Who We Are

We are a group of concerned Canadian physicians who have been working very hard to make sure Canada's new Dietary Guidelines are based on evidence. We represent approximately 3500 Canadian physicians and allied health providers who are seeing patients, friends and family reverse metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, obesity and fatty liver disease by ignoring the guidelines and focussing on a whole food approach.

Why Change Is Needed

The current low fat guidelines were never supported by evidence.

  1. The scientific report guiding the US dietary guidelines: is it scientific?
  2. Evidence from randomised controlled trials did not support the introduction of dietary fat guidelines in 1977 and 1983: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Since the low fat dietary guidelines were issued, the costs associated with treating diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome have steadily risen and are expected to bankrupt our health care system.

A recent report from the Heart and Stroke Foundation states that sugar sweetened beverages alone will cost our health care system 50 billion dollars in the next 25 years.

There is now good evidence that sugar (especially fructose), as opposed to fat, is the main driver of obesity and diabetes, and medical research is now implicating sugar in heart disease.

As physicians, we have a responsibility to advocate for change to these dietary guidelines, and as a profession, we have been too complacent for too long.

Letter Authors

Dr. Barbra Allen Bradshaw, MD FRCPC

Anatomical Pathologist
Abbotsford, BC

Dr. Carol Loffelmann, MD FRCPC

Toronto, ON

And signed by over 700 other physicians and allied health professionals

Listen to Dr’s Bradshaw and Loffelmann discuss the letter in these recordings from the Lipidema & Keto Worldwide Summit 2017.

Part 1

Part 2

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