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Low Carb Vail 2016 – THE Low-Carb Event of the Winter


It’s been nine full months since most low-carb experts in the world gathered in Cape Town for the inaugural LCHF conference. Hopefully there’ll be a follow-up conference in London soon, but nothing is definitive yet.

Luckily another event has suddenly exploded onto the scene. Suddenly everyone seems to be headed to Vail, Colorado.

From Friday, 26 February 2016 to Sunday 28 February you’ll be able to meet and listen to presentations from a highly impressive group of low-carb experts, at the Lion Square Lodge in Vail. As a bonus four hours during the middle of every day is unscheduled, making it possible to enjoy some of the best snow sports in North America.

I’m not a skier but I’ll be there with a few coworkers, to present, report and interview people. Perhaps I’ll put on skis at some point and provide some entertainment for the other guests.

Tickets for the event are $154 per person + travel and living expenses. If you want to go I’d suggest picking up a ticket quickly because space is quite limited and this impressive event could sell out quickly.

Presenters and program


  • “Framingham and the Muddy Waters” – Dr. Jeff Gerber
  • “The Aetiology of Obesity” – Dr. Jason Fung
  • “Too Much Medicine” – Dr. Aseem Malhotra
  • “Therapeutic Fasting” – Dr. Jason Fung
  • “The Food Revolution 2016″ – Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt
  • “LCHF and Sport – Recent Research” – Dr. Stephen Phinney
  • “Why You Can’t Outrun a Bad Diet” – Dr. Aseem Malhotra
  • “The LDL on LCHF: Current Research” – Dr. Sarah Hallberg
  • “Low Carb for Health and Sports Performance” – Dr. Peter Brukner
  • “Using Ketone Breath Analyzers” – Michel Lundell
  • “Paleopathology and the Origins of the Paleo Diet” – Dr. Michael Eades
  • “Practical Lipid Management for LCHF” – Dr. Cate Shanahan
  • “Keto And Paleo Are A Match Made In Heaven” – Jimmy Moore
  • “Fine Tuning LCHF for Optimal Health” – Dr. Rod Tayler
  • Q&A Sessions

Note that this is a preliminary program and the organizers are rapidly adding more names.

Learn more and reserve a ticket here:

Low Carb Vail 2016

Are you going?

Are you going to Vail? Do you have an inspiring success story on low carb to share with others? We’ll have a nice video studio set up and I’d love to talk to you on camera. Email me at

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Lunch at Obesity Society Conference

Great food for an obesity conference, no doubt.

Ali Zentner on Twitter: Lunch at Obesity Society conference

Perhaps not surprisingly, The Obesity Society is one of the shameless and clueless organizations on Coca-Cola’s payroll.


The Obesity Society joins a long line of organizations that really should know better. Like these classic lunches, from the biggest obesity and diabetes conferences in the world:


The Difference in Food Says it All

Better Advice to Lose Weight


Ancestral Health Symposium Coming to Boulder, CO in 2016

AHS 16

It was just announced that the 2016 Ancestral Health Symposium will take place August 11-13 in Boulder, Colorado. Registration begins in two days, October 15.

AHS is sort of the more serious and scientific cousin to the larger Paleo f(x) conference. They see “health from an evolutionary perspective to develop solutions to our health challenges”.

I was at the AHS-conference in 2011, -12 and -13 and enjoyed it a lot. I missed the 2014 conference due to the birth of my second daughter, and unfortunately the organizers cancelled the 2015 conference. But I hope the 2016 one will be great again and I’m marking the date in my calendar. Are you coming too?

More on the conference:


Final Team DietDoctor Caribbean Reflections

overview FLL

Last month we we spent a week on the fantastic low-carb cruise in the Caribbean.
We invited our moderators to write guest posts here at the blog. Here’s the last report, by Marina Yudanov, with our final reflections:

Guest Post by Marina Yudanov

Team DietDoctor Caribbean Reflections

I enjoyed myself immensely on my first low-carb cruise this year. I would recommend it to anyone at least slightly familiar with LCHF, who has experienced the positive effects or done some reading on the subject. The speakers covered a diverse range of low-carb, high-fat-related topics and the talks ranged from personal accounts of LCHF life to technical talks on the biochemistry of the body and how it responds to diet. Listening to the presentations and talking to people was a great way to validate the things I’ve read, tried and internalized as truths. It was also a great eye-opener for new things LCHF-related that I hadn’t come across of my own accord before.
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Next Year’s Low-Carb Cruise May Now be Booked for the Lowest Possible Price

Do you want the best possible price for next year’s low carb cruise in the Caribbean? It’s now possible to book it.

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The World’s Top LCHF Conference is Finally Online!

A few months ago the world’s top LCHF experts gathered in lovely Cape Town, South Africa, for a massive four day conference. I was there presenting as well. It truly felt like a historic gathering.

Unfortunately not everyone can go to Cape Town, even for an occasion like this. Over 600 people participated, but most of the people around the world who would have wanted to be there sadly missed it.

Now it’s possible to watch all the 30 presentations online, as the online LCHF Convention launched today.

You can check out previews from the presentations for free. The entire online convention is $69 but the presenters – including me – get to invite people for only $49, so following this link you get that significant discount:

The Low Carb High Fat Convention Online

As an added bonus you also get access to transcripts of all the presentations and handy direct links for any studies and articles discussed.

I highly recommend the online LCHF convention, it’s a convenient recording of an historic event.

Regarding the Cost

Note that we get no part of the price of the conference – even if you follow the discounted link above. We never do affiliate marketing here at Diet Doctor for credibility reasons.

The full price of the online conference goes to the organizers (they are well worth it!) and will hopefully cover the significant cost of filming, editing and transcribing four days of presentations. Any surplus will help the organizers set up new LCHF conferences. The next ones are preliminarily planned for London and Washington!


Interviews with Experts and Kids(!) from the Low-Carb Cruise

What did the participating experts – and their kids – think about the recent Low-Carb Cruise in the Caribbean? Watch the short video above to find out!

The Full Interviews

If you want to not just watch the highlights but get to watch the full eight interviews, it’s available at the membership site (free trial one month).

10 interviews from Paleo f(x)Eight short interviews from the Low-Carb Cruise

In addition to these we did eleven (!) longer and higher-quality sit-down interviews at the cruise, and lots of presentations. These are coming up as soon as they are edited.


If you find the low-carb kids adorable and want more I recommend the “Fat Head Kids Club” videos on YouTube.


Paleo f(x) 2015 – Short Video Report

Did you miss the world’s biggest Paleo conference last weekend in Austin? Here’s a 7-minute video report from us, complete with on-site interviews with participants, vendors and stars.

More in-depth and higher-quality video interviews are coming up.


Great Interviews Coming Up


We’ve been keeping busy during Paleo f(x) interviewing people. We’ve got short video interviews with Paleo people like Mark Sisson, Chris Kresser and all the usual suspects.

We’ve also got longer sit-down interviews with the fantastic Dr. Terry Wahls (pictured above) and NYT bestselling author Nina Teicholz (The Big Fat Surprise).

These two interviews are not just full of exciting ideas and stories, they also look really great. Carrying an extra bag full of video lights halfway across the world makes all the difference.

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Video From the Paleo f(x) Conference

We’re in Austin, Texas, attending the big Paleo f(x) conference. Here’s a quick video to take you onsite and show what it’s like. Feel free to share.

As soon as possible we’ll upload some brief interviews with speakers and participants. We’re also doing a few really high-quality longer interviews with the most interesting people we can find. These will be online as soon as we finish editing them.

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