The Swedes are doing it right

Posted: May 20, 2011 in Food, Health, LCHF/Paleo

The Swedes are leading the Low Carb, High Fat movement. I think we should follow and eat like a Swede.

Did you know?

In a Swedish Poll 1 in 4 Swedes said they follow a High Fat, Low carb diet.

I found the information below along with the poll on Jimmy Moore’s (Low Carb, High Fat Blogger) blog.

Sweden is leading the LCHF movement and it all started because one doctor put her career on the line to prove that she wasn’t harming her patients by prescribing them a LCHF diet. Here is a quote from his blog post which you can read in it’s entirety here.

In December 2005, Dr. Dahlqvist was reported to a government entity called the National Board of Health and Welfare (similar to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration) by a pair of dietitians who claimed she was putting her patients at “severe risk” by recommending a low-carb, high-fat diet for treating diabetes and obesity. An investigation took place to determine whether Dr. Dahlqvist should be stripped of her medical license or if she would be able to continue to use the LCHF approach with patients. While the investigation was ongoing, her employer informed her she could no longer use her low-carb nutritional plan with patients–so she quit and went into practice for herself while awaiting the result of the charges filed against her.

On January 16, 2008, the National Board of Health and Welfare made their decision after carefully examining all of the evidence presented to them and declared publicly that a low-carb diet is “in accordance with science and well-tried experience for reducing obesity and Type 2 diabetes.” WOW! Sweden is likely the first country in the world to have an official government board admit that low-carb is a suitable treatment for diabetes and obesity. Dr. Dahlqvist was willing to put her entire medical career on the line to defend the low-carb nutritional principles she knew was helping her patients. Although the odds were stacked against her, she was confident in the science and stood strong in the face off immense adversity. In the end, she came out of this intense trial victorious as the Swedish government now recognizes healthy low-carb living, albeit begrudgingly. But this was merely the catalyst for some truly great things to come for the LCHF movement that immediately took off in Sweden.

In my research I have found numerous doctors in Sweden that prescribe this diet to their patients. Is Canada in the dark? Absolutely, I am here to open up your eyes to the LCHG movement. You will be amazed, shocked and angry at what you find. There’s a very big lesson I have learned in my research and finding out what is happening in Sweden.

We need to take our health into our own hands. Asking the government to step in and figure this out for is, isn’t working. Why don’t we decide for ourselves what works and what doesn’t. That’s exactly what the Swedes are doing. Don’t believe me? Check out this link.

Do you think the ‘experts’ are willing to admit that they were wrong all this time? I don’t see that happening any time soon. With so many people advocating this as a healthy lifestyle, and the SCIENCE behind it. I can’t think of a reason why you wouldn’t try it and see for yourself.

I will be keeping my eye on things going on over in Sweden, I think it will be interesting and eye opening to see research into their progress in that country with heart disease, diabetes and other diseases. It is the people of Sweden, doctors, athletes, people like you and me who have taken their health into their own hands. This way of eating is still being met with some resistance there but they have come a long way in just a few short years. It makes me believe that we can do the same!

Here is a list of just some of the people I have found who are pushing this, not only in Sweden but in the US and even here in Canada. They are DOCTORS, WRITERS, ATHLETES and people like me who have tried this way of eating and have seen great results.

Jimmy Moore of course with his blog –

Dr. Robert Lustig – Professor of pediatrics at the University of California
at San Francisco – you can learn about what he has to say in this video on why sugar is toxic.

Gary Taubes – Dietary Science writer, author of the book – Good Calories, Bad Calories and Why we get fat and what to do about it.

Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt – A Swedish medical doctor who specializes in family medicine. He has a great site called the Diet Doctor that explains more about the Low Fat High Carb, the effect of sugars/carbs to your body and even lists the foods you should eat when going low carb/high fat.

Dr. Annika Dahlqvist,  Swedish Athletes Bjorn Ferry(Triathlete)(most links I could find are in Swedish) and Jonas Colting(Tennis Player)

Dr. Eric Westman a Duke University Researcher and practitioner

Mark Sisson – Retired athlete

Dr. Mary Vernon – She is a bariatric physician who has a family practice in Lawrence, Kansas, as well as being the Medical Director of the University of Kansas Weight Control Program, and the current president of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians.

Those are just a few of the many people who are helping to push this Low Carb High Fat evolution. I’m sure if you do a search you will find many many more. Do I think the LCHF revolution will reach us here in Canada? I am sure it will and thanks to the Swedes, it will be here much quicker than we could ever dream! Many thanks to Sweden for sticking up for themselves, you are all an inspiration!!!

Make sure to check out and LIKE my Facebook page I just created. The goal is to spread the word of the LCHF lifestyle so that we can startgetting EVERYONE HEALTHY again.. If you are from another country, start your own LCHF page on Facebook and help spread the word.

WARNING: If you suffer from Type 1 diabetes, talk to your doctor before trying this type of meal plan and if you have type 2 diabetes or are taking medication to control your blood sugar or blood pressure, you will need to quickly reduce the dosage and may need to discontinue these meds altogether if you significantly restrict your carbohydrate intake. Please do this under the supervision of a doctor and also if you have serious kidney disease the increase in dietary protein can be a problem so again talk to your doctor first.

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