The Diet Fallacy (Author Interview)

The Diet Fallacy looks like a great guide.  What can you tell us about it?

The current downward trend in health worldwide, can be directly tied to the dietary guidelines our government released 45 years ago.  The evidence is overwhelming, but most of the medical establishment still preaches what clearly does not work.  They seem to be the last to know.  There was a recent study of the benefits of fasting in the New England Journal of Medicine.  The researchers acknowledged that one of the major hurdles they face is the general lack of knowledge among medical professionals about natural therapies like fasting.  It looks like it is time for us to educate our doctors.


Any plans to turn it into a series?

That is a definite possibility.  There is so much more to research and share.  This is a new genre for me, and I must find a way to say something of significance without being censored out of existence.  Right now, that is my greatest challenge


What inspired you when writing The Diet Fallacy?

When I decided to reverse my diabetes, I was certain I could do it through dietary changes.  What surprised me was how fast and easy the transition was.  At age 75, when doctors were telling me that my condition would only get worse with age, I not only reversed diabetes, but I became insulin sensitive in less than 5 months with minimal effort.

My experience reinforced my belief that our current for-profit health system doesn’t work, so I started educating myself and very quickly found videos and books by doctors who were trying to educate people about what does work and why.  The most common recommendation was Intermittent Fasting with a Ketogenic diet.  I had done the fasting and a personalized version of the ketogenic diet, so I connected with their information quickly.  I then felt it important to share what I had learned in an easy-to-understand format.


What will readers get out of your book?

Awareness!  Ultimately knowledge is power, and nothing is more powerful than good health.  In the past 45 years, there has been an alarming global increase in metabolic disease — obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, kidney disease, and cancer to just name a few.  There are no pharmaceutical cures for these diseases — only ways to ease the pain and treat the symptoms.  My research revealed that all these conditions can be treated naturally and effectively without expense or drugs. 


How did you come up with the ideas in The Diet Fallacy?

Most of the material is a summary of things I learned through YouTube videos and some great books.  There is a wealth of information on YouTube that only requires discernment to weed out the credible from the fantastic.  My sources are all credible doctors with impressive personal experience and the desire to help.


Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing The Diet Fallacy?

We live in an age of extreme censorship.  Much of my learning came from YouTube videos by doctors who are trying to educate people about natural ways to activate their body’s own healing ability.  These doctors were careful to avoid certain words and phrases that could result in censorship.  I am attempting to do the same but have already been censored.  I have learned that click-ads are important for book sales, but my attempt to place ads for this book has been blocked because the book suggests a health benefit.


Can you tell us a little about your background?

I am a retired engineer and corporate innovator.  In a sense, I was paid to invent new products.  So, even as an engineer, my work was more creative than analytical. 

Since my retirement 20 years ago, I have become a professional photographer and the author of over 25 books about digital photography as well as a business book based on my 23 years as a corporate innovator.

Along the way, I had a chronic illness that lasted for more than 15 years.  I spent a great deal of time and effort consulting doctors and submitting to medical tests.  The most common response from doctors was “I’ve never seen this before!”  Eventually I found a naturopathic doctor who correctly diagnosed my illness, but I couldn’t afford her treatment.  Finally, I did what the doctors couldn’t and cured myself with simple dietary changes.  I have been on a quest to better understand my body and my health ever since.  During the pandemic, I have used the isolation and alone time to further my education.

After reversing my diabetes and insulin resistance in less than 5 months and losing 50 pounds in the process, I felt it important to share what I had learned.


Where can readers find out more about your work?

Just goggle Al Judge and you will find all my books.  You can also go to the Amazon Website and search for Al Judge.

I have created a website with links to products and videos mentioned in the book, so that readers of the printed versions will have access to clickable links.  That site is:

My MoreAlive@75 YouTube Channel can be found at with additional info at . 

My photos are available at .