HYBRID EVENT: You can participate in person at Baltimore, Maryland, USA or Virtually from your home or work.
Buck Willis, Speaker at Obesity Conferences
Galveston Clinical Research, Saint Kitts and Nevis


Objectives: This study was designed to examine efficacy of separate and combined protocols for obesity reduction with sequential outcomes after one year. This was an Experimental Case vs Control study, lasting 12months, conducted from 2018 to 2020.

Methods: Ninety-four obese subjects (ages 14-76 with BMI > 30) enrolled in this multi- centre study in Texas, USA. Treatments included food allergen identification/elimination (ALCAT, leukocyte reaction test which showed reactions to 237 foods) and/or a brief, aerobic- surge exercise (2-minute sessions, 5/day). Foods with significant reaction for each subject were eliminated from their diet for 12-months (mean 36 foods/subject).

Subject categorization was as follows: Group 1 Combined Food Allergen Elimination and Aerobic-surge exercise (N=23); Group 2 Food Allergen Elimination alone (N=23); Group 3 Aerobic-surge exercise alone (N=18); Group 4 was the Control group who chose no treatments (N=30). The dependent variables included changes in weight, BMI, and waist circumference.

Results: There was a significant difference between groups and between therapeutic protocols (P < 0.0001). The greatest changes came from Group I, Combined (Mean changes: Weight -32.2lbs, BMI -4.6, and Waist -4.3 inches). Subjects who chose food allergen elimination alone, also showed a significant change in comparison to exercise-only and control subjects (P < 0.0001).

Conclusion: Food allergen elimination was effective for obesity reduction in this 12- month study


After earning his medical degree in the British Commonwealth and PhD in clinical Kinesiology, Dr. Willis  conducted research in connective tissue rehabilitation.  After his first 20 studies, he was chosen to be a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr Willis has over 50 publications with five books and has received a total of $2 million dollars in research funding.  He is now conducting research to build the evidence in food allergen elimination for obesity reduction.