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Medical science is changing, for example when we started talking about
intermittent fasting, which is truly a method, a diet, it's literally the oldest
dietary intervention known to humanity. It's been used for thousands of years.
And we know that if you don't eat, nothing bad will happen you'll burn some
sugar, you'll burn some fat, that's the reason you have body fats, so that if
you don't have anything to eat, you're gonna burn that fat. So nothing bad
really happens. So intermittent fasting, for example, five
years will go when I started talking about it and using it for patients as a
therapeutic option, because we don't make anybody do it, we can't make anybody do anything.
We give them the option to do it. Everybody thought it was the craziest,
stupidest idea they'd ever heard. And just last month I went to San Diego to
give the keynote lecture for the Obesity Medicine Association, which is the
largest association of obesity specialists in the United States. And
there were hundreds and hundreds of doctors there wanting to know about how
to use intermittent fasting so that they could also make their patients better.
The problem is, I think that the doctors and the medical community in general is
very slow to change, and that's really one of the reasons why I go to sort of
popular books and social media, because this is a message that doesn't need to
be delivered to a doctor to change the message, we want people to kind of be
empowered, and the thing is that medical science, everybody thinks it moves very
fast, is very very slow, so you could have debates ongoing. If your blood sugar
drops, then you don't need to take medications. And then, if you continue to
not eat, you'll lose weight. And then if you lose weight, your diabetes your
type 2 diabetes will go away. Again, I don't think anybody is gonna argue with that.
So the question is, why don't we just do that? And that's what we do. I'm not gonna
make my patient, who I know in 12 years will be on dialysis, I'm not gonna
make them wait 12 years assuming that I can actually get the funding for
this. My duty to him or her is to take care of them right now
to the best of my ability. So I do that. And we see cases every single day. So we
have an intensive dietary management program and every single day I come in,
and just this morning for example, I saw a lady - 15 years of type 2 diabetes on 80
units of insulin, followed by a specialist an endocrinologist. I took her
from 80 units of insulin to zero and her A1C is now 5.9 % which
is classified, because she's on no medications and her A1C is below 6%, she
actually classified as a non-diabetic. So we took a severe type 2 diabetes and
in four months we moved her and she would be classified as a non-diabetic.
This is a reversible disease, but I don't need to prove it to anybody. I need to
treat people. And that's what I do. I mean, it would be great if somebody gave to me
a, you know, a couple million dollars to hire five or ten researchers full-time
who can do a study, but that's not gonna happen and I don'tsee
that as a very logical solution. We can do both at the same time. So when you
take the message out sort of directly to the people on the frontlines, that is the
doctors who want to be there, the patients who want to be there, they want to
know, because something like fasting, something like low carbohydrate diets,
it's an option. I'm not saying that everybody in the world must do it, I'm
saying you can give it a try, it's okay. If you do well, great. If you don't do
well, then don't do it. But at least you have the option. It's like a tool in your
toolbox - it's better to have that there, rather than saying "Oh, you must never do
this." It's ridiculous really to to give that sort of,
you know, to take away those choices from patients when they should really, you
know, be empowered to to make decisions for themselves.
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Criticism of Dr. Fung Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

45 Folder Collection
eddy published on January 17, 2020
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