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Old 05-02-2014, 06:47   #1
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Default A visit to the doctor.

Armed with my latest quarterly test results and "a song on my heart" ie a good mood, I reported to my GP to discuss the test results.

While she glanced over the test results I stepped onto here fancy weighing machine and the following results flashed before my eyes.

Weight 68.6 Kg, Height 175 cm BMI 2.24. Everything OK measurement wise I thought.

She then pointed out that two properties were off specification,

Creatinine at 0.64 Allowed = 0.67..............1.17 and

Protein Total( B) at6.3 Allowed = 6.6..................8.3

"Ha gottcha," your not eating enough proteins"!!! Said OK I will up the proteins and look forward to the next test results, thank you.

Then," have you been taking your blood pressure medications "? Well of course I have, as we discussed last time ,I tried to get off them but found that I still needed the minimum dosages. Well then lets check your blood pressure,and so we did..100/70. In a very quiet voice she admitted thats its OK, and then in a much stronger voice with a trace of hope for a small victory she snapped, well" wattcha pulse rate", 70 BPM I said, I could feel her frustration growing.

Then came what I think was the underlying cause of her masked anger " this diet of yours has become an obsession and it really must stop". I wanted to say that I considered it a better solution to the problem that she had offered over a year ago ie Metformin, but fortunately with a rare display of self control I held my tongue for a change.

What I find so hard to digest is the negative and almost aggressive attitude some [many] doctors have to LCHF. Especially as they see the impressive test results before their very eyes, both on screen and in the flesh.

End of rant.

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Fine rant, Philip!

Yup. When backed up against a wall of evidence, some docs will try to scold us out of our successes.

Maybe it's a sign ... that we're winning.

Good On Ya!!!

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If your "obsession" works, what the hell is their problem. Don't they like good results ? Why does it have to be the pills ?

BTW the lower creatinine & protein is a good sign, but <pssst>, don't tell her.

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I am all for let's test all the aspects of health that we can. But falling back on Obsession?!?! Wowsers. I wonder how long it has been since she read a medical study?

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Fine job Philip, I hope my visit to review my results Monday turns out as well. My GP is well aware of my obsession.

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I consider myself lucky. I'm sure mine is well aware that my diet remains "pas bien equilibré" as warned by the hospital back in 2010, but takes the view "it ain't broke, I'm not going to fix it" based entirely on my results. Long may that continue!
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Armed with my latest quarterly test results and "a song on my heart" ie a good mood, I reported to my GP to discuss the test results.

While she glanced over the test results I stepped onto here fancy weighing machine and the following results flashed before my eyes.

Weight 68.6 Kg, Height 175 cm BMI 2.24. Everything OK measurement wise I thought.

She then pointed out that two properties were off specification,

Creatinine at 0.64 Allowed = 0.67..............1.17 and

Protein Total( B) at6.3 Allowed = 6.6..................8.3

"Ha gottcha," your not eating enough proteins"!!! Said OK I will up the proteins and look forward to the next test results, thank you.

Then," have you been taking your blood pressure medications "? Well of course I have, as we discussed last time ,I tried to get off them but found that I still needed the minimum dosages. Well then lets check your blood pressure,and so we did..100/70. In a very quiet voice she admitted thats its OK, and then in a much stronger voice with a trace of hope for a small victory she snapped, well" wattcha pulse rate", 70 BPM I said, I could feel her frustration growing.

Then came what I think was the underlying cause of her masked anger " this diet of yours has become an obsession and it really must stop". I wanted to say that I considered it a better solution to the problem that she had offered over a year ago ie Metformin, but fortunately with a rare display of self control I held my tongue for a change.

What I find so hard to digest is the negative and almost aggressive attitude some [many] doctors have to LCHF. Especially as they see the impressive test results before their very eyes, both on screen and in the flesh.

End of rant.
Your doctor hates to be wrong. (Good for you for not needing to say "I told you so" to her.

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Congratulations on the good results and the restraint! I love these posts. Don't like the negativity of the doctor, but love the success of the patient!

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Aaah! The old fallback position - you're obsessed!

Great control Philip - with your diet and your doctor!

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Default Dr's don't watch the news?

I'm proud of all of us who have done more homework and research than most doctors these days!! Gone are the days when we hear "my doctor wants me to do this or that", now it's more like "I'm doing what is best for my health...I know what works for me"!

The benefits of eating lowcarb and not counting calories has been all over the news along with reports of how low fat everything has caused the obesity crisis! I love it!
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