Mission Statement

The Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners (SMHP) represents all researchers and practitioners working to improve metabolic health around the world through education, training, and support of evidence-based nutritional approaches, including carbohydrate restriction, as a valid therapeutic option or intervention.

As set forth in the Articles of Incorporation, the mission of the Corporation is to be the recognized authority and resource on carbohydrate restriction by:


1.1.1.   Establishing a Standard of Care (SoC) for carbohydrate restriction interventions through maintenance of Clinical Guidelines for practitioners of carbohydrate restriction and establishing an online communication forum between practitioners on all subjects related to carbohydrate restriction.

1.1.2.   Establishing an evidence-based, unified lobbying group representing carbohydrate restriction as a valid approach to metabolic health.

1.1.3.   Establishing and supporting a member practitioner directory of profiles for all practitioners in each of the different categories with an easy, user-friendly search capability such that they can be found by patients and colleagues alike.

1.1.4.  Providing education and training for all practitioners wishing to be accredited.

1.1.5.  Establishing tiered credentialing criteria for practitioners to be recognised as accredited.

1.1.6.  Establishing an evidence-based reference resource for the public including publication of papers, articles, blog posts, talks, as well as live and online seminars.

1.1.7.  Making distributions, where possible, to organizations doing work and research in the field of carbohydrate restriction that qualify as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code.