Dr Björn Hammarskjöld is a Swedish assistant professor in paediatrics at Strömstad Academy, a retired chief in paediatrics, has PhD in biochemistry and these days is an independent senior scientist in nutrition. In the spring of 2003, he started to use his old-fashioned (from previous millennia) and modern biochemistry knowledge and improved his own health and weight on a low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet. Dr Hammarskjöld is now actively promoting LCHF as well as opposing medical myths, such as statin deficiency and high blood pressure due to high-salt intake. He has published more than 17 PuBMed articles between 1997 and 2018. His main information site now is his blog Kostkunskap (Diet knowledge). For more information, email Dr Hammarskjöld at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his blog site at http://www.kostkunskap.blogg.se.
Address: PO Box 18863
Dr Angela Stanton runs Stanton Migraine Protocol Inc (non-profit) in California. Dr Stanton works with migraine sufferers helping them to understand what migraine is and how best to prevent and treat it. That includes a low-carb dietary approach as she believes that migraine is a metabolic condition. She provides full service however long it takes for the migraineur to adjust to lifestyle changes. Her clients are from all over the world and the majority of the migraineurs get free service on Facebook in several closed groups. Dr Stanton is author of Fighting The Migraine Epidemic: A Complete Guide: How To Treat & Prevent Migraines Without Medicine“, available in paperback and e-book. She is also co-author of other books. She is working on a book on the ketogenic diet custom-tailored for migraineurs. For more information, you can email Dr Stanton directly on email@example.com or visit her website at https://stantonmigraineprotocol.com/
Address: RÖRSTORP 11
Västra Götalands län
Dr Göran Sjöberg is a metallurgical engineer and Associate Professor at Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg in the area of Materials Technology with Emphasis on Aerospace Materials. He developed an interest in low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) therapies to treat and prevent heart disease after using dietary change to treat his own heart problems successfully. He is now a researcher of the natural sciences. He has studied the medical profession’s basic textbooks. Most interesting in his view, are the fundamental aspects of cell metabolism. He has spent time on the seminal textbook on that topic: Molecular Biology of the Cell by Bruce Alberts, Dennis Bray, James Watson, and Julian Lewis. He works with Sweden’s LCHF pioneer Dr Annika Dahlqvist and written numerous chronicles on her blog. He regularly gives public talks on LCHF. He is writing a book about the benefits of LCHF for health. The working title is currently: How To Survive And Thrive With Heart Disease. The BMJ has invited him to review papers as a patient reviewer. For more information, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Madhvi Chanrai is a trustee and volunteer of the Hand In Hand International charity and an independent researcher. Dr Chanrai graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1986 where she studied medicine and ‘food and human nutrition’ as an undergraduate option. She later became a GP. On her blog, The Doctor’s Digest, Dr Chanrai says that she has been ‘obsessed with diets, food and cooking for nigh on 40 years’. She has also been reading recipe books and books on nutrition in her spare time since the age of 11. It, therefore, seemed like a natural progression to put some of this knowledge into a blog. She organised a seminar on evolutionary nutrition at the Royal Society of Medicine in London in 2015. She is helping to organise another in Lisbon in October 2017. For more information, you can email Dr Chanrai at email@example.com or visit her website at http://thedoctorsdigest.com/. For the Lisbon conference, visit http://www.lx-idea.com/.
Address: 47577 Austin Avenue RPO
Joy Y Kiddie, MSc, RD is a Canadian Registered Dietitian in private practice (The LCHF-Dietitian) who provides both in-person services in her Coquitlam, British Columbia office and Distance Consultation services to those from across that Canada and beyond via telephone and internet. Her website is www.lchf-rd.com and she can be reached either through the “Contact Me” form on her website or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: Reling 227
Dr Gerard Hendriks is a general practitioner in the Netherlands, who has had his own practice since 2004. Hendriks has a special interest in and does ongoing research into food and how to prevent disease. He supports the compelling evidence for low-carb diets to treat and prevent serious diseases, such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. For more information, you can email Dr Hendriks at email@example.com.
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.
Canadian-born L Amber O’Hearn received her M SC from the University of Toronto, where she studied mathematics and computer science. She has published research in a variety of fields, including theoretical math and cognitive psychology. In 2012, she began writing on the web about her findings in the field of nutrition, with the specific aim of exploring points of confusion about dietary modifications and their effects on biomarkers of health. Her interests include ketogenic diets, mood disorders, and ageing. She is also a blogger and writes from powerful, personal experience on the benefits of a ketogenic diet on her websites: www.ketotic.org and www.empiri.ca. South African scientist Prof Tim Noakes introduced Amber’s research on optimal weaning from an evolutionary perspective into evidence at his trial in South Africa. He is facing a charge of unprofessional conduct for a single tweet in which he told a breastfeeding mother that good first foods for infant weaning are low-carb, high-fat.
Address: Praterstraße 66
Julia Tulipan has a master’s degree in biology (zoology). While living in Sweden, she started experiencing severe health problems because of calorie restriction and massive over-training. This led her to question the general dietary advice. Digging deeper into research brought her to the LCHF (low-carb, high-fat) movement which is popular in Sweden.In 2013 she moved back to Vienna as a scientific adviser for a supplement company. She soon started her own business publishing books and working as a nutritional coach. She now specialises in ketogenic diets for athletes, health, and weight loss, with a focus on healthy fats and the Paleo lifestyle.
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: 4657 S Lakeshore Dr
Dr Mona Morstein is a naturopathic physician and founder and executive director of the Low Carb Diabetes Association (LCDA) in Tempe, Arizona. LCDA is a nonprofit organization committed to educating patients, caregivers, medical practitioners, businesses and the world-wide community about comprehensive integrative medicine to prevent and successfully treat all types of diabetes, enabling patients to live long, healthy lives without diabetic complications. Dr Morstein’s focus is on teaching “The Eight Essentials”: diet, exercise, sleep, stress management, intestinal health, detoxification, supplementation and medication. She says these categories of treatment “empower people to overcome the worldwide diabetes crisis and be victors, not victims, of diabetes”. Dr Morstein is author of Mastering Diabetes: From Victim To Victor (with publisher). You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or telephone 480-284-8115.
Address: 7161 Niumalu Loop
US scientist Dr RD Dikeman is producer with Dr Richard Bernstein of Diabetes University (a series of free videos on YouTube on how best to manage type 1 diabetes). He is also co-founder of TYPEONEGRIT (Low carb for type 1 diabetes), a Facebook group for folks aged between one to 81 all following a low-carb approach, all with normal blood sugars, all thriving. Dr Dikeman’s son, David, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2013. Like most families, they were sent home with a diet plan consisting of 40 to 60 g CHO per meal plus 15g snacks. Watching his son’s blood glucose fluctuate wildly after a near death from diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) was “parent torture to the first degree”. Knowing nothing about nutrition or diabetes management, he and his family were lucky enough to find Dr Bernstein’s book, Diabetes Solution. They immediately began to follow Dr Bernstein’s prescription. Dr Dikeman’s son has been following a low-carb high-protein diet ever since and is thriving. His growth is on track. No hypoglycemia, no hyperglycemia, no DKA, no threat of complications. “Hope is restored.”
Address: Boundary Rd
Tamzyn Murphy Campbell is a South African registered dietitian and masters student in physiology at the University of Cape Town’s Sports Science Institute. She is currently researching mitochondrial function in adults with Type 2 Diabetes who have followed a long-term low-carbohydrate high-fat (LCHF) diet. Her research group aims to investigate f type 2 diabetes remission in people following LCHF and uncover the physiological mechanisms that may be responsible. Tamzyn sees patients in her practice, Real Food Dietitians, based at Kenilworth Medicross. She is a co-author of Karen Thomson’s best-selling book, Sugar Free. Her past experience includes nutrition editor and writer at Health Intelligence magazine, and training and website content developer at SOLAL, a leading supplement company. She contributes to publications, conducts interviews on radio and television and is involved in training and education
Address: Dřevařská 2080/71
Jan Vyjidak is a solicitor, medical lawyer and management consultant, focusing on patient outcomes and quality of care in the UK, Czech Republic, Slovakia, as well as Portugal, Hungary, Spain and Latin America. He works with clinical teams in hospitals and other health professionals on projects aiming to improve clinical care and patient outcomes, and build bridges between data, people and medical practice. Jan also collaborates with the Public Health Collaboration UK. He has been researching energy metabolism, including carbohydrate restriction and fasting, for 10 years and has been involved in work on obesity, diabetes, autoimmune, neurological and other chronic diseases. His goal is to help overhaul the teaching of nutrition at medical schools around the world. For more info, visit him on https://uk.linkedin.com/in/janvyjidak
Address: Sandton Clinic, Corner Main Road & Peter Place
Dr Tasneem Mahomedy is a specialist physician and endocrinologist from Johannesburg, South Africa. Her special interests include diabetes, obesity and nutition. She firmly believes in the incorporation of intensive lifestyle modification and incorporation of natural remedies in the holistic treatment of chronic disease.
Address: 5 The Old Creamery
Dr Paul Travis retired a little early after a 25 career in General Practice in UK. He became increasingly frustrated with enforced protocol-driven medicine with no evidence base or common sense, and being regarded as a maverick by colleagues. He could not understand how doctors in primary care could practice without a good knowledge of nutrition and health. Although he does not have patient contact now, he hopes that through his ongoing research of the medical/nutrition literature, he can contribute to the debate and help people make better choices regarding their health through nutrition and lifestyle. Website to be confirmed.
Address: Stichting Voeding Leeft, Life Growth Consultants
Peter Voshol is a medical physiologist and researcher at the Louis Bolk Institute, Stichting Voeding Leeft, Life Growth Consultants. His work encompasses integration of known physiology of metabolic diseases, glucose regulation, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and lipid metabolism. He sets up, evaluates and monitors “real life” (living labs) nutritional and lifestyle interventions based on low carbohydrate, real food for people with a wide range of chronic diseases and complications.
Dr Lori Shemek is a leading US fat cell researcher, health expert, weight loss expert, keynote speaker and recognized authority on inflammation and its role in weight loss, preventing disease and optimizing health. Dr Shemek is the author of How To Fight FATflammation! (HarperCollins) and the best-selling Fire-Up Your Fat Burn!. She is known as “The Inflammation Terminator”. She has made it her mission to help clients lose weight and educate the public on the toxic effects of certain foods and lifestyle choices and how they create inflammation in the body resulting in weight gain and poor health.
Address: 11 Norwood Ave
Dr David Unwin is a British GP based in Southport. He almost gave up medical practice in 2012, so disillusioned was he with the negative health outcomes from conventional medicine for overweight and diabetic patients. He started researching alternatives (to see him in action, click here). He has become the Royal College of General Practitioners National Champion for Collaborative Care and Support Planning in Obesity & Diabetes, and an RCGP Clinical Expert in diabetes. In 2016 he won the NHS Innovator of the Year Award for England for saving more than £45 000 annually on diabetes medication prescriptions. His research publications include: Low carbohydrate diet to achieve weight loss and improve HbA1c in type 2 diabetes and pre‐diabetes: experience from one general practice. Practical Diabetes. 2014; Diabesity; Perhaps we can make a difference after all? Diabesity in Practice 2014; Rebranding Lifestyle advice as a ‘Meta-intervention’ BMJ 2014; A patient request for some ‘deprescribing’ BMJ 2015.
Address: Binns Lane Farm
Low carb advocate Dr Verner Wheelock studied agricultural chemistry at Queens University, Belfast and did research on milk secretion in cows for his PhD at the University of Reading. At the University of Bradford, he established the Food Policy Research Unit which pioneered research on the impact of the emerging recommendations in healthy eating for the food and agriculture industries. In 1990 he founded Verner Wheelock Associates, which specialises in food safety and nutrition consultancy and training. Dr Wheelock speaks, writes widely and blogs on healthy eating and alternatives to current dietary guidelines. He is helping to set up a Diabetes Support Group in Skipton, North Yorkshire.