If you haven’t recently heard, Dr Gary Fettke has been banned from giving his patients LCHF nutrition advice by The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). The reason being because his “research into a topic” is not the same as theirs. For those of you who don’t know Gary Fettke, he is an orthopaedic surgeon, a senior lecturer at the University of Tasmania and has been researching nutrition for more than a decade now. As an orthopaedic surgeon, he has a strong and enduring interest in the preventative side of health and has achieved remarkable outcomes for his patients, many of whom are obese and diabetic. Gary’s extensive knowledge of nutrition also stemmed from his battle with cancer. He had orthodox treatment and began researching other options, which led him to adopt a specific dietary lifestyle. That being low-carb, healthy fat, including saturated fats.
Unfortunately it is a very similar situation to Prof Tim Noakes – a “guilty until proven innocent” approach. A similar example can be found with the treatment of dietitian Jennifer Elliot, who was expelled by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) for going against its high-carb, low-fat advice and advocating LCHF to treat and prevent serious disease. Medical science has long turned a blind eye to such stories and we are now seeing more and more major studies in support of LCHF with highly attributed health practitioners behind these findings.
AHPRA has gone to great lengths to suggest their case against Gary is not about LCHF, but instead they are withholding Gary from providing specific advice on the subject of nutrition and how it relates to the management of diabetes or the treatment and/or prevention of cancer. We have to question why such vital information is being suppressed from the eyes of the public when we are experiencing unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes.
It is safe to say that humans lived happily and healthfully without processed grains and carbohydrates for millions of years before the introduction of agriculture, so it’s not unreasonable to question the influence that politics, economics and money have over what we’re advised to eat for optimal health over nutritional science and evidence.
Gary is a man who has been studying diet and its role on health for many years and achieving highly successful results on all of his patients, even going as far as reversing diabetes. Australia’s current approach to diet, as promoted by key organisations and industry groups is out-dated and simply unhealthy. The team here at TNN love Gary’s work and we need to band together to stop the brain washing and perpetuation of our archaic guidelines, which continue to contribute to disease and ill health.
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– Join and support Gary’s wife Belinda Fettke as the Voice of No Fructose on Facebook to help her voice become louder and continue to question the science and promote the role that LCHF principles play in both the management and the prevention of disease.
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The tide is changing and it’s time to take a stand, it’s time for our real food message to be supported by leading Government bodies so together we can change the world.