Dr Brittanie Volk is a registered dietitian, scientist and senior clinical patient engagement specialist at Virta Health. Since 2006, she has focused her research and training on understanding the link between nutrition and metabolic health. Dr Volk received her Ph D from the University of Connecticut, where she studied well-formulated ketogenic diets and their implications in both sport and disease under the mentorship of expert nutrition researcher Dr Jeff Volek. She has seen firsthand the powerful impact of making science-based diet recommendations to reverse type 2 diabetes and other chronic metabolic conditions. Dr Volk joined Virta to help people achieve better health by translating the science into real-world applications. For more information, email her at email@example.com or visit her at the Virta website virtahealth.com.
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Nina Teicholz is an American science journalist and Executive Director of The Nutrition Coalition, a non-profit group that promotes evidence-based nutrition policy. She is also Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, New York University, Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. As a well-known, published expert on nutrition policy, Teicholz has presented testimony to both the Canadian Senate and the US Department of Agriculture and lectures internationally. She is widely recognized for changing the conversation on dietary fat and particularly saturated fat, following publication of her international bestseller, The Big Fat Surprise. She attended Yale and Stanford where she studied biology and majored in American Studies. She earned a master’s degree from Oxford University and served as associate director of the Center for Globalization and Sustainable Development at Columbia University. For more information, follow her on Twitter @bigfatsurprise.