New study shows high-fat diet may be key to reversing diabetes

Canadian researcher finds reversal of type 2 diabetes with ketogenic diet

Barrie, Ontario, CANADA

BARRIE, Ontario, March 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a research article published in the medical journal Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, researcher Dr. Steve Rallis has found that patients following a high-­fat, low­ carbohydrate, ketogenic diet are able to dramatically improve their blood sugar regulation while reducing diabetic medication. In one case, the patient demonstrated a complete reversal in his diabetic condition.

“There is a growing body of evidence that suggests a ketogenic diet may be the most effective diet for patients with diabetes,” according to Dr. Rallis, a Canadian-­based chiropractor and naturopathic doctor. “Diabetes is a disease that revolves around impairment to blood sugar regulation. Established guidelines continue to promote carbohydrate-­dominant meals which generally lead to a further deterioration in the patient’s condition and the need for increased medication. Implementing a non-­sugar requiring fuel system such as a ketogenic diet may offer a compelling alternative in the treatment of this disease”

Two diabetic patients, a 65-­year-­old female, and a 52-­year-­old male were placed on high-­fat, low carbohydrate ketogenic diets and monitored for 12 weeks. The 65-­year-­old female achieved normal blood sugar levels while reducing diabetic medication by 75%. The 52-­year-­old male demonstrated a complete reversal of his condition while eliminating all diabetic medications. The full study can be reviewed here:

Approximately 450 million people are living with diabetes globally making it a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. In Canada alone, it has been estimated that a staggering 22.1% of the population have prediabetes.

About the author

Committed to passionately “saving lives…ahead of time”, Dr. Rallis maintains a busy primary care practice in Barrie, ON. Dr. Rallis received his naturopathic medical degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario and his Doctor of Chiropractic from Parker University in Dallas, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science in biology from Western University in London, Ontario. Dr. Rallis is actively involved in researching chronic lifestyle diseases and believes that the expanded use of integrative and lifestyle medicine is critical in reshaping primary care.

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Naturopathic doctor helping diabetic patients