kevin at ambulance2I am a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician, and I am a Type 1 diabetic. I graduated from medical school in 1987, and I completed my postgraduate training at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, NJ in 1990. I moved to Florida and began my practice in Emergency Medicine in 1990. I passed my initial Board Certification in 1991. I successfully passed my re-certification in 2001 and again in 2011.

I spent many years managing my illness according to the dogma set forth by the “experts” in the field. This proved difficult for me. I did not achieve the results that I was striving for. For a person with medical knowledge, the standard approach seemed flawed, but I could not find, nor did I think of a better approach until I became aware the ketogenic, low carbohydrate diet. This dietary approach has helped me maintain a low HgA1c.

In the 25 years that I have been in practice, I have seen modern healthcare focus little effort on improving the underlying issues of diabetes or other chronic health problems. For too long, the profession of Medicine has focused on pursuing the symptoms of chronic diseases with drugs. My years of experience as a diabetic and a physician, taught me that the focus needs to shift away from treating the symptoms of disease towards the prevention and improvement of disease. I believe that smarter dietary and nutritional choices are crucial and can improve this basic flaw in the approach to diseases.

For me, the ketogenic diet has provided that change. I have learned how to lessen the impact of faulty blood sugar metabolism through the ketogenic diet and smarter personal habits. This is why I have chosen to devote my time and expertise to improving the diet and holistic health habits of those with diabetes and other metabolic challenges. It is also how I live Type 1 Strong®

Hire me to help you understand life and dietary strategies to get your blood sugars under control and lessen chance of those dangerous hypoglycemic episodes.

“Great is the Power of Steady Misrepresentation” – Charles Darwin

I believe that a Low carbohydrate/ketogenic diet is beneficial in many ways. There is mounting evidence that it can benefit people with a number of health conditions including type 1 and type 2 diabetes, neurologic disorders including epilepsy, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease as well as conditions associated with excess body fat.

The common belief that a normal diet includes a large amount of carbohydrates is wrong. The above quote by Charles Darwin illustrates how so many people are believers of bad information simply because it has been repeated so often. RocketLife Health will continue to highlight the evidence that implicates the high carbohydrate diet as a major factor in the development of many chronic disease processes. I have learned from my own experience that a diet high in carbohydrates makes type 1 diabetes more difficult to control.

My special interest is coaching you to a place where your body is no longer dependent on sugar as a primary fuel. I will show you how to become a “fat burning machine.” This is known as the state of ketosis. Once a person is able to reach this state, they burn up excess fat and lose weight. If your goal is simply weight loss, this will be the simplest, most rapid and easily visible benefit. The other internal improvements will be slower to develop and require a longer commitment.

You need me as a health coach, because I have the education and experience that allowed me to follow an evidenced-based approach to proper diet and nutrition. I have already lived this! There is so much inaccurate and confusing information about diet and nutrition that it is difficult for most people to understand without guidance.

As a physician, I know that my initial training in diet and nutrition was virtually nonexistent. This is likely true for a majority of physicians. For many years the medical establishment has operated under the assumptions that diet and nutrition are simply a matter of calories, and that people are required to eat carbohydrates. There has never been any evidence to support the notion of an essential carbohydrate.

I will help you navigate the misinformation that is so prevalent. With my coaching assistance, you will stay on course so that you can achieve the benefits of the low carbohydrate/ketogenic diet.

Remember, if you have been on a bad diet for your whole life, the consequences have taken years to appear. Likewise, the changes needed to improve this state of affairs will take time.

The good news is that our bodies have a remarkable capacity to heal. With me as your health coach our goal will be to provide the diet and nutritional requirements to enable improvement in chronic health problems.

A 30 minute session with me is $100.00. If you are interested, fill out the contact form below.