Keto-solutions offers distance nutrition coaching to those wanting to adopt a low-carbohydrate or ketogenic diet, and want to incorporate intermittent fasting into their lifestyle. After you register, you will have access to online teaching modules to follow at your own pace and convenience. Afterwards, you will be paired with a Reversa Clinic certified coach who will answer your questions via phone or Skype. Follow-ups are at the frequency of your choice.
Keto-Solutions also offers a coaching program in sports and sports performance for both keto and fasting modes. This program is for people who are already comfortable with the low-carb or ketogenic way of eating, with or without intermittent fasting, who play sports or want to start, and who need advice and coaching adapted to their lifestyle.
Your certified coach has access to the entire Keto-Solutions multidisciplinary team at all times, as needed. You have the support of many health professionals to help you achieve your goals.
Please note that Keto-Solutions does not offer medical follow-ups. No blood tests, imaging, prescription or deprescription of drugs are performed. If you have any particular health problems that could be affected by a change in diet, you must obtain the agreement of your family doctor and arrange follow-ups with him or her for medical management.
Please also note that coaches are not nutritionists, and that remote follow-ups do not replace follow-ups with your own doctor.
WHO ARE WE?
Èvelyne Bourdua-Roy, Medical Doctor
A family physician, co-founder of Céto Solutions (Keto-Solutions), and founder of the Reversa Clinic, Dr. Bourdua-Roy has a particular interest in reversing type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and overweight through low-carbohydrate and ketogenic diets and intermittent fasting. She has been a student, among others, in Dr. Jason Fung’s IDM Program (Toronto), who is the author of the well-known book Obesity Code, and she is has achieved her certification in obesity medicine from the American Board of Obesity Medicine. You can read Dr. Fung’s posts on the DietDoctor.com blog, the world’s largest low-carb and ketogenic diet website. Dr. Bourdua-Roy lectured at the Breckenridge International Low Carb USA Conference in 2018, and is the co-author of the quintuple best-seller Lose Weight by Eating Fat, published in 2018 by Pratico-Pratiques. In addition, Dr. Bourdua-Roy works full-time as a family physician at the Contrecoeur Health and Solidarity Cooperative, a Family Medicine Group (FMG) that provides accessible front-line health services that reflect the needs of the local community.
Chantal Dubuc, General Director
Chantal has been a passionate entrepreneur from an early age. With 35 years of professional experience, she has started and managed many companies with great success. In the past decade, she has used her leadership in the health and social services domain. In 2007, she joined the Coopérative de Solidarité-Santé de Contrecœur and became Executive Director. In 2009, noting the glaring need in her region, she co-founded the local organization called People Apt to Negotiate Attention Deficit Association (PANDA). In 2011, she became a member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Home and Health Care Cooperatives of Quebec (FCSDSQ) where she held the position of Vice President of Health in 2015. In 2018, the FCSDSQ split off and she became one of the founding members of the Quebec Federation of Health Cooperatives and was elected the first president of the organization, a position she still holds today. Chantal has also been working since the very beginning with Dr. Èvelyne Bourdua-Roy at the Reversa Clinic, on her innovative type 2 diabetes reversal program. Faced with the enthusiasm generated by this new entrepreneurial project, she co-founded Céto Solutions to provide a personalized solution for those adopting a ketogenic or low-carbohydrate diet.
Karine Tremblay, Coordinator
Karine has been working in the medical field for 12 years as a secretary.
After obtaining the position of Dr. Bourdua-Roy’s administrative assistant, she noticed the progress patients made thanks to food.
She is passionate about her work by contributing in her way to patient’s well-being as a coordinator.
Mario Carrière, Medical Assistant and Certified Coach
Two years ago, following severe non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (fatty liver), Mario discovered that he was pre-diabetic and in very bad condition. He stumbled upon an article by Dr. Jason Fung, read his best-selling book Obesity Code, and then quickly realized that everything he thought he knew about weight loss was wrong.
With a solid background in science and self-teachings, Mario adopted a diet low in carbohydrate and high in fat (LCHF), with both intermittent and prolonged fasting. He lost 65 lbs in 3 months and his steatosis reversed in 8 months. In addition, he noticed a marked improvement in all of his health markers. He developed a real passion for this way of life. After reading and watching hundreds of articles and videos on the subject, he began to help people with the ketogenic diet and fasting on Facebook groups.
In January 2018, Mario joined the Clinic Reversa team, which allowed him to undergo training and thus perfect his skills. He then began to follow-up with diabetics who also have metabolic disorders, overweight, blood pressure problems, fibromyalgia and other health issues.
At 49 years of age and 6 feet tall, Mario now trains regularly. He cycles and does several other sports activities. But most of all, he has found a level of wellness that allows him to do it all while helping others to do the same.
Annick Bédard, Clinical Nurse and Certified Coach
Annick is a clinical nurse and mother of four young children. She adopted the low-carb, high fat diet (LCHF) in August 2017, after she read the book Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung.
She’s been nurse at the Reversa Clinic since January 2018 and also works privately for three family doctors in La Sarre.
This diet has allowed her to find a level of well-being that she had not felt for a long time. She no longer suffers joint pain, her energy is more stable throughout the day, and she has said goodbye for the most part to her eating disorders.
Dany Pelletier, Medical Assistant and Certified Coach
Involved in the health field for more than 25 years, from massage therapist to teacher, from coach to supervisor, Dany has always liked to transmit and share his knowledge. Interested in nutrition for years, first self-taught, then through established training. He loves helping his clients set goals and achieve them.
Having adopted a low-carbohydrate diet for over 5 years and a ketogenic diet for over 2 years, he is deeply convinced of the importance of controlling carbohydrates in our diet to maintain optimum health. His coaching is based on his knowledge and experiences.
Curious and passionate, he continues to deepen his knowledge. Adept at intermittent fasting and indoor training, as well as wine and restaurant dining, he believes pleasure and letting go should be part of all health initiatives if we want them to be applicable in the long term. Live healthy, live old, and live happily…
Marc Ciminelli, Kinesiologist
Having obtained his Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Concordia University and his Master’s degree in physical activity from the University of Montreal, Marc is an accredited member of the Federation of Quebec Kinesiologists (FKQ) and has a certification in CPR and DEA (automated external defibrillator).
With his experience with cardiac rehabilitation and development of exercise programs for specific populations (suffering from hypertension, diabetes, obesity, etc.), Marc worked for several years in physical evaluation and has extensive knowledge of the physiology of exercise. In addition, the ketogenic diet/LCHF has become his diet of choice for over 2 years after completing ‘Real Meal Revolution’ training as a Banting nutrition coach (just another way to say ketogenic/LCHF).
Sophia Gagnon, Certified Coach
Sophia Gagnon recently obtained a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in neuroscience from the Faculty of Medicine at the Université de Montréal. During her master’s degree, she performed research to understand how cellular metabolism, in response to stress, may be altered in the context of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). She is a neuroscientist, passionate about science and determined to understand the pathological mechanisms that lead to disease. She completed her 10 years of study with 4 children, including 3 boys with attention deficit disorder. Completely exhausted, both mentally and physically, she began to take an interest in the ketogenic diet and the science that serves as its foundation. She quickly realized why she was so exhausted and how the ketogenic diet is intimately linked to the optimal functioning of the nervous system.
She also understood the effect that carbohydrates have on the body’s metabolism in general and how it went completely against what had been taught to her at university. She then began to change her whole family’s diet to become a ketogenic family. She herself was suffering from anxiety and struggled to regulate her moods. Weight management had always been difficult and she had tried many diets (Thin For Life, WW, high protein diet, etc.) without lasting success.
In a short time, her vital energy came back, and after a few months, she had managed to lose 50 pounds, and most importantly, was able to wean off her medication. Since then, she trains intensively 5-6 times a week, and has never been so healthy. She practices intermittent and prolonged fasting and her toolbox is now well-stocked. Her three boys are on psychostimulants, and have had their dosages reduced by more than half.
Sophia is particularly interested in the scientific aspect and the research concerning the ketogenic diet since she completed her studies. She loves to delve into the scientific literature in order to stay abreast of any new information. Desiring to help others and motivated to pass on her scientific knowledge, she joined the Reversa and Keto-Solutions teams in January 2019.
Marguot Burrows, Certified Coach
In July 2017, Marguot had enough. She trained at CrossFit 4 to 5 days a week and had a healthy diet according to the standard recommendations. Despite this, her weight only went up. She knew something is wrong. In August 2017, following the advice of a doctor, she adopted a strict ketogenic diet. Marguot finally started to lose weight (35 lbs in total). She was surprised by the benefits that this diet gave her. Her mood stabilized, her knee pain disappeared, the anxiety she experienced decreased drastically, and the energy she has now compares to nothing she’d ever experienced.
Passionate about her new way of life, she devoured several books on the subject. She also incorporated intermittent and prolonged fasting into her routine. In her spare time, Marguot loves to cook and do CrossFit. She has been an elementary school teacher for almost 25 years. She joined the Keto-Solutions team in January 2019.
Pascal Lemieux, Certified Coach
Pascal has been type 1 diabetic for almost 36 years. His experience in managing his diabetes is second to none. He is also a fan of outdoor and endurance sports. He practices many activities such as road biking, running (marathons, ultra-marathons) cross-country skiing, and sea kayaking. He also has a great interest in health and the science related to it. It was in 2014 that Pascal’s life changed when he chose to adopt the ketogenic diet to help him manage and treat his illness. Diet plays a major role in the treatment of diabetes. He now achieves better results, much more stable, while dedicating less effort than in the past.
His new diet allowed Pascal to beat his personal best at the Ottawa Marathon in 2017 with only 25g of carbs for the entire race. Also in 2017, he completed the UTHC (Ultra-Trail Harricana of Canada) 65 km in trails (1500 meters D +), all with 65 grams of carbohydrates. In 2018, still in “Keto adapted” mode, he returned to the UTHC, this time for the 80 km distance (2200 meters D +) and he completed the challenge with 135 g of carbohydrates.
Pascal wants to share the benefits of the ketogenic diet for the treatment of type 1 diabetes, so that more people who are affected like him can benefit from the diet and avoid disastrous complications from the disease. Pascal joined the Keto-Solutions team in June 2019.
Julie Portugais, Nursing Assistant and Certified Coach
Julie has been an assistant nurse since 1999. She started her career practicing for over 5 years in Central America. Back in Quebec, she worked in various nursing fields ranging from clinical care to CHSLD and even airborne medical transportation coordination.
Since childhood, Julie had been overweight and was bullied. As a teenager, this suffering took on the features of an eating disorder that would not be diagnosed for several years. In 2005, Julie learned that she was suffering from bulimia. Many years of therapy and diets did not give her the results she desired. Her weight kept going up, in proportion to her despair and unhappiness.
In the spring of 2018, following the death of her mother, Julie felt an urgent need to live and recover her health. After doing some reading and receiving encouragement from her family, she began a dietary shift and turned to the ketogenic diet. Much to her surprise, her bulimic food cravings completely disappeared. Astonished, she had never dared to believe that one day she could be free of her overeating crises that haunted her since adolescence. Today, her mind is finally calm! She can eat to satisfaction, without deprivation, without worrying about the number of calories, and she has managed to lose 85 pounds in one year. Julie has developed a true passion for this lifestyle and the effect this diet can have for people with an eating disorder. In fact, she is currently studying at the University to acquire fundamental knowledge related to the psychopathologies of eating disorders. Julie joined the Keto-Solutions team in June 2019 and is in the process of being certified by the Reversa Clinic.
Isabelle Couture, Certified Coach
For most of her life, Isabelle followed the advice of “experts” to be slim and healthy, both on the nutritional and athletic side. Despite all her efforts, she became morbidly obese and severely depressed. With her scientific background in microbiology and immunology, she decided, at the end of 2017, to dig around on her own to understand what the optimal diet for health and weight loss should be. The ketogenic diet is what she discovered in the many books, scientific articles, conferences, podcasts she devoured. This discovery changed her life forever! Her weight loss is well underway, and most importantly, she managed to wean herself off all her medications and no longer have symptoms of depression.
Her new diet has allowed her to become version 2.0 of herself. She is now passionate about helping others make the same changes and experience the same benefits. She continues to comb through everything she can find on the subject, always eager to learn and apply her knowledge to help as many people as possible. She eats keto in every sense of the word, she even dreams about it at night! Her goal is to help people who want to regain control of their lives and their health, one bite at a time. Isabelle joined the Keto-Solutions team in June 2019.
Lily Laforest, coach certifiée
Passionate about the ketogenic diet and LCHF, Lily has technical training in analytical chemistry and a certificate in chemical analysis from the University of Québec in Montreal.
Having lived all her adult life with considerable overweight, Lily was heading for bariatric surgery, weighing 254 lb at 5-foot-4 inches, when she became interested in fasting around the end of 2017. Her interest in fasting pushed her towards the low-carbohydrate and ketogenic diet. In February 2018, Lily enrolled in the Reversa Clinic program, Contrecoeur cohort 17. But she had already understood the basics of ketogenic nutrition before even meeting Dr. Bourdua-Roy!
Lily became a moderator on various Facebook pages on LCHF and the ketogenic diet before joining the Keto Solutions team as a moderator. This dietary change allowed Lily not only to heal herself metabolically, but also to lose one hundred pounds. This new breath also gave her the chance to train and realize a big dream, that of completing the Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie! She accomplished her dream in June 2019! Despite a busy schedule, she continues to consolidate her knowledge with readings that are concerned directly or indirectly with the ketogenic diet and fasting. Lily joined the Keto-Solutions team in June 2019.
Martin Leblanc, Certified Coach
In December 2017, Martin weighed 260 lbs at 5 foot 7, and just entering his 40s, this was quite a shock! With a tendency for binging, he carried this excess weight for too long. A change was needed, but which, since he had already tried everything including the famous “eat less and move more” diets for several years, without success.
In 2018, motivated to find a solution, research helped him discover intermittent fasting. It all clicked into place, it was the beginning of his new passion! He read all that exists from Dr. Jason Fung and finally understood why everything he thought he knew was not working. In addition, he realized he had to unlearn all the myths about weight loss. So excited by his new passion, he managed to get his family on board for the adventure.
Martin is passionate about intermittent and long fasts. He has been administering a Facebook group on intermittent fasting for more than a year and is a reference for his 4000 subscribers! He continues to deepen his knowledge, devoting all his free time to read and learn about anything that is concerned with the ketogenic diet, LCHF, intermittent fasting and long fasts.
What motivates him the most is to help and guide those who want to change their lives; he is driven by the success of others! Martin is convinced that the ketogenic diet combined with fasting is a very powerful tool, if it is well used! He managed to lose 75 lbs in 15 months. Martin joined the Keto-Solutions team in June 2019.
Nathalie Roy, Certified Coach
Nathalie has been an administrative assistant in the field of health since 1991, and has always had health at heart. She comes from a family where heart problems are common, and Nathalie has always looked for a way to thwart the curse of hereditary heart disease. In 2006, Nathalie underwent bariatric surgery which resulted in weight loss of nearly 100 pounds, but then gained back 50 over the years. This resulted in enormous guilt and a sense of failure that was hard on her soul.
In 2014, Nathalie began to have chronic hip pain that became more and more debilitating. Various health professionals only partially relieved the pain. In 2016, she hardly worked anymore; just the minimum necessary and used painkillers in high doses.
30 years of various yoyo diets (low calorie, vegetarian, hypotoxic…) did not just damage her body, but also left her with moral suffering. In December 2017, she discovered fasting, and soon after also discovered the low-carbohydrate and ketogenic diet. Nathalie is an intuitive and passionate person, so she quickly understood the basics of this diet. She has lost 75 lbs, and the pain in her hips have finally disappeared. She has been a moderator on several Facebook groups, allowing her to answer hundreds of questions and perfect her experience of LCHF and ketogenic nutrition. She is convinced that this is a simple and sustainable way of eating. She says that weight loss is 30% work, and the rest takes place between your two ears! Nathalie joined Keto-Solutions in June 2019.