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Sharing information related to metabolic health and lifestyle interventions.


Helping Employees Tackle Obesity & Take Control of Metabolic Health

By Chris S. Cornell | May 13, 2023

Dr. Tro Kalayjian’s Innovative Employee Wellness Program Improving Lives and Productivity for Global Manufacturing Company based in Louisiana  Imagine if your employer gave you the tools and the time you needed to get into shape… “That’s exactly what one local company is doing, and it’s working… helping employees get off medications and transform their lives…”…


A Tribute to Mariana de Abreu Bastian: Low Carb Brasil Organizer Tragically Killed in Crash Along with Son

By Chris S. Cornell | August 10, 2022

We are stunned and deeply saddened to let you know of another tragic death of one of our dear SMHP members. 41-year-old Mariana de Abreu Bastian and her 5-year-old son were hit by an alleged drunk driver in the early morning hours this past Sunday.  The accident happened on her way home in the south…


Using Lifestyle to Reverse Obesity & Metabolic Disease, Eliminate Back Pain 

By Chris S. Cornell | August 5, 2022

Elie Jarrouge, MD, talks about his own inspiring health journey & his plans to attend upcoming Symposium for Metabolic Health Dr. Elie Jarrouge is a board certified internal medicine doctor who followed the conventional medical advice of what a healthy lifestyle is supposed to be, yet ended up overweight, with high blood pressure and pre-diabetes.…


He Lost 100 Pounds After Implementing Ketogenic Lifestyle

By Chris S. Cornell | July 18, 2022

Vic Basmadjian is Now a Nutrition Network Certified Nutrition Advisor & Helping Others; Looking Forward to Attending The SMHP’s Symposium for Metabolic Health  When Vic Basmadjian was 55, he was obese and his health was headed in the wrong direction. “I had hypertension and I was pushing 300 pounds,” he said. “Sleep apnea had kicked…


Symposiums for Metabolic Health: Changing the Lives of Patients & Family Members

By Chris S. Cornell | July 8, 2022

Maurice St. Martin (aka Dr. Moe) Enthusiastic About Upcoming San Diego Conference He’s known as Dr. Moe, and if you attend the upcoming Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners (TheSMHP™) Symposium for Metabolic Health, August 25-28, in San Diego, you’re likely to see him, along with members of his family.  He’s been a fixture at these…


SMHP to Absorb LowCarbUSA® Conferences

By Chris S. Cornell | June 10, 2022

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…


Tell USDA: Stop Ignoring Low-carb Science

By Doug Reynolds | May 12, 2022

Please Add Your Name to the Petition at the Bottom The statement below will be submitted to the DGAC together with the list of people who sign the petition.  Many people have submitted individual statements but we feel it is important to submit one from the umbrella organization as well to show we are a…


A Tribute to Dr. Adele Hite

By Doug Reynolds | April 28, 2022

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…


After Discovering Low Carb through Podcast While in Med School, Married Couple is Now Teaming Up with SMHP to Spread Word About Therapeutic Carbohydrate Restriction

By Chris S. Cornell | March 30, 2022

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…


Adele Hite Honored with SMHP Achievement Award for Leadership in Therapeutic Carbohydrate Reduction

By Chris S. Cornell | March 2, 2022

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…