The Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners (SMHP) this month has assumed management of the conferences previously presented by LowCarbUSA®. The events, previously known as “Low Carb Conferences”, will now be rebranded as “Symposiums for Metabolic Health”. These events—including upcoming conferences in San Diego this August, and in Boca next January—will continue to be hosted by…

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It was with utter devastation that I, and the rest of our SMHP Board members, learned of the passing of Dr. Adele Hite a few days ago.  I’ve been wanting to write this since it happened but I have been, and still am, struggling to find the words.  I was introduced to Adele back in…

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Dr. Laura Buchanan and Dr. Matthew Calkins Plan to Implement Nutrition Curriculums at Medical Schools and in Residencies The Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners recently announced its April 2, 2022 Grand Rounds presentation will be delivered by Laura Buchanan, MD, MHP, and Matthew Calkins, MD, a married couple who are both family medicine residents at…

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The Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners (SMHP) earlier this month presented Adele Hite, PhD, MPH, RD, with the SMHP Achievement Award “in recognition of her unprecedented contribution in the quest to have therapeutic carbohydrate reduction recognized as standard of care.” Adele, who is a senior writer for Diet Doctor, is the first recipient of an…

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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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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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SMHP Board Member Continues Push to Make Therapeutic Carbohydrate Reduction an Accepted Option for Cancer Patients Miriam Kalamian, EdM, MS, CNS is a nutrition consultant, educator, speaker and author specializing in the implementation of ketogenic therapies, and she’s a founding board member of the Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners. Miriam’s focus on helping people use…

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Andrew Oswari, MD, MHP, who used ketogenic diet to reverse his own diabetes and now uses it to treat patients, becomes one of first to receive MHP accreditation Last month, Dr. Andrew Oswari became one of the very first practitioners to receive the Metabolic Health Practitioner (MHP) accreditation from the new nonprofit, the Society of…

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