Michael D. Fox, MD
Travels from Jacksonville, Florida
As a reproductive endocrinologist, I am uniquely positioned to see the innermost workings of the male and female reproductive and endocrine systems. In the late 1990’s it became known that insulin resistance and elevated insulin levels were important in the development of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. This syndrome is involved in at least 40% of our infertility patients. I made the simple decision at that point to begin focusing on decreasing insulin in these patients. Now ten years later, after much research, it has become apparent that the only viable method to accomplish this is to change the diet. Over time, experience would dictate that very low carbohydrate and high fat approach is the answer to this problem. Through extensive reading, patient observation, and personal experience with the diet, I have refined the process. I now treat obesity, type II diabetes, fertility patients, and patients with hormonal disruptions such as menopause and have trained all our providers to do the same. Soon, I am launching a metabolic treatment center to further these goals and to collect data for research purposes.