Dr Cameron Gent of Wembley Medical Centre recently wrote an article urging health practitioners to innovate. MHS has been operating its metabolic testing and clinical weight-loss services out of Wembley Medical Centre since October last year and has seen fantastic results. Dr Gent had the following to say about ECAL in his article.
The eCal device being used in our practice (and the UK NHS) measures exhaled gases of patients via indirect calorimetry providing, via software integration an estimation of metabolic rate at the mitochondrial level and an indication of whether a patient is ‘burning’ carbohydrate or fat for energy in the fasting state.
The use of eCal is based on a new old idea that had been buried for many decades. That is, low carbohydrate diet can lead to reversal or cure of diabetes type 2 and may be the most effective non-surgical way of combatting obesity.
I have found the availability and their use of the eCal device developed here in WA to be pivotal in motivating patients to enter the program and stay in the program.
Read the full article here.