaining or is there some other purpose to your diatribe?

  • Now all the educated youth of our country are going and searching the net for solutions . That includes my own children .When I say some thing , it is not acceptable to this generation . They think that all my views are outdated . Only now , they are accepting and following my advices . Do you know WE never had computer knowledge . To reach out to many like them , I got a computer and learnt the operation all by my self . I did not go to any class . Now that you have said this , I don't think that there is any need of my going to this meaning less effort . SO BUY . I AM GOING TO UNSUBSCRIBE .

  • He treats even Type 2 through his diet. So no scope of "may be suitable to the likes of him"

    40 years of clinical practice is too long a time to bust all the MYTHS that people present against his way of dealing with diabetes. He is super hero for many diabetics who have shunned the high carb low fat diet that's called healthy and balanced.

  • 40 YEARS OF CLINICAL practice is not an answer for the problem only when palliative cure is provided . Diabetes is just managed but not eradicated.Now alternate medicines also do that . Then they are being ridiculed .Now this is not an attack against any one in particular. My war is against the attitude of some who propose the so called scientific theories which do not have any solution except managing or manipulating the situation.

  • Yes for you nothing is an answer.

    You just want to argue without any solution and without any science. Just being critical and trying to back some "Cosmic Pills" -- sorry only the gullible can buy that theory which fails in the end always. Claiming CURE of diabetes is the biggest HOAX.

  • '' likes of him '' ----the words are used in the context of health condition similar to him.But diabetes has different causes and different problems .In Ayurveda the different types and causes were given . I AM not an ayurvedic doctor and so I can not give the exact technical terminology .High fat is suggested unilaaterally to all types now and obviously the results are not same in all the cases .A case which is exactly similar to type 1 , though it belongs to type 2, may be benefited by that diet . but not all cases.Apart from that the climatic , environmental ,social , familial , economic ,factors make much difference in the causes and cures.

  • Ayurveda is off the table as of now. Major correction comes from Diet and not Ayurveda.

    Philosophy is not a solution for Diabetes.

  • Ayurveda is not philosophy . It is the base and support of lifestyle . UNfortunately it has gone off the table . People like you who have so much of grit and determination can do something to revive that .

  • No, I look at Blood Sugar meter readings. Had tried Diabecon DS, Gymnema, etc from Himalaya etc. No impact, till the diet changed. It may just offer last mile advantage, if at all.

  • THERE could be some fault some where in the procurement , of raw material , processing , preserving of the medicines . Greed is over ruling everything . For your kind info ,do you know what we believe and buy as cinamin is not the pure one , it is cassia of chinese origin Now when greenS and other vegetables are advised to be taken by diabetics the prices of cabbage , cauliflower , cucumber , spinach LITERALLY everything has gone up so much and the farmers are tempted to use fertilisers indiscriminately for a better yield . Net result it is poisons we taking if we go for salads

  • Again talking of unverifiable issues. If Himalaya cannot procure their raw materials properly, no one can. I don't believe in "COULD BE", MAY BE" talks. I believe Blood sugar meter readings versus carb load of meal.

  • some material is supplied to Himalaya from my brother;s farm . I know what is what . OK , NOW LEAVE IT . THERE IS NO POINT IN DISCUSSING .

  • ok ,believe and go ahead .


  • Our diet failed. Starving is not the solution. Merely saying eat 1/3 and work more is meaningless.

    I believe in Swami Vivekanad rather than national jingoism for emotional appeals. He said take the best from the east and the west.

  • yes . agreed .

  • Well, fingers crossed, it works for you :)

  • Fortunately some in the medical profession are doing something about it