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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…


Nutritional Paradigms for Treating Chronic Disease

By Chris S. Cornell | November 10, 2021

The Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners (SMHP) represents all researchers and practitioners working to improve metabolic health around the world through education, training, and support of evidence-based nutritional approaches, including carbohydrate restriction, as a valid therapeutic option or intervention. Professionals accredited by SMHP may offer nutrition and lifestyle education and coaching in line with SMHP…


Spreading the Word About Therapeutic Carbohydrate Restriction in Tennessee

By Chris S. Cornell | July 28, 2021

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…


“Stay Off My Operating Table” —Philip Ovadia, MD

By Chris S. Cornell | June 24, 2021

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…


He’s Helping Patients Find Metabolic Health on Chicago’s South Side, Now Dr. Tony Hampton Aims to Help the SMHP as Chair of Outreach Committee

By Chris S. Cornell | June 10, 2021

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…


Dr. Ben Bocchicchio to Deliver Grand Rounds Presentation on June 5

By Chris S. Cornell | June 3, 2021

Monthly Grand Rounds presentations are one of the many benefits of being a member of the Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners. These presentations are generally held on the first Saturday of the month and are  presented exclusively to SMHP members. If you’re not already a member of the SMHP, you can learn how to join the…


Why ‘Therapeutic Carbohydrate Restriction’ (or ‘Reduction’) May Communicate the Message Better than ‘Keto’ or ‘Low Carb’

By Chris S. Cornell | May 10, 2021

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…