I am the co-founder of Adapt Your Life, the Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University Health System and the Director of the Duke Lifestyle Medical Clinic in Durham North Carolina.
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 people 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 20+ 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 this American Medical Association-recognized diseases can be put into remission – without medications – through a low carbohydrate ketogenic diet alone. The results have been astounding…
26,000 pounds lost
98% of patients affected by Type 2 Diabetes off insulin
28,000 clinical visits
Why I started the ‘Adapt Your Life’ brand
Adapt Your Life Inc. was created with one simple goal in mind: to give you the right tools and resources you need to succeed on your low carb ketogenic lifestyle! We do this is two ways… through Adapt Nutrition & Adapt Education Adapt Nutrition is a product line of on-the-go low carb snacks. These snacks have been designed to minimize insulin spikes and help to curb sugar cravings in order to make your low carb keto journey easier. Each is formulated using high-quality sustainable ingredients, great sources of protein and healthy fats to keep you feeling energized and satisfied between meals or when on-the-go. Adapt Events are one-day educational events focused on educating and supporting local communities around the world on the benefits of a low carbohydrate lifestyle based on science.
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. I am excited to help you on your health journey!