Innovative Metabolic Solutions Offers 14-Week Low-Carb Educational Course For Doctors And Patients

Filed under: Health — @ January 5, 2010

IMS bringing low-carb educational modules to physicians

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive from people just about every single day is, “Where can I find a doctor in my area who will support my healthy low-carb lifestyle?” It can be frustrating to have your excitement about a fresh new way of eating crushed in an instant by a medical professional who claims you will cause harm to your health by eating a high-fat, carbohydrate-restricted diet. That’s one of the reasons I started my “List Of Low-Carb Doctors” blog to connect patients with doctors who understand the benefits of livin’ la vida low-carb and will ENCOURAGE them in their weight loss and health efforts. But we still have a lot of work to do.

That’s why Innovative Metabolic Solutions (IMS) was created. This brand new web site serves as a virtual online hub for information about the science behind low-carb living. It’s a joint project from three of the biggest names in the world of low-carb: Good Calories Bad Calories author Gary Taubes, low-carb practitioner Dr. Mary C. Vernon from Lawrence, Kansas and low-carb practitioner and researcher Dr. Eric Westman from Duke University. They are all extremely interested in getting this information about low-carb diets and the constantly emerging science that supports it not just for weight loss but health improvements too. It’s one thing to just talk about low-carb research, but IMS seeks to go much deeper than that.

Dr. Vernon and Dr. Westman lead 14 weeks of low-carb training

Dr. Westman said the purpose of starting IMS was “to train doctors and other health care providers about nutrition” and that will be getting underway in full force beginning on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 8PM ET. This will be the start of an exciting 14-week set of online educational modules to arm interested physicians and lay people alike who are interested in learning more about the science behind why a controlled-carb nutritional approach works so well. It will run through April 20, 2010 and anyone can sign up to participate in these modules.

Click here to learn more about the specifics of the 14-week class and how YOU can participate in them!


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