Dr. Bourdua-Roy has a Master’s Degree in French Linguistics from Université de Montréal and a Bachelor’s Degree in Translation (French-English-Spanish) from York University. She is also board-certified in Obesity Medicine by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM).
Additionally, she has trained with Dr. Jason Fung and Megan Ramos in Toronto, in 2016 and 2019, at their Intensive Dietary Management clinic. She is training with Dr. Georgia Ede on the ketogenic diet and mental health, and on hormone replacement therapy with Dr. Neal Rouzier.
She has co-authored two best-selling books in Quebec (in French): Perdre du poids en mangeant du gras and Perdre du poids en mangeant du gras tome II (Pratico Pratiques Editions). The first volume was translated into English, under the title Eat Fat to Lose Weight with the Keto and Low-Carb Diet. She has also written Renverser le surpoids et le diabète de type 2 avec le Protocole Reversa (Thierry Souccar Editions), which is set to release in Europe and Canada in September 2020.
In January of 2017, Dr. Bourdua-Roy founded Clinique Reversa, which is a not-for-profit metabolic program that aims to help patients reverse their lifestyle-related chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, hypertension, gout, NAFLD, etc.
This program is led by a multidisciplinary team made up of nurses, kinesiologists, a psychologist, a pharmacist, medical assistants, coaches, and doctors, under Dr. Bourdua-Roy’s supervision.
This team of medical professionals teaches patients to take charge of their own health, while also prescribing necessary medications along the way.
So far, the clinic has treated over 1,500 patients and is currently working to develop a type 1 diabetes program. This program’s foundation is based upon Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution method, as well as, Bitten Jonsson’s food addiction program.
Additionally, Dr. Bourdua-Roy hosts conferences, which are open to the general public, on lifestyle-related chronic disease reversal. For healthcare professionals, she also hosts annual conferences, such as the provincial conference of the Quebec Federation of Pharmacists and the St. Paul’s Hospital Continuing Medical Education, which reaches over 1,600 medical doctors in British Columbia. She also manages to reach healthcare students at the Université de Montréal via their student association.
Dr. Bourdua-Roy has co-presented on low carb and chronic pain at the international conference Low Carb USA Denver in 2018. Then, in 2020, she was interviewed by Dr. Brian Lenzkes at that same conference.
Additionally, she’s been a guest on some radio shows and podcasts, such as Low Carb MD (episode 48), with hosts Dr. Brian Lenzkes and Dr. Tro Kalayjian. And she blogs for Diet Doctor when time permits, and has written several articles for different media, including La Nutrition.
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Potential conflicts of interest
Dr. Bourdua-Roy has a part-time contract agreement with Diet Doctor to write a blog, and to create original content. Like every coworker, she also gets the option to become a co-owner in the Diet Doctor company.
Dr. Bourdua-Roy receives money from sales of her books: Perdre du poids en mangeant du gras tome 1 (Pratico Éditions), Eat Fat to Lose Weight with the Keto and Low Carb Diet (Pratico Éditions), Perdre du poids en mangeant du gras tome 2 (Pratico Éditions), Cétogène: Nos 150 meilleures recettes (Pratico Éditions), Perdre du poids en mangeant du gras tome 3 (Pratico Éditions), and Renverser le surpoids et le diabète de type 2 avec le Protocole cétogène de la Clinique Reversa (Éditions Thierry Souccar).
Dr. Bourdua-Roy is the Medical Director of Clinique Reversa, which is a not-for-profit clinic offering a paid program for chronic disease reversal under her medical supervision. She doesn’t profit financially from this clinic, but because it is not free, unlike most medical services in the province of Québec, it could be perceived as a financial conflict of interest by the general public or her peers.
She is one of the owners of Keto Solutions/Céto solutions, a coaching service that provides non-medical online coaching for people who want to improve their health and vitality with a low carbohydrate approach, with or without intermittent fasting, or have food addiction (coming soon).
Dr. Bourdua-Roy sometimes hosts conferences for the general public on chronic disease reversal with a low-carbohydrate approach, for which she receives compensation. In the past, she has presented on diabetes management to other healthcare professionals and was paid on one occasion by Abbott, which manufactures the Freestyle Libre CGM.
Dr. Bourdua-Roy eats a low-carb and ketogenic diet and practices intermittent fasting.