News of the upcoming Symposium for Metabolic Health to be held January 13-15 in Boca Raton, Florida, was picked up last week by dozens of news outlets, following an announcement from LowCarbUSA co-founders Doug Reynolds and Pam Devine.
Among the outlets to feature the news of the event included Bloomberg, MarketWatch, Business Insider, and YahooFinance.
The event will be held at the Boca Raton Marriott Hotel and will be open to both the general public and health practitioners. The symposium will address chronic illness and poor metabolic health affecting over 90% of the population today. It will feature 20 expert scientists and clinicians on the use of therapeutic carbohydrate reduction (TCR) as an intervention. An entire day of the event is dedicated to sugar and carbohydrate addiction, as it is becoming clear that this is a main reason for people failing when attempting this approach.
A wide range of topics will be covered relating to the use of TCR as a tool for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases, the relationship between chronic illness and insulin resistance and strategies for treating obesity and achieving sustainable weight loss.
Featured speakers include: Tro Kalayjian, DO; Robert Cywes, MD, PhD; Ben Bocchicchio, PhD, MHP; Mark Cucuzzella, MD, FAAFP; Nina Teicholz; Michael Eades, MD; David Unwin, FRCGP; Jen Unwin. BSc, MSc, DPsy, C Psychol, FBPsS; Ben Bikman, PhD; Eric Westman, MD, MHS; Miriam Kalamian, EdM, MS, CNS; Joan Ifland, PhD, MBA; James Greenblatt, MD; Vera Tarman, MD; Nicole Avena, PhD; Michael Hoffman, MD; Shebani Sethi, MD; Dominic D’Agostino, PhD; Gurpreet Padda, MD, MBA; and Annette Bosworth, MD.
Commenting on the symposium and the benefits of a low carb diet, Doug Reynolds said, “It has become evident that a high carbohydrate diet causes insulin levels to spike multiple times throughout the day, leading to insulin resistance over time. Together with the inflammatory nature of a high carb diet, insulin resistance leads to one or more chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, neurological conditions, obesity and many others.”
This year’s conference will include a Bonus Clinical Workshop on carbohydrate addiction for practitioners who are able to arrive early – to be held on the afternoon of Thursday, January 12, in addition to the entire day that will be dedicated to the topic of carb addiction during the main presentations.
In addition to the 20+ extraordinary presentations to be featured at the 2023 Symposium for Metabolic Health in Boca, the weekend will also include panel discussions, a new poster presentation session, low-carb meals (included in this event), CME credits, exhibitor resources, and networking opportunities that have made past conferences so successful.