Cardiologist and writer with a special interest in improving the nation’s diet, as my experience has taught me that prevention is definitely better than cure when it comes to our health. Campaigning to tackle obesity through public health intervention. Passionate advocate of free health care for all as I believe it is a marker of a developed society and doctors are better clinicians when not primarily incentivised by financial gain in treating patients.
Jessica recently graduated with a degree in Food Science & Nutrition from McGill. By day, she’s a premed student and volunteer medic and by night, a food blogger over at JessPaigeLCHF. A few years ago, her and her family decided to go low-carb at the suggestion of her father’s cardiologist. He had been diagnosed with an enlarged heart due to his size and was told he would require a pacemaker within a year if he did not change his lifestyle drastically. He was 53 at the time and had a body fat percentage of 36%. Flash forward to 2015, he has dropped all the excess weight and sits comfortably at 11% body fat. Jess has seen wonderful changes in both her blood work and overall with how she feels.
CJ Hunt is the writer, producer and host of the break out film hit THE PERFECT HUMAN DIET™, #1 independent film, #1 documentary film, top ten movie iTunes USA/Canada and #1 Amazon VOD Jan 2013. Graduating Summa Cum Laude in Electronic Communication Arts BA Radio /TV from SFSU 2007, CJ has had a career that spanned motocross racing and theme park announcer to over 20 years in broadcasting, with voice-overs, TV host, television and movie actor and author of two previous books on diet and nutrition.
Dr. Westman is the co-founder of Adapt Your Life, associate professor of medicine, the director of the Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic, and former Director of the Duke Center for Smoking Cessation. Dr. Westman is also board certified in internal medicine and obesity medicine, and has a masters degree in clinical research. His clinical research and clinical care relate to lifestyle treatments for obesity, diabetes, and tobacco dependence, and has over 90 peer-reviewed publications. He is currently the president of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, and a fellow of the Obesity Society and the Society of General Internal Medicine.
Passionate food eater. Wine drinker. Entrepreneur. Co-author and marketing mastermind behind The Real Meal Revolution, Jonno has had a burning passion for healthy eating and business since he started his own catering company when he was 20. Since his early twenties, Jonno studied accounting, marketed wine, managed big business finance and is now one of South Africa’s best-selling cookery authors in history. Also an adventure seeker, in 2014 Jonno and his mate Thane Williams swam 459km between Mozambique and Madagascar to raise over R1,000,000 in free surgery for children born with cleft lips. Jonno and his wife Kate have just had a baby girl. Inspired by baby Imogen, Jonno and Prof. Tim Noake’s are working on a book due out in 2016 called Raising Superheroes and tackles the global childhood obesity epidemic.
Darryl Edwards, The Fitness Explorer, talks about his new book Paleo From A to Z. The Paleo encyclopaedia that makes it easy to learn how to achieve better health by reducing the impact of foods and practices that didn’t exist before the dawn of agriculture.
Peter Byck is the director, producer and writer of carbon nation. Byck has also just joined the faculty at Arizona State University, in both the School of Sustainability and the Cronkite School of Journalism. During the filming and editing of carbon nation, Byck has met and collaborated with the leading minds from the world of climate, clean energy, military applications and land use. Byck’s contacts span the globe – keeping him up-to-date on the fast moving frontier of the clean energy revolution. Byck is currently in production for carbon nation 2.0 – an on-going series of short films promoting a low carbon economy, produced in affiliation with ASU.
Heath is the master food formulator and CEO of Julian Bakery, Inc. a nationally-recognized company that develops and sells “transitional” Paleo foods that are grain-free bakery products inspired by the diets of our ancient ancestors. Heath is a prominent consultant and expert on “hunter-gatherer”-based diet and exercise approaches. He is also the host of “The Primal Show” on YouTube, in which he interviews leading doctors, authors, trainers and nutrition experts from around the world. Heath is the founder of Paleo, Inc. which specializes solely on developing Paleo as a lifestyle brand.
Gary is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and Senior Lecturer of the University of Tasmania actively practising in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. He has a long-standing keen interest in the preventative aspects of health outcomes and particularly before operating on patients.
Franziska Spritzler is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator who takes a carbohydrate-restricted, whole-foods approach to managing diabetes and insulin resistance. She works in private practice in Huntington Beach, California, and has been following a low-carb lifestyle since early 2011. Franziska is also a freelance writer whose articles have been published online and in diabetes journals and magazines, and in January of 2015 she published her first book, The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty.