Physician assistant Andrea Lombardi began her career in healthcare administration. Intrigued by clinical practice and interested in helping to launch a new profession in Canada, she pursued education in health sciences and has become a Canadian Certified Physician Assistant. While practising family medicine, she grew fascinated by the evidence supporting dietary interventions for metabolic diseases. This prompted her to launch Crowd It Out Inc, a health consulting practice with a mandate of helping those with metabolic diseases, improve their condition(s) by crowding out dietary sugar and starch with fat and protein. Andrea writes a health blog Wellness Wars, which she co-authors with her sister.
Address: Hidász u. 3/A
Dr Csaba Tóth is medical doctor and part of a team at the Evolutionary Medicine Working Group at Paleomedicina Hungary in Budapest that has been using the paleolithic ketogenic diet for six years to treat chronic diseases. These include type 2 diabetes, hypertension, allergy, infertility and thyroid diseases. The team also manages autoimmune diseases. The doctors say that they have gained much experience in type 1 diabetes and Crohn’s disease. Dr Tóth says it is their experience that the paleolithic ketogenic diet is “much more effective than the classical form of the ketogenic diet in fighting cancer. In many cases, we are using the paleolithic ketogenic diet as a stand-alone therapy. We are striving for the full recovery of our patients.” For more information, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: Newtown Primary Care and Health Specialists, 170 Mt Pleasant Rd
Dr Cate Shanahan is a US board-certified family physician in Newtown, Connecticut, science director of the LA Lakers PRO Nutrition program, consultant for Mark Sisson’s Primal BluePrint certification program, and a Cornell-trained genetic and biochemical researcher with over two decades of clinical experience. Dr Shanahan is also author of the underground classic, Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food, and the easy-to-read guidebook of holistic nutrition, Food Rules: A Doctor’s Guide to Healthy Eating. She became an advocate for healthy living when she began to observe dramatic declines in the health of her patients’ bone structure, immune-system function, and behavioral development in subsequent generations of patients in the same family. She attributes these changes to the two most common processed foods in the American diet: vegetable oils and sugars. Combined, these two account for 70-80% of our total daily caloric intake. She works to empower her patients and readers with the knowledge to lose weight, get healthy, and have healthy children by following principles of traditional nutrition. For more information, visit her website at http://drcate.com/ or call +1 203 236 1818. (Dr Shanahan will be at Newtown Primary Care and Health Specialists from March 2017.)
Dr Sean Mark, of Approach Analytics and Science for Ourselves, is a Canadian epidemiologist, nutrition scientist and social entrepreneur. He is leading a gifted team of data scientists and web developers to create a virtual wellness app/platform that can shape health policy. Why? Dr Mark says that the ivory-tower science model is not creating effective tools to address the obesity and diabetes pandemic. He and his team are building a “bottom-up“ health information paradigm that puts peoples‘ and practitioners‘ needs at its center. They have a pre-production app that is live on the Nutrition 2.0 website. It aims to provide assumption-free, individualised nutrition. The platform will also have capacity to provide near-real-time data on the health economics of therapeutic diets.
Address: 4539 Marine Ave
South African-born Dr Martin Andreae is a family physician in British Columbia. He uses low-carb, high-fat and intermittent fasting principles to treat obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. He also has a special interest in the role of low-carb diets in endurance sport.
Address: 2101 32 St, Vernon Jublilee Hospital,
Canadian Dr Barbra Allen Bradshaw is an anatomic pathologist at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, in Vernon, British Columbia. She developed an interest in real food, low-carb eating when she was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Since then, she has become active in helping Canada’s medical community, friends and family find their way to real food. Dr Bradshaw wants to impact change on a national level.
Dr Vajid Khan is a diagnostic and non-vascular interventional radiologist. Nutrition, fitness and bodybuilding are his hobbies. In his spare time, he tries to promote eating a whole-foods diet on the lower carb/higher fat end of the spectrum along with encouraging resistance training via social media. For absolutely no fees whatsoever, he does his best to give nutrition and exercise advice (resistance training primarily) to family, friends and acquaintances to help them lose fat, maintain and build muscle, prevent disease and reverse unhealthy body composition, and biochemical and endocrine disorders stemming from a lifetime of poor dietary habits. For more information, you can follow him on his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/vajid.khan.
Address: Radiation Oncology Consultants, 4405 Weaver Pkwy,
Dr Christy Kesslering is a radiation oncologist who recommends the ketogenic and low-carb, high-fat diets to patients her practice in Warrenville, Illinois. For more information, call (630) 352-5350 or visit www.chicagocancer.org
Address: U Nemocnice 499/2
Dr Hana Krejči is a specialist in diabetology and internal medicine at Charles University, General University Hospital in Prague. She takes care of patients with various types of diabetes and pregnant women with internal complications in pregnancy (including pre-gestational and gestational diabetes). She also tutors younger colleagues and lectures to medical students. Dr Krejči says her experience with low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) has changed the way she understands pathogenesis and treatment of obesity and diabetes. “The positive effect of this lifestyle is fascinating and it is worth of attention from medical authorities and nutritionists,” she says.
Address: 2300 California St #103
At the Institute for Health and Healing in San Franciso, Dr Akil Palanisamy offers full-spectrum integrative medicine and primary care to deliver a comprehensive, individualised approach. The institute also offers a specialty care clinic where physicians and practitioners specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of complex chronic conditions, such as autoimmune conditions, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, stress, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances and cancer. Dr Palanisamy blends his western medical training with effective holistic approaches including functional medicine, Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, and low-carb nutrition approaches. For more information, call (415) 600-3503 or visit the website at http://www.cpmc.org/services/ihh/
Dr Angharad Powell is a locum GP working in North Wales AND currently studying for a masters in nutritional medicine. She believes in health through nutrition, including low-carb, high-fat foods and ketogenic diet therapies. You can follow her on Twitter @ape_owl78
Dr Hunter Gillies is an MD in the US who spent 16 years in industry developing treatments for rare diseases. He is currently on sabbatical exploring opportunities to develop interventions to target cardiometabolic diseases. In particular, Dr Gillies is looking at ways to diagnose insulin resistance early and also ways to treat insulin resistance beyond the necessary nutritional approach of a low-carbohydrate intake.
Address: Laivurinkatu 29
Dr Antti Heikkilä is an orthopaedic surgeon at Eira Hospital in Finland. He is also specialised in trauma surgery. His special interest has always been the back and still is. He realised that surgery is a very bad method to handle back pains as the spine is a whole functional unit. He says the pain originates from the tension of the deep spinal supporting muscles. It´s mainly a psychosomatic phenomenon. Dr Heikkilä also soon became frustrated with all those leg amputations due to diabetes. Twenty years ago, he became involved with nutrition and left surgery. SInce then he has been handling pain patients with his hands and diabetes patients with nutrition. He says low-carb is not a new idea. It was a standard procedure when he graduated early 1970. For more information, visit his website, http://www.anttiheikkila.com.
Address: Calle José Cubero Yiyo
Dr Pentti Raaste is a Spanish physician who practices general medicine with functional medicine approach. He specialises in the treatment of diabetes and metabolic syndrome using low-carb, high-fat diets. He has developed a special technique for treating patients with myofascial pain which he has documented in his book, How to Cure Myofascial Pain. For more information, visit his website at www.penttiraaste.com.
Address: 2 Niagara Drive, Link Hills Medical Centre,
South African Dr Richard Darby is a primary care physician with more than 20 years experience in a multidisciplinary medical centre in Kwazulu Natal. His philosophy of primary care is patient-centric, holistic and above all must address the primary need for patient education. He has wide experience in general practice and A&E work and enjoys mentoring and tutoring younger colleagues. His interest in LCHF came about while trying to find better ways to give patients long-term control over their weight and chronic diseases such as hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus. For more information, visit his website at www.LHMC.co.za.
Address: Concord Orthosports Metabolic Clinic, 47 Burwood Road
New South Wales
Australian Dr Paul Mason is a medical doctor with a special interest in helping patients lose weight using low- carbohydrate ketogenic diets at the Concord Orthosports Metabolic Clinic and Randwick Orthosports. He has been on a low-carb diet for four years, which has helped him to understand the practical problems his patients face. Dr Mason uses comprehensive testing includes insulin and leptin levels to personalise the management of each patient. He also uses LDL cholesterol sub-fraction analysis and omega 3 index measurements as part of a thorough health assessment. Every patient receives individual advice and support including specific education, recipes, a personal ketone monitor and access to an accredited dietitian with over 20 years experience. This approach has proven very effective in helping patients lose weight and reduce their diabetic medications, even when strategies such as gastric banding have previously failed. For more info, you can visit his website http://transformationdiet.com.au.
Address: 76 David Street
Dr Deborah Brunt is a GP (general practitioner aka family doctor) in New Zealand. Her focus is integrative and nutritional medicine. She works with patients in a holistic way to best manage their health with a focus on ancestral/low carb living.
Address: Peninsula Holistic General Practice, 113 Boneo Road
Dr Elsa Gladigau is an Australian GP at three different practices: Peninsula Holistic General Practice, Rosebud, Narayani Wellness Medicine, Carlton North and The Low Carb Clinic, Spotswood. She practices integrative nutritional and environmental medicine, including low-carbohydrate diets. Her special interests are obesity, diabetes, the metabolic syndrome, as well as gastrointestinal conditions.
Address: Church Street Medical Practice, 280 Church Street,
New South Wales
Dr David Lim is an Australian general practitioner at the Church Street Medical Practice, with a keen interest in the management of type 2 diabetes, obesity and in medical education. He has been in practice for 30 years. He is excited and passionate about all he learned – and is learning – about the science behind low-carb, high-fat (LCHF). He says through LCHF, he is achieving results in his patients he has not seen before or ever dreamed were achievable.
Address: Lumagatan 17
Dr Nikolas Malliotis is a rheumatologist in Sweden who advocates real, whole food-based diets as part of management of patients with autoimmune rheumatic conditions. His special interest is in diets that are lower in carbs and higher in healthy fats, as well as nutrition styles that make sense from an evolutionary perspective or are supported by evidence.