Address: N/A
    Greater London
    United Kingdom

    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 or visit her website at For the Lisbon conference, visit  


    Address: 47577 Austin Avenue RPO
    British Columbia
    V3K 6T3

    Joy Y.  Kiddie, MSc, RD is a Registered Dietitian in private practice who provides diet counselling services at BetterByDesign Nutrition. She is targeting insulin resistance and weight management by taking a low-carb, high-healthy-fat approach. Services are available in person or by remote (distance) consultation. For more information, visit her website at She can be reached through the “Contact Us” form on the website or by email at        


    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      


    Address: N/A
    British Columbia

    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.  


    Category: RESEARCHERS
    Address: Boulder
    United States

    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: and 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.  


    Address: N/A
    San Francisco
    United States

    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
    United States

    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, or telephone 480-284-8115.


    Category: RESEARCHERS
    Address: 7161 Niumalu Loop
    United States

    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.”


    Category: RESEARCHERS
    Address: Boundary Rd
    Cape Town
    Western Cape
    South Africa

    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
    Olomouc Region
    785 01
    Czech Republic

    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


    Address: Sandton Clinic, Corner Main Road & Peter Place
    South Africa

    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
    Scottish Borders
    EH46 7HQ
    United Kingdom

    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
    North Holland

    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.


    Address: N/A
    United States

    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
    PR9 7EG
    United Kingdom

    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.   


    Category: RESEARCHERS
    Address: Binns Lane Farm
    North Yorkshire
    BD20 8JJ
    United Kingdom

    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. 


    Address: N/A
    Greater London
    United Kingdom

    Dr Aseem Malhotra is  an award-winning, world authority on  prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. He enjoys a reputation asone of the most outspoken cardiologists in Britain. Dr Malhotra is successfully leading the campaign in the UK against excess sugar consumption. The NHS cardiologist has successfully motivated leading academics, the media and politicians to make sugar reduction a health priority in the UK by publishing commentaries in the BMJ and mainstream media. He is a founding member of the Public Health Collaboration. His film, Big Fat Fix, premieres to UK MPs in Westminster on July 21.


    Address: Smith College Health Service,  21 Belmont Avenue              
    United States

    Dr Georgia Ede is a US-based psychiatrist, nutrition writer, researcher and speaker. She became interested in nutrition eight years ago, after discovering a new way of eating that completely reversed a number of perplexing health problems including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Migraines, and IBS. This experience led her  on a quest to understand why the unorthodox diet that restored health is so different from the diet we are taught is healthy.


    Address: 6701 Fannin St
    United States

    Dr  Jake  Kushner is  a US diabetes researcher and pediatric endocrinologist who cares for children and young adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D). He is Chief of Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital. His career goal is to improve outcomes of people with diabetes and endocrine disorders by advancing scientific discovery, health care quality, or promoting innovative tools to improve outcomes. Dr Kushner says low-carbohydrate high-fat diets are especially promising for T1D. He says there are several providers who emphasize low-carb approaches to T1D care at Texas Children’s Hospital, including Drs Hicks, DeSalvo, and Ms Cerasuolo.