The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making the Life-saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable

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Carbohydrate restricted diets are commonly practiced but seldom taught. As a result, doctors, dietitians, nutritionists, and nurses may have strong opinions about low carbohydrate dieting, but in many if not most cases, these views are not grounded in science. The authors of this book share over 50 years of clinical experience using low carbohydrate diets. Particularly in the last decade, much has been learned about the risks associated with insulin resistance (including but not limited to metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and type-2 diabetes), and how this condition is far better controlled by carbohydrate restriction than with drugs.

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About the author (2011)

Dr. Jeff S. Volek is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut. He holds a Masters and Ph.D. in Kinesiology and serves on the Editorial Board of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise and the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Jeff is an associate editor at both The Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism and the Review of Diabetic Studies. Dr. Volek has contributed to numerous peer reviewed publications and is an expert on low carb diets, exercise and nutrition, weight loss and dieting, and dietary supplements.

Stephen D. Phinney is a Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the University of California-Davis. He is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and has twenty-five years of clinical experience as a director of multi-disciplinary weight management programs. He has contributed to numerous books and peer reviewed articles and is an expert in low carb nutrition and metabolism, fatty acids, inflammation, and the metabolic syndrome.

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