A little about me... My name is Ellen Davis. I have a Master's degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition, and I built this website in 2011 to share what I learned about ketogenic diets with those looking for information on this important topic.
When I started this website eight years ago, no one was talking about ketogenic diets on the internet. Now there's a glut of information and a great deal of it is misinformation. Worse, Google has taken upon itself to decide the value of alternative health sites based on MD reviews. Since most MDs are clueless about ketogenic diets, the sites that Google now offers first are weak on knowledge and expertise. Given all that going on, you might wonder: why is Ellen Davis's site a more accurate source of information?
In attending many of the conferences on ketogenic diets, I have met and worked with the researchers at the forefront of this dietary movement, and I try, on this website, to make sure the information I write supports their research. I collaborated with Thomas Seyfried and Dominic D'Agostino in writing my book "Fight Cancer with a Ketogenic Diet." That book literally came out of working with those two researchers in support of my idea to write a book for cancer patients. I've linked to their resource pages so that you can see they recommend my books and website. Check out who Dr. Seyfried acknowledges in his papers.
Mary Newport and other top experts in this field also help me write accurately about other aspects of ketogenic diets. I have met both Jeff Volek and Steven Phinney and talked about ketogenic diets. I try to promote their books as much as possible because I know them to be the experts, and I have immense appreciation and respect for what they have done and are doing.
Fred and Alice Ottoboni, who wrote an expert health book called The Modern Nutritional Diseases: and How to Prevent Them support my work on their blog, Ketopia.
I've met and/or collaborated with many of the top ketogenic physicians and speakers... Keith Runyan, MD, Eric Westman, MD, Nina Teicholz, Jeffry Gerber, MD, Amy Berger, MS, Travis Christofferson, MS, Robb Wolf, Rainer Klement, Young Ko, Franziska Spritzler, Patricia Daly, Sarah Hallberg, Nasha Winters, Jess Kelley, Miriam Kalamian, Andrew Koutnik, Karl Goldkamp, Raphi Sirtoli and other experts who write about or research ketogenic diets.
I've talked with the late Dr. Richard Veech, the man who has been researching ketogenic diets since the 1960s. Here's a photo of Dr. Veech and me, along with his friend, the wonderful Bill Curtis. It was amazing to talk with Dr. Veech, he was very sharp witted. To see all of his published work, go to Pubmed.gov and type in veech rl in the search box. Sadly, Dr. Veech passed way on February 2020. Travis Christofferson wrote a great tribute article about him here.
Do your own research, look at the blogs and websites of these people, and you'll most likely see my website or name mentioned. Contact them directly and ask them if they know me. They do. I stay in touch with these physicians and researchers because it's my intention to share scientifically valid information with my readers. I ask them when I get questions that I can't answer. These top experts support my books and recommend them to others. Check out my publications page.
In short, this is a science-based, expert-supported website, and I hope you find it helpful in cutting through the junk info now so common about "keto" diets.
When I'm not writing, I spend my time cooking and coming up with new recipes, researching health and nutrition topics, and having fun with my family and friends.
Dr. Curtis Lee Songster
Dr. Curtis Lee Songster is board certified in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology and Immuno-Pathology. He taught pathology at the University of Louisville as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Pathology and at the University of South Florida as Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology. See Dr. Songster's CV here.
Dr. Albert J Hart
Dr. Albert J Hart is an Obstetrics / Gynecology Specialist in Westerville, Ohio. He graduated with honors from Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1966. Having more than 54 years of diverse experiences, especially in Obstetrics/Gynecology, Dr. Albert J Hart is affiliated with Grant Medical Center, and cooperates with many other doctors and specialists in medical group Ohio Health Corporation. See Dr. Hart's CV here.
Welcome to this website, and thank you for taking time out of your day to read what I have to say. I hope you find the information here helpful in your journey toward better health.
I have used the information on this website to create better health for myself. I've stopped relying on drugs to get rid of pain, and I've gone from feeling old, tired and achy to having more energy and feeling better, both physically and mentally, than I have for years.
The changes I've made were driven by how I felt physically and mentally. I've also done extensive research on health and diet, and I now know that the science which I've discovered and appreciate supports my own experiences with the diet. You can do the same research for yourself.
I believe that each of us is an expert in our individual care and feeding. You should know your body better than anyone else; after all, you are the one living in it. Yes, physicians have had years of training in medicine. And just like any profession, some are quite good at providing care, and some aren't. Doctors can provide assistance, but only you can make changes, and only you should have the final say on the treatment of your body.
It is my belief that each of us should listen to our own voice above all others. I also believe that good health is a journey. It is only over time and through experimentation that we are able to listen to our bodies and define for ourselves what foods and behaviors help us feel better, and let go of any behaviors which make us feel worse.
Habits aren't built overnight, and they won't be dismantled over the short term. Small changes add up, and you can feel better one day at a time.
Each day is a new chance to work toward great health. I hope that the information on this site will help you in your journey.
I am concerned that the federal government, the media, the processed food manufacturers and billion dollar drug and biotech companies have commandeered our food supply and health care systems. Routinely, information and evidence about what truly constitutes healthy eating is altered or hidden from the public in order to advance financial or face saving agendas. And worse, people who aren't aware of the deceptions are being injured and dying because they follow this agenda driven advice.
You can also use a ketogenic diet to better your health and lower your risks of developing the diseases and injury associated with industrialization, mainstream medicine and processed foods.
It is possible to avoid heart disease, diabetes, cancer and stroke well into old age, if you are willing to look at the true causes, and explore the benefits of cultivating truly healthy eating habits.
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While I have a Master's degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition, I am not a physician, so the information on this site should not be construed as medical advice. This website is not intended to replace the advice of your physician. You are responsible for your personal health care, and your physician is there to support you in that care.
What I do intend is to give you a wealth of alternative information you can use to make decisions about your own health care. My hope is that the people reading this website will use this information to feel better, live longer and be as disease free as possible. I also hope the information here will help you in judging the efficacy of the health advice you get from the media.