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: 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 Education and Adapt Nutritional Products.
Adapt Education is provided through Adapt Your Life Academy (AYLA), Adapt Your Life in-person events, and through my latest book, End Your Carb Confusion: A Simple Guide to Customize Your Carb Intake for Optimal Health.
The Academy makes 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—it’s the next best thing to seeing me in person in my clinic, and it provides group coaching as well as individualized support to those who need it. Other online courses focus on fat loss, cholesterol and lipids, and sugar/food addiction, and we are currently creating new courses dedicated to type 1 diabetes, cancer, low-carb cooking, and strength and mobility.
Additional education is provided through our in-person Adapt Events—one-day mini-conferences 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.
Adapt Nutritional Products are a line of keto and low-carb bars designed for on-the-go convenience. Our products range from very low-carb to slightly higher carb and protein in order to suit people with a range of carbohydrate sensitivity, and they are made from clean ingredients to help curb sugar cravings and make your low-carb keto journey easier—and more delicious!
The AYLA team and I are committed to providing scientifically sound, actionable information and education to empower you to feel confident in taking an active role in your own health future.