The current dogma regarding the cause and treatment of type 2 diabetes - that it is caused by an excess of sugars, and best managed through restriction of carbohydrate intake - has turned out wrong. Current evidence indicates equal or greater roles for both saturated fat and protein excess in causing diabetes and its complications.
Attendees will Learn
-How saturated fats are a critical contributor to glucose intolerance, insulin resistance, and the eventual diagnosis of diabetes
-How an excess of protein contributes to both diabetes and its complications
-Why a moderate intake of "good" carbs is a fundamental way to both prevent and treat diabetes and prevent the diseases it causes
About this speaker
Rick is an experienced Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist and Certified Health Coach. As a recognized leader on the topic, he has lectured throughout the U.S. on cardiovascular disease, cancer prevention, weight management, risk-reduction for diabetes and stroke, and the connections between nutrition and depression. Rick is also an author, with a background in writing for educational programs as well as his own book on cancer prevention. He helped develop the first interactive health website and co-owned a weight loss clinic with one of Washington D.C.’s “Top Docs.”
As a Health Advisor, Rick’s current focus is on coaching to help people develop self-care habits that improve their energy and overall health while reducing their need for medical intervention. He is dedicated to supporting his participants build healthy lifestyle behaviors that last.
Education and Experience
- Registered Dietitian
- 37 years of Nutrition research experience
- 35 years of Clinical experience
- 23 years of public speaking experience