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Meet our Speakers

Nadir Ali

Dr. Nadir Ali MD

Dr. Nadir Ali is an interventional cardiologist with over 25 years of experience as well as the chairman of the Department of Cardiology at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. Since 2013, he has championed many aspects of the science and practice of a low-carb lifestyle.

Ben Angel

Ben Angel

Author of the international bestseller “Unstoppable," Ben was hit with debilitating depression. Unable to find answers, he went on a 90-day mission to biohack his way to health. His work has been acclaimed by doctors, psychologists, nutritionists, and Forbes Magazine.

Peter Ballerstedt

Dr. Peter Ballerstedt PhD

Peter Ballerstedt, aka The Sodfather, has extensive experience in forage and ruminant agriculture. His passion is helping his keto tribe and his agricultural tribe learn from each other. The resulting group is called the Ruminati.

Hanna Boëthius

Hanna Boëthius

Type 1 Diabetes has been Hanna's constant companion for 34 years, but her whole life fell into place when she started eating real food in 2011. She has gained much of her health back thanks to eating the right things.

Anna Cabeca

Dr. Anna Cabeca DO, FACOG

An internationally-acclaimed menopause and sexual health expert, global speaker and pioneering promoter of women’s health, Dr. Anna Cabeca is Emory University-trained and triple board-certified in gynecology and obstetrics, integrative medicine.

Alberto Casillas

Alberto Casillas

Alberto is a husband and father of three beautiful children. He utilized a strict ketogenic diet to gain complete control of ulcerative colitis. Through his recovery, Alberto became an avid weightlifter, a Jiu Jitsu practitioner and athlete.

Jessi Cushenberry

Jessi Cushenberry BS

Jessi chose a career path combining her passion for helping people and her love of exercise. She attained her degree in Exercise Science from UGA and has over 20 years experience helping people achieve optimal health. Jesse is a speaker about health and fitness and the founder of Visionary Foods.

Robert Cywes

Dr. Robert Cywes MD, PhD

Dr. Cywes specializes in Pediatric and Adult obesity, diabetes and metabolic management. His focus is on helping people understand and treat the true cause of obesity and diabetes using carbohydrate addiction cognitive behavioral therapy.

Al Danenberg

Dr. Al Danenberg DDS, CFMP

“Dr. Al” Danenberg was a periodontist for 44 years. In 9/2018, he was diagnosed with incurable cancer and was given 3-6, months to live. He rejected chemotherapy. The Carnivore Diet makes up his therapeutic way of eating, which he includes in his “Unconventional Cancer Protocols.

Maria Emmerich

Maria Emmerich

Maria Emmerich is a nutritionist who specializes in the ketogenic diet and exercise physiology, specifically brain neurotransmitters and how food can increase mental wellness. She has spoken on ketogenic diets around the world.

Craig Emmerich

Craig Emmerich

Craig Emmerich graduated in Electrical Engineering and has always had a systems approach to his work. He is also an international best selling author. He has dedicated his time researching nutrition and biology from a systems perspective.

Stephanie Estima

Dr. Stephanie Estima DC

Dr. Stephanie Estima is an expert in female metabolism and body composition. She specializes in the application of the ketogenic diet, fasting, and hormones to actualize female human potential.

Dave Feldman

Dave Feldman

Dave a senior software engineer and entrepreneur who became obsessed with lipids and cholesterol after seeing his rise substantially on a ketogenic diet. He's now actively experimenting, researching, and collaborating to advance citizen science on this critical topic.

Michael Gorman

Michael Gorman

From 540 lbs to 210 lbs and back again, Mike struggled to break free from his food addiction. In 2017, he went keto and it gave him a sense of control over food and his body. He is now building a life that centers on more than his next meal, helping others find that freedom!

Nevada Gray

Dr. Nevada Gray PharmD, RN

A Pharmacist & Registered Nurse with 20 years experience in healthcare. In 2016, Nevada used the ketogenic diet to heal from a catastrophic spinal cord injury called cauda equina syndrome and in the process lost 92 lbs and won her life long battle with PCOS.

Anthony Jay

Dr. Anthony Jay PhD

Dr. Jay has a PhD from Boston U School of Medicine. He was a Mayo Clinic scientist for 3 years, is an author, and is the president of a DNA consulting company. He has analyzed the DNA of MLB, MMA, and NFL players and spoken twice for the US Special Forces leadership.

Carolyn Ketchum

Carolyn Ketchum MA

Carolyn Ketchum is the writer, photographer and evil mastermind behind All Day I Dream About Food, a low carb, gluten-free food blog, and the best selling author of 6 cookbooks devoted to keto diet recipes.

Dwight Lundell

Dr. Dwight Lundell MD

Cardiovascular surgeon with 5000 coronary bypass surgeries, author, and world champion triathlete. Passionate about eliminating cardiovascular disease and the false treatments offered by medicine.

Gabrielle Lyon

Dr. Gabrielle Lyon DO

Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is a Wash U fellowship trained physician in nutritional sciences and geriatrics, founder of the the Institute for Muscle-Centric Medicine. This concept of medicine focuses on the largest organ in the body, skeletal muscle, as the key to longevity.

Eve Mayer

Eve Mayer

Co-Author of Life In The Fasting Lane with Dr. Jason Fung and Megan Ramos. After 24 years of obesity failing at diets and three bariatric surgeries, Eve gained control of her hunger finally through keto and intermittent fasting.

Ali Miller

Ali Miller RD, LD, CDE

Ali Miller is an integrative functional medicine practitioner with a background in naturopathic medicine, Ali Miller is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, host of The Naturally Nourished podcast, and author of The Anti-Anxiety Diet and cookbook.

Mike Mutzel

Mike Mutzel MS

Mutzel has an undergraduate degree in Biology from Western Washington University and a Masters Degree in Human Clinical Nutrition from University of Bridgeport. He shares videos and articles to help people make more educated lifestyle and diet choices.

Scott Myslinski

Scott Myslinski BSc

Host of the Carnivore Cast, a podcast focused on the carnivore diet where he interviews expert researchers, doctors, and regular n=1 people who have relieved a variety of conditions with carnivore or keto diets. Scott has been carnivore for over 3 years.

Mindy Pelz

Dr. Mindy Pelz DC

Dr. Mindy Pelz is a bestselling author, nutrition and functional health expert, and one of the leading voices in educating women about their bodies. She is on a mission to start a women’s health revolution!

Tanya Pennington Miller

Tanya Pennington Miller FNTP, RWP, CDS

Tanya is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner helping women to lose stubborn weight & get their energy back by balancing their hormones with keto & lab testing. She steps in when your doctor has told you to get used to your symptoms simply because you are getting older.

Daniel Pompa

Dr. Daniel Pompa

Author of Beyond Fasting and The Cellular Diet, Dr. Daniel Pompa is a global health leader with a focus on inflammation-driven diseases, cellular detoxification, fasting strategies, and diet variation principles.

Debbie Potts


Debbie Potts is a health & fitness expert and a retired competitive endurance athlete. Debbie helps driven, ambitious, high performing individuals, who are stuck not getting results even when doing the "right" things, get their body and vibrant self back again by investigating what is actually going on - in order to avoid burn out and breakdown.

Jessyca Reynolds

Jessyca Reynolds

A ketogenic lifestyle coach certified in holistic nutrition and cognitive behavioral therapy for eating disorders. Jessyca struggled with severe mental illness, bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating for 31 years before discovering keto. She has been in recovery for over 4 years now.

Paul Saladino

Dr. Paul Saladino MD

Dr. Saladino has used the carnivore diet to reverse autoimmunity, chronic inflammation, and mental health issues in hundreds of patients, many of whom had been told their conditions were untreatable.

Bill and Christina Schindler

Dr. Bill and Christina Schindler

Bill and Christina operate the Modern Stone Age Kitchen, a foodery that optimizes nutrition in modern foods based on the approaches they developed to nourish their family. Bill is also the author of Eat Like a Human and the co-star of National Geographic’s, The Great Human Race.

Barton Scott

Barton Scott ChemE

As a chemical engineer and nutritionist, he founded Upgraded Formulas and developed a new category of supplementation focused on performance and longevity through correcting mineral deficiency. He has spoken on many top health podcasts.

Jonathan Shane

Jonathan Shane FNTP

Jonathan Shane is an FNTP and member of the NANP. He specializes in Ketogenic diets, Metabolism and Holistic Health. Jonathan found the Ketogenic diet in 2017 and has since then used it to overcome Bulimia, Body Dysmorphia and help others find true health.

Vanessa Spina

Vanessa Spina SNS

A Sport Nutrition Specialist (SNS), Biomedical Scientist (U of T), and Best Selling author of "Keto Essentials," Vanessa is an international speaker, host of the popular Fast Keto Podcast, and founder of Ketogenic Girl.

Adrianna Stephenson

Adrianna Stephenson

Adrianna Stephenson is a brain tumor parent, ketogenic diet advocate, and real food crusader. This life changing journey has ignited a passion for helping other families navigate metabolic therapies for their children and to educate on the efficacy of the ketogenic diet.

Vinnie Tortorich

Vinnie Tortorich

Host of the popular podcast and bestselling book F​itness Confidential​, Vinnie Tortorich is known for his no-holds-barred commitment to the truth about healthy diet. His latest project FAT: A Documentary deftly exposes the seedy underbelly of the fitness and diet industries.

Anna Vocino

Anna Vocino

Anna Vocino is a comic and podcaster who happens to have celiac. Plus she's the author of the bestselling low carb cookbooks Eat Happy and Eat Happy Too. She’s now the owner of (wait for it) Eat Happy Kitchen, slinging the finest no-sugar added, organically sourced tomato sauces, and launching keto spice mixes Spring 2022. Anna hails from Santa Ynez, CA.

Shawn Wells


Shawn Wells is a registered dietitian and nutritional biochemist who speaks regularly on keto, paleo, fasting, and autoimmune health. He is known in the supplement industry as the World's Greatest Formulator.

Robert Wolf

Robert Wolf

Robb is a former research biochemist is the 2x New York Times/WSJ Best Selling author. He has functioned as a review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism (Biomed Central) and as a consultant for the Naval Special Warfare Resiliency program.