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Friday, 3 June 2016

Dr. Jay Wortman - 'Undoing Atkins: A Cautionary Tale'

Published on Jun 2, 2016
Dr. Jay Wortman studied Biology and Chemistry at the University of Alberta and Medicine at the University of Calgary. He completed the Family Medicine residency at UBC before starting a private practice in Vancouver. He began combining that with part-time clinics at the STI/HIV the BC Centre for Disease Control where he eventually became the full-time Associate Director. He moved on the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch of Health Canada where he held senior management positions in Ottawa and Vancouver.

In 1992, Dr. Wortman developed type 2 diabetes and quickly discovered that it could be controlled by restricting dietary carbohydrates. He went on to do clinical research on low-carbohydrate diets and became a little bit famous for a study he did in the Namgis First Nation of Alert Bay which was the subject of the CBC documentary film, "My Big Fat Diet". His research interest in the dietary management of obesity, pre-diabetes and diabetes led him back into clinical practice.



Galina L. said...

What an illuminating story! Such a perfect person to be featured on your site - a real doctor who treat himself with a LC diet!

baili said...

great personality and what a purposeful life he led ,his research would bring quite positive change in the life of people ,
thank you for very informative and interesting sharing ,have a blessed time all the time dear

Lowcarb team member said...

Galina, many thanks for your comment. Glad you liked this video from Dr Jay Wortman

Baili, many thanks for your comment. So pleased you found this so informative.

All the best Jan