Ever Since I began practice I have recommended the low carb Atkins type diet. The Atkins Diet is still a popular low-carbohydrate eating plan created in 1972 by cardiologist Robert C. Atkins. The Atkins Diet restricts carbs (carbohydrates) while emphasizing protein and fats. The Atkins Diet has several phases for weight loss and maintenance, starting out with a very low carbohydrate eating plan. Patients following the Atkins plan reduced and at times even appeared to reverse cataracts, they had less risk of vision loss from stroke in the eye and as a result less premature death by heart attacks as well as strokes. Best yet, the diet Dr Attia is proposing is likely to significantly reduce your risk of cancer. Dr Peter Attia and others are now taking this life saving diet to the next level of success….. read on and DO watch the video! Remember this is all about reducing inflammation in your body. Inflammation is the cause of nearly all disease.
Peter Attia is a relentless self-experimenter, obsessed with the idea of a “quantified self.” In the presentation he will share two components of his physical transformation as he evolved from “fit but fat and metabolically deranged” to “fit, lean, and metabolically dialed in.” In particular, Peter will focus on the possible advantages of a ketogenic diet, and in the process share much of what he’s learned implementing it in himself and hundreds of others over the past two years.
Peter is the President and co-founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI), a California-based 501(c)(3). Peter is also a physician and former McKinsey & Company consultant, where he was a member of both the corporate risk and healthcare practices. Prior to his time at McKinsey, Peter spent five years at the Johns Hopkins Hospital as a general surgery resident, where he was the recipient of several prestigious awards and the author of a comprehensive review of general surgery. Peter also spent two years at the National Institutes of Health as a surgical oncology fellow at the National Cancer Institute under Dr. Steve Rosenberg, where his research focused on the role of regulatory T cells in cancer regression and other immune-based therapies for cancer.
Peter is a 2012/2013 recipient of the French-American Foundation Young Leader’s Fellowship, which recognizes the most promising leaders under 40. Peter earned his M.D. from Stanford University and holds a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering and applied mathematics from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, where he also taught and helped design the calculus curriculum.
……….. Dr Joseph A Ross OD