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
Doug Reynolds is the Founder and CEO of LowCarbUSA®. The original organization was founded in the beginning of 2016 with the initial intention of providing a platform, through an annual conference, for internationally renowned scientists and medical practitioners to present the ever-increasing body of evidence on the benefits of reducing carbohydrates in the diet (and adding in healthy fats). He felt that education about the power of the low carb/ketogenic diet for the individual who may not get the information from their medical team or from mainstream nutrition advice, and for practitioners who may then be able to prescribe it in their practice was critical.
However, his mission quickly evolved when he realized how important this was to the medical professional community. Valuable tools are needed, not only to provide hope to their patients to reverse and prevent disease but restore hope to that very practitioner. This is why they went to medical school and got professional training, to help people heal and not just put Band-Aids on and never address the root cause of the problem. Too many practitioners are being taught that the many chronic diseases our communities are facing are just chronic and processive. With effective tools and supportive information, complications can be stopped in their tracks and further complications reduced and the disease process may even be reversed.
The tools and resources LowCarbUSA® has been providing, not only includes the live conferences, but also a huge library of educational videos, a growing database of practitioners, and nutritionists and sports trainers who are open to the carb restriction conversation as well as a searchable database for papers and articles covering the research into the evidence supporting this lifestyle.
Most importantly, though, he has coordinated the establishment of a panel of advisors to oversee the creation and maintenance of a set of 'Clinical Guidelines for Therapeutic Carbohydrate Restriction' which was first published in May, 2019.
He has worked tirelessly over this period during the COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown to now establish this nonprofit, the Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners, and this organization will now house most of the above body of work as education and training of Metabolic Health Practitioners and the entire community interested in making a difference in worldwide metabolic health. The aim is to stall and reverse the increasing prevalence of noncommunicable, lifestyle related diseases, influenced by metabolic dysfunction and insulin resistance. Accreditation pathways have even been established for practitioners within this society to introduce credibility to the practice of therapeutic carbohydrate restriction and to help establish alternative Standard of Care for those whose metabolisms are different because they don’t eat excessive carbohydrates.
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.
Chris Cornell, Marketing Manager
Cornell is a writer, photographer, and journalist, who lifts weights and runs. He is also a cancer survivor, and he posts frequently on Twitter (@BiggestComeback) with the goal of helping others improve their health and fitness.
Cornell is VP of Digital Marketing at WOW Production Services. He has successfully managed public relations, social media, and digital marketing activities for a wide range of clients, including films, advocacy organizations, medical practices and hospitals, non-profits, governmental agencies, restaurants & hotels. He particularly enjoys helping spread the word about low carb because of his first-hand knowledge of how it can help reverse obesity and improve health. He recognized early on that quality content and relationships are the fuel that drive social media success. A former journalist and professional photographer, he knows how to find the ‘story’ that will connect a business or organization to its true fans.
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.