Fat Head For Foreigners

Let’s start with the big news: If you check the sidebar on the right, you’ll see that Fat Head is finally available outside the USA. We had hoped to have this all set up a month ago — just in time for Christmas shopping — but the fulfillment center ran a bit behind schedule.

For the past year and a half, I’ve been receiving emails and comments from people who live outside the U.S., asking where they can buy a DVD. It was no fun telling them they couldn’t. Eventually, I started hearing from people who downloaded the film illegally and wanted to make a contribution as payment. I certainly don’t approve of illegal downloads, but since our international distributor (and I use the term loosely in their case) never managed to place the DVD overseas, I understood why people who wanted to see the film ended up downloading it.

After seeing the response to the Big Fat Fiasco DVD, we decided to author a new Fat Head DVD without the U.S. region restriction and distribute it ourselves. (In retrospect, I should’ve gone that route a year ago.) By way of saying thanks for your patience — and to sweeten the deal for those who’ve already seen the film — I added the Big Fat Fiasco speech as a second bonus track. That means the non-USA version includes:

  • Fat Head, the documentary (duh)
  • Bonus interviews: nearly 40 minutes of extra interview footage with Drs. Mike and Mary Dan Eades, Dr. Al Sears, Sally Fallon, Eric Oliver and Jacob Sullum
  • The Big Fat Fiasco speech

The fulfillment center has the DVD in stock and is ready to process the orders. (Direct link to the order page here.) They tell me the DVD should arrive in most locations within 5 to 10 business days after an order is placed.  We’ll still process orders for the U.S. version ourselves.

Dad’s Alzheimer’s

During our time away, we visited my family in Springfield, Illinois and then my wife’s family in Chicago. It was a fun and relaxing vacation, and the girls enjoyed themselves immensely. They even got to participate in a snowball fight on Christmas with a gang of cousins.

The only downer of the trip was visiting my dad in the nursing home. Last year, Dad couldn’t remember my name, but he brightened when he saw me and tried to carry on a conversation. This year, he simply looked at me for a second, then looked away. No spark of recognition. He smiled at the girls, but I’m pretty sure he was just happy to see some kids. All the old people in the nursing home smiled at the girls, some waved, and a few even wandered over to talk to them.

What really struck me when I first walked in the room was how much my dad reminds me of his grandfather now … but Great-Grandpa Markwell was in his 90s when he looked like that. (He lived to be 101 and was lucid until the last three years.) Dad is only 76.

High Cholesterol, No Heart Disease

A friend of my mom’s is also 76, but looks and acts at least 10 years younger. She dropped by one day for a lunch visit, and during the conversation she mentioned that every few years, some doctor will insist she get her coronary arteries checked. The reason? Her cholesterol is over 300. She tries telling the doctors her arteries always check out just fine, but they still insist. Then they look at the lab results, shake their heads, and say, “I just don’t see how this can be true. Your arteries don’t show any blockage at all.” Then they pronounce her genetically gifted.

Home, Sweet Home

We drove home from Chicago two days ago. I still haven’t finished going through all the mail, but I’m getting there. I spent yesterday and today catching up on processing orders for the Fat Head and Big Fat Fiasco DVDs. If you ordered in the last 10 days or so before Christmas, sorry for the delay. We ran out of stock and then left for vacation. All the existing orders have been processed and went into the mail today.

Gary Taubes’ New Book

As you probably know, Gary Taubes recently published a consumer-friendly version of Good Calories, Bad Calories titled Why We Get Fat – And What To Do About It. My copy was in the mail when we arrived home. I’ll write a full review later, but I can already tell you it’s a much easier read than GCBC. This is the one you could probably convince your Aunt Martha to read.

Overeating, But Not Gaining

In Good Calories, Bad Calories, Taubes described experiments in which naturally lean people massively increased their food intake but barely gained any weight. Judging by what I’ve read in online discussion groups and various blogs, quite a few people still insist that overeating must always lead to gaining weight, and also insist that anyone who says otherwise simply doesn’t understand the laws of thermodynamics (thus proving that they don’t actually grasp the laws of thermodynamics themselves).

Those people should talk to some of my relatives. As I’ve recounted in a few posts, my naturally-lean son has occasionally tried to gain weight by eating quite a bit more, but his weight refuses to budge. Over the holidays, one of my wife’s relatives – a thin woman in her 40s — told me she’s been losing weight despite trying to gain. (Yeah, yeah, I know … some of you wish you had that problem.) Over the past few years, she’s gone from a lean, athletic build to a too-skinny build. Her veins pop out like a body-builder’s, she’s losing fat everywhere including in her face, and she’s tired of her friends and relatives hinting or outright suggesting she’s suffering from anorexia.

She told me she’s been eating more and more, including plenty of meat, fruit, potatoes and other starches, whole milk, butter and cream, but can’t gain a pound. She set a goal of gaining two pounds during her two-week holiday vacation, ate as much as she could stand, but didn’t gain an ounce. I asked if she’s been checked for diabetes. She has, and that’s not it. Her blood sugar is normal, and her doctor can’t explain the weight loss. I told her “we don’t know what’s wrong” isn’t an acceptable answer from a doctor and suggested she visit an endocrinologist.

The point is, she’s eating far more than she used to, but losing weight. That doesn’t violate the laws of thermodynamics; it just means her body is finding a way to burn off or otherwise waste all those extra calories.

Happy New Year

We’ll be celebrating the new year by doing absolutely nothing out of the ordinary. My wife can rarely stay awake past 11:00 PM, so the beginning of 2011 will probably find me watching a movie by myself in the family room, as is often the case on weekend nights. The real celebration for me will be on January 15th, when we’ll see Bill Cosby perform live at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

When I started doing standup comedy in my 30s, Bill Cosby was my inspiration — not that I ever came close to his level. In fact, I don’t think anyone has ever come close to his level. I can’t think of another comedian who can make 10-year-olds and grandparents laugh equally hard, and whose material is so timeless. I recently watched a concert he recorded nearly 30 years ago, and it was just as funny now as it was then. My ribs were sore from laughing.

Happy New Year to all of you, and may 2011 be your best year ever.

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40 Responses to “New Fat Head DVD Release”
  1. Keath Cole says:

    Does this mean I have to move temporarily to Canada to get my hands on this new beefed-up version?

    I suppose you could bribe a Canadian to take delivery.

  2. Jimmy Moore says:

    I love BILL COSBY HIMSELF–I still roll with the “Jeffrey Jeffrey Jeffrey” bit. LOL!

    Someone could listen to his routines 100 years from now and still laugh.

  3. Lori says:

    Your wife’s friend could have a thyroid problem (surely they checked that, didn’t they?) or an intestinal problem due to gut damage from something like gluten or soy. I hate to mention it, but some people with cancer have a hard time keeping weight on. I hope finds the right answer and gets well soon.

    I love Bill Cosby. His bit on chocolate cake for breakfast sounds a lot like conventional food wisdom: cake has milk, wheat and eggs–so it must be good for you! (Well, except for the egg yolks.)

    I told her to insist on a check for gluten intolerance. I once read about a woman pegged as aneroxic who, as it turned out, had a digestive system damaged by gluten reactions.

  4. Congrats Tom! Finally it will be available overseas. As for the lady who is having trouble keeping the weight on, perhaps it is the opposite problem from the pancreas – maybe thyroid related… something is definately up there, and the body doesn’t play. Unfortunately, a lot of doctors only go so far as to “fix” the symptoms with drugs.

    Yup. It just shows how powerfully hormones can influence weight loss and weight gain. Simply eating more isn’t having an effect.

  5. Bill Cosby sure does have a gift. My family, from small kids to great-grandparents have also found Garrison Keillor to possess a timeless humor. We still laugh at his stuff from 30 years ago. We take his CDs on every car trip!

    Yup, they both find their humor in human foibles, and people are pretty much the same from generation to generation.

  6. KarenW says:

    I just bought a copy of “Why We Get Fat,” and in two days I’m almost done reading it. It is a MUCH easier read than “Good Calories, Bad Calories” which I tried reading last year but never finished – it was like reading a college textbook.

    I’m happy to say that I’ve begun my new low-carb life, and it’s going great. It’s too early to say for my weight, but I am surprised at how good I feel. In just a week and a half’s time, I notice that I’m less tired and just in a much better mood with none of the anxiety. Interestngly, I was wondering before about what I would do for snacks; I figured I would need to stock up on beef jerky and pork rinds. As it turns out – I’m really not hungry for snacks between meals!

    Happy New Year and please keep up the good work in spreading this important information!

    The new book definitely has a more conversational tone, far less academic. Feeling healthier is really what the dietary change is about. Losing weight is more like a nice side benefit.

  7. Josh Goguen says:

    Hey, Tom. Sorry to hear about your Dad. I can’t imagine what that must be like, it’s painful enough to see mine go thru a midlife crisis.

    Congrats on the DVD.

    Since you mentioned books, I just finished the 4 Hour Body. Definitely some interesting stuff, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it.

    Good luck with 2011.

    That’s on my to-order list. I enjoyed his previous book.

  8. Melissa McDowell says:

    Tweet Bill up and see if he’ll let you open for him… ;-)

    I occasionally have a dream that I’m about to walk out on stage and suddenly can’t remember a word of my act. If I were opening for Cosby, that might actually happen.

  9. Greg says:

    So, CAN we order the beefed-up DVD stateside? I don’t have a copy of the film at all yet so I’d prefer to get a version with the speech on it if that’s allowed. Also, is this pressed, or a DVD-R? PAL or NTSC? Thanks!

    Well, it’s like this: if you ordered it, they’d fill the order. But legally, Morningstar is our U.S. distributor, so we’re not supposed to sell anything but their product in the U.S. The NTSC/PAL issue actually doesn’t apply to DVDs, except in very old players, from what I learned earlier. That’s why Big Fat Fiasco is compatible with players around the world. The new version is pressed from a master.

  10. Bill RN says:

    Regarding your wife’s relative….
    Unexplained weight loss is also a symptom of cancer. Those cancer cells consume a lot of energy…. very sure to mess up that law of thermodynamics.

    I didn’t want to suggest that, but urged her to see as many doctors as necessary until she gets an answer.

  11. PhilM says:

    Tom,

    What tests for checking coronary arteries (other than angiogram)?

    Thanks

    One of the doctors insisted on a catheterization.

  12. Carl says:

    Sounds like your friend has hyperthyroidism, like Graves Disease or something.

    Could be. That’s why I hope she sees an endocrinologist.

  13. Jezwyn says:

    As Lori mentioned, I wouldn’t be surprised if you wife’s relative has an intestinal issue, as her experience sounds identical to that of my brother’s ex-girlfriend, who was recently diagnosed (at least!) as suffering from Crohn’s Disease. This was after she passed all manner of gluten tolerance and Crohn’s tests with flying colours…

    Meanwhile, I bought your DVD via Amazon almost as soon as it came out. I’m in Australia. Not sure what problem other non-US folks are having with acquiring a copy…

    Amazon will ship overseas, but the U.S. version wouldn’t play in many DVD players outside the U.S.

    How was she finally diagnosed after passing those tests?

  14. Dig me some Cosby. My dad was into him and I grew up on the “Chicken Heart”. Saw him in 86 and marvelled at the rhythm. Slow and small, get a laugh, build a bit , get a good second laugh, 3rd level takes the bit to the great laugh…start all over again. This went on for 1 1/2 hours. When you are ready for the Paleo/Low Carb Laugh In count me in. I will be back from India and ready to Stand Up again. I will check out the Comedy Store here in Mumbai with my wife, Beaumont Bacon (stand up) this week. Happy New Year Tom.

    Cosby is a master. His routines build like a symphony, and he creates amazing imagery with words. I still remember The Belt … with little hooks that would tear the meat off your body …

  15. Hector says:

    Hi Tom, I feel your pain for your dad. My grandparents are suffering from osteoporosis, diabetes, stomach problems, energy deficit and Alzheimer. Even though they are very old I feel they could feel better if they just change their foods and cooking oils (they eat a very HIGH carb and use vegetable oils). I tried to tell them to change their foods in vain. They still trust what the doctors tells them even though they practically live with more than 10 pills and also losing most of their social security to pay for those pills.

    It makes me mad that we live in a society that lives like this.

    It makes me mad, too. My mom switched to margarine and vegetable oils back in the 1970s, thinking it was the right thing to do, served my dad cereal instead of eggs for breakfast, etc. Plus he was on Lipitor for decades. I can’t help but think the bad diet and the drugs accelerated his decline.

  16. Francesco says:

    Hi from Tuscany (Italy).

    On the subject of overeating/calories etc. I am, of course, on your boat/side.
    But I have an anectodal episode that gives me some thinking.
    I was so sold on the fact that calories arent the cause of fattening that I decided to conduct a little personal experiment: since a month I’m drinking everyday a lot of heavy cream (36 fat, 2,5 protein, 2,2 carbs, 335 Kcal, for 100ml) in my large coffees, mostly decaf and just a little spoon anyway. 500-600ml (i put 200ml in each).

    Being that something like 2000kcal each day, and not having reduced my other food that much, the total count went quite high. I was convinced I wouldn’t gain: calories don’t count. I’m afraid instead I did a bit (anyway I’ll go on till half, maybe end of January).

    But would anyone have an explaination, an ipothesis?

    -it makes you fat not that much because of insulin etc. but because of the fact that liquid calories can be strange for the body to handle. es. can trick leptin etc.

    - it’s the 15 grams of Lactose (strange because I always have been quite “lactose TOLERANT”, and storically I’m not an easy gainer).

    (for the rest I eat quite low carb and, some dairy aside, mostly paleo: some vegetables, not starchy one’s, some nuts, fruit just 1-2 a week, yogurt 1-2 a week, very little processed food, no vegetable oils etc. all the package )

    Good year (or how you’re supposed to say in english, bad english of mine for wich I obviously am sorry )

    Calories do count. Your body can raise or lower your metabolism in response to a change in the total calories or type of calories consumed, but calories don’t magically disappear. Some people who either didn’t read Good Calories, Bad Calories or didn’t grasp the section titled “Energy Balance” have accused Gary Taubes of proposing a hypothesis that would violate the laws of thermodynamics, but that isn’t the case. He proposed that if hormones are telling your body to store fat, your body will listen and obey as much as possible … slow your metabolism, make you feel lazy so you don’t move as much, ramp up hunger so you eat more. All of those factors work to increase the calories in and decrease the calories out.

    When insulin is high, you store a higher proportion of calories as fat, which prompts you to eat more because you run out of fuel at the cellular level. Ignore the hunger, and your body may slow your metabolism in response. If you lower your insulin level, you’ll have an easier time burning body fat for fuel. In the complete absence of insulin, you’ll barely be able to store fat at all, but other than type 1 diabetics, we always produce some insulin in response to food — and good thing, too; we need insulin to make use of nutrients. The point of going low-carb is to avoid producing too much insulin.

    Some people are very resistant to becoming fat, so their bodies find a way to burn off or waste the extra calories if they over-eat. Most of us aren’t that lucky, so if we overwhelm our bodies with excess calories, we’re going to gain weight. The reason a low-carb diet works for me is that I no longer want to overeat … since I’m not storing as many calories as fat as when I ate a high-carb diet, my appetite is controlled naturally, without counting calories.

  17. Jo says:

    I downloaded Taube’s new book from Amazon and finished it today. It reads like an intelligent but accessible work, not ‘just’ a diet book for the masses. I am particularly pleased to see some very recent research covered. I feel GCBC has its place, but this book is also worth a read. I like the way the dietary advice, such that it is, is not that complicated. From my own experience it doesn’t really have to be.

    I look forward to receiving my DVD here in the UK.

    Thank you for ordering.

  18. Amy Dungan says:

    Yay to your new release and yay for the lady with cholesterol of 300! If that doesn’t kick the cholesterol myth in the booty, I don’t know what does. :)

    Glad you had a nice visit with family, but so sorry about your Dad. It’s hard to see that happen to someone you love.

    Have a wonderful New Year Tom!

    Happy New Year to you and John … er, Willie.

  19. Anthony Walsh says:

    don rickles

  20. Sigi says:

    Yay! I just ordered the DVD, and am now impatiently waiting for it to wing its little way to Australia.

    Sorry to hear about your Dad, Tom. Mine is the same age, and also in the kind of unfortunate condition which made my Christmas a bit sadder. Hugs.

    I look forward to reading your review of the new Taubes book (currently still struggling through the dry-but-informative GCBC which I got recently).

    Happy New Year to you and yours. Keep up the good work in 2011!

    Best wishes,
    Sigi

    Hugs to you as well. It’s a strange sort of grief, watching a parent slowly fade away.

  21. Max Gazzara says:

    Happy New Year Tom! Hope all is well in the upcoming year for you and your family.

    Happy New Year to you, too.

  22. What I’d like to know about Taubes new book is whether there is any new stuff for those of us who’ve read GCBC.

    I believe Taubes mentioned that in his new book, he corrects some errors he made in GCBC. Nice to see someone admit that the goofed as opposed to other people in the nutrition/obesity business.

    Yes, I’m noticing some new references already. He also explains some of the concepts in different terms.

  23. TonyNZ says:

    “…may 2011 be your best year ever!”

    Yet, Tom. Yet.

    Let’s not precede ourselves.

    Good point. I’d hate to think ever year afterwards would pale by comparison.

  24. David says:

    Not to be flippant, but your wife’s relative’s food choices reminded me of Matt Stone’s high-everything diet.

    I guess it does at that. She likely has something hormonal going on.

  25. When people said GCBC was hard to read, I just told them to go watch Fat Head.

    I lent my dad GCBC and he never got past the second chapter. I showed him Fat Head and he got through 3/4 of the DVD before he fell asleep. (My dad’s 78. Getting through half of a DVD without falling asleep is an achievement for him. :) )

    Based on his track record, he could surely finish half of Gary’s new book.

  26. namine says:

    When you think the world finally stops eating the crap Dr. Keys fed to the world, you think it’s only natural that all the vegetable oil companies later replace the big oil companies as the major manufactures of energy? It’s like a two for one deal.

    If we’re going to subsidize corn, let’s produce corn-oil-burning cars. When a car dies from the effects of inflammation, you can just buy another one.

  27. PHK says:

    Tom,

    sorry about your dad.
    i wonder if his alzheimer could’ve been prevented.
    or at least a ketonic diet could still help him now?

    have a wonderful & healthy 2011

    My mom tried giving him MCT oil, but he was too far gone.

  28. Kelly says:

    As others have mentioned, your wife’s relative might actually be very ill. Both my grandpa and my mom experienced rapid and unexplained weight loss when they got cancer. I hope that’s not it…

    On a lighter note, my grandparents had all of Bill Cosby’s records and I used to listen to them all the time when I was little. It’s rare that you can find someone who appeals across the generations like he does. I’m jealous that you’ll get to see him!

    I’m also worried that something is seriously wrong. That’s why I emphasized that “we don’t know” isn’t an acceptable answer. People die because of what their doctors don’t know.

  29. Ellex says:

    Ugh, I’m still fighting Graves’ Disease. I’m taking less medication and the symptoms are mostly gone. PMS is still ultra-no-fun but now that’s the only time I have the vicious mood swings (yay hormones). And guess what, eating clean and grain free *massively* helps with the symptoms. No more losing muscle, no more hair falling out, no more drastic energy drains, no more depression and anxiety. The medication helps keep my thyroid from going too far overboard, but I thank my diet as the reason that my endocrinologists have not seen fit to start pushing to destroy part of my thyroid. (Despite everything, I still do like my glands).

    tl;dr – Graves Disease is a pain in the hindquarters. It’s serious, but not heinous to diagnose or treat.

    I hope for her sake it’s something less serious, such as a simple gluten intolerance, but I’ll mention Graves’ as a possibility she should have checked.

  30. Hi Tom.

    Just wondering if you have tried coconut oil for your dad’s condition. Dr. Mary Newport found that it had an amazing regenerative effect for her husband. It breaks down into ketones and provides an altrnative fuel for the brain that can’t untilize glucose properly. Coconut oil and coconut milk seem to provide ketones even for those not following a ketogenic (low carb) diet. Dr. Newport’s article is here: http://coconutoil.com/AlzheimersDrMaryNewport.pdf

    Also, I read about a supplement that comes from fish called phosphatidyl serine on Jimmy’s blog. I was doing research for a friend with Alzeimer’s and after reading about it, I started taking it myself, figuring it couldn’t hurt. I find that it does help me with quick recall. I like the one called Sharp’s Gold. (Some are made form soy, this one is made from fish.)

    I also posted some studies on my blog about how low carb helps with memory and rejuvenation for aging brains here: http://carbwars.blogspot.com/2010/12/amazing-benefits-of-carbohydrate.html

    I don’t intend to go down without a fight!

    Hi, Judy. After I heard Jimmy Moore interview Dr. Newport, my mom tried giving my dad coconut oil and MCT oil. She didn’t notice any difference. I’m afraid he was too far gone by that point.

  31. PHK says:

    sorry, my bad.
    it’s ketogenic diet.

    it makes me very angry that the so-called “healthy diet” for the last few decades have been killing us & the next generation(s)!

    best,

  32. I’m so sorry about your Dad, that must be hard.

    As for your relative, also have her get her adrenal function checked–that can cause weight loss too. Your suggestion to see an endo was a good one. I hope she finds some answers and solutions soon.

    M

    I think seeing an endocrinologist is her best course of action right now. If it’s not cancer or another undiagnosed disease, it must be something hormonal.

  33. Marilyn says:

    I’m sorry to read about your dad, Tom. That’s so very difficult!

    This is probably not useful information at this point, but I just talked to someone yesterday whose husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in his mid-60s. When they took him for a work-up at a special Alzheimer’s facility, the doctors there said he didn’t have Alzheimer’s, he was taking a bunch of prescription drugs that were interacting and muddling his brain. Sure enough. They took him off those drugs, and he’s back to normal now.

    You’re probably right about the damage caused by the statins your dad took for years–that more than the cereal and margarine. I think there’s a lot that the manufacturers know but aren’t telling about the long-term effects of statin use. Unfortunately, the man I was talking about is still on a statin. He reacted badly to it some years, so is taking only half the prescribed dose. His cardiologist is having a conniption about that. :-(

    My dad’s cardiologist went ballistic when my dad decided (during a lucid moment) to stop the Lipitor. They think statins are wonder drugs, and there’s no convincing them otherwise.

  34. lpdbw says:

    I told her “we don’t know what’s wrong” isn’t an acceptable answer from a doctor and suggested she visit an endocrinologist.

    I disagree, slightly.

    “I don’t know” is exactly the right answer, when you don’t know. A lot of doctors will pretend to know, and issue prescriptions. I run into this all the time in the world of IT; experts who always have an answer, and are always right, even when they’re wrong. I have respect for an expert who tells you when he’s stumped.

    Now, “I don’t know” isn’t the end. It means you need to keep searching, so you got that right. I told you it was a slight disagreement.

    You are correct. A doctor who can’t identify the problem should admit being stumped. What I emphasized to her is to keep checking with different specialists until she gets an answer.

  35. Theresa says:

    Woo Hoo! Put my order in, now will wait impatiently in New Zealand until it arrives.

    Sorry to hear about your Dad. When I visited my Grandmother when she got to this stage I just talked to her about her garden, which she adored for most of her life. So even though she had forgotten us and lived in a retirement home (and no longer had a garden) she always enjoyed talking about what she was planting, how pretty the roses were and how the weeds were getting away on her.

    My dad used to think the retirement home was his office and he was working. That was nice. Now he doesn’t say much of anything. I just hope that in his mind, he’s somewhere he wants to be.

  36. Steve Wilson says:

    Thank you for releasing the new version complete with extras Tom. I’ve ordered it and can’t wait to show it to ppl who are trying to lose weight as per their New Years Resolutions to wake them up to the real science in a fun entertaining way.

    I’m a low-carb type 1 diabetic in England, UK and I hope it sells like, er, hotcakes? ;0)
    Steve

    I guess we need a low-carb version of “selling like hotcakes.”

  37. Shelley says:

    I second my big sister’s “Woo Hoo” from two posts ago! Have just put my order in also and can’t wait to see your doco again. A great post-Christmas pressie for myself.

    And I love the ‘Fat Head for Foreigners’ by-line, has a nice ring to it!

    Happy New Year (-:

    I realize, of course, that from you sit, I’m the foreigner.

  38. Razwell says:

    Hi Tom :)

    I really liked this article a lot. Very good points. I am every bit as critical of the nostrum to “eat less and move more”.

    Dr. Jeffrey Friedman is not a fan either. You are welcome to use any and all of the information on my blog.

    Best Wishes,

    Raz

    Thank you, Raz.

  39. Razwell says:

    Also I would like to say that I am sorry about your dad, Tom. I can relate . My grandmother has Alzheimer’s disease too , and the progression sounds very similar to your own story. JUst knowing faces, not names etc. Terrible disease.

    Value the time he is here, and make him happy is all anyone can do.

    Sincerely,

    Raz

    The blessing in this situation is that he doesn’t seem unhappy. He smiles a lot at the staff in the nursing home and they tell my mom he’s very pleasant.

  40. Swede says:

    Hi from Sweden.

    Just saw the Fat Head documentary, excellent work.
    I’ve been on a LCHF diet for 12 weeks now and lost 41 pounds. Though I wouldn’t call it a diet, it’s more of a lifestyle. I know I won’t quit the LCHF lifestyle even when I have reached my goal weight, the health benefits are just too good.
    Check out this site if you are interested in reading more about LCHF. It’s a friend of Tom (At least I believe he is).

    http://www.dietdoctor.com/

    I agree; it’s a lifestyle. I’ve already added Dr. Eenfeldt’s English blog to my blogroll.

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