Richard laihtui vähähiilihydraattisella ruokavaliolla, sai tyypin 2 diabeteksensa remissioon ja kirjoitti kirjan:Diabetes.co.uk: How Richard Shaw conquered type 2 diabetes
Tuoremehut, joita ennen meni litra /d, leivonnaiset ja jäätelöt jäivät. Tilalle tuli oikea kotona valmistettu prosessoimaton ruoka. Ruokavalioremontin ohella Richard aloitti kohtuullisen liikunnan. Viidessä kuukaudessa paino oli pudonnut 31 kiloa, verenpaine ja kolesteroli laskeneet ja verensokerit normalisoituneet.Kirjan esittelyteksti:
Type-2 diabetes doesn't have to be a lifelong condition; for many people, especially those who have been recently diagnosed, it's possible to reverse the symptoms of this malignant disease. But how can that be done? In 2017 the author, inspired by results obtained from research done at Newcastle University, UK, decided to try and kick the disease by following a carefully structured, low-carb, whole-food diet and starting a modest exercise regime. Conquer Type 2 Diabetes describes what he did to lose 31 kilos and all his diabetes signs (high blood sugar, high cholesterol, high blood pressure) and symptoms. It explains how he managed carbs, calories, sugars and weight loss, plus the light exercise regime he adopted to strengthen his chances. In so doing he answers the question so many people have been asking him - what did you do to shed an illness that affects more than 400 million people worldwide and is conventionally regarded as incurable and progressive? The book includes the author's meal and exercise plan and 40 mouth-watering low-carb recipes to ensure eating can remain a pleasure and something to look forward to while reversing type 2.