I am not the only one fighting for health!
This is how far we have come! An MD is not permitted to recommend a low carbohydrate diet for his type 2 diabetic patients!!!
Take a second look at what I just wrote: type 2 diabetes is caused by the inability of the body to process carbohydrates as a result of a compromised insulin system. The treatment is obviously to stop eating sugary fructose filled high sugary foods like juices, cakes, sweets of any kinds. In other words, high fructose implies “refined sugar” or “high sugar natural foods” in any shape and form. Yet in Australia a doctor is now banned from being able to advise his patients from reducing their carbohydrates by eliminating those with high non-essential sugars.
I have been writing now many times about how misled we had been over the past 80+ years and indeed, up until 30 years ago, diabetics (type 2) were actually recommended to increase their carbs (read Gary Taubes) but one would think that in 2016 we have become smarter than that! Apparently political interest trumps the health of people everywhere.
This is a grassroots movement; get on board!
I am copy-pasting this important story from a Facebook page that is now run by the doctor’s wife Belinda Fettke
Belinda Fettke No Fructose
Who can actually give nutritional advice?
My husband, Dr. Gary Fettke No Fructose, has been silenced and so, from today, this page will become Belinda Fettke No Fructose
There has been an AHPRA [Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency] investigation into Gary’s qualifications to give nutritional advice and speak on the science of what we eat and its central role in our health. This investigation has been going on for over 2 years and a ‘caution’ has been proposed. Until the case is finalised he will have to abide by the law to maintain his professional registration, and to come back another day.
The Medical Board of Tasmania under the umbrella of the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority have advised him, ”In particular that he does not provide specific advice or recommendations on the subject of nutrition and how it relates to the management of diabetes or the treatment and/or prevention of cancer.”
Gary is not allowed to comment on the central role of nutrition in preventative health, nor in the management of chronic illness on any social media platform.
Gary has been silenced and cannot discuss nutrition with his patients in any clinical setting, regardless of any undue stress on joints before replacement, inflammation, or even diabetes complications requiring amputation.
Gary is not allowed to speak at any public or professional meetings that involve the discussion of nutrition.
It is IMPORTANT to note: Gary has NOT BEEN CAUTIONED on what he has been advocating with regards to LCHF – Low Carbohydrate Healthy Fat living, nor in regards to lowering carbohydrate intake in diabetes management.
Gary has not been cautioned on what he has been advocating with regards to considering the health benefits of real food that is fresh, seasonal and local.
Gary has not been cautioned on what he has been advocating with regards to the central role of nutrition in health.
Gary has, however, been criticised that his interpretation of his ‘research into a topic’ is not the same as AHPRA’s.
Gary will be questioning the proposed ‘caution’ but until there is a final finding from AHPRA he will have to abide by the law and not communicate on Social Media and by inference, to his patients. That will be difficult for him as he sees the benefits every working day for his patients that adopt better eating habits.
This scenario has been similar to the case of Professor Tim Noakes in South Africa. Tim and Gary have been communicating regularly. The difference between the cases is that Gary has been judged behind closed doors and Tim’s has been in courtrooms.
Gary’s investigation was the result of an anonymous notification and throughout the process he remains unaware of the peers that are judging him. It seems a strange system, where you are guilty until proven innocent, but he hopes to have the opportunity to make representation at some time before the final judgement.
Unfortunately, at this time, AHPRA have determined that Gary, as a doctor must not continue to question the paradigm in an open forum. It won’t stop him researching though, and strengthening his knowledge base.
It concerns me that all manner of people can give advice on the internet, and by definition, I have become one of them.
I have been on this journey with Gary and have my own opinion on matters related to health. By qualification to comment, I have none. My previous work as a Registered Nurse is unlikely to give me any expertise, but, like so many people living the LCHF life, I have seen the benefits in myself and those around me for many others who have decided to Choose Health.
So, if you are interested in helping me continue to question the science, promote the role that Low Carb Healthy Fat principles play in both the management and the prevention of disease, and would like to help me be to become louder than ever before, please join me as the voice of No Fructose.
Remembering that it is now my voice, anything written/said is not to be taken as individual advice for health conditions. I would always encourage you to see your doctor or health professional to individualise treatment and lifestyle advice.
http://www.nofructose.com will similarly be taken over by me 🙂
My Declaration of Interest – I am the very proud Co-founder of Nutrition for Life in Tasmania. We offer face to face appointments at our clinics in both Launceston and Hobart, and regularly Skype clients in rural Tasmania and Interstate. We have the most amazing team of health professionals and support staff, and they are making a difference in people’s lives.
If you agree that this is totally wrong, follow the movement and do whatever you can to advance science by opening a few ears and removing some blinders! We are ready for getting our lives back healthy and not artificially being kept ill so we can take more drugs!!
Comments are welcome and sharing this page is highly appreciated!
Weight loss is so much easier on a LCHF way of eating ! Have tried all the alternatives for most of my lifetime , faithfully following conventional medical advice with little or no positive results . Discovering LCHF has been the best thing to happen to me . In 18 months have nearly reached my ideal weight . Very few cravings , and being post menopausal , have achieved a weight I was told would be impossible due to my age ! No gaunt face or fatigue eating this way ! So eternally greatful to people like Dr Gary and all the others of his ilk who have helped carbohydrate intolerant people like me get back a level of health and self esteem long lost . Why doesn’t the conventional medical profession listen to those that this way of eating has done wonders for , when years of conventional advice has failed us so badly
Best of good wishes to a man who is , in my opinion , trying to save our nation’s failing health crisis. He should be lauded , not castigated .
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I totally agree. I am also on that diet (the ketogenic version). There is simply no better and healthier diet for humans BUT it also means no medicines: we are never sick, right?
We are not obese, not overweight, have no metabolic syndromes at all, no fatty liver disease, no diabetes, no cancer, no arthritis, no UTIs, no allergies, no asthma, no anything… can you imagine a world in which we don’t need pharmaceutical companies? Pharmacies? Hospitals only to give birth and death of old age or handle things like appendix? No doctors, only a handful so most unemployed. Can you imagine what amazing national financial and economic collapse being healthy would bring to a nation? End of healthcare, insurance, many industries would just completely be wiped out. Not to mention all the sugar growers, grain growers, and those food companies that hydrogenate oils.. What will happen when people stop buying vegetable oils and only buy animal fats?
I totally understand the impossibility behind supporting the large scale endorsement of the LCHF diet until the grassroots movement reaches such proportion that by its sheer force will change the demand and the world will change. This is already happening in smaller scale: McDonald’s removing high fructose corn syrup from their buns and only serve cage free chicken and pasture raised beef… we are getting there!!
The key is to keep on spreading the news and get more and more people change their buying habits! That is all we need in order to change the world. ❤
Keep up the good life and share the wisdom wherever you can to whomever you can!