How We Became Fat & Why The Health Industry is Failing || Gary Fettke

Where did obesity and chronic conditions begin? What happens when you challenge dietary guidelines and go against the grain? Why is the food and health industry failing?


Dr Gary Fettke is an Orthopaedic Surgeon practising in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. He has a major interest in the preventative medicine and encourages his patients to lose weight before undergoing surgery. Although his speciality is surgery, Gary believes it is much better to help people avoid surgery if at all possible by taking preventative measures, which often involve altering the diet.
In recent years Gary has focussed on the role of diet in the development of diabetes, obesity and cancer. He has been speaking out on the combined role of sugar, fructose, refined carbohydrates and polyunsaturated oils linking together to be behind inflammation and modern disease.

He has incurred the wrath of regulatory bodies for his stand on public health, but he and his wife, Belinda, remain active defending the benefits of low carb healthy fat living. There ongoing work has uncovered the vested interests and ideologies shaping nutritional guidelines at an international level.


0:58 – Ketogeek talk

11:14 – Gary’s journey into low carb lifestyle

14:41 – What do I do in college when all the guidelines failing and new nutritional approaches coming up?

17:46 – Why did you decide to challenge conventional medical system?

22:28 – Where did chronic obesity and diabetes begin?

27:40 – Instead of “Eat Less, Move More”, what kind of motto or advice can we have for people?

30:22 – What’s up with “Fructose No”?

32:15 – Supporting and spreading the message for the health of the world

37:02 – The story of how and where did the dietary guidelines come from?

46:19 – Why didn’t anyone challenge the “meat causes cancer” myth or dietary guidelines in general?

51:23 – What does it actually mean to be a “Doctor”?

53:47 – How do we develop new food companies of the future?

58:40 – Seeking empowerment, comfort, pleasure and joy all at the same time

1:02:25 – What kind of questions should I ask a medical professional to get the best results?

1:06:11 – What’s the future of the medicine?

1:11:26 – After we get rid of chronic conditions, what would kill us?

1:13:12 – Final Plugs