One of the big diets of the moment is the Ketogenic or Keto diet. Although not a new idea, the Keto diet is an ultra-low carb-high-fat diet that doctors have been using for decades to treat medical issues. Now everyone wants to try it… but if we really want it to work, then it’s best to seek the advice of a specialist. Here are our Top 10 Keto Diet Specialists You Need To Follow To Get Results.
10. Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt
As with any diet, be it a fad diet or something more substantial, it is always best to seek the advice of a professional doctor or expert before you embark on it. Especially with a diet that cuts anything out, and the Keto diet is definitely one such diet. If you are a complete novice when it comes to this low carb – high-fat diet but want to give it a try, one of your first stops should be to check out the work of Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt. This Swedish doctor is a champion of nutrition and healthy eating. Starting his medical life out as a family doctor, Eenfeldt soon found himself experimenting with a patient’s health using the Keto diet and was surprised at the results this simple diet could give. Rather than helping one patient at a time, Dr. Eenfeldt wrote books and several papers about diets, and he even posts his conferences on Youtube. Now Dr. Eenfeldt, along with some respectable colleagues, runs a health company and website, Diet Doctor, for all your low carb, high fat needs.
9. Dr. Carol Lofflemann
Sometimes the best people to take advice from are not just experts in their respective fields, but experts that have actually tried or lived through what you need advice for. It can be easier to put your trust in someone if they have tried it first and you can see the results, and when it comes to dieting, we all want results; whether it’s to lose weight or just have a healthier lifestyle. Whatever the results you’re looking for, the best specialists are the ones that have tried the diet themselves and are therefore a posterboard for what the diet can do. That’s exactly what Canadian doctor Carol Loffleman did. After having her second child, Dr. Lofflemann struggled to lose the weight. First trying traditional diets and exercise, Dr. Loffleman was still struggling. Switching to a low carb – high-fat diet, she quickly found the baby weight falling off. Trained as an anesthesiologist, Dr. Lofflemann threw herself into dietary research, focusing on low carb diets and what effect they have on the body. Soon, along with some colleagues, Dr. Lofflemann co-founded Canadian Clinicians for Therapeutic Nutrition (C.C.T.N), and together they strive to promote such diets as the Keto diet to health professionals, not just as a diet but to help with serious medical issues like Diabetes and cardiovascular and heart diseases.
8. Dr. Ken Berry
In today’s society, it can be difficult to keep up with what is right and cutting edge. Everything moves extremely fast and it can be difficult for any of us to know what to do and who to listen to, and we’re not just talking about technology! Medicine and healthcare are also a part of life that seem to change on an almost daily basis; what was good for us yesterday is bad for us today and vice versa. Because of this, it can be a nightmare to know what to eat and what not to eat and just which diet is good for you. If only there was a no-nonsense doctor who understands this problem and also understands the modern world and how people like to get their information. Like with a Youtube channel maybe? Well, there is such a man and that man is Dr. Ken Berry. Dr. Berry cut his medical teeth in Tennessee but he has dedicated most of his career to putting myths and misunderstandings about medicine right with his popular book ‘Lies my doctor told me.’ Dr. Berry is also a big believer and champion of the Keto diet and lifestyle, which can be seen on his Youtube channel and read in his books. If you’re looking for the true facts about the Keto diet and what it can do, then Dr. Ken Berry is the specialist for you. His Youtube channel, which also has many videos on a wide range of medical issues, diets, and the key to a healthy life, is hugely popular and easy to follow for everyone.
7. Dr. Eric Berg
When a diet comes along that everyone is talking about, the urge to try it can become overwhelming. We all want to see quick and sustainable results when it comes to our weight and health, but sometimes it can be hard to actually start. So, we spend hours and hours researching on the internet, talking to friends and listening to people discuss it on the TV, but all we really need is a simple, straight forward guide on what we need to do. When it comes to the Keto diet, it can be difficult to know exactly what to eat and what to cut out. Not only that, but given that the Keto diet can be extremely limiting for some people, it can also be difficult to find tasty dinner ideas and recipes to keep us on the diet. This is where Dr. Eric Berg comes in and he has plenty of books on the market for just that. Dr. Berg is a chiropractor who specializes in ‘Health Ketosis’, which is the process of the body not having carbs to burn for energy, so it burns fats instead. ‘Ketosis’ is the very foundation of the Keto diet, and Dr. Berg is here for all your dieting needs. As well as his many books on Keto, including general facts and concerns as well as meal plans and recipe ideas, Dr. Berg also has many videos on Youtube about the benefits of ‘Health Ketosis’ and the Keto diet and how to incorporate this lifestyle into yours.
6. Mike Mutzel – High-Intensity Health
There are many people that don’t think of diets as, well diets, but more of a way of life and the Keto diet fits into that more than most. Considering that the ideas of the Keto diet have been around for decades, this diet is more of a medical lifestyle than a crash course in weight loss. The Keto, or Ketogenic diet, was used by doctors to treat conditions such as epilepsy. The idea was to starve the body of carbohydrates in order for the body to burn fats and create ketone bodies which are good for the brain. Doctors have known about this for years and now the public is just starting to catch on to the benefits of this lifestyle. This is where High-Intensity Health comes in to help. Run by Mike Mutzel, High-Intensity Health is at the forefront of fitness, health, and nutrition. This isn’t just a doctor or health adviser giving you details about certain diets, High-Intensity Health combines the science and medicine of the diet with fitness, exercise and a positive mindset for a truly healthier lifestyle. Although, don’t think that Mike Mutzel is some kind of life coach or guru, because he is much more than that. Mutzel has a masters in Clinical Nutrition and is a graduate of the Institute for Functional Medicines. He acts as a consultant to XYMOGEN, one of the world’s leading nutritional companies. Be sure to check out his many podcasts, youtube videos, and courses.
5. Dr. Fit And Fabulous
If you are looking for the female perspective on what the Keto diet and lifestyle can do for you, then this Doctor may just be what you are looking for. Ok, so Dr. Fit and Fabulous isn’t her real name, but that’s how she promotes herself on social media and she credits the Keto diet for making her so fit and fabulous. Dr. Jamie Seeman, the real name of Dr. Fit and Fabulous, is an obstetrician and gynecologist from Omaha, Nebraska. As well as graduating medical school in her specialist field of OBGYN, Dr. Seeman also has degrees in Nutrition, Exercise and Health Science. Using all this knowledge she has acquired over the years, Dr. Seeman promotes the Keto diet as well as the Ketogenic lifestyles that go with it. With her many podcasts and youtube videos, it’s easy to keep up to date with every development that happens and to stay fit and fabulous for as long as possible. If that fails, then Dr. Seeman’s website offers a whole range of helpful insights, as well as products, treatments and special events. There is no doubt that Dr. Fit and Fabulous, or Dr. Seeman, is at the peak of physical fitness and health, and most of that she credits to the Keto diet.
4. Dr. Ryan Lowery
The Ketogenic Bible is exactly what it says it is: it’s a bible for everything you need to know about Keto and the Ketogenic diet. Not just about the Keto diet itself but also about the lifestyle that goes with it. One of the Ketogenic Bible’s authors is the highly respected Dr. Ryan Lowery. Having his background in the sports sciences, Dr. Lowery takes a very unique approach to this diet as he doesn’t just come from the science point of view but he comes from a sports and fitness point as well. As a former National Baseball champion, Dr. Lowery now spreads his time between being the CEO of Ketogenic.com and being the president at the Applied Science and Performance Institute. Having also had several papers and books published on this subject, as well as human performance and sports nutrition, Dr. Lowery knows everything there is to know about this field. The most popular of all his works is the Ketogenic Bible. The book itself is a comprehensive look at all things Ketogenic related, not just from a diet perspective, but also on how this lifestyle affects the body and even your mood. Whether you are already deep into the Keto lifestyle, or you’re just a beginner, having a copy of the Ketogenic Bible is a must for anyone wanting to know more as it should answer any and every question you have for the Keto diet.
3. Dr. Don D’Agostino
Although the Keto diet only seems to be a recent thing, it has in fact been around for decades. Originally the high fat, low carb diet was used by doctors to treat difficult to control brain conditions such as epilepsy. The idea was that if you have fewer carbohydrates in your body to burn, the body will start to burn fat instead. This creates Ketone bodies that pass into the brain and have been known to reduce epileptic seizures. Although today many people see the Keto diet as a way to lose weight and get into shape, which it is, there are still people out there that think the Keto way of life could be the answer to curing certain illnesses and diseases. Dr. Don D’Agostino is one of those people. Much of his professional life is spent in laboratories in which he focuses on using metabolic-based strategies to target epilepsy, neurodegenerative diseases, and even cancer. Using the Ketogenic diet for the past decade, Dr. D’Agostino has noted the difference in brain metabolism and how that can be used to treat a wide range of medical conditions. If you are one of those people that are looking towards the Keto diet as more than just a diet but also as a treatment, then Dr. Don D’ Agostino’s research could well be a lifeline.
2. Dr. Jason Fung
We’ve heard a lot about how the Keto, or Ketogenic, diet can have great benefits to your health. Not just for weight loss but for more serious health conditions too. Along with reports on epilepsy and cancer, the Keto diet is also a great way to help with diabetes. This is where Dr. Jason Fung comes into the game. Dr. Fung is a Canadian nephrologist and a world-leading expert in the field of intermittent fasting and low carb diets, especially in their relation to diabetes. Having written several books on health and how it can help with diabetes, Dr. Fung also co-founded the Intensive Dietary Management program as well as being a member of the popular website Diet Doctors. Dr. Fung’s goal is to make everything simple for as many people as possible; especially when it comes to the Keto diet and how this can impact your health and your life, whether you have diabetes or you are just looking for a way to improve your health in general, Dr. Fung is here to help you understand and improve your life.
1. Thomas DeLauer
Throughout this list, we have mentioned doctors and scientists who have paved the way for the Keto diet and lifestyle. They are all experts in their field and are very well equipped with helping anyone who wants to start their journey on the Keto path. However, one of our favorite masters of the Keto diet is Thomas DeLauer. An elite personal trainer from California, Thomas DeLauer doesn’t sound like he should be on a list of Doctor’s and scientists, but there aren’t many people in this world that know more about the Keto diet and what it can do for you than Mr. DeLauer. He learned through trial and error during his own personal 110lbs personal weight loss transformation. This means his advice comes not just from science, but from real-world experience, which is invaluable. The self-styled body and business coach has learned everything there is to know about this diet and he is here to show you how to benefit from it. While a lot of people focus on the scientific side to Keto, DeLauer is all about what it can do for your body. With his self-help and simple to follow videos and uploads, DeLauer gets you on the fast track to a fitter and healthier life before you know it. We can’t champion this man’s attitude and dedication to the Keto diet enough, and it has nothing to do with Mr. DeLauer being a friend to our channel. Honest!