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: The Low Carb Diabetic, Knightsbridge
Eddie Mitchell is the brains behind the successful The Low Carb Diabetic website. It is a small band of mostly diabetics, both type 1 and type 2, all low-carbers. Through the correct diet and regular exercise, all have achieved safe control and non-diabetic blood glucose numbers. They say that this has been easy to achieve. On the website, Mitchell and colleagues post links to diabetes-related articles and low-carb food advice and recipes. They challenge the outdated dogma that encourages diabetics to base their diet, on blood glucose-raising, highly processed carbohydrates. They work at demolishing the myths that say that natural and healthy saturated fats cause chronic diseases. For more information, you can email email@example.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: St Pier's Ln
Emma Williams is founder and CEO of Matthew’s Friends – Ketogenic Dietary Therapies (Charity & Clinic) in the UK. The staff members are specialists in medical ketogenic dietary therapies for chronic conditions such as complex epilepsy, glut 1 deficiency syndrome and brain tumours. Emma and her team operate a charity and a clinic for medical professionals as well as provide training courses in the administration of ketogenic therapy. The charity has branches in New Zealand and Canada. For information, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 24 8th Ave
South AfricaPhone: +2782 561 6536
Adrienne Olivier studied nursing and worked in sales in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Her interest in the ketogenic diet began after her son was diagnosed with refractory epilepsy. He was deteriorating rapidly neurologically when Adrienne was taught the basics of Ketogenic Diet. Her son was seizure free within 24 hours and is now back in school after not being able to attend for three years. The diet has had such an impact in our lives that she has become an activist for low-carb, high-fat diets. To contact her, call 082 561 6536 or join her Facebook group on https://www.facebook.com/groups/1244881562207195/
Address: 7 Nile Dr
South African biokineticist Coen Vlietstra runs the Vaal Weight Loss and Lifestyle Center in Vereeniging. The biokinetic practice does orthopaedic and pathological rehabilitation through exercise. The weight loss center focuses on teaching people the benefits of a low-carb, high-fat lifestyle. For more information, visit www.vaalweightloss.co.za. Vlietsra is registered with the Biokinetics Association of SA and Health Professions Council of SA and is a Certified Banting Coach with Real Meal Revolution
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: Binyamina-Giv'at Ada
Dina David is a coach, dietary advisor and consultant who runs LCHF Israel (www.lchf-israel.co.il/en/). She works to raise awareness about healthy eating and lifestyle in what she calls a “fat-phobic country”. Dina gives private consultations, and runs groups IRL and online. She also lectures, blogs, FBs and wherever she gets a chance to spread the message.
Address: 72 Rue Gambetta
Nelly and Ulrich Genisson run EatFat2BeFit.fr, the first French language information site on the LCHF and Ketogenic diet for health, weight loss, disease and optimum sports performance. They have been following an LCHF diet since 2013 and speak from personal experience on the benefits. They will be publishing the first comprehensive book on LCHF nutrition in French in April 2017.
Address: Bahnhofstrasse 21
Hanna Boëthius (www.hannaboethius.com) is a trained nutrition coach helps people with diabetes to be healthier, happier and more confident in their own care. She helps them achieve stable blood sugars by eating less carbohydrate and more protein and healthy, natural fats. She says this, in combination with certain lifestyle factors, is the key to thriving with diabetes. Hanna was diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic in 1985 at the age of two. Being a certified nutrition coach, as well as having lived with Diabetes Type 1 for over 30 years has left her with “many tricks” up her sleeve to find solutions quickly and turn them into lasting results.
Address: Nutrition Advance,
Michael Joseph designs and implements nutrition education programs for both private organizations and public groups. On his Nutrition Advance website (nutritionadvance.com) he shares his thoughts on nutrition and the benefits of low-carb eating. His biggest passion is helping people to lead a healthier life. He says the best way to do that is “health optimization through real food and a healthy lifestyle” based on cutting-edge nutrition science.
Address: 7 Brynhurst Ct
Rob Duncan is a Canadian Certified Banting Coach for The Real Meal Revolution. In 2015, he was diabetic and obese. A year later, he had reversed both these conditions. Rob now works to help reduce the twin epidemics of obesity and diabetics afflicting Canadians and the country’s health system, which he says is “collapsing around our ears”. He is saving the health system $2,200 a year. Multiply that by the number of diabetics in the province and it‘s well over $1 billion savings. Rob is a retired investment analyst and is fully aware of the need to maintain a viable fiscal regime and says savings can help. He still works as a ski instructor – this will be his 40th year teaching on snow. Now he wants to teach Banting, as well.
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).
Address: Cathall Rd
Lucian Acaru is a personal trainer and lifestyle coach in London. While researching for his dissertation, he realised that nearly half of what he learnt during his sports science degree was wrong; the evidence did not support much of what he was taught . That’s when he came across the work of Dr Robert Lustig, Dr John Judkin, Dr Tim Noakes and science writer Gary Taubes. This fundamentally changed his understanding of how to achieve optimal health. Eat fat get lean was born. His philosophy is simple: just eat real food, never count calories and mind your level of insulin resistance. Since 2013, he started applying these principles together with natural movement to benefit his clients. Many have achieved transformational change. Most importantly, they are still maintaining this lifestyle. He plans next to tackle a change in the food environment: food boxes and delivered cooked meals that adhere to eat-fat, get-lean principles.
Address: Swindon SN1 7BX
Monique Watkins is a proud member of the Public Health Collaboration UK. Real food is restoring her body after health issues ended a pharmaceutical career. She is a Certified Banting (low-carb) Coach for the Real Meal Revolution, supporting others’ healthy weight loss journey. Monique says she is “deeply indebted to Prof Tim Noakes”, his brilliant book, The Real Meal Revolution, and The Noakes Foundation. She is also committed to ensuring the NHS works for patients – the reason for its existence. She works to support Britain’s committed, overworked medical practitioners. She is a volunteer for the region’s Clinical Commissioning Group as a representative of Public and Patient Involvement, as well as the Surgery Patient Participation Group, Healthwatch Swindon’s Steering Group for PPGs, and AGE UK.
Address: 4 Chome-4-16 Kikusui Motomachi 2 Jō
Dale Viljoen is a qualified Banting Coach in Japan. By eating healthy LCHF foods, he says he received a new start to life. In 10 months, he lost 18 kilograms of body fat, came off insulin and diabetic medication, and saw his fatty liver return to normal. He has lived in Hokkaido, Japan, for 38 years as a follower of Jesus. His basic philosophy: quality of life is more important than blindly following doctors’ prescriptions and orders. Scientific evidence confirms the benefits of the LCHF way of eating. This revolution should result in disease prevention rather than disease intervention. He says each one of us has been created in the image of God: “To love God and others, we need to love and take care of ourselves in a holistic way.”