Top 4 Science-Based Low Carb Websites
The websites I’ve named in my Top 4 are mostly physician-led, science-based websites. These are the websites that I go back to again and again when I’m looking for reliable information.
Diet Doctor – My all-time favourite website. This is the first place I went when I started to dabble in LCHF in September 2017. The Diet Doctor website has no corporate or food industry sponsors, so it provides unbiased information that’s not influenced by outside interests. It has a subscription program ($9USD per month) that provides access to extended content, videos and meal plans. However, the site provides plenty of information if you’re just starting out on a low carb or keto lifestyle and don’t want to sign up for the subscription. The site was founded by Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, author of the book Low Carb High Fat Revolution, and has expanded to include contributions from many other respected physicians and nutrition experts. New information, videos, and recipes are being added constantly.
The IDM Program – The IDM program is the home of Megan Ramos, Clinical Researcher, and Dr. Jason Fung, a Canadian nephrologist. Dr. Fung’s blog is a wealth of information on the science behind the causes of Type 2 Diabetes and obesity and how it can be treated with diet and fasting. It’s well written, funny and usually easy to read even though it’s very science heavy stuff. The IDM Program has a Personalized Coaching program that provides support to people, via video meetings, with fine-tuning their diet and trouble-shooting the fasting process. They have also recently launched a less expensive Membership Community that supplies on-line access to meal plans, weekly q & a videos and group fasts via a Facebook group. Dr. Fung is the author of The Obesity Code, The Diabetes Code and The Complete Guide to Fasting.
Diagnosis: Diet – This is the website of Dr. Georgia Ede, an American psychiatrist and is a regular contributor to Psychology Today and the Diet Doctor website. Her blog is wide-ranging, covering topics including mental health, Alzheimers, cancer and heart disease to name a few. The site is a wealth of information regarding the various food groups. She breaks down the science and uncovers the fallacies that people accept as fact.
Dr. Zoe Harcombe, PhD – Dr. Harcombe received her PhD in public health nutrition in 2016. She is the author of many books on diet and nutrition, including The Obesity Epidemic and The Harcombe Diet. In her blog, she reports on actual research papers and studies in nutrition. She offers a subscription to the full content of the site but there is still a lot of information available without the subscription.
Of course those are just my favourites. Here’s a few more that are also worth checking out.
Dr. Ken Berry – His blog is full of folksy common sense advice from a keto friendly family physician. He’s very entertaining on YouTube as Well.