Board Certified Obesity Doctor Tro Kalayjian to Bring Biggest Names in Keto, Low Carb & Intermittent Fasting to Hudson Valley’s HNA Palisades Conference Center

This groundbreaking conference—organized by Dr. Tro Kalayjian in partnership with The Fasting Method by IDM & LowCarbUSA—will feature keynotes and presentations on topics relating to low carb, keto, and fasting from some of the field’s leading experts and medical professionals.

Speakers include Tro Kalayjian, DO; Brian Lenzkes, MD; Megan Ramos, Nadia Pateguana, ND; Ben Bickman, MD; Nina Teicholz; Nadir Ali, MD; Christian Assad, MD; Evelyne Bourdua-Roy, MD; David Unwin, MD; Jen Unwin, DPsy; Chris Palmer, MD; Mark Cucuzzella, MD; Aastha Kalra, MD; Cynthia Thurlow, NP; Robert Cywes, MD; Ted Naiman, MD; Andrea Lombardi, PA; and Terri Lance, PhD.


“When you look at the data, the diets that are lowest in processed carbohydrates, and lowest in sugars are the diets that help people lose weight and fix their diabetes,” said Kalayjian, who opened Dr. Tro’s Medical Weight & Direct Primary Care in Tappan, NY earlier this year.

Dr. Tro Kalayjian
Dr. Tro Kalayjian is bringing Low Carb New York to Palisades, NY in July 2020.

“Earlier in my career I looked at metabolic diseases in the same way the medical establishment has viewed these diseases for decades. Diseases like Type 2 diabetes are thought of as progressive, and most doctors typically hope to merely slow that progression. In my practice, using low carb, keto and intermittent fasting, I regularly take patients off medications, and help them restore their health.”

Kalayjian, who co-hosts the popular Low Carb MD podcast, decided to organize Low Carb New York in response to the exploding interest he’s seen in low carb, keto, and intermittent fasting in recent months.

“We’ve already had more than 1.4 million podcast downloads in just a little more than a year, and our audience continues to grow,” said Kalayjian. “I am frequently asked to speak at events in the local community, which I do as my schedule permits, but it has become clear there is demand for a full-fledged conference, and that is what we are providing.”

The conference is open to all, including the general public, health, nutrition and fitness enthusiasts, the scientific community, policymakers and healthcare professionals. Continuing Medical Education (CME) up to 14 hours is available for healthcare professionals.

“We’ve seen the benefits of therapeutic fasting and low carbohydrate diets in our work with more than 10,000 people worldwide,” said Megan Ramos, who co-founded Intensive Dietary Management and The Fasting Method along with Dr. Jason Fung, MD.

Ramos was diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NALFD) at age 12, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) at age 14, and Type 2 diabetes at age 27. She reversed these metabolic conditions and achieved an 86-pound weight loss by combining intermittent fasting with a low carb diet, and is now passionate about helping others do the same.

“I’ve been extremely fortunate to be able to help educate thousands of people online,” said Ramos. “At IDM/TFM we help people worldwide lose weight and eliminate unnecessary medications with the assistance of their doctors. In some cases, I have even helped women, who have been told they are infertile due to PCOS complications, have babies with the education provided through video chat.

“As rewarding as it is to help people online, I am always enthusiastic when I have the opportunity to speak to people face to face at conferences such as this one. We know there is a large demand for education on these topics in the New York area, and we’re hoping this will be the first of many conferences we hold there.”

Doug Reynolds, the founder and CEO of LowCarbUSA, also has firsthand knowledge of the power of the ketogenic lifestyle. “I started gaining weight as I approached 40,” said Reynolds who had run nearly a hundred marathons and ultras. “I was gaining weight each year, regardless of how hard I trained. Ultimately, I was getting injured, and I began to hate running.”

Soon after adopting a keto lifestyle, Reynolds dropped the weight and his injuries resolved. “I am back down to the weight I was when I was 30,” Reynolds said, “and my recovery after training is better than it has ever been. I am now committed to helping to reverse the current consensus on diet here in the US and around the world. Low Carb New York 2020 will help us move closer to that objective.”

Schedule of Events:

  • Thursday July 16: Evening mixer event for registrants and speakers, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
  • July 17 &18: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Schedule available on conference website,
  • July 19: VIP Breakfast beginning at 8:00 a.m.

About the Organizers:

Dr. Tro Kalayjian is a board-certified Internal Medicine & Obesity Medicine Physician. Dr. Kalayjian’s therapeutic focus includes diabetes, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, metabolic syndrome and PCOS. Dr. Tro’s approach begins with intensive lifestyle changes including diet, exercise, improved sleep hygiene, as well as stress management and mental health. For more information, visit Dr. Tro’s Medical Weight Loss & Direct Primary Care.

The Fasting Method by IDM is an online program that focuses on online education, resources and community. The program naturally treats weight and other metabolic related issues such as type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and fatty liver through lifestyle modifications without the use of medications, supplements or surgery. The IDM Coaching Program provides the education, guidance, support, and structure necessary for successful weight loss and type 2 diabetes reversal.

LowCarbUSA is a fast-growing growing organization that supports the educational community by Publishing Clinical Guidelines for ‘The Prescription of Carbohydrate Restriction as a Therapeutic Intervention’ and hosting conferences featuring world renowned speakers around the country to showcase the latest science and therapeutic success of restricting carbs. LowCarbUSA is also very active on social media and we have put in place an extensive and growing list of research papers and articles. We have also introduced a searchable database of Low Carb Friendly Medical Practitioners and Dietitians who understand the general health and therapeutic benefits of this lifestyle.

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Article by Chris S. Cornell

Chris S. Cornell is a writer, photographer and editor who works with organizations and businesses to help them create and curate articles, images, and videos in ways that help them educate, engage, and positively impact their audiences. Cornell is VP of Digital Marketing at Westchester, NY based WOW Production Services. At age 51, Cornell weighed 278 pounds. On a low-carb diet, he lost 85 pounds and has sustained the weight loss for the past 18 months. Now 55, Cornell lifts weights and runs. He is a cancer survivor.