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Meet Dr. Mike

Dr. Mike Roussell, the founder of Substance Nutrition™, is known for transforming complex nutritional concepts into practical nutritional habits that his clients can use to ensure permanent weight loss and long lasting health. Dr. Mike holds a degree in biochemistry from Hobart College and a doctorate in nutrition from Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Mike’s academic background coupled with his broad range of experience from consulting with pharmaceutical and food companies, medical schools, top rated fitness facilities, professional athletes, and individual clients, gives him the unique ability to translate scientific findings into relevant, understandable, and actionable strategies that get results. As a scientist, his research has been published multiple times in the premiere clinical nutrition journal in the world, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Dr. Mike has overseen the optimization of the health, nutrition, and performance of a range of clientele from professional athletes, to celebrities, to Fortune 500 executives.

He is also a sought after continuing educator, speaking across the country to physicians, dietitians, nurses, and other health professionals on the most recent advances in the nutritional treatments for cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, weight loss, and nutritional behavioral psychology.

Dr. Mike’s unique approach to scientifically derived, yet practical nutrition, has made him a well-known expert contributor to both national print publications and leading online news outlets. This has lead to him publishing over 600 articles on health and nutrition (including columns for both Men’s Health and Shape Magazines) and appearing in over 200 TV segments as a nutrition expert, while also servings as the consulting nutritionist for 5 books. Dr. Mike has also authored 7 books, including his most recent two books – The MetaShred Diet and Strength: The Field Manual.

Dr. Mike's Scientific Publications

Mandalari G, Barreca D, Gervasi T, Roussell MA, Klein B, Feeney MJ, Carughi A. Pistachio Nuts (Pistacia veraL.): Production, Nutrients, Bioactives and Novel Health Effects. Plants (Basel). 2021 Dec 22;11(1):18. PMID: 35009022

Higgs J, Styles K, Carughi A, Roussell MA, Bellisle F, Elsner W, Li Z. Plant-based snacking: research and practical applications of pistachios for health benefits. J Nutr Sci. 2021 Oct 1;10:e87. PMID: 34733499.

Roussell MA, Hill AM, Gaugler TL, West SG, Heuvel JP, Alaupovic P, Gillies PJ, Kris-Etherton PM. Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet study: effects on lipids, lipoproteins, and apolipoproteins. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Jan;95(1):9-16. PMID: 22170364

Hill AM, Harris Jackson KA, Roussell MA, West SG, Kris-Etherton PM. Type and amount of dietary protein in the treatment of metabolic syndrome: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 Oct;102(4):757-70. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.114.104026. PMID: 26354540.

Roussell MA, Hill AM, Gaugler TL, West SG, Ulbrecht JS, Vanden Heuvel JP, Gillies PJ, Kris-Etherton PM. Effects of a DASH-like diet containing lean beef on vascular health. J Hum Hypertens. 2014 Oct;28(10):600-5. PMID: 24943285

Alison Hill, Michael Roussell & Penny Kris-Etherton(2008)Nutritional management of lipids for overweight and obesity: what can we achieve?,Future Lipidology,3:5,573-584,DOI:10.2217/17460875.3.5.573

Roussell MA, Kris-Etherton P. Effects of lifestyle interventions on high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels. J Clin Lipidol. 2007 Mar;1(1):65-73. PMID: 21291669

Coffin AR, Roussell MA, Tserlin E, Pelkey ET. Regiocontrolled synthesis of pyrrole-2-carboxaldehydes and 3-pyrrolin-2-ones from pyrrole Weinreb amides. J Org Chem. 2006 Aug 18;71(17):6678-81. PMID: 16901171.