[Preview] Being a keto doctor in the Middle East
After this I entered medical school
and it was actually a struggle
for medical school
to introduce this to my colleagues,
but it was interesting
that they actually listened.
They were very much against it,
they didn’t think it was the right thing
to do, but they listened.
And they gave me a chance
to explain it to them.
And eventually more and more people
started following low-carb
when I was in college and I graduated
and I was an intern,
I had to do one year of internship.
And then when I did that
I had to rotate in different hospitals
in the country in Oman.
And so every hospital I’d go to,
I’d present something about this,
I’d introduce it to more and more people.
And later I started my residency training
and after two years
through residency training
I was allowed to start this
at the National Endocrine Center
So I wrote the protocols,
you know, there were doctors, nurses,
dietitians were on board
and it was brilliant.
And then I left there and then started
another thing at the Royal Hospital
where I’m working right now,
and I started a lifestyle medicine clinic
following the first steps of Dr. Westman.
Through my training, as you mentioned,
I went in and did three weeks
with Dr. Westman
and a month with Dr. Bernstein,
and so I’ve fine-tuned my way of doing
and I’ve even fine-tuned my way
of treating my own diabetes.