The Zero Carb Doc Takes and Exciting New Carnivore Path
The reason I haven’t blogged more actively for the last 2 years is due to my decision to return to active medical practice after 6 years of retirement. I feel it was adopting a zero carb carnivore diet 6 years ago that healed and invigorated me enough to accomplish this. I love to teach, which is what drives me to do these blog posts and I also want to share all the secrets I learned during those 6 years of retirement when I was able read many thousands of books and scientific articles. I try to do this in a manner that anyone can understand while referencing the sources for my academically oriented readers.
In June of last year after a year of study, test taking and applications I was granted unlimited licenses to practice medicine in both Texas and New Mexico and found my dream job as the associate director of a Family Medicine Residency program in Denison, Texas teaching resident doctors and seeing my own panel of patients. One of my first priorities was to set up a low carbohydrate program to treat obesity, diabetes and many other conditions that offered a carnivore pathway as the preferred option called “The U-Turn Program”. I hope all of you will consider it a site you can use as a reference for people interested in either a low carb or a carnivore diet. The webpage is found at www.u-turn.us .
My first undergraduate degree was in Spanish Literature and after 40 years I finally put it to good use as you will find the who page completely bilingual between English and Spanish. I give out bilingual cards in clinic that have English on 1 side and Spanish on the other. Here’s what they look like:
I’m so glad to see the bilingual aspect of your practice. although I’m norteamericano, I grew up in Honduras, Uruguay, and Mexico. Gringo by birth, pero corazón hispano.
thanks, Spanish is such a beautiful language
Omg, I use to listen and read all your information. I’m so glad you are back. Just like an old friend returning.
I’ve been doing carnavorish for 3 years and it took a long time for me to heal. It’s still an on going process but after so many years of thinking I was doing the right thing when I wasn’t, it’s no wonder.
Carnivorishes are welcome at Zero Carb Doc, Insulin is the big enemy and who 51% of all American are either Diabetic or Prediabetic and of course eating carbs after the liver and pancreas have been damaged by sugar is what has caused the problem.
Hi, Doctor Mabry:
So, it’s not insulin that’s the enemy, right? It’s the refined, processed junk food that’s the problem. We need insulin to stay alive. But, we need it in appropriate amounts in response to eating a species-appropriate diet. Is that a fair statement?
People frequently use the term “carbs” without definition. Apples and cucumbers are “carbs,” but no one is getting obese on those foods.
Certain processed carbs generally raise the blood sugar and insulin levels fastest and highest, the problem is that the damage done to the liver and especially the pancreas by fatty deposition for excess refined sugar consumption is usually permanent unless it caught very early. People with this permanent damage can never eat very many carbs again no matter what the source or the weight will come right back and the sugars go way up. You are right in the sense that a child who never eats more than 10 lbs of sugar a year will not develop this damage and can definitely eat sugar free carbs pretty much without fear of diabetes or heart disease. The best example of this is the Japanese who lived on fish and rice, getting by far the most of their calories from rice while having one of the lowest diabetes and heart disease rates in the world because they ate almost no refined sugar. After WWII their sugar consumption skyrocked as did their rate of diabetes and heart disease. If course as grain eaters they suffered short stature of humans who eat a primarily grain based diet and as meat consumption has increased, so has their average stature.
Always enjoyed your unassuming approach to LCHF. I hope you’re very successful in your new endeavor. God bless!
Hi from the UK, I’m pleased to see this, I enjoyed FB zero carb doc but it’s gone off on a tangent, no longer so approachable. I’m interested in the breathing as me and my daughter do Buteyko to help her brittle asthma for past 10 yrs.. thanks
Not sure why I didn’t get an email about new comments and missed this one for so long but I will look into it. You’re right the blogging has suffered as I have reentered a fulltime academic medical practice and work on that 60-70 hours per weeks as I have to review everything the residents write and all the labs and x-rays they order. I definitely think both ketogenic diets like Zero Carb and Resonant Breathing can help asthma.
This is wonderful, I am in Canada, and I have been reading about you for a while, I even watched some of your videos. Keep going! and thanks for helping others. This is the basis to create a better tomorrow for all. Starting with diet and breathing is always key stones for having health in life.
thanks for the kid words!