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Old 03-27-2017, 03:49   #11
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Daytona, looking at the 3 parts of your "contract", I think that is exactly what she is thinking.

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Old 03-27-2017, 05:37   #12
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What kind of relationship do you have with your doctor?

What do you wish they would do more often? Less often?

Have you discussed LCHF with your doctor?
I don't have a doctor. I avoid them as much as possible. Sometimes, they are useful for particular problems, but in general the internet is much more useful. When they prescribe things, I take none of it until at least 2 or 3 days of intense research. More often than not, the drugs end up in the trash. My ideal scenario would be to never go to the same doctor twice. They just don't take it that well if you go back and tell them, "Nice try, doc. Turns out I completely cured the issue by doing pretty much the OPPOSITE of what you advised." That has happened on more than one occasion. Somehow, I don't think they would take it well if I was honest nor would we have a very fruitful relationship after that.

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Old 03-27-2017, 06:43   #13
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My dad had a heart attack at 94 years old while having cataract surgery a few years ago. The top cardiologist in the state (by certain ratings) was on duty in the hospital and stented my dad's artery saving his life. At one of his appointments, I asked his doc if he'd take me as a patient. I then explained my eating mainly fat and my keto diet. He agreed to take me in. Our relationship has been great. I give him a written report of my eating, activities, health managemet, weight, BG and BP, books I've read on metabolism and anything else of interest. I also submit labs, A1c, cardio and lipid profiles that I get from online labs. He see's I'm on top of it all and basically lets me call my own way of management. He says my heart sounds phenomenal and my labs back it up, wishes all his patients would do what I do. I have reversed all my symptoms of heart disease and pre-diabetes as far as I'm concerned.

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Old 03-28-2017, 22:12   #14
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My MD advises me, I make the decisions.

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I am not a doctor this is what works for me
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Old 04-01-2017, 22:56   #15
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Let us know if she followed the contract.
Yes, she hasn't once badgered me about diet. Though she does make sure to check-in that I am eating, but I have a history of eating disorder, so I don't consider that badgering.

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