Lisa La Nasa of diaVerge Diabetes is a low-carb writer, advocate, wellness coach and warrior who has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2002. For years – 12 to be exact – she followed the recommended diet plan her doctors gave her. The plan was no plan at all: just eat what you want and cover it with insulin. After struggling with diabetes for all that time, Lisa went searching for answers and ended up changing her life in the process. In 2015, Lisa launched diaVerge Diabetes where she writes about the low-carb approach to diabetes management, cooking and travel with diabetes. Lisa believes everyone with diabetes has the right to know how a low-carb lifestyle can help attain normal (non-diabetic) blood glucose levels.
Address: True To Our Makings, 1809 Barrington St
Lisa Sooley is a Canadian certified health coach with a background in evolutionary and medical sciences. Lisa uses an ancestral-health approach to metabolic health and obesity-recovery in her transformational health-coaching services. For more information, visit Lisa on her True to Our Makings website or email her at: lisa(at)truetoourmakings.com.
Address: Crowd it Out
Physician assistant Andrea Lombardi began her career in healthcare administration. Intrigued by clinical practice and interested in helping to launch a new profession in Canada, she pursued education in health sciences and has become a Canadian Certified Physician Assistant. While practising family medicine, she grew fascinated by the evidence supporting dietary interventions for metabolic diseases. This prompted her to launch Crowd It Out Inc, a health consulting practice with a mandate of helping those with metabolic diseases, improve their condition(s) by crowding out dietary sugar and starch with fat and protein. Andrea writes a health blog Wellness Wars, which she co-authors with her sister.
Sarah Thomas is a British chef, nutritionist and blogger who promotes low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) healthy lifestyles. She has worked in restaurants, cooked for executives and has had a catering company. She is currently working as a chef for a New Forrest School. She works to improve nutrition in school food. For more on her work and thoughts on LCHF, read her Kitchen Thinker Blog
Address: Pet Varsity
Salt Lake City
Daniel Schulof is a US attorney, pet industry entrepreneur and author of Dogs, Dog Food, and Dogma: The Silent Epidemic Killing America’s Dogs and the New Science That Could Save Your Best Friend’s Life. In 2011, he left the legal world to found a small business, Varsity Pets. It is an organisation devoted to raising awareness of the extent of the rising epidemic of obesity in dogs and why it is worse for animals than smoking is in human. He also writes on The Optimal Dog. Daniel is an extreme athlete whose extensive research into obesity in humans, as well as dogs, led him to understand the effects on dog’s health of misinformation that the powerful pet food industry disseminates. He soon became aware of the many benefits of low-carb living for both animals and humans. For more information, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: Newtown Primary Care and Health Specialists, 170 Mt Pleasant Rd
Dr Cate Shanahan is a US board-certified family physician in Newtown, Connecticut, science director of the LA Lakers PRO Nutrition program, consultant for Mark Sisson’s Primal BluePrint certification program, and a Cornell-trained genetic and biochemical researcher with over two decades of clinical experience. Dr Shanahan is also author of the underground classic, Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food, and the easy-to-read guidebook of holistic nutrition, Food Rules: A Doctor’s Guide to Healthy Eating. She became an advocate for healthy living when she began to observe dramatic declines in the health of her patients’ bone structure, immune-system function, and behavioral development in subsequent generations of patients in the same family. She attributes these changes to the two most common processed foods in the American diet: vegetable oils and sugars. Combined, these two account for 70-80% of our total daily caloric intake. She works to empower her patients and readers with the knowledge to lose weight, get healthy, and have healthy children by following principles of traditional nutrition. For more information, visit her website at http://drcate.com/ or call +1 203 236 1818. (Dr Shanahan will be at Newtown Primary Care and Health Specialists from March 2017.)
Address: Livin' La Vida Low-Carb
Jimmy Moore is a US author, blogger and brains behind the hugely successful Livin’ LaVida Low-Carb website. In January 2004, Jimmy made a momentous decision to get rid of the weight that was literally killing him. At 32 and 410 pounds, the time had come for a radical change of lifestyle. A year later, he had shed 180 pounds, shrunk his waist by 20 inches, and dropped his shirt size from 5XL to XL. After his dramatic weight loss, Jimmy was inundated with requests from friends, neighbors and complete strangers seeking information and help. Jimmy now dedicates his life to helping as many people as possible find the information they need to make the kind of lifestyle change he has made. To that end, he has started a blog and web-sites to get out the message of lifestyle change and healthy living. His most recent book is The Complete Guide to Fasting, co-authored with Dr Jason Fung. Jimmy has also co-authored books on ketogenic diets with Dr Eric Westman. Visit his website for full details.
Address: Shailer Park QLD 4128
Australian Marty Kendall is the brains behind the popular Optimising Nutrition blog and website. He works to develop systems to optimise our food choices to suit different goals (for example therapeutic ketosis, diabetes management, weight loss, athletic performance etc) using the parameters of insulin load, nutrient-density and energy-density. For more info, visit https://optimisingnutrition.com/
Kelly Peterson runs Cooking Inspired By Love, LLC. She is the owner of an interior design business turned ketogenic food “designer”. Kelly is a great cook and author of The Asian Low Carb Secret. For years, Kelly battled with eating food that tasted good but increased her weight. From husband Dr Dan Peterson Kelly learned that by limiting her intake of carbohydrates, she not only lost weight and keeps it off. She is youthful, healthy and full of energy. While preparing dishes that are delicious to the palate as well as pleasing to the eyes. Kelly has impacted many lives around the world, especially Asia and USA, to eat well, lose weight and regain their health. For more information, visit her website at cookinginspiredbylove.com.
Address: Praterstraße 66
Julia Tulipan has a master’s degree in biology (zoology). While living in Sweden, she started experiencing severe health problems because of calorie restriction and massive over-training. This led her to question the general dietary advice. Digging deeper into research brought her to the LCHF (low-carb, high-fat) movement which is popular in Sweden.In 2013 she moved back to Vienna as a scientific adviser for a supplement company. She soon started her own business publishing books and working as a nutritional coach. She now specialises in ketogenic diets for athletes, health, and weight loss, with a focus on healthy fats and the Paleo lifestyle.
Address: Ketogenic Diet Resource,
Ellen Davis has a master’s degree in applied clinical nutrition and created the Ketogenic Diet Resource website five years ago. The website is a comprehensive, research-based resource on the use of ketogenic diets to improve health and wellbeing and lower the risks of developing the diseases and injury associated with industrialisation, mainstream medicine and processed foods. She also offers e-books on treating cancer and diabetes, both type 1 and type 2, with a ketogenic diet. Ellen says you can minimize your risks of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other diseases well into old age, if you are willing to look at the true causes and explore the benefits of cultivating truly healthy eating habits. For more information, you can email her at email@example.com.
Address: Dubai Investment Park - 2
United Arab Emirates
Ahmed Afifi is a mechanical engineer, certified energy manager, author and associate diabetes educator. He was diagnosed with LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes in adults) in 2003 and was “lost with high blood sugar numbers and non-control of diabetes until 2010”. Then he found the book, The Diabetes Solution, by Dr Richard K Bernstein. It changed his life. His blood sugar markers and triglycerides came down dramatically. He is now a low-carb advocate and author of What you do not know about Diabetes in Arabic. He has also written many diabetes management‘s articles in many Middle Eastern news papers and on my website www.ahmedafifi.org and his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/amdiabetic/.
Address: 7119 West Sunset Blvd
Stephanie Person is a personal trainer and low-carb, keto coach and activist. She started educating herself about the benefits of low-carb and keto-adaptation when trying to drive ketosis in her mother, who was suffering from what doctors diagnosed as terminal glioblastoma brain tumor. Doctors gave her six months to live. Stephanie dramatically lowered her mother’s carbohydrate intake and raised her dietary fats exponentially. Immediately, her mother’s cancer growth stopped. Seven years later, her mother is alive, well and by all accounts, cancer-free. Stephanie began using ketosis on herself, with powerful health improvements. She extended that to friends and personal training clients. Over two years, she coached eight subjects with 100% improvement in their weight loss goals. Since then, she has keto-coached 84 clients with excellent results. She also does online consultations. For more information, visit her website at stephanieperson.com
Address: Life in the Sane Lane, 7829 Center Blvd SE,
Carrie Brown is a professional pastry-chef-turned-cookbook-author-recipe-developer-freelance-photographer with a crazy, four-country, three-continent-spanning resume. She trained at the National Bakery School in London and has turned her pastry chef talents to creating scrumptious low-carb, LCHF and keto food to help people eat smarter, live better, and put the health back into healthy. Carrie is a food and lifestyle blogger, cookbook author, and podcast co-host at The Ketovangelist with Brian Williamson. She spent three years working alongside Jonathan Bailor to launch his books, The Calorie Myth and The Smarter Science of Slim. She has published 4 Eat Smarter cookbooks to make eating healthy and losing weight the most delicious thing you ever do. For more information, visit her website at www.cariiebrown.com
Address: Calle José Cubero Yiyo
Dr Pentti Raaste is a Spanish physician who practices general medicine with functional medicine approach. He specialises in the treatment of diabetes and metabolic syndrome using low-carb, high-fat diets. He has developed a special technique for treating patients with myofascial pain which he has documented in his book, How to Cure Myofascial Pain. For more information, visit his website at www.penttiraaste.com.
Address: 13 Jacqueline Dr
Bridgette Allan is a registered nurse and midwife in private practice in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, and a Certified Banting Coach with The Real Meal Revolution. Her core focus is helping clients correct disease through nutrition and healthy lifestyle changes. I also work part time in a busy medical practice in which I coach patients to follow an LCHF diet as part of the treatment for obesity and metabolic syndrome. Having corrected my own poor health through a low-carb diet I am driven to help others improve the quality of their health through good nutrition (LCHF) and lifestyle changes suited to their individual health needs. She is author of The Banting Solution (Penguin) and The Banting Pocket Guide (Penguin).
Address: 191 St Georges Terrace
Andy Mant is author of The Ketogenic Solution: Beating the Obesigenic Environment (August 2016). Andy is a keen resistance trainer and health coach via his facebook page – The Ketogenic Lifestyle (https://www.facebook.com/ketolifestyle1/). He has a B Sc degree from Exeter University and does ongoing research into ketogenic dieting therapies.
Dr Lori Shemek is a leading US fat cell researcher, health expert, weight loss expert, keynote speaker and recognized authority on inflammation and its role in weight loss, preventing disease and optimizing health. Dr Shemek is the author of How To Fight FATflammation! (HarperCollins) and the best-selling Fire-Up Your Fat Burn!. She is known as “The Inflammation Terminator”. She has made it her mission to help clients lose weight and educate the public on the toxic effects of certain foods and lifestyle choices and how they create inflammation in the body resulting in weight gain and poor health.
Address: 19 Durham Rd
Domini Kemp is a chef, food writer and food entrepreneur in Ireland, and author of The Ketogenic Kitchen with nutritional therapist, Patricia Daly. It is two books in one. The section is low-carb; the second section is an introduction to keto. Domini is also a food writer and owner of the Alchemy Juice Co (http://www.alchemyjuice.ie/#about-1), which is located in Dublin. It specialises in cold-pressed- juices and wheat-free, dairy free and sugar-free salad boxes, soups and stews, which are low carb and some of which are suitable for Paleo and Ketogenic diets.
Address: St Andrews Crescent
Dr Marius Theron is a retired veterinarian in Pretoria, South Africa. He is author of Secrets of the Diet Codes on human dieting seen from an animal perspective, with a foreword by by Cape Town University emeritus professor Dr Tim Noakes. The book has “no favourites, no fashion, no emotion, just dieting according to human DNA designed standards”. Dr Theron has been practising what he preaches for the past 22 years. He believes in FOOD (Feed Once Only Daily): one high-fat, low-carb meal daily. He has run the Comrades ultra marathon in 2000, all training and qualifying races, and cycle races on zero carb supplementation, and drinking only pure water.