Low Carb Houston Conference to explore improving health through nutrition

Health care experts to share research and tips in October

July 24, 2018 | Karen Barbier

Low Carb Houston Conference planned for October

Obesity, diabetes, heart disease, dementia and cancer have increased because of modern diet and lifestyle. The Low Carb Houston Conference at the University of Houston-Clear Lake on Oct. 25-27 has been organized to address and examine nutritional strategies to improve chronic disease. Health care providers, scientists, nutritionists and other experts in the field will examine many facets and nuances of carbohydrate restriction to improve metabolic consequences and chronic diseases arising from a standard American diet during the event in the university’s Bayou Theater. 

Practicing clinicians, health policy experts and community friends are invited to attend and learn from industry leaders in nutritional research and medicine. “The main goal of this conference is to help individuals learn the profound benefits of proper nutrition and to inspire attendees to adopt a healthy lifestyle,” said Program Director and UH-Clear Lake Associate Professor in Exercise and Health Sciences William Amonette. “Our internationally renowned group of speakers will use research evidence and clinical experience to demonstrate how a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet can help with weight loss, prevent many chronic diseases, and improve quality of life.” 

“We plan to share transformational stories from people with metabolic consequences of obesity, who have adopted the low-carbohydrate, high-fat lifestyle and have experienced profound weight loss but has also improved but their health and well-being,” said Program Director and local cardiologist Dr. Nadir Mir Ali. “This conference will change the way many think in regards to diet, nutrition and healthy life.”

In addition to Amonette and Ali, the conference will be enhanced by an experienced duo, Biochemical Engineer Ivor Cummins and Dr. Jeffry Gerber, M.D. These individual have dispersed the art and science of a low carbohydrate life style for the last three years through an annual Low Carb Conference in Breckenridge, Colorado. These four program directors have put together a list of speakers to address insulin resistance, lipoprotein (cholesterol) metabolism, time restricted feeding (fasting) and nutritional ketosis to name just a few areas that will be explored in detail during the conference. The attendees will also have a chance to interact with the conference faculty one on one during breaks and Q&A.

The Low Carb Houston Conference is being hosted by UHCL’s new Exercise and Nutritional Health Institute, a community-based research, education and training institute designed to improve the health of individuals in Bay Area Houston. The institute will be housed in the university’s state-of-the-art Recreation and Wellness Center scheduled to open in August 2018.

To find out more about the conference, call 281-283-3381 or visit http://www.uhcl.edu/low-carb-houston