Metis Doctor for Low-carb Lifestyle
Dr. Jay Wortman, a past recipient of the Nation Aboriginal Achievement Award, is a physician whose work includes speaking to First Nations people about health. From his personal experience as a Metis from northern Alberta with a strong family history of diabetes, Dr. Wortman argues that First Nations traditional diets, consisting of fish, seafood, game and some edible wild plants, all of which were low in starch and sugar content, results in significant weight loss and improved sugars and lipids.
This is welcome research in light of the high rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes within the Aboriginal population. Dr Wortman endeavors to spread awareness on the benefits of a low-carb lifestyle.