Recently a heavy patient (150 kilograms) with massive lipedema of upper and lower legs consulted me. In addition she suffers from severe fat accumulation in all parts of the body. A blood analysis revealed an elevated blood glucose level but no diabetes.
Now our patient swore that she hardly ever ate sweets, she would on the contrary even fast for many days, but still she could not lose weight.
What was found? She regularly drinks gallons of Zero Coke and other diet drinks with artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and saccharin! As you know it has recently been found out that artificial sweeteners can make you fat by interfering with the intestinal flora.
DDr. Heinrich, MD