I am the associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University Health System and Director of the Duke Lifestyle Medical Clinic, Co-Founder of Adapt Your Life and Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of Heal Clinics.
My Experience & Accolades
I am the Past President of the Obesity Medicine Association and a Fellow of the Obesity Society. In 2010, I was named the Obesity Medicine Association’s “Bariatrician of the Year” for my work in advancing the field of obesity medicine as well as the Society. I am also a recipient of the Society’s Steelman-Seim Educator Award for advancing the cause of health care through education and teaching. I Graduated from Stanford University (A.B.), University of Wisconsin (M.D.), University of Kentucky, and Duke University (M.H.S.), am board certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine, and have a Master’s Degree in clinical research, with over 90 peer-reviewed publications to my name.
My Life’s work
I have dedicated my life to helping my patients with various medical conditions such as Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity, Hypertension, and many others through diet and lifestyle choices. I believe that using standard medical protocols often treat the symptom and not the cause. I have spent the past 18+ years doing clinical research and providing care to my patients, with an extremely high success rate, through theoretical and practical experience. Over 170 million Americans suffer from obesity, pre-diabetes, and type 2 diabetes. Yet, the clinical research I’ve conducted at Duke University shows that these American Medical Association-recognized diseases can be put into remission – without medications – through a low carbohydrate, high-fat diet alone. The results have been astounding…
- 26,000 pounds lost
- 98% of patients affected by type 2 diabetes off insulin
- 4,000 patients
- 28,000 clinical visits
Why I started Adapt Your Life
Adapt Your Life was created with one simple goal in mind: To help people adhere to a low carb lifestyle long term with ease. It was important to us to create products that were delicious, nutritious and trustworthy so that you could have access to great nutrition at all times. Our products have been carefully designed so that you are able to achieve your individual progress and goals with success.
As with any diet or lifestyle program, medical supervision is always recommended. Members of the Adapt Program or Adapt Your Life Website will not be under my medical care or the care of the Adapt Your Life support team. The Adapt Program is not intended to replace the members’ medical doctor.
We are excited to assist and guide you on your journey.
Dr. Eric Westman