Founded in 2015, LowCarbUSA® is an organization focused on dietary education and support by hosting scientific conferences, providing online coaching, a comprehensive library of scientific papers supporting the way of eating and a world wide database of 'Low Carb Friendly' healthcare providers and nutritionists. Learn more about Low Carb USA staff here and then navigate the rest of the website to learn everything you need to know about this Low Carb Lifestyle.
Doug Reynolds, Founder and CEO
By my early 30's, I had run almost a hundred marathons and ultras and could eat pretty much anything I liked. As I approached 40, however, I noticed I was putting on a little weight each year and, no matter how hard I trained, I was not able to get the weight off again. In the end I was constantly injured and hating running, and life itself.
When I was first introduced to the concept of the Ketogenic / Banting lifestyle, I could not believe that an athlete could function without carbohydrates. However, I am an engineer at heart and I started reading all the research and I found it made total sense. It explained all the issues I was having, including the things I struggled with back when I was running well.
So I decided to give it a go. I had learned about the 'Keto-Flu' during my research so I was expecting that towards the end of the first week. The adaptation seemed to last about 10 days and after that the results were spectacular. My weight started coming down and running became easier and more enjoyable each day.
I am back down to the weight I was when I was 30, my recovery after training is better than it has ever been, my sore knees and other aches and pains have cleared up and I am no longer experiencing any respiratory issues.
I am now committed to helping to reverse the current consensus on diet here in the US and around the world. The consequences of the governmental dietary policies introduced in 1977 have been catastrophic and it’s time we all took a stand!
Pam Devine, Co-Founder and Operations Manager
I turned 47 last Fall, and am super excited that I’ve found something that works to help me lose the weight that I’ve put on since turning 40 which, no matter what I did, I couldn’t lose. I seemed to work out more than many of the people I encountered during my work day and was getting super frustrated with my failure to keep it under control. I’ve also found peace of mind, feeling totally satiated and more focused than I’ve ever been!
I have a passion for helping people and have over 40 years’ experience in service-based environments including customer, employee, or marketing team support in either a healthcare diagnostic setting, hospital, doctors' office, retail, and the corporate arena. I always find pleasure in making an experience easier, and more worthwhile.
I also have extensive experience with hosting events and overseeing the day to day operations of a large organization. Now I’ll be doing it for something I’m really passionate about too!
With our commitment to put on events to share all the latest research with our growing community and with our coaching program we will be able to ‘Turn Consensus On It’s Head!! Won’t you join us and help make strides, one meal at a time, towards halting the catastrophic rise in obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases that we've seen since 1977.
Ruth Ward, Marketing Manager
Ruth Ward struggled with her weight since childhood. Although she was never obese, she was definitely chubby. Over the years she gained and lost the same pounds many times over.
She began low carb on September 2, 2013. She remembers the date well because her life was forever changed. She was facing menopause and at her heaviest weight ever. She also suffered from Graves’ disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fatigue, and achy joints. She started low carb that day in earnest, desperate to feel better. She had no idea all of the amazing changes that awaited her. She not only lost 50 lbs, she gained back her health. She no longer takes any medications other than her thyroid meds, and even with that, her levels have been optimal.
She has helped family and friends regain their health through low carb/Keto and now she wants to use her marketing background in the communications industry and health and wellness field to help others.
Jess Dudley: Contributing Blog Author
Kristie Sullivan: Contributing Blog Author
Kristie Sullivan began her low carb journey in 2013 after a lifetime struggle with obesity. Because of her personal success, she began helping others learn how make a low carb diet a delicious lifestyle. She established a YouTube channel, Cooking Keto with Kristie, and published a collection of easy, everyday low carb recipes called, Journey to Health: A Journey Worth Taking. Kristie focuses on a clean eating approach to a very low carbohydrate diet. She also has a Facebook page called Simply Keto and a closed Facebook group, called “Low Carb Journey to Health (Cooking Keto with Kristie)”. Kristie is also part of the Diet Doctor team and writes weekly blog posts about making low carb high fat a long-term lifestyle.
Kristie lives in the beautiful Sandhills region of North Carolina with her family. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Research and Policy Analysis from North Carolina State University and works in higher education assessment, evaluation, research, and accreditation.