Dr Jim Waller
Dr Jim Waller is a semi retired colorectal surgeon living and practising in Evansville, Indiana. He obtained his BS degree in Biology from the University of Southern Indiana in 1977. He then attended Indiana University School of Medicine, graduating in 1980. After a five year general surgery residency at Michigan State University, Dr. Waller did a one year colorectal surgery residency at Ferguson Clinic/Hospital, also located in Michigan. He is board certified in both general and colorectal surgery and also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a fellow of the American College of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He entered practice in 1986 and since 2019 has served as a consultant with his colorectal group. Dr. Waller has served as a clinical instructor at MSU School of Medicine and continues to teach classes at IU School of Medicine.
He is married to Betsy high school classmate, both are low carb, high fat keto advocates. Dr. Waller moved to a low carb diet over 20 years ago, as part of a healthy lifestyle and because of his family history of significant cardiovascular disease.
Dr Jim’s Top Tips
- You can’t exercise yourself to good health
- be your own healthcare advocate
- Push-push meaning push friends, family and even doctors to do the right thing
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Quotes by Dr Jim Waller
“Because I’d been a lifelong exercise nut I felt like that’s all I had to do.”
“Metabolically I was becoming a train wreck.”
“We knew about sugar, fat and protein metabolism but we weren’t applying it.”
“Colon cancer is largely preventable.”
“We were teaching that red meat was bad and fat was bad.”
“Polyps are in the process of changing their energy production in the mitochondria.”
“The women in the low fat group had a higher incidence of breast cancer and colon cancer.”
“It’s not just important to live long but to live well and live healthy.”
“What would you have me do, just go to work, come home and sit on the couch and wait to die?”
“If you can get patients to fast for 12 hours before their chemo, the chemo is much more effective.”
“You don’t have to cure diabetes, if you prevent it”
“They already have high insulin levels and we know that that’s inflammatory and it’s a growth factor. That’s one of the things contributes to the cancer.”
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