May 6th Seminar I’m Taking: Ketosis and the Ketogenic Diet: A Deep Dive

Ketosis and the Ketogenic Diet: A Deep Dive

Dietary inducement of ketosis has been used as a modality for weight management for decades. Recently this approach has garnered significant attention and an increase in adherents, based partly on new evidence in the literature, and lay press, of its value and overall positive health impacts in certain applications. In this interactive workshop, our speakers will lead you on a deep dive into this fascinating topic as they explore the history of ketogenic diets and its science and how to incorporate a ketogenic lifestyle in appropriate patient management plans.

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the physiology and mechanisms of action of a ketogenic approach to weight management
  • Discuss relevant to weight management clinical studies that support a ketogenic diet
  • Learn how to incorporate a ketogenic lifestyle in patient management plans, along with menu tips and suggestions


8:15–10:30 AM                 The science, physiology, and practical application of ketogenic lifestyles
                Dr. Keroack
10:30–11:00 AM                 Break
11:00 AM–12:00 PM                 A Functional Medicine approach to ketogenics: common clinical uses
                Dr. Keroack
12:00–1:30 PM                 Lunch
1:30–3:00 PM                 Ketosis and ketogenic diets in exercise and sports
                Dr. Silverman
3:00–3:30 PM                 Break
3:30–5:00 PM                 Ketogenic diets, gut and neurological support
                Dr. Silverman

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Robert Silverman is an honors graduate of the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic and holds a master’s degree in Human Nutrition. Dr. Silverman is a Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition and the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition and practices in White Plains, NY. He is on the advisory board for the Functional Medicine University and speaks widely at professional events as an expert in Functional Nutrition. Dr. Silverman appears regularly as a health commentator on Fox News Radio, Fox & Friends, CBS News, and other media outlets.

Dr. Christopher Keroack is the Medical Director at the New England Center for Functional Medicine in Springfield, MA, where he strives for excellence in lifestyle, integrative, and medical approaches to weight loss. Dr. Keroack has been a leading expert in weight loss and healthy living in Western Massachusetts since 1998.

Dr. Keroack is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Bariatric (weight management) Medicine. He received his formal education from Amherst College, Springfield College, and Tufts University School of Medicine. In addition to his formal training, he has obtained certifications in Functional Medicine, Age Management Medicine, and Naturopathic and Integrative Medicine from the Institute of Functional Medicine as well as The Cenegenics Education and Research Foundation for Age Management Medicine. He has spoken both nationally and internationally on weight loss, nutrition, fitness, and Functional Medicine. His combination of experience and training has enabled him to develop a comprehensive approach to optimizing health, wellness, and vitality.

this article includes possibility of use of ketogenic diet for cancer

Medical Articles of Interest for March 2018

Physical Fitness Tied to a Nearly 90% Reduction in Dementia Risk

High Cholesterol Tied to Lower Cognitive Decline Risk in Oldest Old

Healthy Diet Linked to Lower Hip-fracture Risk in U.S. Women

Maternal Levels of Vitamin E Isoform Linked to Child Asthma

The Gut Microbiome as a Therapeutic Target in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Chronic Liver Disease

Music Boosts Exercise Capacity During Cardiac Stress Test

Cleaning Products Tied to Faster Lung Function Decline in Women

Mediterranean Diet May Help Protect Bones in Postmenopausal Women

Tai Chi Beats Aerobic Exercise for Fibromyalgia