Low carb in other situations
It’s also interesting to think for a bit
about other situations
when the low-carb approach
can really pay some handsome dividends.
This is around weight loss.
So thinking about the patients
I see in an average surgery,
so many of them will come in
with painful knees, painful hips, painful feet
and I’ve seen weight loss
really helped that group of people.
So those were the orthopedic ones.
And then we’ve got breathing.
I think for many years I ignored the elephant
in the room with breathless patients.
So whether you’re breathless
because of heart failure
or you’re breathless because of asthma
or for whatever reason.
If you’re weighing 280 pounds,
if you’re very heavy,
weight loss is great for breathing.
So I’m seeing people
on a regular basis now.
They are talking about
how they are breathing better.
So they are another group
that this approach can be so helpful.
How about endocrine
polycystic ovarian disease?
I’ve got one lady,
she had no periods for 15 to 20 years
and those restarted when she lost 56 pounds
using the low-carb approach.
I’ve also had some cases with eczema,
quite a few young people
who had very serious eczema.
And for them giving up bread particularly
seems to have helped their eczema.
I’ve got other cases of psoriasis.
So you see, the low-carb approach
sometimes with weight loss,
can have advantages to quite a wide
variety of patients that you see everyday.
Interestingly one of the commonest things
I find low-carb helps with,
is young women who complain
of abdominal bloating.
For so many years I had nothing
to suggest for this group of patients.
But I find that low-carb
helps remarkably quickly
and it’s certainly not going to harm them,
so it’s worth a try.