About the Author

L. Amber O’Hearn is a data scientist by profession with a background in math, computer science, linguistics, and psychology. She has been studying and experimenting with low-carb, ketogenic diets since 1997, and more recently writing and speaking about her findings. Her review on the evolutionary appropriateness and benefit of weaning babies onto a meat-based, high fat, low carb diet, was included as testimony defending Professor Tim Noakes in his recent trial.  Amber has been eating a plant-free diet since 2009.

Selected Media Appearances:

“Growing a Big Brain with Meat” – What I’ve Learned

“Carnivorous Diets: benefits beyond low carb” – Ketofest 2018

“Ketosis Without Starvation: the human advantage” – Low Carb Breckenridge 2018

“Optimal Weaning from an Evolutionary Perspective” – Ancestral Health Symposium 2016

“Amber O’Hearn – Carnivore Diet” – Paleo Solution Podcast

Selected Publications:

O’Hearn, L. Amber (2019) “Evidence on chronic ketosis in traditional Arctic populations,” Journal of Evolution and Health: Vol. 3: Iss. 1, Article 11. 

O’Hearn, L. Amber (2018) “Ketogenic Diets, Caloric Restriction, and Hormones,” Journal of Evolution and Health: Vol. 2: Iss. 3, Article 13.