Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The Science Behind Low-Carb Featured Prominently This Weekend In New York

We are literally just hours away from one of the most important scientific conferences of the 21st century as leading nutritional experts and researchers from all around the globe discuss the latest developments in the role of carbohydrate restriction in the treatment of disease, weight loss, and other metabolic conditions.

The Nutritional & Metabolic Aspects of Carbohydrate Restriction conference is coming to Brooklyn, New York beginning Friday, January 20, 2006 through Sunday, January 22, 2006 is primed to shake things up in the medical community by providing hard factual evidence that backs up the claim that a low-carb lifestyle is not only healthy, but also advantageous for disease prevention. weight control, and especially solving the diabetes epidemic (something the widow of Dr. Robert C. Atkins is strongly supporting).

Although the media has long been pronouncing the death of the low-carb lifestyle, new evidence is emerging that proves that proclamation may be a bit too premature, especially in comparison to various nutritional approaches. The solution to many of the modern diseases and conditions of the human body have been found to be cured and/or treated by livin' la vida low-carb.

This conference was put together by the Nutrition & Metabolism Society and the SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Featuring over 30 top-notch clinical researchers hailing form some of the most respected learning institutions today, including Yale University, The Mayo Clinic, Duke University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and more, the conference will be a comprehensive look at the role of carbohydrates in the metaphysical from every angle imaginable.

My wife and I are privileged to be attending this conference in Brooklyn and anxiously await the abundance of knowledge that will be thrust upon us during the three-day event. As someone who has made the low-carb lifestyle such an integral part of my life to help me overcome my morbid obesity, I am VERY interested in seeing what other benefits I am now giving my body as a result of livin' la vida low-carb. This will be an educational experience that I will share with you about at my blog in the weeks and months to come.

While much of the negative press around the low-carb diets tends to focus on the consumer aspect of this way of eating, the science behind low-carb has never been more exciting than it is right now. In just the past 18 months, carbohydrate restriction studies have been more and more prevalent and have led most of the researchers to the conclusion that there is merit to the claim that livin' la vida low-carb is providing excellent health benefits to those implementing it into their lives.

"And practically speaking, some of the clinical results, particularly in diabetes, are quite remarkable," explains conference organizer Dr. Richard D. Feinman.

Other researchers like Dr. Mary Vernon, who serves as President of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and co-wrote Atkins Diabetes Revolution with Jackie Eberstein, believe wholeheartedly in the low-carb lifestyle to help her patients transform their lives forever.

"I have seen many patients who were heading for disaster and who have turned their disease and their lives around simply by avoiding foods they cannot tolerate: carbohydrates," Dr. Vernon stated. "This simple, effective approach could reverse the epidemic of Type 2 diabetes."

She added that low-carb has helped many people "reduce or completely eliminate drug therapy."

The Nutritional & Metabolic Aspects of Carbohydrate Restriction conference will look specifically at how a controlled carbohydrate lifestyle is an effective way to manage Type 2 diabetes blood sugar control, help improve cardiac risk factors such as low HDL and small LDL lipoprotein pattern, and to effectively treat metabolic syndrome, which is a precursor to diabetes as well as cardiovascular disease. The complete schedule of topics is listed here along with the names of the speakers who will be in attendance here.

Major sponsors of this conference include the SUNY Downstate Medical Center, the United States Department of Agriculture, The American Society of Bariatric Physicians, America's Beef Producers, The Egg Nutrition Council, Research Diets Inc. and The Dr. Robert C. Atkins Foundation, and a full list of sponsors can be viewed by clicking here.

I will be taking pictures at the event and will even try to do some "live" blogging while I am there, although I am not sure I will have access to a computer with Internet access yet. Keep checking back over the weekend to read updates from the conference if I am able to do so while I am in Brooklyn. If not, then rest assured you will hear all about it when I return home. Wish us well as we travel to New York bright and early on Thursday morning and then returning home late on Sunday night.

This is going to be an incredibly exciting opportunity that I wish many of you could experience. Perhaps you will catch the enthusiasm that I will have about what is discussed there so you can share this information with your skeptical friends. Arming yourself with the facts and refusing to back down from what you know is true is how we are going to turn around this wave of negativity about livin' la vida low-carb.


Blogger Newbirth said...

That would be so cool! I look forward to hearing all about it. :)

1/18/2006 10:59 PM  
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1/19/2006 1:46 AM  
Blogger Science4u1959 said...

Go Jimmy! Can't wait to hear from you. And keep an eye on the media :)

1/19/2006 3:50 AM  

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