I am Dr. Don Agcopra.
I am a board-certified Neurologist and an advocate/adherent of the Low Carbohydrates Healthy Fats (LCHF)/Ketogenic Diet done in conjunction with or without Intermittent Fasting (IF).
Among the biggest health problems we are all currently facing the whole world over are type 2 diabetes and obesity (now often conflated into the portmanteau term "diabesity"), and both have reached epidemic proportions! Together with elevated blood pressure (hypertension), elevated triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia) and low levels of HDL lipoprotein, they all point to the diagnosis of the Metabolic Syndrome.
Unfortunately, I got myself diagnosed with the Metabolic Syndrome (fulfilling all five of the IDF and NHLBI criteria - *elevated FBS, *elevated blood pressure, *abdominal obesity, *high triglyceride levels and *low HDL) despite leading an almost strictly "vegetarian" lifestyle, which I originally did with the genuine intent to keep myself "healthy" after my own father succumbed to a massive acute myocardial infarction (or what is called in layman's term as a "heart attack.")
Feeling very much frustrated, I went on a deep dive back to published scientific literature and research and began relearning basic medical science as well as unlearning much of the errors that I was unwittingly taught in medical school.
I realized that what I learned about nutrition in medical school was nothing much, and that what we physicians (as well as dietitians and nutritionists) have imbibed about the science of nutrition were mostly based on many of the lectures and "studies" sponsored by the very influential agricultural, processed food and pharmaceutical industry (the so-called "agriculture-processed food-pharmaceutical industrial complex") — and they are mostly nothing short of biased propaganda to promote their own specific business/financial agenda.
In truth, there is a huge amount of relevant data from published studies and research out there that a lot of us doctors, dietitians, nutritionists and other medical professionals are not even aware of for one very simple reason — they haven't ever been presented nor discussed in many of the medical meetings and conventions that are most often industry-sponsored. Hence, most of us are ill-equipped to provide accurate information and give proper nutritional advice to our patients.
Thereafter, following a consistent Low Carbohydrates Healthy Fats (LCHF)/Ketogenic dietary regimen (which, from current published evidence, might as well be appropriately called the "proper human diet") done in conjunction with episodic Intermittent Fasting (IF), I lost at least 20 lbs off my weight, regained back my normal BMI and waist circumference, lowered my day-to-day blood pressures back to persistently acceptable levels and normalized my levels of serum triglycerides and HDL. Indeed, I successfully reversed my own Metabolic Syndrome!
Having realized that most of my stroke patients were themselves actually victims of Metabolic Syndrome as the root cause mechanism, I began applying my own learnings and experience to my own set of Metabolic Syndrome patients (especially those who were seriously and genuinely motivated and disciplined to regain their own metabolic health), successfully duplicating my own experience with impressive results!
Based on WHO estimates, Metabolic Syndrome and all its associated complications cause the greatest number of non-communicable disease deaths worldwide. To make the long story short, METABOLIC SYNDROME is the No. 1 killer in the world today! It is an URGENT PROBLEM the entire world is currently facing, and hopefully by working together with other Low Carbohydrate lifestyle advocates, we can all do something concrete and significant to successfully address it to a substantial scale.
With a healthcare system that is predominantly tainted by the food and pharmaceutical industry and healthcare guidelines not faithfully reflecting the data of true nutrition science, it is indeed very much confusing to attain sustainable metabolic health in today's world. Somehow, we can still find a way to fix our metabolic problems. Join me in this journey and let us all make it a priority to transform our lives for the better by optimizing our own metabolic health!
Let's all #FightMetabolicSyndrome!
— Dr. Don Agcopra, MD, FPNA
Is your WEIGHT slowly going up through the years?
Is your BELLY getting BIGGER and BIGGER?
Is your BLOOD PRESSURE going up HIGHER and HIGHER?
Is your FASTING BLOOD SUGAR above 100 mg/dL?
YOU could have the METABOLIC SYNDROME!
And your RISK for HEART ATTACK and STROKE is much higher than the average!
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This website is part of my advocacy to educate patients as well as medical colleagues and the public in general, towards gaining more knowledge about the reality and benefits of a Low Carbohydrate Healthy Fats (LCHF)/Ketogenic Diet, with or without Intermittent Fasting, especially in relation to what we physicians have referred to as the "Metabolic Syndrome", otherwise known as "Insulin Resistance" or "Syndrome X".
All the sea of information out there - both true and false - on what LCHF and IF really are, can be so unnerving and at times could even push you into limbo.
I intend to make this website among the best and most comprehensive online resource and one-stop shop on Low Carb/LCHF and IF and how they could effectively fight and reverse Metabolic Syndrome. It is my goal that through these LCHD platforms, you can navigate through all the confusions and deceptions more smoothly, and start unlearning and relearning the true facts much faster and easier than what I had to go through.
I will be sharing with you my very own personal experiences in dealing with the Metabolic Syndrome, putting it into remission, and thereafter my ever-evolving quest for healthier life options using LCHF/IF and other beneficial strategies geared towards overall metabolic health.
I have pages dedicated to curated online Low-Carb Resources from several established expert advocates and researchers on the Low Carbohydrate Healthy Fats (LCHF)/Ketogenic Diet and Intermittent Fasting (IF). Check out the Page Header above or CLICK the banner below, and you can go through them all and learn more at your own convenience.
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