Alex Nedvetsky, MD, PhD
Dr. Nedvetsky is a founder and CEO of FIM Systems. A Bay Area startup that develops mobile and wearable solutions for health, wellness, and longevity.
Dr. Nedvetsky got his MD from the First Moscow State Medical University. He graduated the Thoracic Surgery Fellowship Program and earned his PhD in Surgical Techniques from the National Research Center of Surgery. He received his Clinical Research Management Certification at UCSC.
Dr. Nedvetsky had practiced general and thoracic surgery as well as internal medicine for over 20 years. His other interests include: Clinical Research for Medical Devices and Pharma, R&D Medical Devices, and Holistic Medicine.
Dr. Nedvetsky worked with National Level Athletes in cycling and swimming. He was also employed as the Consulting physician at an elite private Sports Club in Moscow.
Beginning in 2000, he has worked in clinical research and R&D for various Biotech companies in the Bay Area.
Dr. Nedvetsky holds 2 patents and has over 30 inventions. He is a co-founder in two medical startups.
Eating Applied Conception
I was trained as a surgeon; my PhD was in surgical techniques. That means I was an archetypal conventional physician. Holistic medicine? Too quirky! Good maybe for non-serious diseases...
Little did I know that conventional medicine was going to fail me. As a young adult, I suffered from bronchial asthma. For many years, I was treated by the best physicians and most advanced medicines. Even so, I barely managed to keep the asthma in check. I was getting desperate.
And it was exactly out of desperation, and with a lot of prejudice, that I subscribed to a holistic method of treatment - a breathing technique that simply modified my breathing. Well... that quirky breathing technique reined in my asthma... and my prejudice with flying colors! I even became a practitioner and helped thousands to curb their asthma.
I have to confess, I used to eat a lot and then punish myself for that folly with grueling workouts. Overeating lead to various health problems including Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease, also known as GERD. Heartburn and chest pain are the main symptoms of this widespread disease rooted in our bad eating habits.
When it came to treating my GERD, I didn’t have any prejudices. But I just couldn’t find a workable holistic method to deal with this painful malady. That was the only reason why I passively followed the usual course of treatment for many years: antacids, more antacids, stronger antacids, including Prilosec. Prilosec and other proton pump inhibitors increase the risk of heart attack by 20%. Definitely NOT a road to health...
Finally, I decided to devise a holistic way of dealing with GERD myself. I aimed at not just mitigating the symptoms, I designed it to eliminate the deep-rooted causes of this disease. Initially, I called my method Bites & Chews. It is a behavior modification technique, which transforms us from fast mindless eaters to slow and mindful ones.
I changed the name to Eating Applied later to reflect the larger scope of physiological and healing impact of my method.
After two weeks of practicing my Eating Applied method, the GERD symptoms were gone. But it didn’t stop there. Other manifestations of indigestion, such as nausea, bloating, flatulence, and gripes, were either radically reduced or eliminated. My abdominal health improved dramatically.
And if you are familiar with the concept of microbiome, you will know that the importance of abdominal health cannot be underestimated. The microbiota in our intestines outnumber our own body cells by a factor of 10 to 1. These 3 pounds of bacteria in our gut have a profound impact on every aspect of our health and daily functioning. My Eating Applied method goes the extra mile to keep all that bacteria healthy and happy.
Changing bad habits can be difficult. I made sure that Eating Applied method is not burdensome. It doesn’t restrict or demand to follow difficult procedures. Eating Applied eases you into healthy eating.
If you want to succeed, it is important to have a plan with clear attainable goals. With that in mind, I developed a tool, which I called Eatometer. Eatometer is a pedometer for eating. And just like the pedometer has improved health of billions of people by means of walking, the Eatometer does the same via proper eating.
So far, my method helped hundreds of people make their health better. But did I tell you that Eating Applied comes with very nice bonuses? Well, be prepared to experience sustainable weight loss and increased vitality.