Regina Wilshire orchestrated a well-run low-carb conference
Whew, I am one tired puppy today! After four non-stop days in Brooklyn, New York, this past weekend at the Nutritional & Metabolic Aspects of Carbohydrate Restriction conference was simultaneously exhilirating and draining.
Of course, an unexpected early morning wake-up call on the first day of the conference on Friday didn't help matters. But it was a fulfilling weekend nonetheless. I can't wait to share with you lots of pictures in the coming days from the conference, but I wanted to set aside the very first picture and post for a special lady I have grown to appreciate greatly the more I have gotten to know her -- Regina Wilshire.
You know Regina. She's the woman behind the popular "Weight Of The Evidence" blog who is dedicated to promoting the SCIENCE behind the low-carb lifestyle and educating people on why it works. Regina comes at explaining low-carb from a much more scholarly position than I do, which I think is sorely needed in a world full of ruthless demagogue about what this way of eating is all about.
She and her awesome husband, Dr. Gil Wilshire, are so passionate about that education process that they started The Carbohydrate Awareness Council which is "committed to encouraging health and well-being through controlled-carbohydrate nutrition ... [through] scientific-evidence, honesty and service."
That was well on display in Brooklyn over the weekend. Regina's tireless efforts and personal tenacity to make this conference happen was nothing short of miraculous. With 30 speakers and over 200 attendees, this conference was top-notch and professional in every aspect from start to finish. Dr. Richard Feinman from SUNY Downstate had asked Regina just a couple of months ago to take over the administration of this conference and he was not disappointed in that decision.
My wife Christine and I were privileged to assist Regina and Gil along with another new friend David Nelson to make sure everyone was able to enjoy the conference and make the most of the jam-packed and educational weekend. As someone who was there to see it all unfold, I would have to say MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
David Nelson, Regina, Gil, and the adorable Hunter -- MY NEW FRIENDS!
Well done, Regina! I am so glad that I was able to meet you and I look forward to seeing you, Gil and that beautiful baby boy of yours again in the future. In the meantime, we'll keep sharing with people about the scientific research behind low-carb and hopefully make it understandable to the average Joe at our respective blogs and also at LowCarbNewsLine.com. I was surprised to learn that many people knew who Regina and I were from our writings on LCN which get picked up by Google News. That was pretty neat!
Have you thought about how you could help share the good news about low-carb? One way for people to become involved in the exciting, behind-the-scenes scientific action taking place with livin' la vida low-carb is to become a member of the Nutrition & Metabolism Society. You'll stay connected to the latest and greatest in the low-carb science community gleaning invaluable information in support of the low-carb lifestyle from many of the speakers who were in attendance at the conference.
For a measly $25, you get to assist this 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with their desire to continue to advance the science behind various nutritional approaches to the scientific community where it can then be trickled down into the mainstream where it belongs. There is where it can begin to have an impact on the culture when all of the evidence is finally accepted for being rooted in solid science. This may take a little time, but it WILL happen. Won't you help make that happen sooner? Join NMS TODAY!
Be sure to send your thanks to Regina Wilshire for everything she did to make Nutritional & Metabolic Aspects of Carbohydrate Restriction conference an overwhelming success. Visit her blog and post your comments to her there. Or you can post your comments below and I will make sure she gets them. She's a super lady who deserves to be recognized for her role in promoting low-carb. That's one of the reasons I named her one of my top 10 low-carb movers and shakers last year! :)
There's much more to come from the conference in the coming days. Stay tuned!