The HEAL Diabetes Clinics offering is now closed and is no longer accepting investments.

HEAL Diabetes Clinics

Health & Wellness: Diabetes, Weight Loss

Small OPO
Pacific Palisades, CA
Health Tech
Accepting International Investment

Help Change Lives While Making a Good Investment

Invest in HEAL Clinics, co-founded by Dr. Eric Westman to put type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes and obesity in remission with the HEALcare ketogenic program

HEAL Clinics is in the rapidly growing category of health and wellness providers "re-inventing" healthcare with innovative concierge, specialty care and growth-oriented business models open to investors.


The company's mission is to eradicate type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes and obesity with its evidence-based HEALcare® program, ketogenic (low-carb) guided path developed by Dr. Eric Westman that puts the diseases in remission without medication or injected insulin – and safe, effective weight loss without hunger or cravings. HEALcare patients with diabetes safely remove injected insulin from their lives typically within one to seven weeks with a success rate of up to 98%. People gain control over their health, achieving true hope and a sense of freedom. 

The HEALcare ketogenic program – an integrated approach

Dietary guidance

HEALcare dietary guidelines are uncomplicated and eliminate calorie counting, hunger, cravings and eating disliked foods.

Personalized support

Personalized behavioral coaching and support at every step of the way to ensure individuals reach their health and wellness goals.


Medical care

Medical care for individuals taking medication or injected insulin, helping them stop being “patients” so they can enjoy healthy lives.

Unparalleled leadership in ketogenic research and practice

Dr. Westman and Nurse Eberstein have keto-treated more than 64,000 patients over 43 years of combined, unmatched experience in the keto field

HEAL Clinics was co-founded by Dr. Eric Westman, a world renowned researcher and physician in low-carb ketogenic medicine who has successfully "keto treated" thousands of patients at Duke University's Lifestyle Medicine Clinic since 2006. He is among the few keto academics in the world who practices medicine daily, giving him first-hand practical experience on the real-life benefits and protocols of ketogenic lifestyles.


Dr. Westman co-created the HEALcare program with Nurse Jacqueline Eberstein with the mission of putting type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes and obesity in permanent remission across the United States. 


Nurse Eberstein was head nurse at the Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine for 29 years, where she "keto treated" over 60,000 patients. In 1998 she helped persuade Dr. Westman to start his scientific research into the safety and efficacy of ketogenic diets. 

Accomplishments since the company started in 2014

  • Developed and perfected two versions of the HEALcare program. Non-medical HEALcare is for individuals seeking to lose weight or reduce diet-related health risks and who are not taking insulin or medication for blood-glucose control and hypertension. It is provided by telecare (phone, email, texting, videoconference). Medical HEALcare is for individuals with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes seeking to eliminate injected insulin or medication. It is provided at HEALcare medical clinics and by telecare. 
  • Piloted an innovative business and financial model to provide the HEALcare programs with relatively low operating expense and capital.
  • Opened three HEALcare clinics and preparing to open five more later this year and early 2019, including one hosted by a large regional multispecialty clinic in Pinehurst NC, and several hosted by a health system in the Midwest with eight hospitals, 120 outpatient facilities and over 2100 physicians.
  • Treated several hundred individuals with type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes and obesity.
  • Established the HEALcare brand among keto opinion-leaders.

  • Assembled a core team of 21 entrepreneurs, medical professionals, behavioral coaches, clinic operations specialists and board members – all passionate about changing the world with ketogenic diets, medicine and lifestyle.

A Timely Opportunity | Get in on the Ground Floor

The market is immense and traditional treatment falls short

The market need for HEALcare is immense. Almost two billion people across the world live with obesity, type-2 diabetes and pre-diabetes; including over half of the U.S. population – and prevalence continues to increase. The global economic burden of diabetes and its associated diseases exceeds $1.3 trillion every year (2% of global GDP).


The current standard of medical care prescribes "pills and needles" regimens of medication and injected insulin, and weight-loss programs that emphasize counting calories and reducing fat intake. This approach treats symptoms but rarely if ever reverses the disease; in fact, evidence shows that it often worsens the patient's condition.


But these diseases are mostly preventable and reversible without "pills and needles" or counting calories. Since they are caused by eating too many carbohydrates, it's appropriate to treat them with low-carb protocols. 

Now is the time to invest in HEAL Clinics

Low-carb and keto diets and medical treatment remained mostly unnoticed for years. However, recent upticks of news stories, published studies, and endorsements from celebrities and opinion leaders have been raising public awareness of keto's safety and effectiveness while helping dispel the myths that surround it.


So now is the ideal time to invest in HEAL Clinics and support its mission to put type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes and obesity in remission with the evidence-based HEALcare program and a growth-driven business model.


This is a unique opportunity to share on the upside financial potential of the only global company in the "keto world" open to individual investors. 


Invest today as little as $480 to start helping save lives with keto. 

A message from Dr. Eric Westman on why he co-founded HEAL Clinics and developed the HEALcare program.

HEALcare is Effective, Safe, Uncomplicated

The HEALcare program is based on the research and clinical experience gathered by Dr. Westman and Nurse Eberstein during their combined 43 years of treating over 64,000 patients and publishing 45 research papers – and verified by a growing body of third-party research and medical practice. 


It puts type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes and obesity in remission by shifting from today’s standard of prescribing medication or insulin after people get sick, to empowering individuals to adopt and sustain healthy lifestyles. Instead of doctors telling people to be “good patients” and to dutifully take their insulin and meds, HEALcare helps free patients from “pills and needles” without hunger or cravings.


The HEALcare program is straightforward to understand and follow. It does not use gimmicks, food diaries, special products or devices, packaged foods, smartphone apps or other complicated methods. As Dr. Westman likes to say, it is uncomplicated keto


But uncomplicated does not mean simplistic. HEALcare's fundamental components are sophisticated, evidence-based one-on-one personalized guidance and support, and peer-group behavioral coaching. Research shows that these are essential for the sustained lifestyle changes necessary to keep obesity and diabetes in remission because medical treatment is not enough for long-term success. HEALcare's behavioral coaches continuously assess progress, customize each individual's diet, prevent adverse effects, develop realistic expectations, promote accountability, and help overcome roadblocks like stress, food addiction, old habits, bad advice, and pressure from friends and relatives.

Dr. Westman's results: 98% of patients eliminate injected insulin within 1-7 weeks of starting keto diet

Ketogenic diets have also shown to treat or mitigate medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), acid reflux (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, epilepsy, neurodegenerative diseases, and McArdle disease.

HEALcare Transforms Lives

"I highly recommend HEALcare to anyone who wants to take their life back. It works and I am proud to be part of the team. I thank God daily for blessing me with a new life."

– Tammy Gentry

“HEALcare opened my eyes to what I couldn’t see for so many years. Today I am proudly living my dream, medication free and healthier than I have ever been in my life.”

– Cara Lloyd

"My husband and I believe in the benefits of this lifestyle so much that when we found that HEAL Clinics follows the same protocol that helped us improve our health, we became investors."

– Kathy Nichols

“For the first time in my life, I am no longer at war with food, the scales, and best of all, no longer at war with myself....Dr. Westman’s approach saved my life.”

– Lynne Ivey

The Nuts and Bolts

Innovative care-delivery model compliant with Federal and State regulations

The simple and efficient HEALcare enrollment process starts with an initial health assessment to determine if the individual requires medical supervision under the HEALcare medical program. 


When the patient requires medical care, for legal and quality reasons the first visit is in person with a HEALcare clinician at a HEALcare medical clinic. If the patient wishes, some medical follow-ups are done remotely by telecare (phone, email, texting, videoconference). The HEALcare non-medical program and all peer-group behavioral coaching is provided remotely by telecare. 


Because the focus is on deeply personalized care and lifestyle guidance – not just medical treatment – HEALcare clinicians are nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants instead of doctors, which also significantly lowers operating costs.

HEALcare clinicians and coaches "walk the keto walk" transforming their own lives with keto lifestyles. They are rigorously trained and supervised in the HEALcare protocol by Dr. Westman and Nurse Eberstein.


HEALcare medical clinics are located inside existing third-party medical practices and clinics. This clinic-in-clinic model minimizes the need for 

capital compared to creating stand-alone clinics, and jumpstarts patient flow with referrals from hosts. Host providers benefit by offering a much needed service that they cannot deliver to their patients with HEALcare's low fees, deep personalization and high-quality outcomes.


HEAL Clinics owns the HEALcare clinics where State regulation permits it; otherwise, the clinics are owned by third-party physicians with HEAL Clinics acting as the exclusive management services organization and licensor of the HEALcare brand and methods.

Affordable cost

HEALcare is available for an affordable, fixed monthly fee that covers all care – there are no add-ons or surcharges. The monthly fee ranges from $75 to $395 based on the individual's medical condition. 


The monthly fee is typically less than the cost of medication and insulin – and it goes down as the individual's health improves, often within weeks.

HEALcare's competitive advantage

HEAL Clinics' main competitors are local and regional companies:

  • Medical practices, hospitals and clinics that mostly prescribe “pills and needles” treatments, and low-fat diets.
  • Non-medical weight-loss programs that wrongly emphasize counting calories and reducing fat intake.
  • Minor keto coaching programs that target weight loss without medical treatment.
  • Virta Health, a company that helps treat type 2 diabetes with ketogenic guidance using digital tools.

HEALcare's key distinguishing features are:

  • A holistic, integrated program that treats the entire disease spectrum – from type 2 diabetes to obesity – not just one end or the other.
  • Emphasis on personalized one-on-one guided support and peer-supported behavioral coaching that research shows are required for sustained disease remission.
  • Convenient access to care at a growing national network of HEALcare clinic locations, and with extensive use of telecare.
  • The only program created and guided by Dr. Westman.

Poised for Rapid-Growth

Six key factors for consideration as a prospective investor:

  • Modest need for growth capital because HEALcare clinics are located inside established third-party medical practices and clinics.
  • Business and care models verified in three HEALcare clinics (Durham NC, Chesapeake VA, Roanoke VA).

  • Five new HEALcare clinics preparing to open by early 2019, including one hosted by a large regional multispecialty clinic in Pinehurst NC, and several hosted by a health system in the Midwest with eight hospitals, 120 outpatient facilities and over 2100 physicians.

  • Plan for 2022: 200+ HEALcare clinics across the US that will have changed over 100,000 live (contingent on maintaining adequate level of financing and the execution of final agreements with third parties)

  • HEALcare brand already well known and supported by keto educators and influencers.

  • Co-founder Dr. Eric Westman and HEALcare program co-developer Nurse Jacqueline Eberstein promote HEALcare when speaking at many keto and low-carb events and conferences across the globe.

The Investment Offering

HEAL Clinics is offering $1,069,999.68 in Common B Non-voting Stock at $0.48 per share at a pre-money valuation of $7,290,000. 

Investors will obtain the same class of shares as the company's founders, team and previous investors. 

Minimum investment: $480 (1,000 shares). 


INVESTOR PERKS *


  • $1,000 – HEALcare gift certificate for $50
    A $50 gift certificate for any HEALcare service.
  • $2,500 – Phone consultation with Dr. Eric Westman
    Previous perk plus a private one-hour phone consultation with Dr. Eric Westman.
  • $5,000 – HEALcare gift certificate for $500
    All previous perks plus a $500 gift certificate for any HEALcare service.
  • $20,000 – Private dining with Dr. Eric Westman at LowCarbUSA 2019 in San Diego
    All previous perks plus a paid registration pass to the LowCarbUSA 2019 conference in San Diego and an invitation to a private gourmet keto dinner during the conference with Dr. Eric Westman and other $20,000+ investors. Does not include travel or accommodations.
  • Early Bird Discount
    Investors who invest on or before November 11th, 2018 (11:59pm PT) will receive a 6% early bird discount on the price per share ($0.45).

* Investors receive these perks when their investments meet or exceed the amounts shown. 

*Perks are transferable to relatives or friends but cannot be sold. All perks are provided after the offering is complete.




For details on the bonus, please see the Offering Summary below.

Use of funds raised by the offering

  • Open new HEALcare clinics to bring highly needed keto care to many locations across the United States.
  • Deploy marketing and lead-generation campaigns to promote top-line growth by recruiting prospective HEALcare patients and third-party medical facilities interested in hosting HEALcare clinics.
  • Offer HEALcare to self-insured employers seeking to lower the healthcare cost of their employees with diabetes and pre-diabetes.
  • Continue developing HEALcare into the most trusted national brand in ketogenic medicine and lifestyle.
  • Expand back office and infrastructure to support growth and impeccable customer satisfaction.

Commitment and Passion to "Change the World"

HEAL Clinics embodies the vision to "change the world" with keto shared by Dr. Westman and Nurse Eberstein, two of the most respected thought leaders and clinical practitioners in the low-carb world.


Both realized from the company's first day that a profitable, growth-driven business is as important as a safe, effective program like HEALcare, so they helped recruit experienced entrepreneurs, medical professionals, behavioral coaches, operations specialists and board members – all passionate about changing the world with keto.

ERIC WESTMAN, MD MHS

  • Board-certified in internal and obesity medicine
  • 45+ peer-reviewed research paper on obesity and diabetes
  • Past Chairman of the Board of the Obesity Medicine Association
  • Recognized by the Obesity Medicine Association as Bariatrician of the Year, and Steelman-Seim Educator for advancing the cause of health care through education and teaching
  • Author of three books: New York Times best-seller The New Atkins for a New You, Keto Clarity, and Cholesterol Clarity
  • Co-editor of the textbook Obesity: Evaluation and Treatment Essentials

JACQUELINE EBERSTEIN, RN

  • Head nurse at the Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine from 1978 until 2003
  • Contributor to Dr. Bob Atkins’ books, newsletters, magazine and the Atkins at Sea Low-Carb Cruise
  • Co-author of the best-selling book Atkins Diabetes Revolution

In the Press

An Updated Guide for Low-Carb Dieters
August 13, 2010

Dr. Westman explains a recent study of low-fat versus low-carbohydrate diets that confirms what followers of the Atkins diet have long believed: a low-carb diet can be good for your heart.

You Asked: Should I Try the Ketogenic Diet?
December 28, 2016

A layperson's guide to ketogenic diets, featuring Dr. Eric Westman.

Dr. Eric Westman treats his patients with keto [podcast]
October 10, 2015

Interview with Dr. Westman

Beyond Atkins with Dr. Eric Westman [podcast]
May 1, 2017

Interview Dr. Eric Westman about his work with Dr. Robert Atkins, his medical practice, his experience treating Type-2 Diabetes with a ketogenic diet, and his HEALcare program.

Carb Quantity Matters More Than Food Quality [podcast]
July 28, 2018

Dr. Eric Westman explains the importance of food quality on the keto diet.

Atkins, diet, obesity, and cardiovascular disease risk with Dr Eric Westman
December 17, 2010

Hotly debated among healthcare professionals, low-carb diets have soared in popularity. But are they safe? Dr Eric Westman discusses safety, his research in lifestyle intervention, and thoughts on why lowering carb intake can help tackle the obesity pandemic.

Offering Summary

Maximum 2,229,166 shares* of "B" Non-voting Common Stock ($1,069,999.68)

*Maximum subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See 10% Bonus below

Minimum 20,833 shares of "B" Non-voting Common  Stock ($9,999.84)


Company
HEAL Diabetes Clinics Inc
 

Corporate Address
15332 Antioch Street, #438, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
 

Description of Business
Medical diabetes and pre-diabetes management, non-medical weight loss
 

Type of Security Offered
"B" Non-voting Common  Stock
 
Purchase Price of Security Offered
$0.48
 

Minimum Investment Amount (per investor) 
$480










PERKS*

  • $1,000 – HEALcare gift certificate for $50
    A $50 gift certificate for HEALcare services.
  • $2,500 – Phone consultation with Dr. Eric Westman
    Previous perk plus a private one-hour phone consultation with Dr. Eric Westman. 
  • $5,000 – HEALcare gift certificate for $500
    Previous perks plus a $500 gift certificate for HEALcare services. 
  • $20,000 – Private dining with Dr. Eric Westman at LowCarbUSA 2019 in San Diego
    All previous perks plus a paid registration pass to LowCarbUSA 2019 in San Diego and an invitation to a private gourmet keto dinner during the conference with Dr. Eric Westman and other $20,000+ investors. Does not include travel or accommodations
  • Early Bird Discount
    Investors who invest on or before November 11th, 2018 (11:59pm PT) will receive a 6% early bird discount on the price per share ($0.45).

*Investors receive these perks when their investments meet or exceed the amounts shown. 
*Perks are transferable to relatives or friends but cannot be sold. Perks are provided after the offering is complete.


10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

StartEngine shareholders who have invested $1,000+ in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign will receive a 10% bonus on this offering within a 24-hour window of this campaign's launch date. This means you will receive a bonus for any shares you purchase. For example, if you buy 1,000 shares of Common "B" Non-voting Stock at $0.48 / share, you will receive 100 bonus shares, meaning you'll own 1,100 shares for $480.  Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid for one year from the time StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. investors receive their countersigned StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. subscription agreement.


Irregular Use of Proceeds

Example - The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments and salary made to one's self, a friend or relative; Any expense labeled "Administration Expenses" that is not strictly for administrative purposes; Any expense labeled "Travel and Entertainment"; Any expense that is for the purposes of inter-company debt or back payments.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$63,308.00 USD
$37,960.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$51,875.00 USD
$30,900.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$99,596.00 USD
$24,046.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$48,451.00 USD
$28,696.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$726,609.00 USD
-$714,900.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Our offering closes today

21 days ago

The investment commitments we have received so far exceed the maximum of $1.07 million that the law allows us to raise. To accommodate commitments that don't become realized investments, StartEngine manages a waiting list. We can't predict how many commitments in the waiting list will move up to become realized investments, but if you rather be safe than sorry you have until 11:59pm Pacific time tonight to join the waiting list by Investing. StartEngine will start managing the waiting list after our offering closes tonight.

We did it! but you still have time to consider investing in us...

24 days ago

We're beyond thrilled that earlier this week we reached the $1.07 million maximum investment commitments allowed by law to raise in this crowdfunded equity offering!

Do you wish you had already become an investor? Well, you still have a very good chance by joining the waiting list! It’s normal in crowdfunded offerings for some investment commitments to fall through, making space for those in the waiting list to move up on a first-come-first-served basis. At the rate this is going, we think the investment commitments in the waiting list will exceed the maximum allowed, so delaying reduces your chance of supporting the company co-founded by Dr. Eric Westman to put type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes and obesity in remission with the HEALcare ketogenic program.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 month ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, HEAL Diabetes Clinics has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in HEAL Diabetes Clinics be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Off to a good start at our HEALcare clinic in Pinehurst (NC)

about 2 months ago

The article "The Healin' Spoonful, Clinic Focuses on 'Food as Medicine' " published this week in The Pilot, one of the local newspapers in Pinehurst (NC), has already produced several submissions of our Initial Health Assessment by individuals interested in enrolling in the HEALcare program.

The article features Dr. Diane Williams, gastroenterologist at the Pinehurst Medical Clinic and our main supporter at that location. It's a short, good read that highlights our 'food as medicine' approach. 

One of Dr. Williams' several good quotes: “Doctors advise their patients to eat less and exercise more, a recommendation that often doesn’t work because people are always hungry on a high-carb diet. Think about duck foie gras. They make duck livers fat by feeding them carbohydrates. And today in America, fatty liver disease is endemic.”

HEALcare is "uncomplicated keto"

about 2 months ago

A recent commentator on one of our Facebook pages about our 'uncomplicated keto' approach tells us, "I like the new term Uncomplicated Keto. It gets right to the point. Dr Westman’s protocol is just that." To which someone else added, "Yes, keep it simple and his mantra, 'eat when you’re hungry, drink when you’re thirsty' is his voice in my head!"

Indeed, the HEALcare program is uncomplicated, and straightforward to understand and follow. It does not use gimmicks, food diaries, special products or devices, packaged foods, smartphone apps or other complicated methods.

But uncomplicated does not mean simplistic. HEALcare's fundamental components are sophisticated, evidence-based one-on-one personalized guidance and support, and peer-group behavioral coaching. Research shows that these are essential for the sustained lifestyle changes necessary to keep obesity and diabetes in remission because medical treatment is not enough for long-term success. HEALcare's behavioral coaches continuously assess progress, customize each individual's diet, prevent adverse effects, develop realistic expectations, promote accountability, and help overcome roadblocks like stress, food addiction, old habits, bad advice, and pressure from friends and relatives.

Invest today while our crowdfunding campaign is open; it will automatically close once we hit the $1.07 million allowed maximum, which is coming up fast. 

StartEngine lifted credit card limit to $10,000

about 2 months ago

StartEngine recently increased the limit for credit card investments to $10,000!

This change may be just what you needed to make your first investment in us or add to your previous investment.

Our excellent reason to extend the campaign

about 2 months ago

Thank you to the 777 of you who have become shareholders in HEAL Clinics and share our passionate belief that a keto lifestyle supported by sound medical research and professional guidance changes lives for the better.  

Our ambitious goal is to reach the campaign's maximum allowed raise of $1.07 million so we may maximize the presence of our HEALcare ketogenic program across the country. Since we’re so close to this fundraising goal, we extended the deadline to April 30 to give more people an opportunity to invest. The offering automatically closes once we hit the $1.07 million maximum, so we recommend that you invest today and don't delay until the end of April.

Notice of Material Change in Offering

about 2 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the HEAL Diabetes Clinics offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Extended length of campaign.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

A sustained keto lifestyle requires real food, not manufactured food products

2 months ago

A recent article in New York magazine reports that "the [keto] fad diet has turned into a $5 billion industry." We disagree that keto is a 'fad', but the story's main point is to highlight the uptick in sales of grass-fed beef, grass-fed butter, and an enormous variety of low-carb snacks and other manufactured foods cashing in on keto's recent popularity surge.

What the article fails to explain is that a safe, effective sustained keto lifestyle requires a well balanced diet of real food, not just beef, butter and manufactured food products. 

We have plenty of clinical and research evidence showing that when done right keto living works for virtually everyone who wants to lose weight or put pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes in remission. This is the foundation of our HEALcare program -- and many of our medical patients and weight-loss customers come to us after failing to get results because they didn't do keto right. Relying on manufactured snacks and meal replacements, gimmicks or complicated meal plans almost guarantees an unsustainable keto lifestyle. Our mission is to educate and support each individual with a successful customized plan that accounts for personal preferences, budgets, availability of foods and -- most importantly -- dealing with psychosocial factors like stress, misinformation and resistance from relatives, friends and medical providers who reject the safety and efficacy of ketogenic diets.

Now is the ideal time to invest in us to support our mission to put type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes and obesity in remission with the evidence-based HEALcare program and a growth-driven business model.


We’re almost there! Help us meet the goal.

2 months ago

Our StartEngine offering ends in just a few days. I am humbled and motivated because over 745 people have invested in our cause to address the obesity, type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes epidemic affecting over half the U.S. population. It goes without saying that there is a giant need for addressing the root cause of these diseases, which opens a huge market opportunity for our HEALcare ketogenic program that puts them in remission as clinically demonstrated at Duke University.  

By advancing a new category of healthcare that promotes an evidence-based keto medicine, diet and lifestyle, we are playing a pivotal role at the forefront of the health and wellness movement. If you already invested in us, thank you! If you haven’t, we'd love for you to be a part of the team.

While we’re very close to hitting our goal of raising $1 million, we’re not quite there. We need your support in these final days of the offering to expand our coverage of the HEALcare program across the country. We’re on the cusp of something great. I kindly ask you to consider Joining the HEALcare movement by investing today!

Sincerely,

Dr. Eric Westman

Dr Westman proposes the idea for a new medical specialty: "keto medicine"

2 months ago

At the Low Carb Denver conference on March 10, Dr. Eric Westman coined the term “Keto Medicine” to describe a possible new medical specialty for treating many conditions based on carbohydrate-restriction (ketogenic) diets. 

This was one of the four key messages he presented based on his 21-year experience as a pioneering keto doctor and researcher and the 65,000+ patients that he and our Director of Care Protocol Jacqueline Eberstein have keto-treated during their careers:

  1. Keto is safe.
  2. Keto is effective for more than diabetes, pre-diabetes, and obesity -- "keto medicine".
  3. Keto works for virtually everyone when done right.
  4. Keto requires a "new medical normal."

Read more and see his conference slides here.

This crowdfunding offering ends Monday, March 25th. You still have time to invest but you may not want to wait until Monday.

The headline of a CNN Business story on February 28: "Weight Watchers is getting crushed by keto"

2 months ago

The story continues: "Oprah Winfrey famously proclaimed I love bread! in a Weight Watchers commercial three years ago. But carbs aren't cutting it for the company anymore. Shares of WW (WTW) — Weight Watchers' new name — closed down 34% on Wednesday after the company shocked Wall Street with poor earnings and sales. The stock rebounded a bit Thursday morning, rising 8%. CEO Mindy Grossman attributed the problem to the keto diet, a popular eating regimen that makes bread and other carbs taboo. She said during a call with analysts Tuesday that keto is 'becoming a cultural mean,' and she even called it a 'keto surge.' "

This is great news for us because keto works only when done right, and doing it right is not easy for many people mostly for psychosocial reasons such as unrealistic expectations and previous experience; complicated, incorrect or confusing programs; lack of support from family and friends; and stress.

Our HEALcare program is designed to address these problems -- and more -- with extensive, personalized, one-on-one education and support.

Our crowdfunding campaign ends March 25, so you still have (a little bit of time) to join our cause.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

2 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, HEAL Diabetes Clinics has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in HEAL Diabetes Clinics be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Notice of Funds Disbursement

3 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, HEAL Diabetes Clinics has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in HEAL Diabetes Clinics be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, HEAL Diabetes Clinics has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in HEAL Diabetes Clinics be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Dr Eric Westman speaks this weekend at the Metabolic Health Summit

4 months ago

Our co-founder and Chief Medical Officer Dr Eric Westman will give the lecture "Difficult Cases from a Keto Clinic" at the Metabolic Health Summit this Sunday in Long Beach, Calif. Now in its third year, the conference features the theme Where keto science meets society, which describes its goal to make the latest scientific research and clinical experience accessible to both medical professionals and the public at large.

Why we extended the campaign

4 months ago

Your generous, passionate response to invest in our vision to change the world of diabetes and obesity has been breathtaking and even a bit humbling. We have great momentum -- having so far raised almost $600,000 -- but we'd like to reach our $1M goal, which is the reason why we extended the campaign for 60 more days.

For those who will get an email from StartEngine to reconfirm your commitment to invest, please follow the instructions promptly.

And to everyone, thank you!

Notice of Material Change in Offering

4 months ago

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Hello! Recently, a change was made to the HEAL Diabetes Clinics offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Extended campaign by 60 days.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Lots of momentum! Don't miss out: campaign closing in six days.

4 months ago

A few minutes ago we surpassed our major milestone of receiving $450,000 in investment commitments! And the momentum is growing: We received over $116,000 just in the last seven days -- about 25% of the funds committed to date since the campaign started in early November.

To those who already invested in us: THANK YOU! You joined over 500 shareholders whose support is helping us make a difference in the lives and health of people all over the nation. Reminder: you can make additional investments until January 24th. Also, we're happy to add your previous investments to new investments so you can meet the Investment Perks levels shown in the Terms section of our offering page. 

And if you're still thinking about investing in Dr Westman's vision to "change the world" with keto medicine and lifestyles, you have six more days to decide but...why wait until the last minute? Do it now and avoid the last-minute rush.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months ago

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As you might know, HEAL Diabetes Clinics has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in HEAL Diabetes Clinics be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

"I practice the best internal medicine that I ever have -- by changing the food." Dr. Eric Westman

5 months ago

In October 2018 Dr. Eric Westman spoke at the Low Carb Houston conference at the University of Houston. 

Topic: Two Decades of Experience With Low-Carb Diets, covering the growing body of research evidence showing the safety and efficacy of ketogenic (keto) diets, and his experience as a physician practicing "keto medicine".

His best quote: "I practice the best internal medicine that I ever have -- by changing the food."

Highly recommended that you watch his lecture on YouTube: https://youtu.be/08uNKE6sLVY

Notice of Funds Disbursement

5 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, HEAL Diabetes Clinics has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in HEAL Diabetes Clinics be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

May you enjoy good health – the greatest gift of all

5 months ago

On behalf of everyone at HEAL Clinics, we wish you and yours a holiday season filled with joy, laughter and hope. As we celebrate a time of year for giving gifts, may you enjoy good health – the greatest gift of all.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

5 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, HEAL Diabetes Clinics has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in HEAL Diabetes Clinics be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

HEAL Clinics to present at the StartEngine Demo Day this Thursday 9:20AM Pacific time

5 months ago

Please attend our live presentation during StartEngine's last demo day of 2018 this Thursday at 9:20AM Pacific time (12:20PM Eastern time). It'll be brief but with some time for questions from the audience.

Register here.

Positive indicators of market demand and good marketing

5 months ago

The enrollment process in the HEALcare program begins when prospective customers complete online an initial health assessment – which we call the IHA.

A senior member of our clinical team reviews each IHA and determines if the individual needs medical care under the HEALcare medical program or can follow the HEALcare non-medical weight-loss program. We do this to prevent adverse health effects that might be caused by following a keto diet while injecting insulin or taking medication to control blood glucose. Insulin and medication must be carefully monitored and adjusted by a HEALcare medical practitioner as the body needs less in response to a lower intake of carbohydrates. The end goal is, of course, to get patients completely off medication and injected insulin by sustaining a low-carb lifestyle.

The number of IHAs we receive is a key performance indicator of our lead-generation marketing in response to market demand. This November we received 257% more IHAs than in November 2017. The current month-to-month rate of received IHAs is increasing by about 35%.

Learn more about the HEALcare enrollment process at healcare.com/enroll.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

6 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, HEAL Diabetes Clinics has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in HEAL Diabetes Clinics be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

We proudly announce the opening of a HEALcare clinic in Pinehurst, North Carolina

6 months ago

We are getting ready to open in early January a HEALcare clinic inside the Pinehurst Medical Clinic (PMC), a leader in the North Carolina healthcare community for 65 years. PMC is a multi-specialty clinic with over 100 clinicians providing medical care at 17 locations that service a very large six-county region. It offers primary and family care, internal medicine and specialty care in cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, hematology, oncology, rheumatology, dermatology, sleep medicine, lab services and pharmacy. 

In line with PMC's focus on wellness, several PMC gastroenterologists had been recommending a ketogenic lifestyle as a healthy alternative to medication-based treatment for their patients with complications from obesity and diabetes. Bringing HEALcare into PMC will allow the delivery of ketogenic medicine and guidance across all PMC departments. 

Support for the HEALcare program is quickly spreading among PMC physicians and nurses based on the “keto success” achieved by PMC's gastroenterologists. In fact, PMC patients and others in the community are already inquiring when they can start making appointments to see the HEALcare clinician, who we have already hired and trained.

We await excellent results for this HEALcare clinic thanks to the outstanding potential presented by our superb collaboration with PMC and the region’s demographics. Pinehurst is a small town, but not a typical small town. It is affluent, home to many retirees and a well-known golf-course, and near the military community of Ft. Bragg at Fayetteville. It is also the home of Kristie Sullivan, a talented author of several fabulous keto-cookbooks, sought-after speaker, and social-media “keto celebrity”. She has also developed a vibrant local keto support group that will help spread the word about the HEALcare clinic both online and at events like her recent holiday celebration that featured Dr. Westman and Amy Berger, author of The Alzheimer’s Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline.


Major study confirms that low-carbohydrate diets are more effective than low-calorie diets

6 months ago

A major study published last week by several research institutions including Boston Children’s Hospital and the Harvard Medical School concludes that “lowering dietary carbohydrate increased energy expenditure during weight loss maintenance…[and] may improve the success of obesity treatment.”

As summarized in ScienceDaily, “Most people regain the weight they lose from dieting within one or two years, in part because the body adapts by slowing metabolism and burning fewer calories. A meticulous study now finds that eating fewer carbohydrates increases the number of calories burned. The findings suggest that low-carb diets can help people maintain weight loss, making obesity treatment more effective.”

One of the study’s authors explains, “As anyone who’s gone on a diet knows, once you lose some weight, it gets harder to lose more. The ‘eat less, move more’ mantra, as simple as it sounds, doesn’t help us deal with our bodies’ metabolic reality: As we shed pounds, we get even hungrier and our metabolism slows down…. The carbohydrate-insulin model argues that overeating isn’t the underlying cause of long-term weight gain. Instead, it’s the biological process of gaining weight that causes us to overeat….The calories-in, calories-out view offers no compelling biological explanation for the obesity epidemic beyond ‘it’s complicated,’ ‘many factors are involved’ and ultimately, we eat too much. But if the type of calories consumed affects the number of calories burned, this trend starts to make more sense….Our findings suggest that a more effective strategy to lose weight over the long term is to focus on cutting processed carbohydrates, not calories.”

This very well conducted study adds to the body of compelling evidence supporting the appropriateness of our HEALcare low-carbohydrate protocol for the treatment of obesity, pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. The study’s extensive coverage by scientific and popular media will greatly benefit our marketing by raising awareness among the public and medical practitioners of the value of low-carb and ketogenic lifestyles.

Read more about the study on our blog.

Meanwhile, our online public offering continues to accept investments from new and existing investors.

Please share this update with your friends so they too can invest in our mission to eradicate obesity, pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes with our evidence-based HEALcare program, a ketogenic (low-carb) guided path developed by Dr. Eric Westman that puts the diseases in remission without medication or injected insulin – and safe, effective weight loss without hunger or cravings.

Over $141,000 raised in under five days -- and making new friends!

6 months ago

I'm a family-medicine doctor who has been practicing lifestyle medicine for 18 months when I changed my own eating habits, and reversed my pre-diabetes and lost 23 lbs! I had previously failed miserably with calories-in-calories-out through exercise and calorie restriction, and even caused a repetitive foot injury that required surgery. 

From my own experience and that of my patients I know that lifestyle changes work vs the traditional approach of more and more pills to 'manage' chronic diseases. For example, one of my patients lost over 95 lbs and stopped 160 units of daily insulin.

To that end, my wife and I decided to invest in HEAL Clinics to spread the power of low-carb medicine and living.

-- Doctor in North Carolina not previously affiliated with HEAL Clinics

Our campaign is off to a great start!

6 months ago

We have been blessed with over $75,000 in investments from 73 generous individuals since we went live just two days ago. The window for the 6% investment "early bird" discount closes tomorrow at 10:45AM Pacific time.

Meanwhile, today Dr. Westman is in Pinehurst (NC) sharing his knowledge and helping in the kitchen at Kristie Sullivan's Healthy Holiday Gatherings.

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