PrerecordedGary Taubes is an investigative science and health journalist and co-founder and president of the non-profit Nutrition Science Initiative. He is the author of The Case Against Sugar (2016), Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It (2011) and Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control and Disease (2007), published as The Diet Delusion in the UK.
PrerecordedDr. Arthur Agatston is an internationally recognized pioneer in coronary disease prevention. Dr. Agatston worked with Dr. Warren Janowitz to develop the Agatston Score (the Calcium Score), a method of screening for coronary calcium as an indicator of atherosclerosis. Used throughout the world, it is considered by most experts to be the single best predictor of a future heart attack.
PrerecordedDr. Sarah Hallberg is the Medical Director at Virta Health, the first clinically-proven treatment to safely and sustainably reverse type 2 diabetes without medications or surgery. As a physician and exercise physiologist with a passion for helping people be healthy through diet and exercise, she is responsible for providing medical supervision to Virta’s expert team of physicians and oversees the clinical strategy for Virta Clinic participants.
PrerecordedDr Scher is a board certified cardiologist and lipidologist who has spent years learning the invasive procedures and the medications used to treat heart disease. He realized nutritional and health science is frequently misinterpreted, and strives to educate the world about better ways to understand this.
PrerecordedBenjamin Bikman, PhD is a professor of pathophysiology and biomedical scientist whose research agenda focuses on the molecular mediators of obesity and its co-morbidities. Employing cell-autonomous to whole-body systems, his lab’s main efforts explore the intimate associations between the metabolic and immune systems.
PrerecordedDr Ede is a Harvard-trained, board-certified psychiatrist specializing in nutrition and brain metabolism. She speaks internationally on ketogenic and other dietary approaches to mental health disorders, the nutritional differences between plant and animal foods, Alzheimer’s prevention, public nutrition policy, and many other popular topics. She has nearly two decades of clinical experience including many years as a college psychiatrist and nutrition consultant at Harvard University Health Services and Smith College.
PrerecordedDr. William Yancy is an Internal medicine doctor, obesity medicine specialist, researcher and Fellow of The Obesity Society and a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. He has spent most of his career researching obesity and treatments for obesity. He is an associate professor of medicine at Duke University and a staff physician and a researcher at the Durham VA Medical Center.
Dr Michael Eades received his BSCE degree in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic University, Pamona, California and his MD from the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences. In 1996, Dr Eades co-authored (along with his wife), their first joint book project Protein Power, which became a national and international bestseller, selling over 3 million copies and spending 63 weeks on the NY Times Best Seller List. Both continue to write and share their knowledge.
Ivor Cummins completed a Chemical Engineering degree at UCD in 1990. He has since spent over 25 years in corporate technical leadership and management positions and was shortlisted in 2015 as one of the top 6 of 500 applicants for “Irish Chartered Engineer of the Year”. Ivor’s focus and specialty is leading teams in complex problem-solving scenarios. He has often led worldwide teams with over 60-70 engineers working on major technical issues; the largest of these involved product issues where hundreds of millions of dollars were in the balance.
Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, Air Force Reserve Lieutenant Colonel (ret), practices Family Medicine in Ranson and Martinsburg, West Virginia. He is a Professor at West Virginia University School of Medicine and conducts Continuing Medical Education courses on health, fitness, and running through HealthFitU and developed the US Air Force Efficient Running Program. Mark has been an advocate for nutritional science and helped develop the MEDCHEFS program for WVU School of Medicine and has published several papers on low carbohydrate diet for Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome.
Dr. Lucia Aronica is lecturer in nutritional genomics, ketogenic diets, and fast-mimicking diets at the Stanford Prevention Research Center and Stanford Continuing Studies. She is also Lead Instructor of the Epigenomics and Microbiomics module of the Stanford Genomic Certificate and serves as R&D Platform Lead – Genomics- at Metagenics.
PrerecordedPeter is a world renowned sports medicine clinician and researcher. He was the founding partner at the Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre in Melbourne, has served two terms as president of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians, is the co-author of the ‘bible’ of sports medicine Brukner & Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine, and has been team doctor to amateur and professional sporting teams such as Melbourne and Collingwood (AFL) or Liverpool Football Club in the English Premier league. Peter is also the Founder and Chair of the SugarByHalf campaign and has authored the popular book A Fat Lot of Good.
Chris Webster, is a health scientist whose research focuses on the physiology of adaptation to low carbohydrate high fat (LCHF) diets. In his PhD, he characterizes the health, diets, eating behaviors, and perceptions and experiences of individuals with type 2 diabetes who self-selected and sustained their versions of LCHF diets in a real-world setting. He also uses stable isotope tracers for the quantification of gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis in type 2 diabetes patients in response to a meal.
Chris Knobbe, is an ophthalmologist and Associate Clinical Professor Emeritus, formerly of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Knobbe is the founder and president of Cure AMD Foundation™, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of vision loss from AMD.
PrerecordedDr Huen is a nephrologist, physician scientist, and an assistant professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. Intrigued by the pathophysiology of acute kidney injury and frustrated by the lack of any viable therapeutic options, she pursued a research nephrology fellowship and a Ph.D. degree in Investigative Medicine at Yale University in the laboratory of Dr. Lloyd Cantley studying the role of macrophages in ischemic kidney injury.
Nadir Ali is an interventional cardiologist with over 25 years of experience. He is also the chairman of the Department of Cardiology at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. Before working as a cardiologist, he served as an assistant professor of medicine for eight years at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he also received his medical training. He has championed many aspects of the science and practice of a low-carb lifestyle in the local Clear Lake area since 2013.
Dr. Jeffry N. Gerber, is a board certified family physician and owner of South Suburban Family Medicine in Littleton, Colorado, where he is known as “Denver’s Diet Doctor”. He has been providing personalized healthcare to the local community since 1993 and continues that tradition with an emphasis on longevity, wellness and prevention.
PrerecordedSean McKelvey, BSc is a pharmacy graduate from the University of British Columbia and a recognized leader in pharmacist practice change across Canada. Sean and his colleagues have been acknowledged numerous times for innovative programs including the Canadian Pharmacists Association Patient Care Achievement Award for Innovation and the BC Pharmacy Association Ben Gant award for Innovation. In 2008 Sean was awarded the prestigious CACDS Len Mark’s Award which recognizes an individual for demonstrating outstanding dedication to the advancement of pharmacy.
Dr Rod Tayler is an Australian anaesthetist with an interest in low carb nutrition. He is the founder of Low Carb Down Under website which hosts a range of resources to assist people to optimise their health and weight. This includes a library of over 100 Youtube videos on predominantly medical and scientific topics. Low Carb Down Under has held many conferences since 2012.