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Old Thu, Oct-22-15, 09:48
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Default New LC Support Group in WV, also VA, SC, DC

Learned about a new in-person LC Support Group in Charlestown, West Virginia.

The doctor who leads it was on Jimmy Moore's podcast not long ago. Episode #1005. They have had a news article published about their program. The doctor's website has many links and health information, including all of Dr. Westman's program in detail and many others. Another Support group to join Dr. Westman's in Durham NC and Dr. Hallberg's in Lafayette, IN.

Dr Mark Cucuzzella ; Professor Family Medicine WVU School of Medicine;
http://tworiverstreads.com/simple-food-rules/

Melanie Miller is leading the group. Think you can sign up for the meetings on her facebook page or contact her for more info: https://www.facebook.com/melaniemil...journey?fref=ts

Low Carb Revolution in West Virginia.


Why were nearly 100 citizens including the wives of two NFL Hall of Famers gathered at Sam Michael’s Rec Center in October 2015? My friend Melanie Miller was igniting the social media world and sharing her story and some simple food rules that can reverse “disease” and restore health and people were doing it. Melanie and I met at a community health meeting where several were talking about more exercise initiatives and even “Weight Watchers” as a means to fight obesity in a community. I challenged this by bringing up “what about the person who has a rod in their ankle, they and about 20% of the population have a disability where they cannot do adequate exercise. Do we just forget about them and let them get fat and diabetes?”. Across the table was Melanie who had a rod in her ankle and gained 100 pounds after this horrible event and was struggling to find her health again. The Revolution was ignited.

The method costs nothing and 1000s of people around the world have used this eating style for over 100 years to prevent and reverse obesity and diabetes. Even Hollywood actors use this method when they need to gain or lose weight for a role. The event was hosting by myself, Melanie, and former medical patient Terry Caswell; both whom had gotten their lives back and were now helping others. The demand was high to share more. We had nothing to sell: no products, no monthly plans, no pills, no surgery, no hour long gym sessions. Also no calories or points to count, no fitness trackers or apps; just eat adequate protein, fat to satiety and limit carbohydrate. Exercise is great for your health, but it is not for weight loss......more on the group



Melanie says DC is an hour and 15 minutes? (took us longer than that to get to airport one day ) but if you are in the near area...it sounds like a great support group!

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Old Fri, Oct-23-15, 02:53
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Here is the thread about it. 76 people!! Came to their first meeting. She may post their event under the Durham event page.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Duk...77858088959643/
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AND! Another new LC support group starting up on the Grand Strand in South Carolina. How cool is that? 😎 Chizzy has her MD from Duke, also an RD and it appears she recently moved to SC:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Duk...78063228939129/

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Some missing details. ...
For South Carolina, Chizzy's info so far is:

You're ALL invited to the inaugural, monthly "Grand Strand Low Carb Support Group"!! It will be the first Thursday of the month starting November, 5th from 6:30-8pm at the "Pickled Cucumber" restaurant in Surfside Beach, SC. Address: 828 Surfside Dr, Surfside Beach, SC 29575. Please stop by and help us spread the low-carb movement further!


No need to RSVP for the support group dinner. I do have an office: Advanced Nutrition Associates- 11945 Grandhaven Dr. Ste G, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576. No FB page or website yet! Contact me at 734-846-2664.

For both support groups keep an eye out at The Low Carb Support Group linked above.

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To clarify that comment about DC....

Dr Mark Cucuzzella's WV support group meets in Charles Town
two words, near the VA border...not the WV capital (one word)!

Google Maps shows from the White House to Charles Town as 1hour and 26 minutes. (Hard to believe with traffic, but it must be true if Google says so )
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The last group meeting was 170 people...a LC Revolution!
Here is a wonderful new Success Video from Melanie following Dr Westman's plan: https://www.facebook.com/Melanieslo...?type=2&theater

Melanie leads this LC support group in West Virgina with Mark Cucuzzella MD.
http://tworiverstreads.com/simple-food-rules/
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Melanie is all over the place. She visited the Durham support group, clinic and met Dr Westman in DC at a conference.
See new Facebook post. Her group in WV (but near DC ) is exploding.
WTG, Melanie. https://www.facebook.com/Melanieslo...ey/?pnref=story
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You can watch their meeting tonight on YouTube, starting 6:45-7:00. It should appear in the Upload section.

http://www.youtube.com/c/MelanieMillerslowcarbjourney
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Anyone, anywhere can now watch this support group meeting.
Next meeting in May will be on a Saturday and feature Dr Westman as the speaker.

New article in the paper about the previous meeting:

http://www.shepherdstownchronicle.c...-.html?nav=5089
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Melanie is getting crazy good media coverage for her group and Dr. Westman's presentation tomorrow. TV, newspaper, she's everywhere. 300 tix sold, 100 remain for purchase at door. She is not webcasting this one, but will tape it and reply parts.

https://www.facebook.com/Melanieslo...ourney/?fref=ts

2+ minute TV spot video http://www.your4state.com/news/west...-to-lose-weight

newspaper: http://www.heraldmailmedia.com/life...29ec994016.html

Jackie Eberstein, RN, Dr Atkins nurse for 30 years will also be speaking. She has wonderful advice. Her Carb Addiction talk: https://youtu.be/8X8boLYmVo8

EDIT: The local TV station piece is on DietDoctor!! http://www.dietdoctor.com/serial-di...y-losing-weight

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Newspaper article about the meeting, 350 attended.
http://shepherdstownchronicle.com/p...r.html?nav=5089
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To clarify that comment about DC....

Dr Mark Cucuzzella's WV support group meets in Charles Town
two words, near the VA border...not the WV capital (one word)!

Google Maps shows from the White House to Charles Town as 1hour and 26 minutes. (Hard to believe with traffic, but it must be true if Google says so )


haha. you are right- i live in DC and have been up that way many times to go camping/tubing. it is beautiful out there! it is roughly a hr drive without "real traffic" just the normal flow here, outside rush hour.

thanks for posting all this info! very cool.
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Rush hours on the Beltway...my favorite DC experience
You missed meeting Ken...here are two photos of him on stage with Dr Westman. http://forum.lowcarber.org/showpost...&postcount=2127 Gave a plug for LowCarber too
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oh wow- that's so cool!

and whoops- my key stuck- meant " 2 hour drive" not "hour drive."
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