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Sharing information related to metabolic health and lifestyle interventions.


Publication Challenges AAP’s Approach to Low-Carb Diets for Children

By Doug Reynolds | April 30, 2024

  Tro Kalayjian, MD, Matt Calkins MD, Laura Buchanan MD, David Dikeman, Mark Cucuzzella MD, and Eric Westman MD have raised significant concerns in response to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) recent consensus statement on low carbohydrate diets, also known as Therapeutic Carbohydrate Reduction (TCR), for children with or with an increased risk for…


Harnessing AI and CGM Technology for Nutritional Health

By Chris S. Cornell | April 3, 2024

A Preview of Dr. Jeffrey Alfonsi’s Grand Rounds Presentation The Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners (The SMHP™) is pleased to announce a Grand Rounds Presentation by Dr. Jeffrey Alfonsi, to be held Saturday April 6, 2024, from noon to 2 pm Pacific Time.  The presentation, titled The Development and Evaluation of AI Technology Combined with…

SMHP View on FDA Approval of CGMs

FDA Approval of Continuous Glucose Monitors Marks Milestone for Metabolic Health

By Doug Reynolds | March 13, 2024

The Society for Metabolic Health Practitioners (SMHP) celebrates the FDA’s approval of Dexcom’s Stelo Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM) for over-the-counter sales, a milestone that empowers individuals to better understand and manage their metabolic health. This advancement removes barriers for everyone, regardless of whether they have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Now, anyone can access…


Reanalysis Supports Therapeutic Carbohydrate Restriction

By Doug Reynolds | January 8, 2024

The Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners has reviewed the new reanalysis of a study conducted by the NIH examining the differences between an animal-based low-carbohydrate diet and plant-based low-fat diet. The report expresses concerns about anomalies uncovered by the research team. Doug Reynolds, the President of the SMHP, states, “We have reviewed the new reanalysis…


Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners Addresses Concerns Over American Diabetes Association’s Alleged Ties to Processed Food Industry

By Doug Reynolds | November 17, 2023

In a seismic call for transparency and ethical dietary guidance, the Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners (SMHP) sheds light on concerns surrounding the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) affiliations with the processed food industry. Recent allegations suggest financial transactions between the ADA and processed food conglomerates, potentially influencing nutritional recommendations and recipe endorsements. While the ADA…


“Introduction to Insulin Resistance,” A Free Downloadable Resource

By Chris S. Cornell | September 29, 2023

The Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners is pleased to announce the latest  resource available for both healthcare practitioners and patients: a comprehensive PDF titled “Introduction to Insulin Resistance.”  Given that a startling 90% of adults in the United States fall under the category of “metabolically unhealthy,” this guide serves as an essential read for anyone…


SMHP Founding Member, Volunteer, Committee Member, LowCarbUSA® Co-founder Pam Devine Earns Metabolic Health Practitioner (MHP) Accreditation

By Chris S. Cornell | September 23, 2023

Metabolic health is increasingly being recognized as a pivotal player in the prevention and management of numerous medical conditions. The Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners (The SMHP™) plays a vital role in this recognition, having crafted a rigorous accreditation process that certifies clinicians’ and non-clinicians’ understanding and competence in dietary and lifestyle interventions addressing metabolic…


Resources for Practitioners & Patients Highlight the Benefits of Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM)

By Chris S. Cornell | September 22, 2023

As healthcare professionals focused on metabolic health, it is a continuing goal of the Society for Metabolic Practitioners to provide the best resources and solutions to both clinicians and patients. Two new documents related to the benefits of continuous glucose monitors (CGM) merit your attention. These resources are created as part of an ongoing effort…


Earn Your MHP Accreditation from the Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners

By Chris S. Cornell | June 23, 2023

Through our education and accreditation partnership with Nutrition Network’s online training, you can begin the journey toward helping others regain their metabolic health today The Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners (The SMHP™) is a pioneering non-profit organization with a global vision. The SMHP represents all researchers and practitioners working to improve metabolic health around the…


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…”…