For Physicians & Allied Health Providers

If you are a physician or allied health provider and would like to learn more about the scientific evidence for recommending a low carbohydrate diet to your patients, I’ve written ~170 articles over the last several years, many of them fully referenced and which appear under the Science Made Simple tab. To save you time, I’ve selected some articles that I feel would be of particular interest to healthcare professionals and organized them by topic, below.

Some of these articles review academic studies related to use of a low carbohydrate or ketogenic diet, while others address common concerns or misconceptions. Some discuss recent policy changes that have taken place around the world; including the American Diabetes Association’s recent adoption (April 18, 2019) of low carbohydrate and ketogenic meal patterns as Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for the treatment of pre-diabetes, Type 1- and Type 2 Diabetes, as well as for obesity.

This selection of articles are organized in descending order of date, beginning with the most recent.

Policy Changes

Review of Studies

    Common Concerns & Misconceptions

    Low Carb & Ketogenic Diets


    Canadian Dietary Guidelines

      Of Importance to Healthcare Practitioners

      Assorted Articles

      A Little Bit About Me

      I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences at McGill University in Montreal and received my Master of Science  degree in Human Nutrition from University of British Columbia in 2008.

      I am registered with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia and the College of Dietitians of Alberta and provide in-person Registered Dietitian services as well as via Distance Consultation across Canada, with the exception of PEI. While I am not licensed as a Dietitian outside of Canada, I am able to provide nutrition education services to those in the US and beyond.


      If you would like a list of the Registered Dietitian services that I provide in Canada, as well as their costs please click here to download the Intake and Service Option Form. For nutrition education services for those living outside of Canada, please use this form.

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      If you would like additional information or have questions, please send me a note using the Contact Me form on the tab, above and I will reply as soon as I am able.

      I look forward to helping support your practice and the care of your patients.

      Best regards,

      Joy Y. Kiddie, MSc RD