Sweden’s Low-Carb, High-Fat Revolution

In 2006 Dr. Annika Dahlqvist was brought before Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare. Her crime? Recommending that obese and diabetic patients eat low-carb and high fat.

“Now the National Board of Health and Welfare quickly discovered that this was not quite easy to answer,” says Andreas Eenfeldt MD at the 2011 Ancestral Health Symposium. “Should they reprimand this doctor? Should they take away her medical license or not? They had to do an investigation. It took two years. And back in 2008, in January, they came back with their conclusion…”

You can find out what happened next and watch the entire presentation below. The focus is on weight loss and type-2 diabetes. Nonetheless, the dietary principles apply even more so to managing type-1 diabetes.

Editor’s Note: You can read Dr. Eenfeldt’s article on how a low-carb diet can help manage type-1 diabetes on his website. You may also like to read 20-50g: How Low-Carb Should a Type-1 Diabetic Diet Go?