Doctors recommend Low-Carb or Keto diet for serious illnesses


Each month, more doctors are treating their patients with a low-carb or ketogenic diet and seeing measurable improvements between visits. The expanding low-carb medical community speaks to the power of the low-carb diet to deliver the kind of results that excite both doctors and patients, alike.

Read on to hear, in these physicians’ own words, of the transformations they are seeing. 

I recommend low-carb and keto diets with and without intermittent fasting to all of my patients who have lifestyle-related chronic conditions, because of the science behind these approaches and their impressive clinical results. I also recommend they visit the Diet Doctor website to find trustworthy information and delicious recipes.

Èvelyne Bourdua-Roy, MD, Family Physician, Contrecoeur, Québec, Canada

For the 10,000 members we see a year, why do we recommend a nutrient-dense, low-carbohydrate approach to improved health and well-being? Three reasons: It is founded on real science. It’s composed of real food. It delivers real results.

Sean Bourke, MD, Family Physician, Founder and Chief Medical Officer, JumpstartMD

As a family physician in the most obese state in the USA, I see the devastation of type 2 diabetes and metabolic disease in almost every hospital patient I see. For six years, I have been using education and a low-carb lifestyle to help these patients get healthier, reduce meds, gain energy, and lose belly fat. They learn that this is a sustainable life plan filled with joy and good food. Every day I share the amazing resource of Diet Doctor in my practice. Together as a global community we can put these conditions in remission and prevent them all together.

Mark Cucuzzella, MD, Professor Family Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, WVU Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Health

“I prescribe ketogenic whole-foods diets because they are powerful metabolic interventions with the potential to address root causes of psychiatric disorders, including inflammation, oxidation, and insulin resistance. I enthusiastically recommend the Diet Doctor website to all my patients because it is the most comprehensive resource for low-carb news, advice, science, inspiration and support in the world. The information there is trustworthy, easy to understand, available in multiple formats and languages, and funded entirely by the people.”

Georgia Ede, MD, Psychiatrist, Northampton Massachusetts

“As a reproductive endocrinologist, I have been studying nutrition and fertility for over 15 years. I advise all my patients, both women and men, to adopt a low-carb ketogenic diet both prior to pregnancy to improve their fertility and during pregnancy to improve fetal and maternal health. This way of eating has been shown repeatedly in my practice to improve all measures of health for women and men. We refer all our patients to Diet Doctor which in our opinion is the best online resource for our patients to find all the information, recipes and meal plans they need to be successful.”

Michael Fox, MD, Obstetrician/gynecologist, Subspecialty reproductive endocrinology, Medical Director, Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine, Jacksonville Florida

“I recommend low-carbohydrate diets to all my patients because of their proven ability to help manage type 2 diabetes and obesity. is consistently the best resource available anywhere for reliable information on making low-carb simple.”

Jason Fung, MD, Nephrologist, Medical Director and Founder, Intensive Dietary Management Program, Toronto, Canada

“I recommend a high-fat, low-protein, ultra-low to no-carbohydrate diet with intermittent fasting to my fertility patients. Immunologic dysfunction can contribute to recurrent pregnancy loss and infertility. One of the easiest ways to improve immunologic function is to reduce inflammation throughout the body. The keto diet does this. I use Diet Doctor myself and recommend it to patients as a valuable resource.”

Robert J. Kiltz, MD, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Subspecialty in reproductive endocrinology, Founder and Director of CNY Fertility

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