As one of the Worlds’ foremost experts on nutrition, health and well being, Greg has dedicated over 40 years of his life to both scientific and practical research and has worked with over 10,000 subjects, including many champion amateur and professional athletes as well as the general public.
Over the last 15 years Greg has also worked with over 1000 autistic children, helping them with cutting edge ‘BioEnergy Medicine’ . Some of them are no longer autistic and others are considerably improved.
In 2011, Greg wrote the groundbreaking book, The Glycation Factor, exposing the real dangers of consuming carbohydrates. Today, Greg maintains a large consultation practice in Pennsylvania in addition to writing and lecturing.
Dr. Greg Ellis will answer any of your low carb questions. Including the right way to approach the low carb diet and how to choose the correct low carb meal plans and recipes. This will allow you to come up with the right plan for you to maintain and control your weight through the scientific proven steps that work. Weight control will never be a struggle again.
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I became very interested in strength, muscle building, and weight lifting about the age of nine. My father was an athlete and that contributed to kindling my interest. Three years later, my parents divorced. I was crushed, first emotionally, and then physically.
Within six months of my father’s leaving, I gained 60 pounds without any increase in height. That led to many diseases, including obesity, high blood pressure for which I was drugged — all at the advanced age of twelve! I was devastated.
I did, however, have a bag of tricks. My training and muscle/weight lifting magazines provided me with some of the keys to solving my mounting problems. I set about the task of ridding myself of my obese condition and of my diseases. I accomplished both goals.
But, I wanted more than just leanness:
I wanted to be well built
I began my journey into learning all that was required to attain that dream
My travels haven’t stopped even today, in 2012, and I continue to learn
My extensive dietary experiments began when I reached my early twenties. At age 23, I induced obesity again, on purpose, while training at Muscle Beach. All the great bodybuilders of the day, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, were training in Southern California at the same gym. “Bulking-up” was a standard bodybuilding practice. It was all wrong and misguided.
A little later, I began my experiments in vegetarianism, enemas, and the worst one of all, total fasting — eating nothing at all. That was a devastating experiment and I lost all of my fat plus I lost a lot of my hard-earned muscle too. After rehabbing from fasting (naturally I got fat again), I began to slowly refine my methods. Thereafter, I tried to maintain (or even build muscle) while, at the same time, reducing fat.
I relied on:
The endless diet books in the marketplace for advice
I finally realized that I would not find my solutions from these sources and that’s when I decided to become my own expert by becoming a scientist. This was a challenging process. Even the PhD degree wasn’t enough, however, to help me meet my goals, but it was enough to provide me with the rudiments required to really learn what I needed to know.
I guess you could say that it was my own self-directed post-doctoral work that provided the Solutions.
It took many years of study and experimentation to put all the pieces together and to finally come to an exact, precise, and accurate understanding of the process by which the body regulates its weight, its muscle, and its fat.
I continued my dietary experiments and stripped every bit of fat from my body. The downside to my fasting experiments was that I stripped away all of my muscle too.
I discovered that few people were aware of all of the facets of this regulatory process and I also learned that no one else had ever put all of the pieces together into a workable solution for others and could actually teach others how to do it.
Sure, there were biochemists who understood exactly how the body regulates its use of food but they didn’t know how to apply this knowledge for use in one’s own life. And there were people who knew about exercise, but knew nothing about biochemistry.
I’m still experimenting with both diet and exercise. After so many years of doing it, I still play around with tweaking things.
Why waste all the training and education at this point?
During the last three decades I continued to refine my techniques for achieving great results in weight control and body shaping. At the end of my long journey, I’d learned the biochemistry, physiology, and exact mechanisms operating in our bodies for weight control and I then pieced it all together to develop Dr. Ellis’s 100% Weight Loss and Weight Control Solution with a special emphasis on how to shape one’s body through the application of all the principles I’d learned..
During the preceding decades I’d become a good athlete, a tutor about diet, nutrition, and athletic/sports training to more than 10,000 subjects, including many champion amateur and professional athletes. I opened one of the very first pure Nautilus-equipped gyms in the country in 1972.
I received my BA degree from the University of Pittsburgh, my MS and PhD degrees from the Temple University School of Medicine’s Department of Physiology. My doctorate degree is in Physiology with special areas of study into exercise physiology and exercise biochemistry.
My PhD thesis involved an extensive study into the regulation of metabolism (the study of how the body processes and uses food as fuel). Because of my thorough understanding of this subject, I’ve been able to outline and describe the most effective dietary strategies ever developed. Combined with the other elements of my program, particularly what I teach about exercise and physical activity, plus the tools I’ve developed, my Dr. Ellis’s 100/100 Plan and my diet composition recommendations are the most effective ones ever designed.
I’m also a Certified Nutrition Specialist with the American College of Nutrition. There’s no diet or exercise plan that I haven’t tried and evaluated during my efforts to devise my world class weight control and body shape optimization program.
I live in Philadelphia with my wife, Laurie, and my teenage boy, Chase. My daughter Devyn works with me now. I maintain a large nutrition consultation practice in addition to writing and lecturing.
I turn 65 in April of 2012. Beyond my interests in fitness, diet and nutrition, and exercise, I’ve expanded my horizons into more esoteric and “ahead-of-their-time” issues such as homeopathy and acupuncture. During the last fifteen years I’ve worked with more than 1,000 autistic children with some nice success. Quite a number are now no longer autistic.
I’ve also become very interested in Fall Prevention in older adults. This is a major societal epidemic that can be avoided. For most adults, they’re at the opposite extreme of my interest in muscle building as the average 65+ year-old has lost 40% of the muscle he possessed in his twenties.
All of my interests can now be lumped under the umbrella of “Anti-Aging,” that is, the total breadth of my years of study and experience in these varied disciplines. My goal is to act as a liaison between the complicated world of scientific research and the public by disseminating the research information that serves as the backbone for the development of effective strategies for losing and controlling bodyweight.
We possess, here in 2012, all of the necessary information to provide each person with the 100% Complete Solution to Weight Loss and Weight Control. The only problem is that the public is unfocused about these facts and is totally confused.
I can solve these problems by helping you become laser-specific into the exact steps you must take to control your weight and to attain the body you want.