“The high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet has been the longest uncontrolled nutritional experiment in history. The results have not been good. Perhaps you’ve noticed.” – Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, Living Low Carb
My dream of becoming a physician began after completing my Bachelors of Science in Human Physiology at Michigan State University. I then attended MSU College of Human Medicine where I received a stellar education in primary care medicine. I received my residency training in Pediatrics at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, MI. I’ve been a private practice pediatrician since 2002 and became Board Certified that same year. I developed a special interest in diet and nutrition in 2007 after developing my own personal health problems. It was at this time that I came to the realization that the conventional medical wisdom on nutrition (Low Fat/High Carb or Calories In/Calories Out) was making me sicker despite my rigorous compliance. I was able to successfully turn these problems around with the help of some very special people at the ZG Zacharias Ganey Health Institute in Richmond, VA. It is one of the most successful obesity/metabolic syndrome/diabetes treatment centers in the country. Dr. Madge introduced me to the Low Carb diet. After intensive research on the topic of diet and nutrition, I began successfully counseling the patients in my practice 2 years ago. My goal is to teach my patients proper dietary habits that will provide a foundation for lifelong wellness. I am married with 3 boys and all of the nutritional advice on my blog is utilized in our own home.
Modeling good eating habits for our children is critical! They watch every move that you make! In addition, as the caring adult, you have more control over your child’s eating habits than you give yourself credit for! To that end, this blog will be a mix of both evidence-based and anecdotal reports on child and adult nutrition. I would like to keep the blog as interactive as possible. Keep in mind that I keep a busy clinical schedule and my response to your posts, questions and criticisms may be irregular. If you are able to provide evidence to support or refute an argument, I ask that you please do so.Finally, keeping the posts respectful to all is absolutely of the upmost importance. Thank you!
Brad Hoopingarner MD, FAAP
Please Note: All of the blog entries are written and posted by Dr. Hoop