General practitioner, founder of the Clinique Reversa de Contrecœur and author of the bestseller Lose weight by eating fat, the Dre Èvelyne Bourdua-Roy explains in her new book, Reversing overweight and type 2 diabetes, that lifestyle-related metabolic diseases are slowly killing patients. She adds that “COVID-19 does it faster, but often for the same reasons.”
In an interview, the Dre Bourdua-Roy explains that this finding is presented in scientific medical journals, although little is said about it in the mainstream media.
“We know what the risk factors are. Obviously there is age … but you can be old and in great shape or old and in really bad shape, ”she explains.
“The main risk factors for COVID-19, compared to chronic lifestyle diseases like overweight, hypertension, diabetes, are lifestyle diseases. It’s all the more relevant to talk about it now, but … it doesn’t interest anyone, ”she laments.
In his work, Dre Bourdua-Roy writes that COVID-19 “shows us very clearly that overweight, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure are killers, health problems that make the immune system dysfunctional and precipitate complications and death. “.
In her book, she provides precise explanations of the ketogenic diet and its impact on metabolic diseases. She shares scientific and medical knowledge, her observations and the testimony of her patients.
There are concrete actions to take. “I understand people. Obesity and overweight, everyone wants to reverse that. It bothers everyone. People have tried and are still trying. But type 2 diabetes, hypertension, gout, people don’t think it’s reversible, and neither do health professionals. It’s relatively new, the concept. It’s related to the lifestyle. If you change your lifestyle, you can change the outcome of your illness. “
Make a 180 °
She clarified that this change is called a “reversal”, but it should not be seen as a cure. “We walked for years, for decades, in one direction (more and more sick, more and more diabetic, more and more pills, etc.) and there, we decide that we make a turn to 180 ° and we walk in the opposite direction. The reversal, it must be seen as the 180 ° that you make, the progression that you make. ”
“We can’t talk about healing. People who have type 2 diabetes, for example, will stay that way. But if they use good lifestyle habits as a treatment, that becomes their treatment. You have to maintain good habits if you want to maintain the reversal. It is a new concept. “
Improving the future
A major change in lifestyle and diet can bring great benefits in improving general condition and health.
“Not only will you improve your current condition and take less medication, in the vast majority of cases, but it is above all your future that you are improving. ”
“Type 2 diabetes is exploding around the world and in Quebec. When you have type 2 diabetes, your future is in 70% of cases to die young, of the heart. The disease causes “a slow deterioration of the body, inside and out.”
“Until recently, we thought it was inexorable. It’s chronic, but it doesn’t have to be progressive. You can choose to change the course. “
The Dre Èvelyne Bourdua-Roy is a general practitioner.
She founded the Reversa Clinic in the town of Contrecœur.
She was assisted in writing by Sophie Rolland, neuroscientist, specialist in ketogenic diet and clinical director of Clinique Reversa.
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