The Low Carb Diet Is Over 100 Years Old!

In 1917, four years before Insulin was discovered by Sir Frederick G Banting for the treatment of type I diabetes and type II diabetes was a rare condition, Diabetic Cookery by Rebecca Oppenheimer was released. What is so revealing about this book is that a low carb, high fat approach was its ultimate message. On pages 12 & 13, a list of forbidden foods and foods that are beneficial are supplied (below).


Comparing this to the NHS Eat Well Guide, published nearly 100 years later, in which nearly a third of the recommended foods are processed and starchy carbohydrates, it is not surprising that diabetes and obesity are rampant and shouldn’t we question that a low carb approach offered in 1917 and proven today as a safe and effective treatment for obesity and diabetes was ignored for so long and a low fat, high carb diet is promoted.

The 172 page PDF book can be downloaded here free of charge.


2 Replies to “The Low Carb Diet Is Over 100 Years Old!”

  1. All the food that we love to eat are the ones which cause us all our health problems .It’s now time to revise our eating habits. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.


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