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Meet our Speakers

Experts and Enthusiasts of a Keto Lifestyle
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.

 
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.

   
Judy Cho

Judy Cho NTP

Judy Cho is a nutritional therapy practitioner and holds a Psychology and Communications degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She has a holistic health private practice focused on animal-based nutrient dense foods.

   
Jessi Cushenberry

Jessi Cushenberry BS Exercise Science, UGA

Founder of Visionary Foods, Jessi has a degree in exercise science that stems from a long standing desire to help people. As a personal trainer, she positively impacts people’s lives, which feeds her soul. Visionary Foods grew as an extension of that.

   
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.

  
Michael Gorman

Michael Gorman

Mike’s life revolved around food. From 540 lbs to 210 lbs and back again, he struggled to reach his goals and 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.

  
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.

   
Stephen Hussey

Dr. Stephen Hussey MS, DC

Dr. Hussey is a Chiropractor and Functional Medicine practitioner as well as a health coach, speaker, independent researcher, and the author of two books. His personal health journey has inspired his passion for the ketogenic diet and heart health.

   
Joan Ifland

Dr. Joan Ifland PhD, MBA, FACN

Dr. Ifland edited/authored the textbook, "Processed Food Addiction: Foundations, Assessment, and Recovery" (CRC Press 2018). She develops evidence-based trainings for health professionals and online recovery services for food addicts and consulted for the Oprah Winfrey Network.

   
Anthony Jay

Dr. Anthony Jay PhD

Dr. Jay has a PhD from Boston U School of Medicine, is a scientist at the Mayo Clinic, author of "Estrogeneration," 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, specializing in 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

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.

   
Cody Myler

Cody Myler MS,CPT,CES,PES

Cody has a college degree in Exercise Psychology and a Masters in Sports Management. Fitness Certifications include National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) and (CES).

   
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 best selling author and host of Resetter TV. She has a deep passion for empowering people to drive their own health using keto, fasting, and diet variation, which has created a global movement called, The Resetter Tribe.

   
Tanya Pennington Miller

Tanya Pennington Miller FNTP, RWP, CDS

A Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Certified Diabetes Specialist specializing in fat loss, digestive healing, and optimizing performance with nutrition and lab testing, known for reversing Type 2 Diabetes diagnoses with a ketogenic protocol.

   
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 NASM CPT, NTP, USAT, FDN-P

Debbie Potts is a fitness expert and a competitive endurance athlete. Her passion is to help others reduce external and hidden internal stressors to burn fat, optimize mitochondria, and improve performance in life.

   
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.

   
Kristin Rowell

Kristin Rowell FNTP, JD

Kristin is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, lawyer, self-experimenter, and natural professional bodybuilder who has run 25 marathons – her best of which was after she broke her leg in 10 places and found keto.

   
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.

  
Adam Schaeuble

Adam Schaeuble

Adam Schaeuble has lost over 100 lbs and helped his home town lose over 35,000 lbs. He now hosts The Million Pound Mission podcast to help his listeners escape "The Black Hole of Weight Loss Doom."

  
Bill Schindler

Dr. Bill Schindler PhD

Food Archaeologist and Anthropologist, primitive technologist and chef. Bill is the director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab and co-star of National Geographic's The Great Human Race and Curiosity Stream's The Modern Stone Age Family.

   
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 NTP

Through the keto lifestyle, Jonathan Shane has overcome obesity, eating disorders, and body dysmorphia. Now Jonathan, an NTP, helps others develop positive and healthy keto lifestyles through coaching.

   
Robert Sikes

Robert Sikes

Robert is a lifetime natural bodybuilder who has lived keto for the past 5 years. He received his pro card in 2017 while leveraging a strict ketogenic diet throughout his offseason, prep, peak week, and post show. He has since dedicated his life to educating others.

   
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.

   
Danny Vega

Danny Vega MS

A lifelong athlete, Danny played football at Columbia University and then got his MS in Human Performance from UF. He is a top ranked raw powerlifter and indoor rower focusing on athletic performance and building muscle within a ketogenic framework.

   
Anna Vocino

Anna Vocino

Anna Vocino is a voice actor and comic who also wrote two bestselling cookbooks, Eat Happy and Eat Happy Too. She co-hosts the “Fitness Confidential” podcast with Vinnie Tortorich. She hails from Los Angeles where she cooks for her husband, daughter, and tiny dog.

   
Shawn Wells

Shawn Wells MPH, LDN, RD, CISSN, FISSN

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.