I am the co-founder of Adapt Your Life® and Adapt Your Life® Academy, an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University Health System and the Director of the Duke Keto Medicine Clinic in Durham, North Carolina.
I am a Past President of the Obesity Medicine Association and a Fellow of the Obesity Society. In 2010, I was named the Obesity Medicine Association’s “Bariatrician of the Year” for my work in advancing the field of obesity medicine as well as the Society. I am also a recipient of the Society’s Steelman-Seim Educator Award for advancing the cause of healthcare through education and teaching. I graduated from Stanford University (A.B.), University of Wisconsin (M.D.), University of Kentucky and Duke University (M.H.S.). I am board certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine and have a Master’s Degree in clinical research, with over 90 peer-reviewed publications to my name.
I have dedicated my life to helping people with medical conditions such as type 1 and type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, hypertension, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and many others through diet and lifestyle changes. I believe that conventional medical protocols typically treat symptoms rather than addressing underlying causes. Over 170 million Americans suffer from obesity, pre-diabetes, and type 2 diabetes. Yet, the clinical research I’ve conducted at Duke University shows that this American Medical Association-recognized disease can be put into remission – without medications – through a low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet alone. The results have been astounding: 26,000 pounds lost, 98% of patients affected by type 2 diabetes off insulin, 4,000 patients and 28,000 clinical visits.
Why I started the
‘Adapt Your Life’ brand
Adapt Your Life Inc. was created with one simple goal in mind: to give you the tools and resources you need to succeed in your low-carb ketogenic lifestyle! We do this in two ways: through Adapt Nutrition and Adapt Education. Adapt Nutrition is a product line of on-the-go low carb snacks. These snacks have been designed to have minimal effects on blood sugar and insulin and to help curb sugar cravings in order to make your low-carb keto journey easier—and more delicious! Each product is formulated using high-quality, sustainable ingredients, great sources of protein, and healthy fats to keep you feeling energized and satisfied between meals or when on-the-go. Adapt Education is provided through two channels: in-person events and the Adapt Your Life Academy. Adapt Events are one-day educational events focused on supporting grassroots efforts to spread information about the life-changing benefits of carbohydrate-restricted diets. Guest speakers include medical and nutrition professionals from the local community and these unique events also feature testimonials from community members sharing their success stories of weight loss and reversal of chronic metabolic illness through low-carb and ketogenic diets. The Adapt Your Life® Academy (AYLA) was created to make trustworthy, research-backed teaching and support about low-carbohydrate lifestyles simple, accessible and affordable to a worldwide audience. Thousands of people have completed our online flagship course, the Keto Made Simple Masterclass. We also offer a course specifically focused on fat loss and are currently developing deep-dive courses on cholesterol & lipids, sugar addiction and more. The AYLA team and I are dedicated to providing scientifically sound, actionable information and education so that people feel confident in taking an active role in their own health future.