Some people give me weird looks when I say something about nutrition that doesn't fit with the conventional wisdom they have believed all their lives.
But I've learned pretty much all of it from other experts that are way more knowledgeable than me.
There are a whole bunch of doctors, scientists, professors and various experts all around the world who also believe that a low-carb, paleo type of diet is a better option.
Here are 17 low-carb and paleo friendly medical doctors who have their own blogs and websites.
The list is in no particular order.
1. Andreas Eenfeldt
Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt is a Swedish medical doctor who has specialized in family medicine.
He was one of the key players in bringing the low-carb, high-fat revolution to Sweden. About 20% of the Swedish population is currently on the LCHF diet. Visit his site: Diet Doctor.
2. Emily Deans
Dr. Emily Deans is a board certified adult psychiatrist based in Massachusets.
She seeks evolutionary solutions to modern mental health problems and reviews various studies related to the subject on her site, Evolutionary Psychiatry.
3. John Briffa
Dr. John Briffa is a naturally-oriented medical doctor, speaker and author who has published several books on health and nutrition.
His latest book is called Escape the Diet Trap. More from him here: Dr Briffa.
4. Michael Eades
Dr. Michael Eades works in private practice with his wife, Dr. Mary Dan Eades (see below) where they specialize in bariatric and nutritional medicine.
They are the authors of the Protein Power series of books. Read his blog here: Protein Power - Dr. Mike.
5. Mary Dan Eades
Dr. Mary Dan Eades, along with her husband Mike, have given lectures all over the world on health, nutrition and disease.
Together they have treated over six thousand people with lifestyle-related disorders using their dietary approach. Her blog: Protein Power - Dr. Mary Dan.
6. Peter Attia
Dr. Peter Attia's health was starting to suffer a few years ago while following a conventional "healthy" diet.
This started a big journey, and he is now one of the founders of the Nutrition Science Initiative. Check out his blog here: The Eating Academy.
7. William Davis
Dr. William Davis is a practicing cardiologist in Wisconsin. He is the founder of the Track Your Plaque program for heart disease prevention and reversal.
In 2011, he published the best-selling book Wheat Belly, which has now sold over 700,000 copies. His blog is here: Wheat Belly Blog.
8. Cate Shanahan
Dr. Cate Shanahan gained a background in biochemistry and genetics before going to medical scool. She is now a board certified family physician.
She has written two books: Deep Nutrition and Food Rules.
9. Axel F. Sigurdsson
Dr. Axel F. Sigurdsson is a practicing cardiologist in Reykjavik, Iceland, who has published multiple papers on coronary heart disease and heart failure.
He writes about health, nutrition and the science of heart health on his blog: Doc's Opinion.
10. Yoni Freedhoff
Dr. Yoni Freedhoff is a family doctor, assistant professor at the University of Ottawa and the founder Ottawa's Bariatric Medical Institute.
He is among Canada's most outspoken obesity experts and covers many topics on his blog: Weighty Matters.
11. Anastasia Boulais
Dr. Anastasia Boulais is a new doctor, fresh out of med school. She currently lives and works in Australia and is a part-time health and fitness junkie.
She writes about nutrition and health from an evolutionary perspective on her website: PrimalMedEd.
12. Ron Rosedale
Dr. Ron Rosedale is an expert in nutritional and metabolic medicine who has done a lot of groundbreaking work with diabetics and others suffering from so-called incurable diseases.
He is the author of a book called The Rosedale Diet and writes about nutrition, health and longevity on his blog: Dr Rosedale.
13. Kurt Harris
Dr. Kurt Harris is a practicing board certified radiologist. He had an epiphany after hearing Gary Taubes on the radio and has since been exploring the field of nutrition.
He hasn't written anything in a while and seems to have shut down his site.
14. Judy Tsafrir
Dr. Judy Tsafrir is a board certified psychiatrist from Massachusetts. She focuses on holistic and nutritional methods and is a certified GAPS practitioner.
She is a big believer in evolutionary approaches to nutrition. Read more on her blog: Judy Tsafrir MD.
15. Colin Champ
Dr. Colin E. Champ has been passionate about health, nutrition and sports since a young age. He is currently completing his specialty training in radiation oncology.
He believes that mimicking the lifestyles of our ancestors can help fight obesity and chronic disease. His blog: Caveman Doctor.
16. Steve Parker
Dr. Steve Parker is a a leading medical expert on the Mediterranean diet and wrote a book about a very low-carb version of the diet for diabetics.
He is currently interested in an application of the paleolithic diet and lifestyle to treat diabetes. He blogs at: Paleo Diabetic.
17. Jeffry Gerber
Dr. Jeffry N. Gerber is a board certified family physician in Littleton, Colorado, where he has been providing personalized healthcare since 1993.
He has been focusing on prevention and treatment programs using low-carb, ancestral and paleo diets. His blog: Denver's Diet Doctor.