The official website of Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades, low carb pioneers and authors of Protein Power.

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Welcome to the official website of Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades, your one-stop shop for low carb living and learning. We’ve spent the last three decades helping our readers, patients, and viewers lose weight and solve their weight related health problems. This space is dedicated to continuing that mission.  If you’d like to share an idea, recommend topics for discussion, or make a constructive criticism, please click the Contact link and let us know.

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  • Why is low-carb harder the second time around?

    January 16, 2009 | 157 Comments When I put out the call for what people wanted to read about on this blog in 2009, numerous folks commented that they would like to know why it seems so much more difficult to successfully follow a low-carb diet the second or third time around.  Over the years I've noticed this phenomenon in mys...

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  • How to lower your cholesterol

    July 25, 2017 | 137 CommentsThe most common question I get asked via comments on this blog and email is how to lower cholesterol levels and/or LDL levels. People asking this question have usually just gotten a high cholesterol reading of one kind or another and have heard the pronouncement from their doctor: You need to go on...

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  • GERD: Treat it with a low- or high-carb diet

    September 23, 2013 | 167 CommentsGERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease, can be a miserable disorder causing its victims an array of symptoms ranging from the mildly uncomfortable to absolute torture. Also known as acid reflux and heartburn, GERD can make those who have it fear going to bed at night because lying down typically wors...

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Read your book last summer - devoured it in 1 day and have since recommended it to a least a dozen people. What a revelation! I had to write & tell you how much your book has improved my life. Within days I began sleeping through the night, no restlessness or gnawing hunger at 2 A.M. No 10 A.M. and 4 P.M. utter fatigue. No more carb cravings and that constant depressing feeling of hunger. I have lost 10 lbs., have tons of energy, and best of all, I don't feel guilty about eating.


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Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades

Physicians, authors, bloggers, and lecturers on the art and science of low-carbohydrate nutrition, using food as a remedy for the diseases of modern civilization: obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and the myriad disorders of the insulin resistance/metabolic syndrome complex.  The doctors have authored 14 books on health and nutrition, including the NY Times bestseller, Protein Power, as well as a 26-episode series of healthy low carb cooking for PBS. The have appeared as guest nutritional experts on FOX, CNN, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, NY Times, Newsweek, and more.


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