Dr. Mary Claire Haver is a wife, mom, physician, and entrepreneur who has devoted her adult life to women’s health. She obtained her medical degree from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Texas Medical Branch.
As a board-certified ob-gyn in the Houston area, Dr. Haver has delivered thousands of babies, completed thousands of well-woman exams, counseled patients, and taught medical residents. She also serves as a clinical instructor in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
As her patient population aged, Dr. Haver was overwhelmed with the number of complaints and concerns her patients had with weight gain while going through menopause. For years, she told her patients to eat less and exercise more. It wasn’t until she, too, experienced the changes of menopause and midlife weight gain that she realized this advice doesn’t work. This realization ultimately led her to creating and developing a new program that she called The Galveston Diet – the first and only nutrition-based wellness program in the world developed by a female ob-gyn.
Dr. Haver designed The Galveston Diet for women in menopause to help them reach their health and wellness goals through an anti-inflammatory approach to nutrition. She believes in the power of nutrition to combat inflammation and highly recommends the unlimited benefits of intermittent fasting. As part of her research, Dr. Haver studied medical nutrition at the Tulane University School of Medicine, and in 2019, she became certified in culinary medicine.
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