NXT Nutritionals Holdings Inc. is a developer and marketer of proprietary, patent-pending, healthy alternative sweeteners, food and beverage products. The common ingredient for all of the company’s products is its SUSTA natural sweetener – a minimal calorie, all-natural, nutritional sweetening system.

The company announced today that Dr. James R. Gavin III has been named to their medical advisory board. Dr. Gavin currently serves as clinical professor of medicine at both Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia and the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. He also is the CEO and chief medical officer of Healing Our Village Inc.

Dr. Gavin is expected to provide his expertise on how NXT Nutritionals’ SUSTA natural sweetener product can help people with diabetes. He is a past president of the American Diabetes Association and was voted clinician of the year in diabetes by the ADA in 1991. He is also the recipient of many awards, including the 2009 Living Legend in Diabetes Award from the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Active in clinical research, Dr. Gavin is truly an expert on diabetes and has authored and co-authored more than 200 articles and abstracts for such publications as Science, Journal of Applied Physiology, Diabetes, and the American Journal of Physiology.

NXT Nutritionals is excited to have a renowned expert like Dr. Gavin on their advisory board. A director for the company, Dr. Paul S. Auerbach, said, “We are thrilled to have Dr. Gavin on our medical advisory board to assist us in properly addressing the growing epidemic of diabetes in the United States. Dr. Gavin brings a wealth of knowledge and invaluable experience to our efforts.”