Amanda Decker Purchases 4,000-Square-Foot Building for Her Growing Metabolic Health & Weight Management Clinic When we last spoke with Amanda Decker, MSN, FNP-C, MHP–a nurse practitioner working for a respected medical group in rural Tennessee—she had recently become one of the very first to receive the Metabolic Health Practitioner (MHP) accreditation from the Society of…

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Cardiac surgeon who used carbohydrate restriction to overcome obesity & restore metabolic health is now helping patients avoid heart disease & surgery Over the past 15 years, thousands of people have found their way onto cardiac surgeon Philip Ovadia’s operating table. “Far too many of those surgeries could have been avoided,” laments Ovadia, who has…

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Ever since he discovered the many benefits of therapeutic carbohydrate restriction (TCR), Dr. Tony Hampton has been using this knowledge to help his predominantly African American patients on Chicago’s South Side. The Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners (SMHP) recently announced Dr. Hampton has been named chairman of the organization’s Outreach Committee, which has been formed…

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Adele Hite, PhD, MHP, RDN, weighs in on the importance of the words being used to define the low-carb space We’ve recently seen a noticeable increase in the use of the terms therapeutic carbohydrate restriction and therapeutic carbohydrate reduction (both abbreviated with the letters TCR), to describe the low carb way of eating, particularly when…

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Dr. Tro Kalayjian Hopes to Help Other Practitioners As Founding Board Member of SMHP Many forces must align in order to launch a non-profit organization like the Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners (SMHP), with the lofty mission of representing and supporting researchers and practitioners around the world as they work to improve metabolic health. One…

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Adele Hite, RD, PhD, Optimistic About Future of Therapeutic Carbohydrate Restriction   When Dr. Adele Hite starts talking about the Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners (SMHP), her enthusiasm is palpable. That’s because to Adele—a registered dietician with a PhD in rhetoric, communication, and digital media—the newly launched non-profit organization has the potential to usher in…

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