I was asked recently how I managed to lose so much weight and reverse diabetes, but during my enthusiastic explanation of the LCHF diet I was interrupted with the usual question “But all that fat will put your cholesterol through the roof!, you obviously need to take statins?” My response of “No, its actually carbohydrates that make cholesterol a problem” resulted in a somewhat angered reaction from my previously curious inquisitor. “What makes you think you know more than the (local) doctor!”
I have posted a number of presentations by Dr Paul Mason over the past two years due to the clear and concise manner with which he presents his lecturers. This fantastic insight into the confusing world of cholesterol and the real effects of statins (which he eloquently delivers with information that seems to sink-in with surprising ease) will stop any naysayer in their sceptical tracks.
If anyone reading this has encountered a similar experience, I would suggest they point these people to this lecture. Spending 27 minutes of their time watching this, may just open their eyes. By the way, he is a real doctor and knows far more than me, or the (local) doctor on this subject.
Dr Paul Mason obtained his medical degree with honours from the University of Sydney, and also holds degrees in Physiotherapy and Occupational Health. He is a Specialist Sports Medicine and Exercise Physician.
Dr Mason developed an interest in low carbohydrate diets in 2011. Since then he has spent hundreds of hours reading and analysing the scientific literature.