IMS bringing low-carb educational modules to physicians
One of the most frequently asked questions I receive from people just about every single day is, “Where can I find a doctor in my area who will support my healthy low-carb lifestyle?” It can be frustrating to have your excitement about a fresh new way of eating crushed in an instant by a medical professional who claims you will cause harm to your health by eating a high-fat, carbohydrate-restricted diet. That’s one of the reasons I started my “List Of Low-Carb Doctors” blog to connect patients with doctors who understand the benefits of livin’ la vida low-carb and will ENCOURAGE them in their weight loss and health efforts. But we still have a lot of work to do.
That’s why Innovative Metabolic Solutions (IMS) was created. This brand new web site serves as a virtual online hub for information about the science behind low-carb living. It’s a joint project from three of the biggest names in the world of low-carb: Good Calories Bad Calories author Gary Taubes, low-carb practitioner Dr. Mary C. Vernon from Lawrence, Kansas and low-carb practitioner and researcher Dr. Eric Westman from Duke University. They are all extremely interested in getting this information about low-carb diets and the constantly emerging science that supports it not just for weight loss but health improvements too. It’s one thing to just talk about low-carb research, but IMS seeks to go much deeper than that.
Dr. Vernon and Dr. Westman lead 14 weeks of low-carb training
Dr. Westman said the purpose of starting IMS was “to train doctors and other health care providers about nutrition” and that will be getting underway in full force beginning on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 8PM ET. This will be the start of an exciting 14-week set of online educational modules to arm interested physicians and lay people alike who are interested in learning more about the science behind why a controlled-carb nutritional approach works so well. It will run through April 20, 2010 and anyone can sign up to participate in these modules.
The course includes 14 weeks of LIVE, web-based course instruction from Dr. Vernon and/or Dr. Westman, PowerPoint presentations containing extensive research and clinical experience on low-carb diets, full bibliographies and links to the references for each presentation, a question and answer time with Dr. Westman and/or Dr. Vernon following each presentation, and CME credit for medical professionals who are taking the course for extended learning credits. While these modules are geared towards doctors, anyone can participate in them who may be interested in furthering their knowledge about low-carb diets. I am signed up to be a part of most of these upcoming modules because you can never be overeducated when it comes to the low-carb way of life.
The modules are presented as a progression of ideas that build upon what was shared in the previous week. Here is the upcoming schedule of classes along with the topics covered for every Tuesday night:
January 19, 2010 – Epidemics of Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, and Metabolic Syndrome
January 26, 2010 – Pathophysiology of Glucose Intolerance, Metabolic Syndrome, and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
February 2, 2010 – Basics of Nutrition: What the Body Really Needs
February 9, 2010 – Science of Dietary Carbohydrate, Glucose and Insulin
WHAT IS CARBOHYDRATE-RESTRICTION?
February 16, 2010 – Physiology of Carbohydrate Restriction
February 23, 2010 – Ketones
March 2, 2010 – Clinical Effects of Carbohydrate Restriction
LOW-CARB DIET RESEARCH
March 9, 2010 – Low-carb Diet Research 1: Low-carb and Low-fat Diets
March 16, 2010 – Low-carb Diet Research 2: Beyond Weight Loss
HOW TO USE CARBOHYDRATE-RESTRICTION
March 23, 2010 – Clinical Implementation of Carbohydrate Restriction: Getting Started
March 30, 2010 – Clinical Implementation of Carbohydrate Restriction: Medical Management
April 6, 2010 – Behavioral Tools for Lifestyle Modification
April 13, 2010 – Reimbursement Issues
April 20, 2010 – Pediatric Obesity Evaluation and Treatment
It’s important to go through all 14 modules to obtain maximum benefit of what is being offer by IMS. Whether you are a doctor or a lay person interested in low-carb nutrition and health, you can sign up for these modules by visiting MyIMSOnline.com/Seminars. You’ll need to register with the web site and then put a check mark by the ones you are interested in attending. Or, you can register by telephone with Jeff Clinger at (913) 972-1075 (mention you heard about the course from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb”). For those who are not wanting to obtain CME credit for these low-carb educational courses, there is a discounted rate that you can obtain by contacting Jeff via phone or e-mail at email@example.com.
What a unique opportunity to share about the healthy benefits of livin’ la vida low-carb and I am excited to see IMS emerge as a leader in promoting the science behind this way of eating that has changed so many of our lives for the better. I don’t even want to imagine what my life would be like in 2010 had I not started on the Atkins diet six years ago…but thankfully I am the happy and healthy man that I am today BECAUSE of my low-carb lifestyle. Regardless of where you are in your journey, we could always stand to learn from the best! I hope you are able to participate in these modules. I’ve been told that there will be more educational courses available later this year in case you miss this one. SIGN UP TODAY and be prepared to be low-carb educated to the max!
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